Boyfriend Jolie and I were watching Extra this weekend (okay, I was watching and he was working) when suddenly he looks up from his computer and says, “Is that a trend?” He was referring to the woman on screen with two-toned hair, the third such two-tone haired woman to appear in as many minutes.
“Yes,” I explained. “It’s called Ombre.”
He wrinkled his nose and reburied his face in the computer.
Ombre hair has been around forever…except it used to be called “having roots.” (Paging Amanda Woodward!) The difference is now that, rather than embracing roots because of laziness or poverty, people are heading to the salon and requesting the look. Paying for it! Paying to look like you have roots! Wonders never cease. Maybe people will start paying to look like they have gray hair soon. (Oh, wait, Kelly Osbourne is already doing it.)
Truth be told, I think ombre hair can look pretty fantastic…but because of the artfully placed highlights, it paradoxically requires upkeep. I like it on Drew Barrymore, Jessica Biel, et al., but this look isn’t one I’d rock in real life. What do you think?