Everyone loves a good ombre knotless braids. A complex, multi-colored pattern that swoops and swirls around an object, it is the dream of any hairstylist. What is not to like?
The thing with ombre hair is that it takes a lot of time to get the look just right. The more colors you have, the harder it becomes. There are times when the hair needs to be re-colored quickly because of overuse or fading, and some people can’t do this themselves. Thankfully, there is an alternative for those who are looking for ombre without the commitment.
Ombre/gradient hair is a variation of ombré, which is cut in a similar style, but with much less labor and time spent. Instead of having to color and re-color the hair after every use, all that has to be done is give the hair a touch-up.
This new trend began in 2015. And it’s been going strong ever since.
It’s been popular in the hair industry for a while now, and it has steadily been gaining popularity with the average person in 2019. In fact, many salons are starting to cater to the new trends to keep up. The way it’s done is this: You take a section of hair and apply a lighter color towards the ends and darker colors as you approach the roots.
This article will cover three ways to style your ombre knotless braid without having to think about it too much. You can do these styles for your own hair, or you can use them to style your clients’ hair.
Step 1: Section off the top of the head.
Section off the top portion of the client’s hair and leave out a couple of inches of hair on each side (the rest will be braided).
Step 2: Separate the rest of the hair into two sections.
Separate a small portion of hair from the bottom section of hair and divide it into three pieces.
Step 3: Knotless braid those three pieces together.
There’s no need to tie off the braid, just take it down and continue on with your regular knotless braiding process.
Step 4: Once you reach the end, take out the hair you left out in step 1.
It should match up perfectly. Set up your braiding pattern on top of that section and braid the hair underneath it. (This is an ombre knotless braids upside down.)
Step 5: Continue braiding until the whole head is braided, then secure it and repeat on the other side.
Step 6: Finger comb out that bottom section of hair.
This is a trick that helps you when you’re working with those thick, thick knots on the sides. When I started braiding my clients’ hair, this was one of my first problems to deal with, and it’s something I still struggle with every time I braid someone’s hair.