As the Summer months inch closer (OK, they should already be here but it is Britain) you might be starting to wonder about what to do with your locks for the warmer season. As we dream of festivals, trips to the beach and laid-back cool, a change to our mop is usually part of the transition.
For vacation time it tends to be something casual and breezy, but a little more inspired. Dip-dyed (also called ombre) hair is a great way to have a little fun without getting a drastic cut, and the great thing is it doesn’t need to be permanent.
For a sun-kissed look that’s California cool, check out the likes of Rachel Bilson and Jessica Biel. These lovely ladies have kept their natural colour but weaved in honey and caramel notes, whilst teasing their waves to casual yet glamorous perfection. It’s a little more directional than highlights, with two or more tones giving hair that grown out and soft feel for a romantic, hippie summer.
Jessica Alba, meanwhile, has added subtle blonde strands that enhance the beauty of her gorgeous chocolate mane. Drew Barrymore, ever the flower child, takes the look a bit further with more of a contrast between the two tones. She still keeps that bohemian 70s vibe, occasionally adding a braid or fishtail plait for an extra surfer-chick kick.