It’s a big topic of conversation in salons lately: Is ombre hair color over, or on its way out? The reigning answer seems to be that while people might be a little tired of the trendy, omnipresent term “ombre,” they’re definitely NOT over the idea of golden highlights that gradually fade into darker roots. What’s not to love about a look that’s so low-maintenance—especially for those of us not eager to return to the days of booking a touch-up every time our dark roots start showing?

However people want to rename ombre color now—subtle balayage, blonder-at-the-ends highlights, “sombre” (subtle ombre)—Sarah Jessica Parker serves as a reminder of how glorious and flattering light-to-dark can be. And let’s face it, if SJP is doing something, it’s cool.

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I think this is the perfect ombre right now, with the bright-blond pops at the ends and the strategic face-brightening streaks. But no more harsh color change halfway up the strands, or half-and-half effect. Do you agree?

Are you ladies still loving ombre hair color? Will you ever get over this trend, or do you think it’s a new classic that’ll stick around forever?

I also love SJP’s sleek center-parted blowout. I am experiencing an urge to find my comb and move my part, like, now.