How do I choose the right color of Ombre extensions?

What is Ombre?

Ombré is a French word, which means "shadow"—it's a process that dyes the hair in a gradation from dark to light. The outcome is usually darker hair from the roots to the mid-shaft and a transition to a lighter color from the mid-shaft through to the ends. With Ombré, there is a noticeable color blocking from dark to light, with a smooth transition in between. This technique is meant to look like the hair has been dip-dyed. 

How do I match my hair to the right shade?

In order for your Luxy Hair Ombre extensions to blend, we recommend ensuring that your hair matches the root color of the extensions. To determine the right match for you, please read below.

Ombre Chestnut 

  • Available in 120g, 160g, 180g and 220g
  • The darkest Ombre shade we offer
  • Mocha Brown base that slowly transitions into Chestnut Brown towards the bottom
  • Best match for those already color matched to our Mocha Brown shade
  • Perfect for those with very dark warm brown hair who want to add color to the ends of their hair
  • Ideal if you have very dark warm brown hair with a light golden brown ombre at the ends

Here's our Ombre Chestnut shade in action...

Ombre Blonde

  • Available in 120g, 160g,  180g and 220g
  • Dark Brown base that slowly transitions into Dirty Blonde towards the bottom
  • Best match for those already color matched to our Dark Brown shade
  • Perfect for those with dark warm brown hair who want to add color to the ends of their hair
  • Ideal if you have dark warm brown hair with a warm medium blonde Ombre at the ends

    Here's our Ombre Blonde shade in action...

    FAQ

    I have a solid hair color. Can I still wear Ombre?

    Yes, your hair can be a solid shade! Ombre extensions are a damage-free way to add brightness to your hair color.

    Can I wear Ombre if I have highlighted hair?

    We recommend opting for one of our 4 Balayage shades to further accentuate your highlights.

    Will it blend if I have short hair?

    Yes - we recommend that your hair is at least 9 inches or shorter and that your hair color is a solid shade from root to end. This is because the transition of the Ombre starts 9 inches down the length of each weft. If you have lighter pieces, the extensions will be noticeable and hard to blend. 

    If you have fine hair and not a lot of it, opt for our 160g set. For those with a blunt haircut/lob or an average - thick hair type, opt for our 200g set.

    This is because you will need the extra hair and wefts to achieve a natural transition where your real hair ends and the extensions begin. If you choose a set that is too thin for your hair, the ends will look stringy and unnatural.

    Will it blend if I have thick and long hair?

    Yes - our Ombre extensions will look like subtle highlights in your hair instead of a noticeable color blocking at the ends. 

    Want a second opinion on choosing your Luxy Ombre shade? We're here to help! Please email our Support team at info@luxyhair.com with a recent selfie taken in natural lighting with no direct sunlight, where we can see your hair from top to bottom, and with no filters added - similar to the photo below.

    For customer transformations, please check out our @luxyhairlove Instagram account. 

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