Once every few years, something miraculous happens. No, it’s not a solar eclipse—and nice try, but it’s not even your favorite designer’s collaboration with H&M. It’s even more rare—a trend that becomes a style staple! Can you even remember a day you didn’t have your favorite pair of skinny jeans and platform pumps? The contender: Ombré hair, which has spread quicker than a common cold. First spotted on the tresses of fashion It-girls like Alexa Chung and Lily Aldridge, it has followed true trend formula by having almost every A-list celeb from Bilson to Barrymore lightening their bottom locks and sealed the deal by having the public follow suit. Why this hair trend is here to stay? Done well, not only does it flatter most hair types and lengths, defy age restrictions (proven by Julia Roberts and SJP) but it also saves countless time and cash by making skipping your root touch-up a good thing… not to mention the instant cool effect it makes you feel (your secret is safe with us.)
If want in on the hair-volution, ask your stylist to fade the bottom-half of your mane 2 to 3 shades lighter than your natural hair color. However, as every cupcake comes with calories this hairdo does come with a repercussion, damaged ends. When not handled responsibly, this style may over process your hair and leave your ends dry and screaming bloody murder. Though never fear, where there’s a problem, there’s a solution.
Here are four tips for steering clear of hay-like hair:
1. Use a treatment like Moroccan Oil’s Intense Hydrating Mask to restore your hair’s full luster
2. Schedule regular trims every 2 months with your hairdresser to get rid of split ends
3. Rinse your hair with cold water to close your hair cuticles and enhance shine
4. Not willing to pull out the peroxide? Fake it by letting colored hair extensions do the work!
So, go ahead and make this new staple your own like you did finding those perfect pair of skinny’s that didn’t cut off your air-supply.
Want a fun idea for summer? Try the latest in hair ‘trendery’ and paint those blonde tips a pastel shade!
By: Jonathan Panetta, Montreal
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