Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Shelley Rossetter, Kameel Stanley, Keeley Sheehan & Keyonna Summers

Dark roots: Class or trash?

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February

Gwyneth_paltrow2Isn't it funny how one person's fashion faux pas can become a symbol of another person's fashion-forwardness?

According to InStyle's "New Style Rules," it is no longer unacceptable to have roots darker than the rest of your hair. Which is amusing considering there have been hoardes of women scorned for their fried-out '80s bleached blond hair and black roots. But when Gwyneth Paltrow decides to let her part go a bit darker than the rest of her locks, BAM, we've got ourselves a new definition of hipness. "Imperfection can be cool," InStyle gurus say.

I'm not sure what to think about this. I have virgin hair, according to my hairstylist sister, because I've never dyed or even highlighted it (which will change, perhaps soon, if I keep finding sneaky white strands on my scalp, not that I'm freaking out about that or anything because I'm not even 30 yet and maybe my head didn't get the memo...but, ahem, sorry, we'll leave that one for another time.) Gwyneth is a beautiful goddess, so pretty much anything and everything looks good on her. And she is careful not to let the roots go too many shades lighter than the rest of her hair, lest she risk looking like her scarier BFF.

But can a non-celeb really pull off this look without people wondering whether she fell behind on her salon appointments? Or are dark roots the perfect recessionista solution, one that lets you stretch out your hair budget in the name of all that is trendy and perfectly imperfect?

~ Deal Diva Colleen

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:13pm]

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