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Ombre, like skinny jeans, is a trend that took a while to gain a following and then, right around the time that people started wearing it, fell out favor with the fashion elite. Wide leg pants are supposed to be taking over and ombre, I’m told, is so passé. Yet here I sit in my skinny jeans with my dark roots and light ends, in a coffee shop where most of the other women are rocking the same combo (and looking great!) and I have to wonder why we feel the need to disparage styles that are obviously working? Especially when the Instagram accounts of all my favorite salons are still posting gorgeous examples of ombre looks! I say, lets be real and admit that we still love ombre. It’s a modern classic! Click the notes for more gorgeous examples. ––  Laura Martin 

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(Instagram users tinachacha and changingheads)

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( users Holly Sotelo, Katie Smiles)

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. Follow her inspirations on twitter  @LarMarStyle 

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Ombre has evolved a lot in the last few years. We’ve seen versions soft and extreme, from dip-dye to gentle monochromatic melts, but only recently has this technique made it’s way into shorter shapes. On bobs and pixie cuts ombre takes on new dimensions, blending color around the head instead of just top to bottom. Dark roots and gradient lightness show off variations in length and add dimension to short cuts. Click the style notes to learn more about adding blended hues to your short shape. –– Laura Martin

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