Getting To The Root Of Hair Color Trends In 2011

Getting To The Root Of Hair Color Trends In 2011If you have not started to work on your New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. People are still snacking on leftover cookies and cakes from leftover holiday entertaining. While our weight loss goals have been put on the back burner, our hairstyles are an easier resolution to tackle. One of the easiest things to change next to a hairstyle is our hair color. Dark roots got you down? Just call up your hair stylist and you can change that sooner than later. However, style experst still think that you may want to hold off on that next touch up. Why? Isn’t that trashy and so not cool?

It seems as though Hollywood celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow have also voluntarily missed a few touch up appointments. Lack of funds? Definitely not. This is a trend that has surprised us all. Can we get to the root of this trend already?

The “back to roots” hair color trend is nothing new. If you remember the punk rock days (late 1970, early 1980) roots were sprouted everywhere. Look no further than the archives of MTV and you’ll see the dark roots of popular divas like Debbie Harry and Madonna. A statement against the preppy handbook? Yes, but who is still around? See you later alligator, dark roots are back and better than ever. This trend has more than just the fans scratching their perfectly colored tresses. According to Head & Shoulders celebrity hair stylist Ryan Trygstad, this look made its way back on the scene via Victoria’s Secret model, Gisel. This look was not launched on the runway alone. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) in Sex and the City wore it well also. Now, this trend is hotter than ever. Celebrities have canceled hair color touch ups and it is obvious. Have you seen pictures of Gwen Stefani or Drew Barrymore lately? They wear it well (they are so gorgeous, I can’t imagine them with a bad hair day ever). Nevertheless, are dark, exposed, untreated roots for everybody?

Fashion critics have agreed to disagree. This look works best on the 20 and 30 year old crowd. In fact, the look also goes better with those working in fashion, PR, and entertainment. Why? These fields are much more creative than conservative driven fields like finance, law, and education. It is not just the industry that determines if you should let your roots go untreated. Blonde hair and light brown colors look the best because the contrast has the “pop” affect. However, the darker the hair color, the more one should hesitate. For example, brunettes exposing gray hair will not have that “pop” affect, but more of a “flop” affect. Unfortunately, gray hair coming out of brunette hair only ages the person. Looks like I’ll be joining all the brunettes in this process. Oh, well.

Would you let your dark roots grow out? Would you let your gray hairs grow out? Do you think that the industry you work in would influence your decision?

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30 Comments Post a comment

  1. On January 11, 2011 at 4:57 am
    crystaljewellery said,

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  2. On January 12, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    Sarah S said,

    I like a little bit of root showing, maybe its cause i have dark hair!

    pick me!!

  3. On January 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    Dorothy said,

    No roots for me

  4. On January 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    Christine W said,

    I would not let my gray hairs grow out. I definitely think that the industry in which you work does define as to what is acceptable or not. As it is said, first impressions can mean everything.

  5. On January 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    Christine W said,

    I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/25336216677261312

  6. On January 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    DG said,

    i’m personally not into dyeing hair. but for those hu do, while dark brown roots may look trendy, gray hairs definitely dont!

  7. On January 12, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    Hannah C said,

    My hair is still it’s natural color: dark. I really wonder what some of my friends would say if I were to even get highlights!

  8. On January 12, 2011 at 8:25 pm
    Ruth said,

    I will let my gray hair grow out

  9. On January 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    Kim N said,

    I am not a fan of roots showing.

  10. On January 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    Kim N said,

    I tweeted as well.

  11. On January 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said,

    I have never dyed my hair. I am getting some gray hair, and will still not dye my hair. This is a personal decision, of course. If I did dye my hair, I think I would make sure the roots were covered.

  12. On January 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said,

    I tweeted this post!

    http://twitter.com/LindasLunacy/status/25353215516086272

  13. On January 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    Donna K said,

    I don’t like roots showing.

  14. On January 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    Sheryl w said,

    My hair is its “natural color” grey :) I think roots look trashy but so does over dyed straw. many of these young girls are ruining their hair wiht constant dye jobs

  15. On January 12, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    Donna K said,

    I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/25354305057853440

  16. On January 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    Abigail said,

    I never dye my hair. I’ve thought a few times that it might be neat to have some subtle, burgundy highlights in my dark brown hair, but I prefer natural. I did try some green colored hair gel once….that was fun… 😀

  17. On January 12, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    Sarah G said,

    I can’t imagine the field of work I am in influencing the way I were to color my hair, although i don’t think I’d be too eager to let gray hairs show. I have dark hair with natural red/gold colored highlights and prefer to keep it this way…

  18. On January 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm
    Amy said,

    I have colored my hair since high school. I have always have white / grey hair mingling with the now dark brown. I have decided that I will stop dying my hair and see if it ages me. If so, hello hair color!

  19. On January 12, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    Shana M said,

    I don’t understand having your roots show. Why not just accept and love the color you have?

  20. On January 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    Miriam Bach said,

    If someone has highlights, darker roots may not be so bad. But if it’s an overall lighter color than the roots, definitely not a good idea.

  21. On January 13, 2011 at 5:30 am
    Sarah said,

    I never dyed my hair because of that problem..I hate how it looks when peoples’ roots grow out!

  22. On January 13, 2011 at 11:59 am
    Heather Lundquist said,

    Tweeted this as well as fb shared it :)

    I just colored my hair true red 😀

    /Heather

  23. On January 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    Summer said,

    I don’t dye my hair but I would love to get highlights. My hair color has gotten darker since I’ve had kids. I definitely wouldn’t let gray show if it comes in.

  24. On January 13, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    Summer said,

    I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/summer2mommy/status/25583496579780608

  25. On January 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm
    Erika said,

    I’ve recently stopped dying it and letting it come in the way God intended it to be.

  26. On January 13, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Erika said,

    Re tweeted this comment too

  27. On January 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    Rachel N said,

    I love the look :) Mine are currently grown out and I will probably just leave it like this until the spring and then throw some highlights in.

  28. On January 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    Abigail said,

    I told Twitter! :)

  29. On January 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    mara said,

    i would let my gray hair grow out

  30. On January 13, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    Amanda Jones said,

    A year ago I decided to stop coloring my hair for various reasons. I’ve been going gray since I was 15 years old. I use to color it for vain reasons….I was too young to look older! Now I’m approaching 30 and quite honestly don’t care how old my graying hair makes me look. It’s not like anyone outside the family sees it anyway.
    and with my hair being so long and thick now it would take up to 3 bottles of color just to get that auburn look I use to have. That’s $24 I save every 4-8 weeks.

    Congrats to the winner!

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