While the sun has not set entirely on the ombré trend, it has been streaking the hair colour scene for quite some time. It’s understandable why dip-dye (which we will group with ombré as the two trends seem to go hand in hand) has managed to have such a long shelf-life: it’s easy to maintain even as your hair grows out (the look is literally super long roots); it looks great with any length of hair longer than a bob; and tonnes of celebs continue to rock it. Ombré and dip dye also coincided and worked well with another hair colour trend, dyeing your locks wacky colours, as flaunted flawlessly most frequently by model Chloe Norgaard.
Looking over the Fall/Winter 2013 fashion shows, there seem to be two running streams of thought on what to do with hair colour. The first is natural. In opposition to the obvious colouration difference and styled look of dip-dye and ombré, going au naturel is pretty much the M.O. on every catwalk this season. No obvious strands of blonde, no overly light platinum for the already blondes, and colour should be matching the eyebrows. The focus should be on how you style your hair, with trends like the pony tail, huge volume, braids and big waves taking the forefront this fall.
The other trend is one that has been around a little while, and that is punk. In stark contrast to the au naturel style, look at the Fall/Winter catwalk shows of Fendi, Thakoon and Alexander Wang to see all sorts of wacky fakeness sticking up everywhere. We’re talking pink shower caps, feathers, spike extensions, the works. Personally, we say dust off your Docs and embrace heroin, ’90s chic because if you want to stand out, it’s either go punk or go home.