Ombré Hair: Thumbs up or down?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Have you ever tried the ombré hair style? I had a short run with it back in High School and it wasn't pretty, believe me:) But those cute girls rock the dip-dye trend so well that it makes me want to give it another go! Somehow it looks so beach-perfect and totally summer-fresh! Sweets, what do you think about ombré hair? Have you tried it? Or planning to? Thumbs up or thumbs down? xo

P.S:  Fun fact: The other day I read  that ombré is a very easy way to grow out your roots!

(via inside the loop and pinterest)

56 comments:

Krystal said...

haha, I didn't even know it had a name - just thought it was grown out roots! interesting! I don't thinkit would look fab on my shorter hair though...I do like it on these girls!

im zoe said...

Im loving the ombre hair at the moment especially on Alexa Chung. she has shorter hair and it looks amazing.
But it also looks fab on long also.

Zoe x x

Styles 'n Cream said...

It looks very nice on these gitls and on Rachel Bilson - I think it's perfect for a SoCal surfer chick with a boho style.

Suite Henry said...

I always thought it was just overgrown roots too.

I think it looks best on the lengths shown here. My hair would simply be too long.

Cute girls though!

Paul & Paula ★ said...

I love it but my hair is too short for that :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Zoe, totally agree. It looks amazing on Alexa!

That's Not My Age said...

Haven't tried it - though I do like it when my highlights grow out! Have to admit I'm getting a bit bored with it now, so thumbs down.

Christina - Summer Year Round said...

I ended up with ombre hair for awhile after I dyed my hair back to brown; the dyed part lightened up and the roots were a lot darker. I, sadly, wasn't that big of a fan.

Christina
summer.year.round

Something Old, Something New said...

I'm not usually a big fan of this look, but I actually like the style in the last picture. I'm glad to say I've never dyed my hair so I haven't had to worry about growing out roots!

DomesticJenny said...

Thumbs up for other people, thumbs down for me. My hair does this naturally since it lightens a ton in the sun.

Omgitstiffduh said...

This post makes me want to try it!

photohogger said...

I love it, I couldn't do it as my hair is black, but it looks so lovely on these girls. THUMBS UP!

Staley Mc said...

I love it! I even kind of have a little ombre shade to my hair. It's really subtle since my hair is blonde but it's fun and something different!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I haven't tried it but it looks really great on some ladies!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Paper Heart Girl said...

Hhhmmm, I think it can look very cool! Remember Carrie in last few episodes of series 6 SATC... I thought it looked very cool on her.. but everything does!! xxxx

Signe said...

Haven't tried it but I think it looks nice, especially for summer!

Just saw the most amazing image earlier today of SJP rocking it with ombre hair :)

Courtney Erin said...

I love it!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Diana Mieczan said...

Signe, I so need to see it and Paper H.Girl, I totally remember. She looked amazing!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

im a fan and thinking about attempting it too!! we shall see. ;)

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

I kind of have it, I get my hairdresser to do lighter on the tips and less highlights in the roots - but it's not as pretty as those lovely ladies!

XO
Lenore

Alena said...

Hmm...sure looks beautiful on these girls, but not sure this is a look I could ever pull off!

bonjourHan said...

I think it only looks good if the color difference isn't too striking. :-)

Sara said...

The middle photo has too much contrast for my liking. (the ones on the linked page, I don't really like either) BUT the top and bottom photo, more subtle, I like those colours and would sport that do.

Sara said...

p.s. ~ I didn't know there was a name for that style! Good to learn. I have a few torn out pages of that look.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

It looks great on the gals in your pictures... but I don't think it would look all that great on me. I'm not quite an indie rocker I guess.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

To me it just looks like they let their hair grow out and didn't get it colored. I don't get why it's such a trend

Marissa said...

I think it just looks kind of lazy. Models and starlets can pull it off, of course, but what can't they pull off?

Silver Strands said...

love it!

Nicole Marie said...

thumbs up. for most people. some people just should not

Amy said...

great on the right girl but this is a look I can't pull off.
I love how beachy and straight out of bed it looks though
I wish I could roll out of bed or off the beach this way, LOL
Amy

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

I would do it if it guaranteed I looked like any of those three women. Doubtful, though.

Not a bad look. Although, I saw a woman who dip-dyed her hair pink. NOT a good look.

Sara Szatmary said...

Thumbs up when it's done with waves or curls. It seems much more subtle that way. Done with stick straight hair? A little much for me...

Monica from Hola!design said...

I like it..not sure if I could pull it off....I agree with styles n cream..would look great if your style is boho/surfer.

have a beautiful day!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i loveee the ombre hairsyle! i used to hate it on SJP on sex and the city but the look (when it is done right) has really grown on me!). xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Andrea said...

I think it's a great summer look, but it can be difficult to achieve. You'll need tomake sure it comes out looking intentionally ombre, and not just someone who's growing out their dyed hair. Go for it!

pics-o-andrea

Mo Pie, Please said...

I had my hairdresser do this to my hair one year ago. She bleached the crap out of my ends, resulting in orange hair that was embarrassing for awhile. But with the power of Loreal hair dye, I got it to be the honey color I liked. I haven't touched the color of my hair ever since and it's actually still ombre. I really like it when it's done carefully!

Kayla said...

As much as I want to say thumbs down on principal... it's totally Thumbs up!

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La Feem said...

I like the first and last. I'm too blond but if I go dark yes I would do it.

Diana Mieczan said...

That is a very good tip, Mo Pie, P. Thanks!

Annie said...

They all look so pretty here, but I don't think I'm that adventurous :)

the outspoken introvert said...

Two thumbs WAY up!! It is an awesome way to go back to your natural hair color.

And it makes having some blonde in your hair easier and less expensive to maintain :)

Having said that, it has to be done right.

Kimia Kline said...

if my hair wasn't so dark i would totally do it. i think its beautiful!

Amy @ Varnish said...

I love this look because I can get away with less trips to the salon! :)

Christianna said...

I love this look on these girls! But I'm not a fan of bleach on hair...

Brittany H. said...

I've never tried it. I have to fight enough with the ends of my hair being dry without any chemicals on it. But if I could, I would have it. I love it.

xxxx,
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Tanvi said...

Think it depends on the person! Looks great on these girls! :)

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SJ said...

if i had long hair, i would totally do this. it would look at bit weird with my current cut though :)

katie said...

if its well done i like it, but sometimes it just looks like grown out roots! but these ladies look great!

Cara said...

thats basically what my hair looks like :)

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

I had NO idea it had a name! I just thought girls were getting lazy. I don't really like it. It reminds me of the bleach blonds with black roots.

Ashley said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! just had a post about this last month and featured that top picture. perfect way to grow out those roots! XO darling! Ashley

Sunny & Star said...

I think these girls look amazing with it but there is no way I could pull it off.

jenny @ albeit... said...

LOVE the HAIR!!! If only my hair was 5 inches longer!! I am_ INDEED missing my long hair!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I'm goning to go with thumbs up because my hair is very ombre these days! ;) I first saw this look on Drew Barrymore. I think it's nice as long as the hair is not overly styled. I think you have to wear a loose and easy look for the hair for it to work.

little t said...

Oh my God- the first one is the absolute perfect hair colour!!

Micaela said...

i love it but i have such dark hair that i think it's impossible to pull this look off :( if i had blonde or dirty blonde... totally!

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