April 22, 2013
The New Ombré
Although the world did not end in 2012, that high-contrast ombré could have been wiped off the map.
Madeline DeMarco, senior stylist and American Board Certified Haircolorist at Barberia Hair Salon, is not a fan of the “need to get your roots done” look and sees something new on the horizon: “The new haircolor trend will be a gradient color. It’s a much more subtle and soft shading effect.”
Extreme ombré has had its day in the sun, and a more understated version will take center stage this year, “I see [extreme ombré] phasing out, the look has been overkill. The style will go back to a prettier “sun-flicked” accents [á la Kristen Wiig].” Ombré doesn’t have to stick to its traditional brown to blonde graduation in 2013. Blondes, redheads and brunettes can add dimension with this technique and lightening treated strands 2-3 shades above their current color.
The Verdict: Ombré lives on! This year we’ll see a much more delicate take on the trend.