Lauren Conrad, Rachel Bilson, and the blogosphere's own Rumi Neely
As I imagine most everyone has noticed, I've got about four inches of dark roots that I contend with everyday. They exist on my head mostly out of sheer laziness: I haven't dyed my hair since January, and really cannot be bothered to. I don't actually mind. I think I look better, perhaps a bit more natural, with a darker color in the mix. There are several times I have considered dumping an entire bottle of dark hair dye on the whole thing. But, I love my blonde, too. Recently, I've discovered that I can have the best of both worlds and not necessarily be a fashion faux pas. It turns out that dark roots with lighter ends (which, in my simple mind is basically the same thing as ombre hair) is actually a beauty trend.
A recent Lucky magazine had a snippet on the ombre hair trend. This ombre hair features darker roots with lighter ends. A quick google search produced many hits--turns out this trend has been going on for quite some time. Many achieve this look not by growing out light hair, but rather by having a stylist paint bleach on the ends of their mane. One benefit of this style is that it's very low maintenance.
I, for one, don't think I'd run out to the salon and intentionally get this unintentional look. It seems a bit silly that one would request to have her hair dyed to look as if she hadn't dyed it in half a year. I'll keep my ever-growing roots because they work for me (perhaps not attractive wise, but it works great with my schedule!), not because they're a trend.
What do you think about this type of hair color? Would you dye your hair to make it look like you hadn't? If you dye your hair a lighter color on a regular basis, what do you do with your roots?