Blonde hair with dark roots is re-trending! Which is a good thing, ’cause let’s face it: Every blonde girl knows there will come a time when your roots will be on display. Some may see dark roots on blonde hair as an issue, but we see it as a stylish way to wear two-toned hair and a way to make a statement with your look.
Getting blonde hair is truly a commitment and sometimes life gets in the way. We’ve all skipped a hair appointment (or two), and believe us when we said its not the end of the world. Lazy girls with blonde hair should rejoice because rooty looks are having a moment! Here, are some ways to pull it off.
1. Glitter Roots
This is a fun look for those that actually want to have lots of fun with the blonde hair dark roots trend. Put your roots on display, and own it with glitter! To achieve, apply mix some glitter and gel in a bowl, and apply to your roots.
2. Voluminous Teased Hair
Let’s say it’s just been a couple of days since your missed hair appointment, and you’re doing everything in your power to hide your roots. There’s definitely a way to go about this without having to worry that when people are looking at you, they’re focused on your rooty issue. Pump up the volume in your hair by styling it with volume that allows you to blend and hide your roots. To help you in the lift department, spray hair with Bed Head by TIGI Full of It Volume Hairspray.
3. Elegant Low Ponytail
Imagine having to attend a function after you skipped out on your root touch-up hair appointment. The ponytail hairstyle always comes to the rescue. Pair your two-toned hair color with a chic low ponytail hairstyle with an elegant twist.
4. Polished Mid-Ponytail
Turn your off-duty mid ponytail hairstyle into something more sleek and polished. If you have super long hair, check out three ways you can update your ponytail. No matter your hair length, though, don’t be afraid to draw attention to your roots with a glossy finish by using a shine serum or gel.
5. Curly and Rooty ’Fro
On most curly hairstyles, blonde hair with dark roots gives off an ombré effect. If you’re looking to hide your roots though, opt for lifting the hair at the roots for volume. This technique not only gives you a big and amazing ‘fro hairstyle, but also blends your color in nicely.
6. Ash Blonde
Wavy and casually beachy, just the way we love it.
7. Blown Out
A sweet blend of chocolate and caramel is upgraded by a smooth blowout.
A light brown ombré gives a dark base more dimension.
Nuanced warm blonde highlights brighten up complexions with yellow undertones.
10. Ashy White
…And by the same token, ash blonde melds perfectly with an ashy brown base. Keep this white vibrancy by washing with Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Reconstructor Conditioner.
11. Criss-Cross Pigtails
Braids flatter a streaky blonde, and this viral look has us reaching for our mirrors (or phoning a friend!).
12. Baby Blonde
This cherubic take on blonde hair/dark roots is subtler, and especially fetching on fairer skintones.
13. Honey Curls
Medium skintones, on the other hand, are flattered by mid-tone golds and honeys.
14. High-Contrast Caramel
This full-on caramel ombré is a surefire way to try out a lighter look with less of the commitment.
15. Golden Honey Lob
Be the queen bee of your hive with a shiny, glossy, sexily highlighted golden blonde.
16. Platinum Ringlets
Another youthful take on ombré features a dark brown root, a golden mid-shaft and white blonde ends—all done up in perfect spirals.
17. Copper Top Knot
Why rock one trend when you can do two with ease? Doing hair up in a trendy half-updo such as a top knot squeezes more mileage out of an ombré.
The stereotypical dirty blonde shade cleans up with a tighter root and cooler-toned streaks.
19. Sunny Blonde
A bright, summer blonde if we ever saw one, from the natural roots to the sunny, sand-dune lengths.
20. Slicked Back
A gelled lob works perfectly with dark roots and blonde hair, highlighting each shade without looking tacky.
One of the most natural ombrés we’ve seen, this look features some subtle smudging past the cheekbone area. Tip: Ask your stylist to backcomb hair before coloring it for a diffused line.
