Ombre hair has always been a brave and eye-catching style choice—of course, we would see it at the Rio Olympics! Jamaican flagbearer Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce rocked her country’s colors on her hair and now I’m itching to try my hand at it, too. After all, what better way to show off your strong and winning personality, right? Don’t be afraid to take your cue from Rio Olympics Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and wear your hair loud and proud in a neon ombre style!
Rio Olympics Hairstyle | Recreate Jamaican Flagbearer Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s Ombre Hair At Home
At the Rio Olympics opening parade, Jamaican athlete Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce stunned the world with her amazing yellow and green ombre hair. She proved that not only is she the fastest woman in the world, she’s also got some serious style! This girl is #hairgoals! Well, as far as I’m concerned, you don’t need the Rio Olympics to go bold with your hair. Everyone needs to dare to show off some brightly-colored ombre hair at least once! Copy her shocking locks with our DIY tutorial below.
What you need:
- 1 whole tube Pravana Neon Yellow or Green
- 1 whole tube Pravana Pastels Mystical Mint
- 1 whole tube Pravana Pastels Luscious Lavender
- 2 whole tubes Pravana Pastels Blissful Blue
- 1 whole tube Joico Titanium or Pravana Silver
- Hair dye applicator brush
- Plastic gloves
- Glass or plastic mixing bowls
- Bright or ombre hair color sticks and shows better on bleached hair. You may want to consider having this done professionally, especially if it’s your first time!
- Sectioning the hair into four equal parts, then working in small layers per section, is the ideal way to make sure you apply the hair dye evenly. You can use the pointed end of your hair dye applicator brush to make partings in your hair.
- Using your hands (with gloves, of course!) is a quick and easy way to apply dye on the lengths of your hair. But for the roots, a comb or brush applicator is a must.
- When creating ombre hair, don’t be afraid to work the different colors of dye in varying lengths up and down your strands. Not having a uniform application on all the sections will result in a more natural ombre look.
- Follow packaging directions on the exact length of time to leave the dye on your hair before rinsing off.
- Amount of hair dye needed varies depending on hair length and thickness. Make sure you have enough mixed to fully coat the section of hair with the dye. Throw away any unused dye.
1. Prep neon color
Choose neon yellow or neon green depending on your preferred look.
2. Mix your transition colors
Mix 1 tube of Blissful Blue with Luscious Lavender to create the periwinkle transition color.
3. Mix your base color
Blend 1 whole tube of mint, half a tube of blue, and a small portion of yellow dye together to create the base shade for your neon.
4. Mix together dark dye
Mix a whole tube of dark shade for your roots to anchor the whole ombre hair look.
5. Apply dark dye
Work on small sections at a time with a dye applicator brush. Load brush with enough dye to fully coat and cover the hair.
6. Apply the blue dye
Use your gloved hands for better application. Scoop up dime-sized amounts of hair dye and smooth dye over strands until fully covered.
7. Apply the mint green dye
You should also use your hands for this step to really work the color into your strands.
8. Apply the neon dye
Work from back to front and cover varying lengths for a more natural look.
9. And you’re done!
Rinse and style your neon ombre hair as usual!
Watch the full video by Jade the Libra here:
When it comes to ombre hair, loose beachy waves show off the colors best. Now that’s a look worthy of a Rio Olympics gold medal! Will you try this bold hair look this summer—maybe even match it with even more daring ombre makeup? We know you can totally rock this! Let us know in the comments below.
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Feature image via Team Jamaica Olympics