I first recall noticing the two-toned ombre hair color trend back in 2010, almost 2 years ago (which by fashion standards is an eternity!), and since then, many fashion and beauty blogs have repeatedly announced its demise, yet…it remains. Even high-end brands are getting in on the “fad”. Prada had their models wear extreme color combos at their Fall 2012 Fashion Week show last month:
I was chatting with a girlfriend about this the other day (before she got hers done, and it looks amazing, I may add) and she mentioned that her colorist told her the ombre hair trend came to be because of the downturn of the economy a few years ago. He hypothesized that women just didn’t have the money (or the time) for the color upkeep so their darker roots grew in, and it was what it was!
Personally, I think this theory is on point — but we’re not here to discuss economics, are we? Let’s talk hair!
First things first, what exactly is ombre hair color?
The word ombre is French and means “shadow” or “shade”. In terms of hair coloring, it is the gradual change of hair color from dark to light (root to end) or vice versa. It can also apply to highlights and lowlights. The more popular color combination seems to be darkest brown/black to light brown or blonde. If done correctly, ombre coloring can look oh-so-lovely and add rich dimensions to one’s ‘do.
There are tons of celebrities and style bloggers rocking the ombre hair trend right now, including:
What say you, lovelies? Do you currently have ombre hair tones or are you going to try it out this year? Let us know in the comments!