Lily Allen Dyes Her Hair Red, Making Her the Latest to Join the 'Dark Roots, Bright Ends' Club

05/30/2014 at 01:40 PM ET

We like to consider ourselves open-minded when it comes to bold celebrity hair moves. But one of the latest mane trends taking over Hollywood really has us scratching our heads. So we’re bringing it to the table to discuss.

Lily Allen just dyed her hair a flame-red color, but rather than go for a whole hue change, the singer kept her brunette roots and bangs, going scarlet from mid-scalp down. She’s no stranger to the whole two-tone hair trend (just a few weeks ago she was black-and-orange), but it seems like the whole dark-roots-bright-color combo is gaining traction.

Lily Allen red hair, Katy Perry green hair, Kylie Jenner blue hair Rotello/Rex/Startraks; Randy Holmes/ABC/Getty; Bryan Steffy/Billboard Awards 2014/Getty


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In April, Katy Perry dyed her hair “slime green,” but also kept her roots and bangs dark. “I’ve wanted to go slime green for a long time. It’s springtime and I think it’s time to freshen up my look,” she said at the time. “I’m really excited about slime green, but I hope my hair doesn’t fall out.”

And of course, Kylie Jenner has sported blue tresses for a while now, debunking our theories that it was a wash-out situation. (We just hope she doesn’t look back at Kim’s wedding day photos with any regrets.)


Maybe the dark roots thing is a nod to the ’90s (and they’re back in a big way), but we have to ask: Would you try the trend? Whose style do you like best? Sound off below!

–Brittany Talarico

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Marisa Beatriz on

They all look terrible.

Melissa on

I don’t much care for Lily’s or Katie hair. I do, however like Kylie’s because they dyed the top to contrast with the blue and i think it’s pretty. Just my opinion :)

kim on

Dear Lord, I hope this trend dies out quickly because it is horrible. No one looks good like this.

clary on

ummmm I think that they all look pretty

El on

Hideous.

Jay on

How in the world does a 16-year-old end up looking like a 40+-year-old hooker?

chloe on

Only Katy Purry can rock it. Her hair looks cool any color.

rEE l on

Blue and green fingernails that look like a week old corpse, pink eye makeup that looks like an infection, now hair that looks like My Little Pony. This too shall pass, hopefully before every tubby little 14 yo is doing it.

Julesy on

Sorry, but Lily Allen looks like Bozo the clown.

Gale on

Lily Allen dyed her hair? Oh my God whatever shall we do? Really? Who the heck cares?

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