Ombre

Hive, I don’t think I’ve shared with you my obsession with all things ombre. I positively adore this trend! The way the colors gradually change from a bold shade to a delicate and much lighter hue is a thing of pure beauty! Ombre details can be found everywhere and on everything from clothes to nails (and even weddings accents!).

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Isn’t this lovely? / From Martha Stewart Weddings

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These bridesmaids all wore a different shade of pink, creating a beautiful ombre effect. / Photographed by Jill Thomas / Image via Green Wedding Shoes

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Why not wear your something blue on your nails? / Image via Belle the Magazine

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The prettiest pink ombre cake from Glorious Treats

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Stunning wedding dress by Versace / Image via Fashionbride

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A playful wedding backdrop from Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Katherine Elizabeth Photography

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Tropical invitations with an ombre effect from Studio On Fire / Image via Elizabeth Anne Designs

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Gwen Stefani first rocked the trend at her wedding to Gavin Rosdale in September 2002. / Image via Styleite.com

Another place you can find the ombre look? On the head of a trendy girls! Yes, I’m talking about ombre hair! I cannot get enough of this look! It is the perfect sun-kissed hair (dark roots that gradually change into golden locks). It appears so natural and effortless…especially when paired with loose waves or cascading curls!

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LOVE Hilary’s hair!! / Image via Ombre Hair Color

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Drew Barrymore, the queen of two-toned hair / Image via Style Bust

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Subtle tones of blonde / Jessica Biel / Image via Daily Makeover

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A more in-your-face approach / Miley Cyrus / Image via US Weekly

I have brown hair, but in the sun it turns a golden shade. Since moving to New England, I don’t make it outdoors as much as I would like, so my hair isn’t the color it could be. That’s why I’m so drawn to ombre highlights…they look so natural (like how my hair would look if I spent my days basking in the sun). I’ve been lusting over this trend for several months now. I had wanted to do it before our engagement shoot, but then I went and broke my foot and couldn’t drive (or walk really) and decided to put it off until I was healed. Well, I’m healed (not fully…I still have a giant air cast on my foot, but I can actually walk now). The thing is, now I’m hesitant. Do you think this look is too trendy? I don’t want my hair color to look unnatural for the wedding in October (even though I do intend to wear it up). Do you think it will grow in naturally or will I look like I haven’t highlighted my hair in months?

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    FaeMao76, Guest @ 4:34 pm

    I prefer what my hairstylist BFF does to her hair. Although it is two very bold colors, it looks beautiful on her. Obviously, I don’t recommend the colors she uses, but maybe the idea would work. She has the underside layers of her hair dyed pitch black and the topside layers a bold, magenta-y red. When she does updos, it looks sooooo beautiful! Sometimes she can even do a basket weave effect that I envy. I’d suggest you get your hairstylist’s opinioin about trying that with more natural colors but far enough shade-wise from each other to notice the difference. :)

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