New Ombre Technique: Color Belting -
Check out Ian Michael Black's new ombre
Facebook Twitter Google Digg Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest StumbleUpon Email

New Ombre Technique: Color Belting

Ian Michael Black takes the ombre to a new level with this simple 1o-minute technique

September/October 2013 Find in
September/October 2013

Ombre continues to be a hot color trend, but Ian Michael Black, Aveda Artistic Director for Hair Color, took the trend to an entirely new direction for his recent show at Aveda Congress 2013.

His salon-friendly "color belting" technique reinterprets the art of ombre.

"Hair colorists don't know where to take the ombre trend next," believes Black. "Everyone is used to creating dark roots and lighter ends. Color belting starts with an allover intense color and adds a band of shine around the hair that retains the tone of the original color, so the hair seamlessly transitions from dark to light to dark."

This cool new technique only takes 10 minutes, making it an ideal add-on in the salon. "Add-on hair color is amazing when it's quick, looks on-trend and provides a slightly different perspective on color," says Black.

Get the Look:

Step 1: Apply an allover intense hair color based on the guest's desired end result using Full Spectrum Permanent Hair Color. Process, rinse, shampoo and blow-dry.

Step 2: Working from the natural parting, take three 4" sections at the crown of the head, using straight partings in the side sections and a semi-circle parting in the back section.

Step 3: Beginning at the bottom of one side section, take medium-density weaves, and determine where to begin color belting on the hair strand.

NOTE: The application should align with the facial features you want to accentuate.

Step 4: Place foil underneath the subsection, and apply a "belt" of Enlightener Powder Lighter and 5 Volume Color Catalyst onto a few inches of the hair, saturating the hair completely.

Step 5: Turn the hair color brush vertically, and feather the color at the top and bottom of the "belt." Place notches in the foil where the application begins and ends to use as a guide for the remaining placements.

Step 6: Continue throughout the entire section, taking finer weaves as you move toward the top subsections. Repeat the color belting application in the remaining side and back sections.

Step 7: Process for 10 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and perform the appropriate Botanical Therapy hair treatment.

Aveda Color Catalyst
Aveda Enlightener Powder Lighter and 5 Volume Color Catalyst
        Aveda Color Catalyst   Aveda Enlightener Powder Lighter and 5 Volume Color Catalyst


See More Stories

World-Class Hair & Beauty Magazine, Hair Style How-To Books & DVDs, Free Hair Style Gallery. New hair ideas. Best haircuts and styling tricks. Step-by-Step How-to hairstyle Guide. Most popular celebrity haircuts and how to get them. Expert advice on beauty and fashion.

Free App HOT by Hair's How Magazine
HOT Beauty Magazine
Subscribe to HOT Beauty Mag
Download on Apple iStore Download on Google Play
Free App Hair's How - Style Books (English)
Hair's How Style Books
Hair Styling How-To Books
Download on Apple iStore Download on Google Play