It’s official: dark roots on blonde hair are back. After 12 months of on-off salon closures, what started as a trend out of necessity has turned into a low-maintenance look that Instagram loves. Your clients may be able to get their regrowth touched-up once again, but we’re hearing more blondes than ever request a smudge of darkness through the crown.
And it’s easy to see why they’re hooked. While freshly-colored roots look flawless, a touch of root shading can add dimension, while making locks look lived-in and effortless. Here, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about creating dark roots on blonde hair – including three techniques for easy, dreamy rooted blonde application.