Hold off on That Salon Appointment, Because Grown-Out Roots Are Officially Trending

Turns out grown out roots are no longer something to be embarrassed about.

Is there anything more annoying than going through hours in the salon chair getting highlights, only for your roots to make an uninvited return just a few weeks later? Thankfully, though, our days of stressing about roots may soon be over, as grown-out roots are quickly becoming a bonafide trend in their own right. Grown-out roots are essentially the new regrowth of hair that comes through as your hair grows, causing a contrast in colour between your natural colour and dyed or highlighted hair.

From soft blended shadow roots to extreme 2 tone looks, these celebs have all been rocking the grown out roots look lately. So, prepare to start seeing your stylist a lot less and check out these ladies for inspiration…

Ombre Effect

Margot Robbie with brunette to blonde hair with grown-out roots
Margot makes contrast roots look effortless. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

With her perfectly blended dirty blonde roots and buttery lengths, Margot Robbie is the perfect example of how grown-out roots can look utterly chic. Plus, it’s a more cost-effective way of colouring your hair without the trappings of having to keep going to get it topped up.

Shadow Roots

singer and actress selena gomez with lob length blonde hair with dark grown out roots
Selena intentionally kept her roots darker when she went platinum recently. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

When Selena Gomez dyed her dark hair platinum blonde, it was her roots that set her look apart. Rather than lightening all of her hair, she decided to embrace her natural colour at the roots.

Shadow roots give the contrast a more seamless look and take away the issue of your hair not matching your brows (you know the struggle, girls!).

Natural Roots

model sophia richie with a blonde lob and grown out roots
Sofia’s grungy roots add a rock’n’roll edge to her California blonde. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Most natural blondes do actually have a certain amount of ‘rooty-ness’ to their colour. So if you want to make your bottle blonde look more realistic, leave an inch or 2 dark to create a more believable result, like Sofia Richie has.

If your natural hair colour creates too much of a contrast, though, you can always ask your stylist to paint a darker blonde shade on your roots so that the transition isn’t so drastic.

2-Tone Colour

actress shailene woodley at the 2018 golden globes with 2 tone brown and blonde grown out roots
Shailene used her 2-tone hair as a way to coordinate with her Golden Globes dress. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Big Little Lies actress Shailene Woodley shows what happens if you allow your roots to grow out to the point where your crown is darker and your lengths are lighter.

To emphasise this contrast even more, she’s also incorporated 2 different textures; slick on top and waves through the ends. It’s basically 2 looks in 1!

Editor’s tip: Even if you’ve decided to embrace your roots, you should still use a colour protect range to stop the rest of your mane fading.

When used together, the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner can keep your colour looking vibrant for up to 40 washes, so it’s well worth it if you want your colour to last.

Extreme Roots

michael jackson's daughter paris jackson with rock chick grown out roots and boho clothes
Paris is such a beauty! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If you’re over the hassle of colouring your hair, or you just want to give your hair a break from the bleach, let your natural colour take over and leave your ends lighter, like Paris Jackson.

After all, people pay a lot of money at the salon to get ombre, so if anyone asks, just tell them that it’s the look you’re going for! 😉

Polished Roots

Kim Kardashian with a silver bob and dark grown out roots
Don’t let roots scare you away from wearing sleek styles. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

When your roots start to come through it’s tempting to hide them with a side parting but Kim is proof that, actually, you shouldn’t be afraid to just let them be.

Plus, Kim is also a reminder than even if you’ve got a darker complexion, holding on to some of your roots can allow you to pull off even ultra-light, silvery shades.

Coloured Roots

model hailey baldwin with her pink hair in a top knot with dark grown out roots
If Hailey says roots are okay, we’re going to have to agree. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

The secret to being able to pull off a quirkier colour, like Hailey Baldwin’s watermelon pink ‘do, is to intentionally start the colour a bit further down. This way, you can wear brighter colours without them washing you out. Trust us, it’s a surefire way to join the It-girl crew!

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