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Ombre may finally be fading away, but dimension will never disappear. Light blonde and silver shades are big trends for the fall; adding depth at the root makes these colors more wearable and adds visual thickness and texture. The contrast of dark roots will make light ends look lighter, and the blended edge will make touch-ups less pressing. Learn about creating this trending look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Step: To achieve this look, start by lightening mid-lengths and ends. Apply a lightener or a highlift blonde shade, starting 1” from scalp and saturating throughly to ends. Process to and even level 9 or 10, shampoo and dry throughly.

Step: Select a neutral or slightly warm shade of light brown and apply to roots. Saturate the previously uncolored area thoroughly, then use a dry brush to blend shade into blonde. Process for 30 minutes, shampoo and towel dry.

Step: Tone hair roots to ends with a caramel, gold, or platinum glaze. Process 5-10 minutes to unify and refine tones. Rinse, condition, and style as desired.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

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