after i have been obsessing over alexa chung’s hair for almost a year now, i have finally had the guts to try an ombre diy. as you know i barely ever go to the hairdresser because i just always pay loads of money for unsatisfying results. so i started to cut my hair at home, last time the boyfriend cut it and now i finally colored it at home.

there are so many good products but i was really unlucky to be in italy, where there’s only a very small selection of products that make your hair brighter (most people here are naturally brunette, so the market for bleach isn’t as big). so the only thing i found was schwarzkopf nordic blonde highlight set. here’s the video i promised and the steps below! hope you like it!

1. read the instructions of the product carefully (some have to be applied on wet, some on dry hair)
2. apply bleach to the very ends of your hair, wrap it in aluminum foil
3. wait (the time for your hair color is indicated in the instructions) but make sure to check on your hair every once in a while, it mostly takes a lot shorter!
4. wash out the color
5. repeat step 2 with covering more hair in color, this way the ends will be a little hair and the color will gradually blend in nicely
6. wait again for a while, still checking on the progress
7. rinse out and wash your hair

some tipps: it’s better to bleach your hair on the second or third day after washing. this way the hair will absorb the color a lot better. also make sure to use good products, since bleach is pretty aggressive on your hair. a serum or anything silkening will do it’s job to keep your hair soft and shiney!

And here some of my inspiration:


  1. Julia January 13, 2013

    Sehr sympathisch <3 Steht dir gut!

  2. Marianne January 13, 2013

    du bist so süss!! πŸ˜€ steht dir wahnsinnig gut, hätt ich nie gedacht, dass das resultat so toll aussehen kann, bei so dunklen haaren.
    ich würd das selbst nie so hinbekommen, hätt sicher blonde flecken πŸ˜‰
    super video, super sympathisch πŸ˜‰

  3. Anonymous January 13, 2013

    “most people here are naturally brunette, so the market for bleach isn’t as big”

    I guess you are wrong – Italy is “the” blonde” nation. Dyed of course.

    • DARIADARIA January 13, 2013

      well i have lived here for a while now and if you go to any supermarket 90% of the colorations are dark. but maybe you know better πŸ™‚

    • Anonymous January 16, 2013

      I’m italian and I guess Anonymous 1 is right. People here are happy to spend money on their hair and get it done professionally, as far as I know. Maybe thats why theres not much of it in the supermarkets.

  4. verena January 13, 2013

    haha du bist so süß (hab grad angefangen auf englisch zu schreiben – confuuuused)!

  5. Nadja January 13, 2013

    haha cooles video, die stimme am anfang war voll seltsam, klingst wie einer der muppets πŸ˜€ passt dir jedenfalls sehr gut!

  6. NEST January 13, 2013

    Wow! Really nice! Your blog is now a mixed media installation in my public space ;)I just love how your hair looks like! Do you think you will have the same result with hair tint or semi-permanent hair color for my lighter hair?

  7. Nissy B Unique January 13, 2013

    seriousely I’ve neven seen a video of you before so I kinda tried imagine how “you are” and I have to say: your super cute, funny – well, simply adorable! Hope to meet you some day in person πŸ˜‰

    BTW, I’m a huge fan of Alexa’s and yours as well. You both look amazingly beautiful!


  8. JillePille January 13, 2013

    hihi, wie süß du bist. das sieht richtig klasse aus!

  9. Ranim January 13, 2013

    πŸ˜€ ich mag dich.
    Und das ergebnis ist wirklich wunderbar!

  10. Kim Liz January 13, 2013

    omg du bist so sympathisch!
    und das ombre is ungefähr MEGA cool!

  11. Andrea January 13, 2013

    Haha Hammer Video! So lustig, und das Resultat ist klasse geworden. πŸ˜‰
    Lg, Andrea

  12. Anonymous January 13, 2013

    wow, du solltest viel mehr videos machen! dein englisch hört sich total toll an und deine stimme zu hören ist sehr angenehm! würde bestimmt viele freuen! πŸ™‚ hab eine schöne woche xx

  13. Laura January 13, 2013

    I just died…could you be any cuter? ^^
    Want. more. vlogs.

