Alexa Chung is the poster child, and Rachel Bilson and Drew Barrymore are fans. Yes, we're referring to the haircolor trend that's taking celebrities by storm: ombré, n., a French term meaning "shades or gradation in tone." Translation when it comes to your tresses? Dark roots and lighter, bleached-out ends, beginning mid-shaft.
So yeah...we know it's not for everyone. However, this style is super-handy if you're looking to cut down on salon visits, since there's basically no maintenance. I was a bit skeptical about this coveted color trend, too—until I tried it myself. I turned to Rachel Bodt, a senior colorist at Cutler Salon in NYC (and fellow ombre admirer!), for my strands-formation. After four hours of painting, foiling, and glazing, I emerged from the salon with an edgy, easy-going look that won't break the bank. Color me thrilled!