22. Grown-Out and Natural
We kinda dig this deliberately grown-out blonde. The mega-texture plus the baby-light shade add to its overall punch.
23. Blunt Bob
Same goes for this somewhat grungy bob, which takes an extremely rooty situation and spins it into a favorable, pretty-in-punk look.
Yep, this Early Aughts trend is still hanging by a moment, and we can totally get behind it when worn in this more natural version.
A brown-to-blonde ombré can also work on shorter, straighter lengths and still look natural, provided the highlights are thinner and a bit higher.
It’s only logical that the shade of blonde way popular in the ’70s only looks twice as good with an equally groovy hairstyle.
27. Long and Light
Another high-contrast look, fans of the classic ombré will easily fall for this black-to-blonde rendition.
We’re never not loving a versatile, easy-to-maintain brown-blonde!
29. Soft Bob
A whisper-fine bob gets the illusion of more fullness with a wheat-blonde ombré.
A tad subversive, chocolate brown roots look more laid-back with peachy-pink ends that hit right at the collarbone.
A platinum pixie gets a grungier effect when its black roots are left exposed just a tad.
32. White Braids
Slay like a modern-day queen of dragons with a white-hot jumbo French braid (that shows your earthier roots). Prevent damage in these super lightened strands by using an intensive hair mask. Nexxus Humectress Moisture Restoring Masque works to bring moisture back to strands and treat chemically-damaged hair.
33. Textured Lob
Skater-chic, if there ever was such—from the grungy texture to the exposed roots.
34. Rope Twists
Natural hair in protective rope twists can also play with a black-to-blonde ombré.
35. French Girl
Everything about this sexy, dark brown-to-ash-blonde look screams chic seductress.
36. Side Spiral
A side-swept look with a quiet ombré is low-maintenance and easily flattering.
37. Center Part
Another throwback look we love? The sleek center parts of the Noughties, which surprisingly work well with a high-contrast color.
38. Smooth Curls
Diffuse that hairline via a zigzag part for more oomph.
39. Full Pixie
Satisfy your pixie and undercut cravings in one look, and keep the roots peeking out a bit to give your scalp a reprieve from that bleach.
A straight, perfectly blown-out finish is the best foil for an already impeccable ombré.
41. Long and Grown-Out
Naturalistas, rejoice: This very rooty (and semi-staticky) take is bringing us back to our simple college years.
…And so do these bright caramel highlights, which seem to nestle into a straight, espresso-brown base just right.
There’s something so cheerfully L.A. about a nutty base and washed-out pink ends (or maybe it’s those literal rose-colored glasses?).
…And then we go up further north, with this so very Pacific Northwest hairstyle. Featured here: a decidedly more understated texture and a starker, grungier, oh-so-Seatlle ombré. #pnwlife
45. Loose Bob
Or: What growing out a blonde bob should look like, if only we were all this self-aware.
Highlights, lowlights, grown-in roots plus a 3C/4A texture—yet it all works. Give your curls the boost they need with a pump of mousse. We love Dove Curls Defining Mousse for adding definition without leaving a crunchy finish.
47. Perfect Bun
A super-correct topknot is ideal when you want to show off the nuances in your blonde (but also want to skip a wash or two).
Bored of a traditional ombré? We hear you—and so does this clever take on the trend, which, gasps, goes for a vertical gradient. #mindblown
49. Loose Waves
Beautifully on-point, whether you’re dolled up in Sunday’s best or are totes in the Netflix and chill zone.
50. Lazy Waves
Let your hair air-dry naturally to urge in those second day bends.
One for the books is the drippy ombré—which features blonde hair with dark roots, in a messy, low-key wave—has been everyone’s go-to for the past half decade.
52. Chunky Bob
Cut hair to jaw length, and style with a flat iron to get that rich-girl kink in your lengths.
53. Tight Highlights
Take your streaks up higher, particularly near the hairline, if you want a blonder look.
As natural as a rooty, caramel-highlighted look can get.