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!).


Isn’t this lovely? / From Martha Stewart Weddings


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


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


The prettiest pink ombre cake from Glorious Treats


Stunning wedding dress by Versace / Image via Fashionbride


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


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


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

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!


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


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


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


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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Mrs. Beanstalk

Boston/Delray Beach
Wedding Date:
October 2012

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:11 am

    Almost wish I didn’t read this post and look at all the pretty pictures because I’m such a sucker for ombre and now wish we had it incorporated in the wedding, lol! As for your hair.. I say go for it. Worst case, you can always dye it back, you know? This coming from a red head who used to literally be *terrified* of doing anything to her hair.. and I’m getting it dyed (just a shade or two bolder) 4 days before the wedding. If I could do the ombre, I totally would, too!

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    mrs. cupcake 60 posts, Worker bee @ 8:53 am

    I’m a hairstylist and LOVE this trend….it looks amazing on almost everybody! You just have to pick a very good hairstylist because if its not done correctly it can look a little silly :/ I think its the perfect subtle little change and will highlight your skin tone and facial features.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:34 pm

    I have kind of natural ombre hair, so I think if you found the right hair colorist it could look very natural and awesome. I’m a scaredy cat though, and wouldn’t be able to do it before the wedding!

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    Ms Bookworm 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:14 pm

    I love all things ombre, and actually have my hair colored in an ombre style right now – but I am going to go back to my regular (non-ombre) shade for my wedding. To me, ombre is a fun funky trend, but is very likely a trend I will look back on and think, “What the hell was I thinking?!” :) It’s fun for now, but not really a “classic” look.

    So for me, going classic in terms of wedding style is a better choice. I don’t want anything too “out there” or different from my usual look for my wedding photos. If ombre was something I’d been doing for years, it would feel more like “me” on my wedding day & that’d be fine. But as it is, it’s a fun trend I’ve been enjoying for the time being, until I get sick of it and move onto something else. That’s not something I want for my wedding photos, preserved forever!

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    bikukii 342 posts, Helper bee @ 1:16 pm

    I’m obsessed with ombre at the moment. I’m ombre-ing my bridesmaids, and might end up doing a bit in the decor and invites. I currently have blonde to pink ombre-d, super short hair. I never thought you could carry off ombre with a pixie cut but I think it looks pretty good. I might have to re-do it for the wedding next year…

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    Crystal, Guest @ 1:17 pm

    Definitley wait until after the wedding! As others have said, ombre hair looks good down, but if you wear it up it will just look like you have bad roots. I have ombre hair right now- I wanted a hair change after my wedding and that was my pick. I recently saw a photo with my ombre hair up and I absolutely hate the way it looks -like I was just too lazy to get my roots done. I would hate to feel that way about my wedding photos. However I get many compliments when it is down and curled! Good luck! :)

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    Rose DeSimone Bridal, Guest @ 1:20 pm

    I love designing Ombre gowns! Especially with vibrant colors! Here is a gown I designed for one of my brides last season using a brilliant blue to ivory transition.

    I encourage all my brides to just have fun and do what makes them happy. If you love Ombre, wear it! :)

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    EastMeetsBarn 980 posts, Busy bee @ 1:51 pm

    For me, personally, the hair looks like you have really, really, horribly bad roots. It does not look good. At all. And in an updo, it would look very strange. Dark roots with a lighter updo just kind of stuck to it.

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    Jasmine, Guest @ 2:03 pm

    I love the ombre look but my feeling on it is that it is just a trend and if you look back on your wedding pictures 20 years from know you may feel they look dated instead of timeless and classic. But after the wedding GO FOR IT! Definitely!

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    devbrown05 226 posts, Helper bee @ 2:21 pm

    That is exactly what I was going to say! I am not particuarly found unless it was blonde on top with brown botttom, might look a little different.

    I love the cake though!!!!!

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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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