I always make it a point to meet the new year with a new hairdo, be it with a simple trim, hair cut or colour. There’s just something about cutting your hair off, or getting a new look that makes you fee like you’re having a fresh start.
For 2013, I decided to go with a bolder and playful look: the Ombre Hair.
In fashion, Ombre means the gradiation of one colour to another in a garment.
Sample of an ombre on a Juicy Couture iPhone case – gradient from blue to yellow.
The Ombre hair trend started early last year if I’m not mistaken and ever since I’ve seen photos of celebrities sporting this look, I’ve been wanting to get one myself!
The problem was, I wasn’t sure WHERE to get it done here in Manila. Since Ombre looks like a complicated process, I wanted to make sure I’d get it done at a reputable salon who’s had experience in Ombre hair.
Thanks to the internet, I managed to find one particular salon which actually offered Ombre services in their usual menu: Azta Urban Salon.
Luckily, Azta Urban Salon has a branch in Alabang Town Center! It’s a sign! If the salon wasn’t in the south area, I probably wouldn’t have gone, haha. (I’m a lazy southerner!)
With an appointment made, I excitedly trooped over to Azta Urban Salon, ATC branch for my Ombre hair last Friday, December 28.
My stylist was Echo and he recommended that I get a two-tone Ombre, meaning my hair would be dyed with a base colour, and another colour would be used for the tips. Some people just opt for changing the colour of their tips and leaving the remaining part of their hair with their natural colour.
I happily agreed and after showing me a few swatches of hair, we decided to go with a reddish brown base and golden brown tips.
I thought that was just perfect since I’ve been torn for quite some time between colouring my hair red or sticking with my usual golden brown shade.
Now with ombre, I got the best of both worlds!
The almost 4 hour wait was well worth it because I am sooooo loving my hair right now!
I’ve been getting compliments on how the colour suits me and my personality, so YAY, I’m a very, very, happy geek.
Thank you again Azta Urban Salon, ATC! Needless to say, I’ll be coming back for all my hair colouring needs!
Ombre Hair Colour services costs from Php1,400 ++ depending on your hair length and the product used :)
I really recommend Azta Urban Salon if you plan to get an ombre hair color because as far as I know (from months of research), they’re the only experienced salon in Manila who does Ombre Hair Colouring. You won’t go wrong!
Azta Urban Salon, ATC Branch
Service Town, Basement Level, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
Tel No: 659-2249