Remember the days when dark roots were frowned upon? This season, it’s time turn that frown upside down and embrace the “it” hair trend of the moment, ombre.
Ombre is a super low maintenance approach to coloring your hair. It starts out dark at the roots and gradually becomes lighter toward the tips. It gives off a relaxed vibe and when done right, not only looks fantastic but can save you money because you won’t be needing that 6-week touch-up.
Model Lily Alridge was seen sporting ombre hair at the Victoria Secret 2010 Fashion Show earlier this week. I love how it looks with her skin tone.
Keep it subtle!
Too much of a color contrast can take the look from laid back chic, to sloppy. The slight gradation of color on Sarah Jessica Parker (above), Ashley Tisdale and Hilary Duff (below) looks fantastic.
See a Professional!
When going Ombre for the first time, let a pro handle it. While the trend is supposed to look effortless, it can actually be quite difficult to achieve. The key to this look is the natural fade from dark to light which is not easy to do on your own. The contrast of colors from root to tip on Drew Barrymore and Ashlee Simpson (below) looks very harsh.