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MP! Style Guide: You’ve heard about ombre hair, but what in the world is ‘sombre’ hair?


Ombre hair is literally everywhere, but it’s hard not to cringe a bit when you think back to when the trend first came about. Remember the bad days of ombre, with super dark roots and a hard line where the lighter color began?

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Thankfully, hair geniuses all over the world have perfected the ombre craft and developed something they’ve started calling the ‘sombre.’ It’s a softer ombre, where the dark root color blends much more naturally into the lighter ends with more tones and variation to create a seamless transition.

We’ve found you 5 of the best examples of sombre hair on Instagram for you to take to your hair stylist. You’re welcome.

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Copyright: Instagram @hairby_amberdollface_
Copyright: Instagram @hairby_amberdollface_

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Copyright: Instagram @pomme_salon
Copyright: Instagram @pomme_salon

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Copyright: Instagram @magnoliajanesalon
Copyright: Instagram @magnoliajanesalon

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Copyright: Instagram @jenna.giansanti
Copyright: Instagram @jenna.giansanti

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Copyright: Instagram @enginuysal1
Copyright: Instagram @enginuysal1

Gorgeous, right? And the perfect transition from dark winter hair to light summer hair.


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Written by Jackie Kolgraf

I'm the lead style/beauty writer & U.S. content coordinator here at Maximum Pop!, where I get to combine my love for Louis Tomlinson with his love for Adidas. I hail from Boston, and I'm obsessed with my wiener dog, nail art trends, One Direction, and perfume samples. I believe in daily pizza.

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