15 Reasons You Should Consider Getting Ombre Hair Color

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Laura Marano's Ombre Hair

Laura Marano. Jamie McCarthy for Getty

If you're considering ombré hair color, this photo gallery features 15 gorgeous examples of the look, which remains one of the five most popular hair color trends. In fact, photos of the hair color began to trend on Twitter just before the 2016 presidential election, when Donald Trump made a reference to "bad hombres" while discussing immigration during a debate with Hillary Clinton. Trump pronounced the Spanish word "hombre" (which means man) in such a way that brought the hair color to mind. 

Ombré hair has cycled in and out of fashion for years. It was popular during the punk scene of the 1970s and 80s, with singers such as Debbie Harry of Blondie embracing the look. Back then, it was simply known as two-toned hair.

Today, you don't have to be a punk rocker to embrace the ombré look. For women with dark hair who want a change or for those of you who like to experiment with color, this is a fun option. Ombré creates the effect of "surfer hair" -- making it appear as if your summer blonde has grown out.

Balayage is the top hair color technique for ombré hair color. It's absolutely the best method for getting the super popular ombré highlights.

That said, if you're interested in the ombré look, consider your lifestyle. How will it be received in your place of work? If you work in a more creative industry, you probably won't have any issues. But some workplaces have strict standards when it comes to hair color and hairstyles. 

On the other hand, even if you're self-employed or work for an organization where anything goes, you'll need to consider how you want to grow out of the look. Speak to your hairstylist about the best way to transition out of this unique hair color. And if you're not generally a trendy person, ask yourself if you really want to invest in this look. How will you feel once the ombré looks begins to wane, or worse, is considered passé by fashionistas. If you have doubts, the bronde look, which is trendy but a bit more conventional, may be for you.

While you can discard clothing that goes out of style or buy cheap versions of fashion trends, it's not so easy to abandon a trendy hairstyle. Transitioning out of ombré hair may take a toll on your mane by exposing it to harsh dyes and chemical processes. If you're willing to nurse your hair back to health or chop it off and start over, a trendy hair color like ombré may be up your alley. 

After seeing this slideshow of gorgeous ombré  looks, you may decide to throw caution to the wind and trade in your traditional hair color for a more edgy look.

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Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde's shag haircut. Jason Kempin for Getty

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Sevyn's Ombre Hair Color

Sevyn. Frederick M. Brown for Getty
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Drew Barrymore With Ombre Hair

Drew Barrymore ombre hair. Jason Merritt/Getty
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Caroline Polachek's Tiger Stripe

Caroline Polachek. Chelsea Lauren for Getty Images
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Ashley Tisdale's Ombre Hair

Ashley Tisdale ombre hair. Jason Merritt // Getty Images
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Alexa Chung With Ombre Hair

Alexa Chung. Michael Loccisano // Getty Images
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Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson Wentz. Jason Kempin // Getty
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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba. Jason Merritt for Getty
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Eleonora Carisi, Style Blogger

Eleonora Carisi, style blogger. Courtesy of Carisi
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Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel. Jason Merritt for Getty
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Jessica Jarrell

Jessica Jarrell. Jason Davis for Getty
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Violante Placido

Violante Placido. Pascal Le Segretain // Getty Images
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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank. Neilson Barnard / Getty Images
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Teyana Taylor's Ombre Hair

Teyana Taylor ombre hair. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Miley Cyrus With Ombre Hair

Miley Cyrus. Alberto E. Rodriguez // Getty