It’s been years since ombré hair first became trendy. (To give you an idea of how long it’s been, we remember tearing out paparazzi images of Rachel Bilson’s sun-kissed strands from Us Weekly and bringing it to our stylist as inspo.) Since then, Instagram has forever changed the way we share photos with our stylists, but our love for ombré locks remains unchanged.
Blending highlights and lowlights is a genius way to disguise incoming roots and looks downright intentional, which brings us to the biggest upside to having ombré hair color: It’s easy to grow out. Pair the high-contrast color with shorter locks and you’ve got yourself a low-maintenance style that just looks better with time. But enough talking, let us show you the magic of short ombré hair.