We’ve seen so many hair trends come and go, and we’ve loved them all! Right from unicorn hair, to salmon sushi Hair, cereal coloured hair and rainbow bangs, these hair trends just get more and more magical, as well as gorgeous. What’s recently caught our attention is an all-new hair trend, Shadow Roots. What we love about this new hair trend is that it’s a great way to take your hairstyle up a notch with colour, without being too out there.

Looking to know more about this gorgeous new hair trend? Read on.

So, what exactly are shadow roots?

This new hair trend, shadow roots, is a trend that acknowledges the fact that roots are a natural part of growing out your hair, and so, there’s no better way to embrace them, than to incorporate them into your look. This hair trend calls for either your roots to be dyed a different colour from your hair, or your natural hair colour is allowed to be the star of the show, i.e. no touch ups.

Shadow Roots Hair Trend

Stylist Chris Weber keeps the roots a shade darker than the rest of the hair so that they won’t appear too jarring (as seen on the purple roots above.)

To be honest, this hair trend isn’t all that that knew. Popular celebs like Katy Perry have been seen sporting this look on a number of occasions. For example, she always seems to be donning brightly coloured hair, while showing off her dark roots. (You can read our full story here.) And because celebs seemed to love this trend, it caught everyone’s attention.

We love that this hair trend can be tried out by anyone and everyone, as your skin colour doesn’t really matter here. All you need to do is dye your hair a colour that suits your skin tone, and then let it grow out! Getting shadow roots is that easy. If you don’t want to wait till your hair begins to grow, dye your hair normally, and simply leave our roots, and you’ll be good to go.

Shadow Roots Hair Trend Look

However, these aren’t the only options you have. If you’re feeling lazy, or have thick hair, and don’t want to make the effort to dye all of your hair, just go ahead and colour the roots a different colour from your natural hair, like Katy’s as seen above.

There’s one thing you should keep in mind before getting shadow roots—whether you like it or not, your hair’s going to grow out, and you may be left with locks that are half your natural hair colour, and half another colour.

Looking for some inspiration? Here are some shadow roots colour-combos and styles you could try out:

1. Platinum blonde

If you’ve got hair that’s naturally dark, you could try dying your hair platinum blonde, while leaving out your roots. Platinum blonde looks good on just about anyone, and also contrasts really well with dark colours.

2. Rainbow hues

For rainbow hues, you’ll need to first bleach your hair. After you’ve done this, you could go crazy and dye your roots with colours such as red, blue, green, purple, and more. Rainbow hues are a great combination of two gorgeous trends: unicorn hair, and shadow roots.

3. Caramel roots

If you’re looking for something that’s subtle, caramel roots are the way to go. Caramel looks good with almost every hair colour out there (besides caramel itself, obviously), and so, will amp up your hairstyle, all while being as elegant as ever.

Do note that you can be as creative as you want with this look. You could go with red hair and green roots, or blue hair and pink roots—the choice is yours.

If you are planning to try this trend care for your hair post colouring by opting for the Dove Colour Care Range.

Image Credits: Behind the Hair, Glamour Mag