She rose to fame as Lady Rose MacClare on Downton Abbey, then affirmed her star power in the coveted role of Cinderella, so you may know actress Lily James best as a beautiful blonde. In real life, however, the star is a natural brunette! After returning to her natural chocolate brown shade, the star has now opted for something more springtime appropriate: an ombré treatment that graduates from dark roots to coppery mid-lengths and sandy ends.
On January 25, Lily visited the set of Extra in Universal City, California, with a blunt curly long bob framing her delicate, square-shaped face. Her unique ombré color giving those soft waves the appearance of even more depth and movement. Want to copy Lily's look? Then you're in right place...
Ombré: still on trend, but with a twist
You probably already know that ombré styles with an obvious gradiant are out! Now, the technique focuses on making the graduation of colors as naturally as possible with the help of hair contouring. For her part, Lily mixes the two looks to create a modern version of the color treatment we all know and love!
The result? The actress' roots are a soft chocolate brown that give way to copper mid-lengths and even lighter ends. The best part about this look as that root touch-ups are practically non-existant!
Messy curls for a shoulder-length bob
We'll just never tire of textured curls and waves that remind us of beach hair! We love the dishevelled, voluminous nature of Lily's cut and think it lends her look a natural, bohemian vibe.
To get the look, start with dry hair and part it in the center. Spray your locks generously with a heat protectant spray and then use a medium-barrel curling iron to curl your hair, working in medium sections throughout. Once the hair is cooled, run your fingers through to loosen the curls and then spray your locks with a mattifying texture spray. Finally, finish with a shine-enhancing hairspray to complete the look.