The Ombré hair trend trend has been raging like an angry bull. Not too sure what Ombré hair is? Well, imagine a piece of tie dye/dip dye. You know, a fabric or garment that has been hand dyed (or in many cases, just printed to look like it has been hand dyed) to look like the colour fades in hue graduation.
Now, the hair powers that be, have deemed it such that hair can be dyed in the similar manner as it were. To make it look like it is fading in gradually colour, with the lightest area being at the tips and the darkest at the roots.
As the images in the collage above suggest, I like to refer to this hair trend as the the ‘ever so cleverly faded in over due dark roots look’.
I first spotted the trend in 2009 but then it was most grungey chic girls with a laid back downtown style.
This summer, the trend has been adopted everyone and it has a slicker, more glam, fifth avenue princess, polished finish to it. Case in point has to be Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester who has been spotted this summer with polished retro styled Ombré hair.
Everyone from Rihanna, model Lily Aldridge, Lady Gaga rocked it when she died her hair yellow, Carmen to Alexa Chung (who has employed it into her granny chic look and gave her short bob the Ombré fade) has been working the Ombré hair trend.
It has been spotted on many a catwalk in the last few seasons and one such show was the Moschino Cheap and Chic.
Hairstylists say it is the look everyone is asking for this summer. They claim that the pro’s are that it looks like an efforless, less noticeable dye job. They also say it takes years off one’s look with it’s seemingly beachy, sunstreaked effect.
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