Color Watch: Three Ways to Rock Red for Fall 2016

Color Watch: Three Ways to Rock Red for Fall 2016

As fall is coming around the corner we're really enjoying trend spotting.  Some people like watching the leaves change color, hey, we like watching PEOPLE change color.

Annette Tells it All - Client Feature!

Annette recently sent us a note about how much she's loving her oVertone, and included a picture of her AMAZING self. That hair!  That fashion! That lipstick!  That amazing contrasting yellow beam in the background (be still, my heart)!  We just had so many unanswered questions.  So many in fact, that we asked if she would consider doing an interview for our blog. And guess what you lucky fools - she agreed. Please tell us your name, age, and where you live! Annette (@uhnet on both Twitter and Instagram), 32, Los Angeles. How long have you been dyeing your hair? Since high school, so half my life! How many different colors have you tried? What's your favorite combination? Lots! Everything from pinks and oranges to teals and purples. My favorite was when I had a gradient of blue to purple to pink. What's been your biggest struggle with having fantasy colored hair? My hair is naturally black so I have to bleach it before coloring. The ends of my hair are pretty damaged and porous from this, so color fades super fast. That's where oVertone comes in! My other struggle? Keeping my shower clean. It always looks like a can of paint exploded on the tiles... and forget about having nice towels! How do you spend your days?  Do you find that sometimes having fantasy colored hair can be an obstacle, or does it just add to your awesome? My days are spent working from home, and nights and weekends are spent watching horror movies and eating Taco Bell. I live in Los Angeles where having fantasy-colored hair isn't uncommon. I actually get compliments on my hair almost every time I go out, which feels great (especially on days when I think I'm having a bad hair day!) Your hair is such a fabulous gradient - can you tell us how do you apply your oVertone to keep it that way?  Tell us about your sectioning skills! I keep it pretty simple, really! Step 1: Separate hair into a top and bottom section. I use a clip for the top part, and I tie the bottom part into a low bun.  Step 2: Shampoo, rinse, then apply oVertone Vibrant Blue to the top layer and my bangs. I also apply Vibrant Purple to the tips. I then clip it back up, very high on my head, to keep it separate for when I wash and shampoo the bottom layer. Step 3: Shampoo and rinse the bottom layer. Then apply oVertone Vibrant purple to the ends of my hair (about 1/3 of the way up from the tips)  Step 4: Unclip the top layer and run a comb through all of my hair. I do this to pull the oVertone Vibrant Blue through to the ends on the top layer so that there's no harsh line between blue and purple. This also deposits a bit of the blue on the bottom layer where I didn't apply any. Then, clip all of my hair up and let it sit while I do other stuff like shave my legs and daydream about future Star Wars movies. Step 5: Let all hair down and rinse oVertone out.  Give us a piece of Random Bold Advice. Hug the people you love like you haven't seen them in forever... every single time you see them. Trust me, nothing beats the warmth of a really good and genuine hug. How GREAT is this chick?  Thanks for the interview, Annette!  Need more gorgeousness?  Keep up with her and her bold adventures by following @uhnet on both Twitter and Instagram. Would YOU like to be a client feature?  Send in your picture to!  Once a month we'll pick a submitter to interview.

Four Heads Enter. One Conditioner Rules.

This Labor Day I had the fortune of spending it with my family in the Adirondacks - upstate NY!  I happened to bring my travel size Vibrant Red daily conditioner with me...and well, it got passed around the shower circuit for trying out.  The results were awesome, and it was so much fun to see so many different types of hair all try the same thing.  Keep reading to find out how the Vibrant Red Daily Conditioner applied to four different hair colors and types!   Case Study 1: Hannah Ah, Hannah.  Cousin extraordinaire - personal trainer in training, lifeguard, swimmer, and wavy hair yellow blond ombre-haver.  With a quick application of Vibrant Red Daily Conditioner she went from having a yellow blond ombre to having a gorgeous apricot tinted tips.   Case Study 2: Eve Hannah's mother, Eve, has a great mix of dark dark cool brown and bright bright white curly/wavy hair.  We used the same conditioner on a small piece at the top of her head.  After the 3 minute sit time, she had a light cherry color that deepened the brown, and a nice rosy tint to the white!   Case Study 3: Dane My sister, Dane (instructor extraordinaire at Julia Poppins School of Cooking) has some of the curliest hair I've ever seen in a light brown/blondish never-been-dyed color.  We used oVertone on a lighter strand near her face and it turned the most delightful natural looking auburn.  Since she likes to stick to organic products, she was pleasantly surprised to hear that all of our conditioners are 70% organic.   Case Study 4: Micki Micki - my mother.  Short, curly, slightly gray but mostly medium brown extraordinarily healthy hair.  We tested the conditioner on a particularly lively curl near the front of her face.  Because her hair is so dark, cool toned, and healthy the color really enriched and deepened her natural color, heading off in a purpley direction.  We determined that next time she would have to try the Go Deep!     Unfortunately, no men present could be convinced to give it an equal shot, though we maintain that colorful facial hair is DEFINITELY the way to go.   How was your labor day?  Tell us in the comments below!

Before & After: From Orange to Ombre

  This week we're taking a close up of Lindsay's awesome retro hair for an oVertone before and after on how to go from all one color to a gorgeous ombre.     Lindsay started with a bright copper orange color all over. Since she very rarely uses any heat to style her hair, it's in super healthy condition. Because of this, we used Extreme Red and Extreme Orange Go Deep on Lindsay. (SURPRISE: More damaged hair actually absorbs pigment better than healthier hair.)     To get Linsday's ombre look, start by sectioning your hair to make it easier to work with.  Then, apply Go Deep in the color that matches your current shade from your roots to about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way down your hair, depending on where you want the ombre effect to start. Once that's done, start applying Go Deep in the color you've chosen for your ombre to the last 1/2 to 1/3 of your hair. Make sure you apply the conditioner liberally to get a good, even amount of color throughout. Let the conditioner sit for 10-15 minutes and rinse out like normal! Voila!     Don't have orange hair? No problem! You can duplicate this look with any base color. You can add purple ends to your blue hair, purple to your pink, or whatever other combination you can come up with.   When you're done, send us a selfie @oVertoneColor!    

The Bride Wore Pink (On Her Head)

  It is officially June now, and you know what that means. WEDDINGS.   As we're getting geared up here at oVertone for all of the wedding travel we'll be doing, we thought we'd share some of our favorite wedding photos of brides rocking their fantasy colored hair.   Saying 'I do' soon? Send us a photo @oVertoneColor! We love pictures.   Photo credit   Photo credit   Photo credit   Photo credit   Photo credit