If ever there was a time to embrace grown-out roots, it’s now. The reality remains that for those who color their hair, the frequency with which you’ll be able to make it to the hair salon, if at all, is totally unpredictable. So instead of relying on touch-ups, why not embrace your natural roots? After all, for years, stars of the runway and Hollywood alike have offered an abundance of prescient “quarantine-proof” dye job inspiration.
For extra longevity in lockdown, it doesn’t get more laid-back than a sun-kissed ombré, as evidenced by the likes of Issa Rae, whose raven roots punctuate her cloud of tight auburn coils; and Gisele Bündchen, with soft blonde babylights enhancing her tousled chestnut waves. Also eternal fans of the lived-in, multi-shade gradient look by way of balayage are Ciara, Chrissy Teigen, and Blake Lively with ribbons of golden blonde seamlessly blended into their brunette lengths. For more contrast, consider the bolder two-toned effect, with just an inch or two of inky roots, favored by Kim Kardashian West when she dabbles into fantasy colors, such as silver or crimson. Or, for a more rock ‘n’ roll feel, make like Dua Lipa who not only rocks jet-black grown-out roots against her peroxide platinum tresses, but throws in matching midnight lowlights in the back a la Debbie Harry. And with many sporting gray roots in quarantine, leave it to Gwyneth Paltrow to showcase the fruits of letting a little silver show.