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Visible roots vs. one uniform blonde color

Hair professionals argue that colored hair looks the most natural when the roots are visible – but do you agree? Let's compare the two so you can decide which team you're on.

Blonde hair with visible roots

The hairstyle: Dark roots on very light blonde hair (think polar blonde) can be a very bold look. However, if the blonde shade is more golden – or almost light brown - visible roots are not as shocking and tend to blend into the overall hair color very well.

The style: During the grunge era, dark visible roots on blonde hair was very in – they usually measured anywhere between 1 and 3 centimeters. Today ombré and sombré hair is a modern way to show off your roots, and the stark contrast between the top of your head and the bottom is considered fashionable.

What the editors say: Dark visible roots aren't everyone's cup of tea. However, the fact that they're currently stylish is making it a whole lot easier for people to embrace (and deal with) those in-between periods when they have to wait to get their hair recolored.

One uniform blonde color

The hairstyle: A uniform blonde hair color is one color that is the same from the roots to the ends. It can be any shade of blonde - platinum, golden, honey, ash blonde...

The style: When hair is dyed one color it draws more attention to the cut itself, so it's important to book an appointment with your hairdresser and get rid of any split ends.

What the editors say: When your locks are dyed a uniform blonde color with no dark roots in sight, it's easy to tell that the shade isn't natural – but that's okay! You won't look like you're wearing a wig (despite what some people like to think) and it's fairly easy to maintain with all of the color protecting products that exist today.

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