When someone says the word ombré, the first thing that will pop into your mind will be the streaky, unblended highlights of the early 2000s favored by celebrities and MTV veejays. This all too bold, not at all subtle blending look quickly fell out of favor as the decade wore on and has became lampooned as a hair trend. Ombré had all but been replaced the last decade by the artistic precision of all forms of balayage until a unique Danish philosophy called hygge penetrated the Western Hemisphere and is bringing back ombré In a big way.
What On Earth Is Hygge?
Pronounced "hoo-ga," in a word it represents the national DNA and philosophy of the country of Denmark, the nation ranked globally as of the world’s happiest countries…despite long winters. Translated, the Oxford English Dictionary defines hygge as a “quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).” As a counterpoint to the extended cold, the Danes surround themselves with things that are both cozy, warm, and comfortable. That soul-fulfilling feeling you experience when wrapping yourself in a fluffy blanket before a fire, wearing super-soft socks, or even sipping a rich and foamy latte is hygge. This philosophy became a major trend in American in 2017 and has been shaping everything from textile production to home décor and yes…even hair color and hair extensions!
Rocking Hygge Life With Extensions
Where hair is concerned we’re seeing a return to warm, buttery and transitional shades: golds, bronzes, and caramel-hued browns. Ironically enough, the national lockdown has seen a resurgence of hygge life…with everyone turning to home comforts to soothe the soul. Where Perfect Locks is concerned, we have 2 popular custom-blended ombré Series in 3 different textures to let you live the hygge life this summer. We even have easy ombré hair extensions you can clip-in yourself, easy-peasy!
The Half and Half Ombré
There is nothing more striking that a buttery, golden brown base transitioning to the sea kissed platinum blonde that is so often seen on the beaches of California. This half and half looks strikes the perfectly balanced between brown and blonde with a seamless transition that frames the face.
Toffee Brownie Ombré
When it comes to comfort, ooey-gooey brownies topped with a toffee and caramel layer as hygge as you can get. Starting with a rich caramel brown base, these extensions transition to a honey-hued blonde that is as striking as it is beautiful.