Fade to black? How about fade to blonde…?
Love it or hate it, the latest trend in hair color is ombré highlights. We first noticed this trend on shows like Beverly Hills 90210 (the new class) and in celebrity style reports dating back to 2010, (even though I suspect Carrie Bradshaw trumped Hollywood with this trend!) Thinking about trying it? Keep reading!
For you trivia buffs, the term ombré (pronounced 'om-bray') means two colors fade into each other. This is typically done from dark to light or vice versa, and until recently was found mainly in fabrics. In hair it means just the same. Typically we see dark at the scalp which fades into a caramel or blonde color, but I have seen (and even done) the opposite.
If you are concerned about what you would look like with this new trend (it’s not just grown out roots), keep in mind that you can keep the highlights towards the ends of your hair, and have the stylist take your hair only a few shades lighter than your natural color. This look is much more subtle, and this little highlight around your face will not only make your eyes more pronounced, but it will complement your summer glow.
If you are more daring try something a little lighter and have your stylist start further up the length of your hair. For those looking to really stand out try blonde to red, brunette to red, or red to black. Any combination can be used, but the brunette to blonde is the most popular. As always, your stylist will recommend what style will work best on you.
Here's a collage of some celebrity style ideas!
Images retrieved from glamourmagazine.co.uk. Kate Beckinsale (PA Photos) Olivia Wilde (PA Photos) Vanessa Hudgens (PA Photos) Drew Barrymore (PA Photos) Ashley Tisdale (PA Photos) Lauren Conrad (PA Photos) Giuliana Rancic (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Kristen Wiig (PA Photos) Alexandra Burke (Xposurephotos.com) Dakota Fanning (Splash) Jessie J (bigpicturesphoto.com)