About a month ago, I went to see my amazing hair colorist Jay with a recent photo of Rachel Bilson clutched in my hand. “I want that,” I said, gesturing to Bilson’s hair, which was dark at the roots and then gradually lightened all the way to the tips into a honey-ish brown. Jay, who specializes in a hair color process called Balayage, went to town and I walked out of the salon with the perfect summer hair color for a low-maintenance gal — long darkish roots which eventually lightened to a sun-kissed shade at the ends. The more my hair grew out, the better the style would look — what woman wouldn’t love that? Ombre hair color is still super popular for fall so keep clicking to see 10 stars who are rocking the look in varying degrees, from subtle to totally obvious.
Kristin Cavallari walked out of the hair salon this week with an edgier hair ‘do than usual — she traded her usual blond highlights for darker roots and lighter ends.
Drew Barrymore has been promoting her new flick, “Going the Distance,” with roots that certainly do.
My hair inspiration, Rachel Bilson, demonstrates that the ombre look doesn’t have to be about going from super dark to blond — it can be used to emphasized various shades of brown.
Ashlee Simpson’s length and roots are definitely extreme.
Camila Alves’ lighter ends are piece-ier and more subtle.
Alexa Chung is credited with popularizing the ombre hair style — which she also proves works just as well on short hair as it does on long.
Whitney Port recently told People Style Watch that rocking dark roots is one of her favorite looks.
Clearly, Whitney’s friend Lauren Conrad agrees.
Jessica Biel’s ombre locks look super sophisticated when her hair is pulled back with just a few lighter pieces framing her face.
Cameron Diaz jumped on the ombre bandwagon at the Golden Globes earlier this year. The way her crown is flat-ironed straight and then gets wavy at the ends emphasized the difference in color. Is ombre hair color something you would ever try?
Original by: Amelia McDonell-Parry