Splashlights are the New Autumn Trend! / Charley Lucy



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Splashlights are the New Autumn Trend!

Splashlights are set to be for the Autumn of 2013 what ombre was for the Summer of 2012!

So what is this crazy new trend? Splashlights are simply a streak of horizontally bleach hair that stretches around the head, from ear to ear. Think ombre but further up from the ends. The look was first created by hair colourist Aura Friedman (Sally Hershberger Salon, New York) who told Allure she "wanted to create the effect that a laser beam is hitting your hair at a certain spot." Make sure to check out Aura's Tumblr to check out more of her runway trends! You can also check out Aura's Instagram here, for a great front-facing view!

How do I get this look? It requires painting bleach starting at the undermost layer onto a horizontal section of your hair and repeating until you reach the top layer of hair. Sound simple really. If you plan to copy this style at home I definitely recommend getting a friend to help you. The layering is the absolute key, you've got to do it section by section else you could end up with a bit of a wobbly look!

Will I be jumping on board? I've got to say when it comes to streaks I will whole heartedly say that  in my humble non-stylist opinion, I prefer vertical  Think more Rogue from Xmen (I've actually been considering a bleach streaked fringe recently). I'm a little dubious about how it looks from the back, but don't get me wrong, I think the front view is gorgeous!

Will we see this on the high street? Definitely! But it's going to take a little more catching on the ombre simply because it's a lot more complicated to achieve. Stylists everywhere, be prepared, and maybe buy yourselves a ruler?

To view my L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombre Kit Review/How to just follow the link.

Images courtesy of Aura Friedman.
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