Blonde hair and dark roots: 4 reasons why this Rita Ora-approved colour trend will be everywhere this year

Blonde hair and dark roots is the surprising new colour combination we love!  

Are you looking for a low-maintenance colour trend that is not only loved by all the cool Instagram girls but has recently become the ‘It’ hair colour with celebrities? Of course you are. In which case look no further than the blonde hair and dark roots colour combination.

From shadow roots to Nirvana hair, the grown out colour trend is all that everyone is wearing right now. Not convinced? Here are our top reasons why blonde hair with dark roots is the perfect style you need to be wearing this year.

Blonde hair and dark roots: The colour trend you need to know about

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Rita’s bombshell blonde hue took a dark turn. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. It’s A-list seal of approval

So many A-list stars are already wearing the trend, which means we all will be at some point. From Rita Ora (AKA princess of platinum blonde hues – after Queen Gwen Stefani, of course) even wore her blonde hair with dark roots on the red carpet.

It’s not just Rita who is a huge fan, however, as Selena Gomez erased all signs of her dark tresses and went for a platinum blonde shade at the end of 2017. And if that wasn’t enough to break the internet, she also kept her roots a golden brown shade which later became dubbed ‘Nirvana hair’!

TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Always remember that, when colouring your tresses, you will need to use a wash and care system formulated specifically with coloured hair in mind.

We love the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner for maintaining our colour vibrancy for longer, ensuring our chosen hues are always looking on-point.

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Picture perfect tresses. Credit:

2. It’s the ultimate low maintenance style

There is no denying that booking and attending root touch-up appointments can be a tedious task to tick off each month. But you don’t have to be a slave to maintenance! Perhaps the best reason to try the blonde hair and dark roots is that you can actually afford to skip a few appointments and allow your roots to grow out – gasp!

While some of the latest hair colour trends can be a tad high-maintenance (we’re looking at you opal and geode hair) this colour trend has far more flexibility and is ideal for any ladies out there who like a more relaxed, carefree style. Credit: @sheidafashionista

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Straight and sleek for Ashley. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. You can fake the trend

If you just can’t bear the thought of missing your hair appointment, fret not, as you too can rock the blonde hair with dark roots trend with a simple (but very effective) styling hack.

Apply a little gel along the roots of your hair for a darker finish that will instantly make the blonde lengths of your hair appear brighter and lighter. Zero hassle and zero commitment – you can thank us later!

Editor’s tip: For all-day frizz control and ultimate hold with no sticky residue, we suggest using the VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray when creating this look. 

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Blonde hair with dark roots is taking over our social feeds. Credit:

4. Less colouring = less damage

Those looking to cut back on the amount of damage they cause to their hair will love this colour combo.

If you’re tired of bleaching your hair to achieve the perfect Pinterest-worthy blonde, spacing out your colour appointments will help to reduce the amount of damage you cause to your strands as you won’t be continuously adding bleach onto your roots. Credit: @nycadventuress

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