With winter approaching, it was time to get the summer blonde out of my hair and add some drama through length and volume. And I used Vanessa’s long, red ombre locks as inspiration!
Ever since I was young, I have always dreamed of having mermaid-length hair. Unfortunately for me — and three quarters of the population — not everyone is blessed with flowing Kardashian hair that grows to the perfect length. Thankfully, the amazing team at the Patrick Melville Salon was able to turn my short, frail strands into long, luscious locks!
Step 1: Go Darker
Bored of my shoulder-length hair with last season’s ombre color, Lori Esposito from the Patrick Melville Salon gave me a whole new look! She started by adjusting my color to a much more fall-appropriate hue. Using Vanessa Hudgens‘ latest multi-colored look as inspiration, she darkened my base to a deep rich brown that transcended into a colorful fall palette. Full of dirty blonde, dark red and copper pieces, my color was much more on-point for the colder months to come!
Step 2: Add Length With Extensions
Next, Lori used a combination of different extensions to give me mermaid-length hair. She applied larger taped extensions in the bottom sections of my hair, then worked her way up my head using individual beaded and bonded extensions. Alternating the color extensions, we matched my Vanessa Hudgens-inspired look perfectly!
Check out my video below to get the inside look on my hair transformation:
— Sofia Fuller