The Real Ombre

Let this before and after by colorist Erick Orellana be your guide to the difference between an unsuccessful attempt at ombre and an example of ombre done right. Before this client went to see Erick, her ‘ombre’ process had resulted in a streaky highlight at the face only. A real ombre color should be a blend of your natural color that gradually gets lighter at the ends, a result looking as if you had spent the whole summer at the beach and your hair had been lightened by the sun. We love the gorgeous after! ombre color correction before and after

AFTERbrunette ombre



First Time Highlights

For a colorist, there’s nothing quite like meeting a new client with a ‘virgin’ head of hair. Highlights are, well, a great way to highlight your natural shade. It’s you, only better. Sunkissed brunette (and first-time) highlights for this client by Erick Orellana. highlights before and afterAFTERbrunette highlights 2013 fall brunette hair color 2013

From Red to Vanilla Blonde

Attention redheads – if you’re looking to change your hair color from red to blonde, then take advice from our pro Erick Orellana and make sure you put your hair in the right hands. Stripping red tones can be difficult, and if not done correctly, can negatively effect the integrity of your hair. Erick has experience doing delicate color corrections like this before, so after pulling the warm tones from his client’s hair, he then double highlighted her stands to give her an all-over vanilla blonde shade. We love new natural buttery blonde!

red to blonde hair before and after vanilla blonde hair makeover

True Bronde

Straight from our color pro Erick Orellana – a natural blonde, or bronde, color transition.

Changing your hair from dark brunette to blonde is never easy, especially when your job depends on your look. This before and after done on model Tiernan Cowling shows her hair going from a dark reddish brown to a beautiful, soft ash blonde. Fortunately we had ample time to do the transformation, as she was in no hurry to do the extreme change so her hair would stay healthy. Achieving this ash blonde was done with a series of 2 different highlight sessions on two different days. I also did not use a color remover prior to highlighting because her hair would have not been able to withstand too much chemical processing. At the end I just used a little toner and a gloss to even out the color and add lots of shine.

The result: A beautiful natural blonde, or a true bronde!

highlights before and after

AFTERBronde hair color