A little while ago, Jenn informed me about a stupid teen trend of leaving strategic spots un-sunscreened in order to get intentional sunburns in cool shapes. This meant that my accidental white glove sunburn made me not only accidentally ridiculous, but also accidentally trendy.
Well, internet, I have done it again. Which is to say that yet again, I have tripped over my own metaphorical feet and landed in another big pile of stupid trendiness.
Are you aware of the ombre hair trend? This is where people dye their hair so that it goes from darkest near the roots to lightest at the tips. Like so:
This is a particularly egregious example. In many cases, it ends up looking like the woman just didn't get around to getting her roots done for a year or two. I think it mostly looks pretty stupid.
You see where this is going, don't you?
I spend a few hours per week outside on walk/runs with my neighbor Stephanie and friend Michelle. In order to prevent sunburn and keep my hair from being in my face, I wear a baseball-style running hat. I put my hair in a ponytail or half-bun sticking out the back.
The part that sticks out of the hat got highlighted by the sun. The rest didn't. I have accidental stupid ombre hair.
If you're thinking based on that picture, it doesn't even look like a person could tell, please note that my hair stylist noticed on her own and thought I'd intentionally dyed it myself.
I suppose I could render this moot by giving in to the increasing presence of grays and just highlighting all of it. I just haven't been great in the past about maintaining highlights, so I'd probably just end up with a much more expensive version of the ridiculous dark roots that I currently have.
At least my stupid trendy sunburn is already gone. Until next time. One assumes.