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How To Get Blonde Ombré Hair

Obsessed with getting that blonde ombré hair? You're not the only ones! It’s the dreamy hairdo that just won’t quit, filling out feeds with endless shimmering hair goals.

This super-versatile style has caught on because it compliments just about anyone, no matter their eye colour, skin tone or style, the ombré look has become a timeless ‘do that’s most definitely here to stay!

But this look needn’t be reserved for the salons, with our how-to video and step-by-step guide, you’ll discover everything you need to achieve the ombré look at home. So notebook at the ready, as we dish the details on getting that blonde ombré hair that’ll leave your tresses looking sun-kissed from Wintry drizzle through to Summer shine!

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Hair Prep

If you’re starting with untreated, virgin hair, you can grab one of our LIVE Intense Lighteners to get blonde ombré hair, which Lightener you choose will depend on your base tone and how light blonde you’d like to go. If you’ve got dyed hair and would like some expert advice on lightening you can always have a quick chat with our Advisory team on Freephone 0800 328 9214.

Get familiar with the Instruction Leaflet - and don’t forget to perform a strand test (you can read more about how to do a strand test here).

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Decide on your line

Next, decide where you want your ombré to begin. This will depend on your hair length, but around the jawline is a usually a good place for your colour transition to begin. If you have shorter hair, you might want to start your ombré about ⅔ of the way down for a natural looking style.

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With some hair clips, section your hair to help you colour more easily (this will be really helpful for long or thick hair).

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Get ombré-ing!

With gloves on, start the application from your desired blend line, using your chosen LIVE Lightener. Squeeze some of the mixture into a non-metallic bowl and then use a (new!) toothbrush to apply some of the product around that blend line, this method will help to create a natural looking transition between light and dark. Then massage the remaining product through the mid-lengths/ends of your hair.


Leave to develop for 30-45 minutes, rinse the lightening mixture out thoroughly. If you’re not using a hair toner (see next step),finish the application now using the in-pack conditioner to create a super-glossy finish


Once the lightening process is finished, it’s worth following up with a toner like LIVE Colour Refresher for Blondes to help knock out residual brassy/yellow tones. This conditioning toner works in only 3 minutes and can be applied straight after step 5 is complete.

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Ombré perfection! 

And there you have it, style your hair in loose waves to showcase that blonde ombré hair to the world! 

Got blonde ombré hair that’ll give us hair envy? We’d love to see it, so don’t forget to share your looks over on our Facebook or Insta tagging them with #LIVEColour! 

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