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Ombre is a French word that means shading or graduating. This word in the terms of hair fashion means hair that is darker at the roots and graduates to a lighter shade as it flows down the locks. The Ombre hair trend is one of the hottest hair trends for spring/summer 2012. This trend has been followed by celebrities, fashion bloggers, and your regular high maintenance office fashionista.


This look became the it thing since Nicki Minaj started to rock two toned wigs which had some beautiful shades in it; royal blue to a soft blue, purple graduating to pink, lime green moving down to blonde, etc. Since this is a two tone shade, the Ombre look is best suited for longer hair although short hair can benefit from it too. It is a very natural looking technique and instantly gives you the summer vibe. If you live near the beach or frequent it often, this is the hair colour to go with some bronzer on the cheeks, and a laid back outfit look.

The Ombre hair trend has a very bohemian vibe to it. It doesn’t even require a touch up every eight to twelve weeks and the busy woman on the go can benefit from it, although there are a few things that you should remember before opting for this look. First, pick out shades which will go with your skin tone and even your wardrobe. Second, opt for lighter, more attractive hues in the summer months, and more cool ash based tones in the winter season. Third, however self-pro you have become with shading your own hair over the years, the perfect Ombre look will only be achieved by visiting a professional hair stylist.

If you have fair or olive skin, tones of honey, caramels, blondes and ash will best suit you. For the medium skin tone, opt for coppers and deep browns. The darker toned ladies will look lovely in deep ash and reds. Ombre is also the trend of the celebrities, and is seen on Naomi Campbell, Drew Barrymore, Chanel Iman, Rachel Bilson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lily Aldridge, and Jennifer Hudson among others.

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