More and more Hollywood celebrities are jumping on the ombre bandwagon lately.
What's ombre, you ask?
Ombre is when haircolor gradually goes from dark at the roots to lighter at the ends.
Rachel Bilson provides us with a fantastic example of ombre done right-- It's subtle, it's pretty, and it gives her hair some added interest.
I'm dye-ing (heh) to try it myself.
I love the idea of this trend, both for me and for moms in general, because you don't have to go in every few weeks and have your roots retouched-- When you tire of your ombre tresses, simply cut off the ends.
However, I plan to be very careful with whom I choose to do my color, because as you'll see below, when ombre goes wrong...
It goes very, very wrong...
This is Drew Barrymore's recent take on the ombre trend. (We won't even get into that monstrosity of a jacket.)
This is what I don't want.
Unless you're a punk rocker, the ombre look works best in the same color family- Brunettes should go from darker to lighter brown. Blondes can get away with going from dark blonde at the roots to pale blonde at the ends.
Other ombre looks to consider...
And I LOVE Ashley Tisdale's ombre look. I might take this particular photo with me to the hairdresser.
But before I make things permanent, I want to know what you think of the ombre trend.
Should I do it? Or should I keep things classic and ombre-free?
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