What do celebrities like Jessica Biel, Ashlee Simpson and Drew Barrymore and have in common?

The answer- Ombre hair! For those who don’t have a clue what we are talking about, it means hair that has exaggerated, dark roots that gradually fade to lighter, more highlighted ends. According to About.com, Ombre is French for “shaded,” or “shading.”

Many hairstylists recommend this trendy look for those who are looking for a low-maintenance style. After all, you won’t have to touch up your roots as frequently because the top part of the hair is supposed to be darker than the rest.

Ombre hair can be done in many shades and colors. Ashlee Simpson, for instance, sported the look with jet black roots with the color eventually fading to a medium brown. Cameraon Diaz took the opposite approach with dark, golden blonde roots and a more vibrant blonde at the tips.

With this look, you either love it or leave it. Those who love it tend to favor the low-maintenance, no fuss vibe it has to offer, as well as the fact that the look is easy to achieve for all hair colors.

Those who hate it see the look as sloppy and unpolished, like you didn’t have time to dye your roots or let your highlights grow out for too long.

If you are thinking about trying the Ombre look, Hellobeautiful.com offers a few helpful tips before taking the plunge. For starters, think about your profession and confidence levels. The bold look may draw attention, so if you prefer to stay out of the limelight, this look may not be for you.

Secondly, pick tones that work well with your complexion and wardrobe, keeping colors season-appropriate. Lastly, if you have previously colored hair, it might be a good idea to ask a stylist to do create the look to eliminate the possibility of a bad outcome.

What do you think about Ombre hair? Love it or leave it?