I am considering the possibility of going ombre.
For me, this would be a huge change, as I am not very adventurous with my hair.
When I was about 11 I decided to have my hair cut short. Occasionally, when styled well and after I had discovered eye make-up, it would look nice. Most of the time, when I had rushed out to school with no make up and fluffy quickly dried or greasy hair, it wasn't so great. Also, because I was only young, sometimes people would think I was a boy, and that is never nice.
It took me years to grow my hair long again and though I may go short again some day, I want to hang on to the length for now. For about the last year I have finally been relatively happy with my hair. But when summer is approaching, you just start thinking about beachy hair don't you?
Blonde is so great for summer, but I like my natural brunette now and so I wouldn't want to go totally blonde. Blonde highlights = been there, done that, it took forever to grow them out and I prefer my hair without. But obmre appeals to me. If I found I hated it, it wouldn't be too hard to fix, right? - I could always have it cut into a bob, which people often say would suit me.
I wouldn't be looking for an obvious dip-line look, I would want it done in a more subtle way. My natural blondish highlights which come out in the summer may help this. I just love the care-free feel that ombre hair evokes.
One of the main things holding me back though, is this;
Can ombre hair work with all styles, for all occasions?
In all the looks I have seen, there is a boho / hippie feel or an alternative grunge feel.
I border on these styles a little, but also often go for basics or dressed up looks with blouses, tailored trousers and shirts.
Would it work with an office look? With a suit jacket?
However, Emma's outfits shown above are quite close to what I wear, and I have straight hair too.
Then there's the fact my boyfriend would probably hate it.
Help me out here guys, what do you think?