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Ombre Hair: Thumbs Up or Down?

Ombre hair, highlights, celeb hair styles

Also called balayage or free-form highlights, it’s a type of highlighting where the ends are lightened much more than the roots, giving hair a summery, carefree look. You’ve probably rocked this before, except you called it “I-can’t-get-my-hair-done-for-two-more-weeks” hair. Not judging. Here’s a breakdown of some pros and cons when it comes to this hair style:

Pro: Like I said, it’s summery! It looks like you were summer-lovin’ at the beach for weeks instead of stuck indoors, working.

Pro: It looks more natural than stripy, bleach-blond highlights. Unless that’s your thing.

Pro: It’s customizable. You can go crazy or keep it subtle–your call.


Pro: Possibly the best one of them all–it’s cheaper! Because the roots are an intentional part of the look, you can go longer between appointments.

Pro: Celebs love it. It’s okay to follow the herd every once in a while.

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz

Con: Celebs love it and not all celeb looks should be imitated.

–Megan Park

Remnants 12/15

L to R: Missoni, Nicole Miller, Badgley Mischka

L to R: Missoni, Nicole Miller, Badgley Mischka

—Designers take a stab at a wedding dress for royal bride-to-be Kate Middleton. Seriously, a stab, some of them totally murdered this project. WWD

—The President’s House officially opens to the public today in Independence Mall, by the Liberty Bell. For the full story on the newest addition to the mall, check out the Inky’s comprehensive reporting. Philadelphia Inquirer

—Uh oh Gossip Girl lovers, looks like Leighton Meester’s ready to move on. She claims she’s leaving the show in two years…but what will we do without Blair Waldorf?

—If only this spoof commercial for an Ugg vaccine were real. Only then would winter be truly beautiful again. Huffington Post

—Get sauced with Santa tonight along East Passyunk Avenue. A pub crawl in the spirit of the season commences at 6 p.m. UWISHUNU

—Consistently chipper designer Jonathan Adler opened his newest boutique Monday, right here in Philadelphia. Get into his “happy chic” in Old City now. Brownstoner

—The Golden Globes nominations are in and chatter about who should and should not have been included has  begun. The New York Times weighs in. NYTimes