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Is ombre hair dye a bit passé now?

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user7755 Thu 12-May-16 17:45:00

Just that really....

LindyHemming Thu 12-May-16 17:49:15

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Pisssssedofff Thu 12-May-16 17:59:08

I have it naturally and it always just looks scruffy

user7755 Thu 12-May-16 18:05:41

Really? I do like having scruffy hair to be fair, I always feel like an old woman when it is neat and tidy - first thing I do when I get back from the hairdresser is put surf spray in and mess it up.

I like this [ bob] but not sure if I'm too late to the party (as usual)

user7755 Thu 12-May-16 18:06:15

Link fail...


LeafTheLucky Thu 12-May-16 18:08:36

I really like the hair in that photo OP

user7755 Thu 12-May-16 18:09:53

In my head, that is what I will look like (because hair dye will make me look 20 years younger obviously wink

Pisssssedofff Thu 12-May-16 18:11:39

That's a neat style though so will be fine, mine is all beachy waves, lovely at 18 less do when you're the MD

user7755 Thu 12-May-16 18:24:57

I'm a lecturer so can go with the slightly chaotic creative mad professor type look! Thank goodness grin

I'd love beachy waves envy sad

maggiethemagpie Thu 12-May-16 22:15:16

Ombre always looked to me like people who forget to get their roots done... for a very long time!

burnishedsilver Thu 12-May-16 22:19:31

Yep. Passé.
It's up to you whether that's relevant in any way.

DianaT1969 Thu 12-May-16 23:39:38

I still like mine because the dark block colour on top is so much shinier and appears healthier than the highlights I had for years before. Mine is best when blunt cut below chin with loose ringlety twists. I don't think I'll ever go back to all over highlights. I do think it does depend on the skill with which balayage is done though.

DianaT1969 Thu 12-May-16 23:41:36

This isn't me - found it on a hair website - but it looks like mine.

Hobbes8 Thu 12-May-16 23:49:46

I was considering it the other day, so it must be.

CurlsLDN Fri 13-May-16 06:40:41

I believe dianaTs picture is balayage, which I have. The stylist paints the colour on, which gives a subtle broken up effect rather than a line of brown then blonde. The skill is placing it in the most flattering places, so more to frame the face, less toward the back etc.
Mine looks v much like in that picture and it gets a lot of compliments, and is flattering to my face. So, whether it's passé or not, I like it!

user7755 Fri 13-May-16 19:07:21

Ive never heard of balayage - but thats the look I like! Like a more natural sun kissed look rather than the dipped ends look.

DianaT1969 Fri 13-May-16 19:16:09

Yes, balayage has been great for me because I have 40% grey roots which I can now cover myself every 3 weeks or so using a warm brown £5 touch up kit from Superdrug. Leaving me about £60 per month better off and I have balayage (painted on colour) every 4-5 months with a cut. My hair has never received more compliments. Wish I'd known this 20 years ago smileThose root touch up kits are better these days too - around 15 mins and no mess.

user7755 Fri 13-May-16 19:47:58

I have never thought about using a touch up kit, I'm definitely going to do this.

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