  14. Cat January 13, 2013

    du hättest auch das ombré kit von l’oreal verwenden können. das gibt’s seit einigen monaten beim müller. ich hab mir meine haare (ganz ganz dunkel braun) mit dem gemacht und es hat wirklich gut geklappt! πŸ™‚

    • DARIADARIA January 13, 2013

      ich habe im video eh erwähnt, dass ich mir dieses kit kaufen wollte aber es das in italien nicht gibt πŸ™‚

  15. B. January 13, 2013

    Wow, das ist dir wirklich toll gelungen! Ich finde das sieht sogar besser aus, als die Ergebnisse mit der speziellen Ombré Farbe von L’Oreal die ich gesehen habe.
    Außerdem muss ich noch sagen, dass du wirklich sehr sympathisch rüber kommst in deinem Video und dass ich neidisch darauf bin wie du fließend Englisch sprichst. Das will ich auch unbedingt noch richtig gut lernen πŸ™‚

  16. Alexx January 13, 2013

    uii, so sympathisch πŸ™‚ Tolles Video!!

  17. Anonymous January 14, 2013

    “I like to touch my hair while I talk…” hahahaha you sound exactly like Zooey Deschanel! LOVE IT πŸ˜€

  18. claude January 14, 2013

    oohh I love you!! so funny!
    hat ein bisschen was von Zooey Deschanel Humor! adoro adoro adoro
    und es ist so schön geworden! schöner als Alexa Chung denn dein Gesicht ist echt hübscher

    so genug Sprachen gemischt, merci et aurevoir;)

    xx Claude

  19. Anonymous January 14, 2013

    es sieht sooooo toll auf, ich finde es noch besser als bei Alexa.. πŸ™‚

  20. Zeitverschwender January 14, 2013

    Hmm ich mochte deine Haare vorher irgendwie lieber. Aber sieht trotzdem schön aus πŸ™‚ Liebste Grüße!

  21. Anonymous January 14, 2013

    you are marvellous!!!!!i wanna try also!!!kisses from spain!!!!angela

  22. January 14, 2013

    Beste Stelle: “…blackhead…” πŸ˜€

  23. Fashion Reactor January 14, 2013

    Love your new hair!!!!!!!!!!!!! You look so beautiful πŸ˜‰
    Congrats for doing this alone and thanks for sharing the “tutorial”!

    Eirini from

  24. leyla January 15, 2013

    well, the bed smelling poison that you put in your hair turned out pretty good. you’re definitely entertaining to watch πŸ™‚


  25. Tania Amovivorido January 16, 2013

    Das sieht richtig gut aus!
    Jetzt hab ich auch Lust auf Ombré hair πŸ˜€

    Liebe Grüße,

  26. Anonymous January 16, 2013

    Du bist wunderschön, inspirierend und so lustig! πŸ™‚

  27. Nadine Kirchstetter January 17, 2013

    Mehr videos bitte!!! So süß gemacht!! Echt witzig und super zum ansehen πŸ™‚

  28. Nadine Kirchstetter January 17, 2013

    Mehr videos bitte!!! Sooooo süß gemacht! πŸ™‚ Echt witzig und toll zum ansehen!!

  29. anirataC February 12, 2013

    Loved the video (you’re so funny!) and it takes guts to do it yourself for the first time!
    I have one question, how did you manage for the second layer to become not so light as the first and with that smooth effect? Did you apply for shorter time?
    xx, Catarina

  30. Anonymous March 15, 2013

    question! So you only used the package? Or real bleach? Cause because of your vid I bought a package and I dyed it twice this evening and it barely did anything πŸ™

    Please help!

    • DARIADARIA March 15, 2013

      I used the stuff I show in the video! But it takes different times for everyone, maybe you should have left it in longer? You need to keep checking every 5 minutes if it already bleached…

  31. Anonymous April 15, 2013

    Sehr schönes Endergebnis!
    hast du die zweite Schicht in nasses haar aufgetragen? Oder geföhnt?
    Danke πŸ™‚

    • DARIADARIA April 15, 2013

      alles im nassen haar!

    • Anonymous April 16, 2013

      Ist das bei dir in der Beschreibung gestanden?

  32. Anonymous April 25, 2013

    I want this too! I think I’m going to cut my hair as short as Alexa today, and then ombre it! <3

  33. Katherine June 7, 2016

    Hi! I hope you still respond to questions on here… You have the hair that I really want!! One quick question. After you washed your hair the first time, did you also dry it and then apply the bleach up higher, or did you put the bleach on wet hair? Maybe it’s a stupid question, but I don’t diy my hair too often! Thanks for any help and LOVE your look!

    • DARIADARIA June 7, 2016

      Hey! This post is 3 years old, so I really don’t remember πŸ˜› I think I applied it on wet hair, but I’m not 100% sure..


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