Ombre

The newest hairstyle trend that seems to be taking over is ombre. What is ombre, you ask? It’s a two-toned hair color that gradually fades as you move from roots to tips. When done in a subtle way, it can be flattering. However, it seems that more often than not, it’s just a bad idea. Still not sure what ombre is? I’ll show you.

Subtle ombre color done well…

And ombre gone wrong. Sorry LC, you’re usually a fashion icon but it kind of looks like you just haven’t dyed your hair in awhile…

A better take on the ombre trend (in my opinion) is ombre nails! Same rules apply – gradual change in color. There are two ways to rock this look. Option one, paint each nail a progressively different shade from the same color palate. Or option two, create an ombre effect on each individual nail so that the color becomes darker or lighter as it moves towards the tips of each finger.

What do you think of this look? I’d go ombre nails over ombre hair any day.

LB

Buns and Braids

The bun is back! But it is no longer the tightly-wound, hairspray helmet of ballerina girls. It’s a little more casual and chic these days and any girl can rock it! My advice? Go with a messy bun over super-polished one.




Braids are another way to change up your hairstyle  in a simple way. Any solitary french braid, fishtail or three-strand braid will do. And again Рmake it an unkempt, just-got-outta-bed look.

Buns and braids – perfect for fall!

LB

Feather Extensions

The hottest hair trend right now is FEATHERS! First it was feather headbands and hair clips…



Now this trend has graduated to feather extensions! The best ones are made of real bird feathers (usually roosters). I have a few in my hair right now. They’re fun and edgy but blend subtly into my dark layers.

You can go with the striped, natural colored feathers or add some bright colors like pink or blue if you’re feeling a little bold. I got mine done by a vendor at Boonstock music festival but you can purchase them from most salons and your hairdresser will put them in for you. They have little metal clips that fasten onto the hair and last for up to 8 weeks!

Have fun with this playful, avian-inspired accessory!

LB