We've all been there. Just days before your hair appointment, you have absolutely no idea which new hairstyle you want to walk out of the salon with. Everything from bangs and highlights to pixie cuts seem appealing, so you head to the internet for the final answer. And it's there that you spot pretty photos of ombré, the highlighted hair trend that seems to look good on everyone. It's the more chill take on highlights that requires little upkeep, and the results are always Instagram-worthy. Since the technique doesn't start from your scalp, when it's done right, you can be back in the salon a year later and still not need a touch-up.
So you want in—but now, where should you start? There are a plethora of hair colors out there, and if you have dark hair like moi, you came to the right place. Dark hair is the ultimate canvas for any first (or repeat) ombré dye. It literally goes with everything. So the next time you head to the salon, opt for one of these dyes to take you into fall and beyond. (And if you have blonde hair, don't worry—we have inspo for you here.)