Hot Summer 2013 Hairstyle Trend: The Rainbow Ombre (aka Haircolor Dunking)

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We’ve discussed the ombre hair trend in detail before, but little did we know that the trend would go colorful within a year. According to experts and of course, former The Hills star Lauren Conrad, rainbow ombre is where it’s at.

The reason to go rainbow ombre (or haircolor dunking) during the summer months is actually simple: the hair goes a lighter shade, so the idea of dying your hair in tones of pink and purple is much more vibrant. This past week, Lauren Conrad added rainbow tips to her hair.

Lauren Conrad Rainbow Ombre Hair Trend

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Senior Colorist at Cutler57th Street Salon Dallas Walsh commented, “This new rainbow trend is an extension of the ombre looks we’ve been seeing since winter. We’ve had a lot of requests to add shots of color and tipping. Feather extensions were the big craze as we transitioned into summer but now that everyone’s wearing those a fresh way to make your hair pop is to add rainbow tips. The rainbow ombre is a fun, vibrant way to add a pop to your style and will look great on all hair colors.”

We actually agree. While the look won’t work on all hair colors (brunettes may be out of the equation, but not by much if they’re okay with bleached tips), the rainbow ombre is sure to be a conversation starter. If you’re a little apprehensive about sporting the look, Walsh adds, “Have fun with your hair! If you want to try the look out without fully committing, try hair extensions.”

Extensions or not, we’re curious to hear your thoughts on the rainbow ombre trend. Yay or nay?

Charu Suri

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