The ombre backlash has started – we knew the day would come. But don’t worry – you can still get your favourite sunkissed highlights and low-maintenance roots, the colouring technique is just going in a new direction. According to our hair stylist insiders, the next big thing is “sombre hair”.
Just as the name suggests – it’s ombre hair, but a softer (or more subtle) hairstyle trend. Olivia Palermo and Lily James are excellent examples of this new trend, which sees traditional obvious ombre ditched for a more subtle graduation of lighter ends.
In fact, Olivia’s colourist, Abby Haliti, only paints a total of six highlights each colouring session to keep Olivia’s sombré fresh. Using such little bleach not only creates a subtle effect, but prevents Olivia’s ends from becoming dry and damaged. That, and the fact Miss Palmero washes her hair every day, is how she keeps it looking so damn glossy.