05/10/2011 12:49 pm ET | Updated Jul 10, 2011

Ombre Hair Color

Do you recall building sand castles on the beach as a toddler and how every single women used to stare at your perfectly natural ombre highlights making your mom so proud?

Years later you're living in the ever-rock-and-rolling city of New York during the recession. As every woman knows, quality hair services are not the most affordable. We also know that men never understand what we go through as a woman, even though they will gladly approve your appointments without freezing your line of credit for this beautiful and yet so low maintenance hair color.

The key for achieving a perfect ombre hair color is to always take seriously into consideration the starting point, which is your root area. Whether you'd like to maintain your natural color or change it, it will determine how to achieve a nice graduation of a darker color to lighter version of it towards the ends.