Forget Bad Hombres: Here Are the Best Ombrés

Nasty women and non-nasty women alike will appreciate these great hair looks

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On Wednesday night, during the final presidential debate, Donald Trump was at the ready with his predictably divisive rhetoric. However, even he surely couldn’t have predicted the internet maelstrom he would inspire only 30 minutes into the last debate upon uttering two simple words. No, we’re not talking about that “nasty woman” comment (although we are here for the Janet Jackson GIF revival currently taking place on Tumblr), we’re talking about the phrase “bad hombre,” which spawned a million memes — though our minds (and those of beauty editors everywhere) went immediately to that oft-maligned and frequently misused hair trend, bad ombré.

To put that Trump quote in context, when asked about his stance on immigration, the Republican nominee said, “We’re going to secure the border, and once the border is secured at a later date, we’ll make a determination as to the rest. But we have some bad hombres here and we’re going to get them out.” Of course, thousands immediately logged on to their social media accounts to not only mock Trump’s particular choice in words, but to also share their own experiences of being personally victimized by bad ombrés. Even Kate Beckinsale poked fun at herself, sharing a meme where her hair was on the “bad ombré” list (fortuntaely, she’s sense gotten it out).

Wherever you stand on this particular hairstyle issue, it’s hard to argue that America wouldn’t be better off if we had a few less bad dye jobs inflicted upon our female citizens, and a few more dreamy dip-dyes to go around.

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But while everyone’s focusing on all the negative out there, why not give yourself a little attitude adjustment and focus on the positive — courtesy of some truly flawless examples of this dye job. Here’s just a few of our favorites:

Lily Aldridge

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Her colorist Tracey Cunningham says the model’s brown-to-blonde fade is her most requested style.

Khloé Kardashian

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Another Cunningham classic.

Olivia Wilde


The perfect no-fuss look for a busy mom of two.

Jojo Fletcher

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And, of course, this Bachelorette has a blonde fade that could break a man’s heart.

In the end, this really all serves as a perfect reminder that when they go low, we go high(lights).

What do you think of these good ombres? Which is your favorite? Sound off below!

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