In my opinion, the ultimate hair trend in 2011 was ombrè (or dip dyed) hair. For those who don't know what ombrè hair is, it can be described as a gradient effect of your hair going from dark (at the roots) to light at the tips. It's safe to say that this key hair trend was captured brilliantly by a number of style bloggers over the past year. Celebrities and models have also given ombrè hair a go with the likes of Rachel Bilson, Leighton Meester and Alexa Chung rocking the look:
In October, I wanted to give this look a try. I've always been quite boring with my hair - albeit, I have sported every shade of brown imaginable and a dodgy set of blonde locks. Upon seeing a few people in university with this look, I could see that it was extremely wearable and I just had to have it. It adds a certain edginess to outfits, which I love. After much research and deliberation, I decided to to have a bash at DIY ombrè. Although successful, the lightened tips of my hair were pretty ginger and brassy and it look an expensive trip to Salon Services (and a day off uni) to fix it. Regrettably, the whole process ended up costing me a fortune and I would have been much better off in both money and time if I had just gone to a salon and had it done professionally. My hair is now very dry and I've had to trim it a few times to maintain a healthy condition. I am however, still completely in love with it and cannot recommend it enough.
Here's a few pictures of my DIY ombrè hair:
The ombrè look I have is quite coppery in tone, which I personally really like. I am unsure as to whether to get rid of this any time soon. As mentioned, my hair is damaged. If I do dye my hair a solid brown colour, I may revert back to ombrè in the near future. It is gorgeous and quite unique in terms of how many people actually have it.