It seems my slack is about to pay off. Unlike most women I know, going to the hair salon is not my favorite thing and I put it off as long as possible. There are so many things not to like about the entire experience, like the $$$, the small chat that is required, and being picked at for two or three hours. The whole thing makes me come unglued, so I delay.
The last time I had my hair colored professionally was in February, so that makes it one, two, three… SEVEN months. I’ve been relying on Clairol Root Touch-Up to disguise my roots around my part. It takes 20 minutes, I don’t have to chat myself up and it’s just me touching myself. Everything looks great on the surface, but if I part my hair a different way, you can see a solid three inches or so of natural hair color. I have accidentally given myself Hollywood’s trendiest hair style.
You’ve heard about the ombre hair color trend, right? It’s when the hair from the roots to the middle is darker and the rest of the hair is lighter. It was all the rage in fashion a couple of seasons ago, but is now the current trend in celebrity hair.
Here’s Drew Barrymore and Rachel Bilson with the look.
And here’s Kristin Cavallari literally walking out of the salon where she likely paid an obscene amount of money to get the ombre look. And the Farrah Fawcett, apparently.
So do I rock my ombre hair in suburbia or take myself back to the salon like a big girl?