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Fire Ombre Hair: How To Get Flaming Hot Locks Before Winter Hits

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Fire ombre hair is the super hot trend you need to really heat things up in your life. For everything you need to know about this on-fire look, we chatted with Alfredo Valero, Spanish Redken artist. Even if you start with dark brown hair, this trend will work for you.
 
Here’s how to pull off flaming hot locks like a pro!  

What is fire ombre hair?

The first thing you need to know about this fiery color is that it’s very bold and bright. Fire red ombre hair exists to make a statement, whether you have peekaboo highlights or just one shade. Because there's no one-color-fits-all when it comes to this blazing hue, it’s entirely customizable. How subtle or flaming you want it to be is your choice! 
 
Dip your toes in with light ombre orange tips to awaken your inner redhead, or take the plunge entirely with a red-yellow color that's smoldering. Whatever your preference, things are sure to heat up! 

How To Get Fire Ombre Hair

Before you start the fire, there are a few things to think about. 
 
“Your stylist will take your skin tone, eye color, and natural hair tone into consideration before starting,” explains Valero. 
 
This will help to ensure that this eye-catching color suits your appearance without looking too drastic. 
 
“I like fire ombre hair when it’s paired with cold blonde colors like platinum or beige,” says Valero. 
 
If you are naturally blonde, it’ll be easier to achieve fire ombre hair because your mane won’t require any pre-lightening first. The contrast between your natural light hair and the eye-catching fire red ombre at the tips will be quite dramatic, especially if your hair is very blonde. This look radiates warmth and confidence.  
 
If you are a brunette or have darker hair, fire ombre hair can still be yours—but it may require some pre-lightening for the color to stand out. Your stylist will be able to talk you through the process and discuss the best way to get the look you’re after. With that, you’ll be setting things alight!  
 

How To Care For Fire Ombre Hair

Looking after your fire ombre hair color will require a bit of effort on your part, but this really only entails two things: trips to the salon and the right hair care routine. 
 
“To properly maintain your fire ombre hair, it’s essential to go every month and a half to the salon, in order to refresh the color and restore the luminosity to the tips,” Valero advises. 
 
The second part of hair care maintenance is, of course, using products specifically designed for your color needs. 
 
“It’s important to use a care-extending mask every four washes while using a moisturizing shampoo,” says Valero. 
 
From the L'Oréal portfolio of products, we like Redken Color Extend Magnetics Mega Mask. The two-in-one hair mask acts as both a treatment and a care extender so you get to have red hot, beautiful locks for that much longer. When it comes to a moisturizing shampoo, experts recommend Redken All Soft Shampoo for silky hair results— perfect for showing off your fiery locks. 
 
Is it just us, or is it getting hot in here?

If you're interested in trying out fire ombre hair color, use our salon locator to book an appointment with an artist near you.