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Is ombre still a thing?

Rewind back to about late 2008/early 2009. The word "ombre" was just emerging as a new fashion vocab term that most of us were attempting to pronounce correctly without sounding like we'd bitten off more than we could chew. Derived from the French word for "shaded," ombre saw stylistas everywhere adopt a dip-dyed look that screamed "I haven't bleached my roots in months." It was an edgy (and kinda lazy) alternative to maintaining  color, and celebs were taking the trend by storm.

Recently, though, Cosmopolitan magazine questioned the demise of ombre. The publication presented a few examples of celebs who had previously rocked the look and had since reverted to a monotone shade.

But for those of you who heard about the trend too late and are now thinking about making a late appearance, it seems like ombre is still cropping up in unexpected ways. Elle associate editor Julie Vadnal recently published the results of her 21-day long hairstyle experiment, and her stylist gave her what she called "the new ombre – instead of champagne-white ends, I get subtle, summer-at-the-beach highlights and a brown glaze" on her naturally dirty blonde hair. The results were slightly less drastic than many of the initial incarnations of this trend, and it's one that's sure to stand the test of time.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing