Can you get with it? Or do you hate it?
First there was SJP/Carrie, who rocked the grown-out roots for a few seasons:
Then these more dramatic versions began popping up, on Alexa Chung and others:
On my dream girl Lou Dillion in 2007:
And recently, looking less "oops haven't been to the salon in awhile", more dip-dyed:
(from top, refinery 29, the sartorialist)
I'm considering doing the fade, but I'd rather it look like I spent 4 months swimming in the Mediterranean sun and haven't bothered with it into the winter. When I was younger, the summers would bleach my hair to a golden hue, and I remember the fascinated pride with which I bore my summer ends as my winter roots came in; the golden ends seemed a comforting presence, a representation of the summer that had passed into darkness, soon to return.