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Are you a bottle blonde who cries at the sight of outgrown roots? You are in luck because there is a new less maintenance trend in town— rooted blonde.

Its true blonde has been the top trend for the past year and while it is still trending (and probably will be for a while), this little tweak can keep your hair and your wallet looking pristine.

We spoke with Gina Arrojo, a Top Colorist at ARROJO Studio TriBeCa about how to go about getting your roots on.

For the classic high-contrast, dark-in-the-roots-light-in-the-ends look, you can literally let it grow out. However the effortless rooted blondes you see are opting for a smaller difference in the shade at the roots than the rest of the hair, and that starts at the salon.

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“A medium difference makes hair look and feel fuller,  and complements a huge variety of skin tones,” says Gina Arrojo. Think ombré, but reversed and even easier.” If you want the rooted look but have a naturally light color, Arrojo suggests having your colorist darken your base, then add highlights. Want to take it a step further into trendy town? Arrojo says to ask for a “root shadow glaze, which will add natural-looking depth and variation.” It’s that easy to get & stay rooty.

Fun Fact: The rooted style actually first became popular back in 2008, post-economic meltdown, when people wanted to stretch the time between appointments as much as possible.

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