Over Ombré? This hair technique is going to be your new favourite 3 years ago

Over Ombré? This hair technique is going to be your new favourite

Ombré hair, dark at the roots and gradually lighter towards the bottom, has been a popular hair request in recent times.

However, if you're in the mood for something a little different, check out ombré’s little sister, saturn.

The idea with saturn (coming from the rings of the planet Saturn) is that it is lighter from the roots until midway down the length of your hair, where it turns darker.

Check it out below, where Karine's technique was featured on the Instagram account of Creative Head magazine.

The trend was pioneered by hair stylist Karine Jackson, who is based in the UK.

Chatting to Refinery 29, she explained the inspiration behind this achingly cool look.

"We did something very striking here, but we tone it down in the salon — we use one or two shades lighter [than your base shade], which gives a subtle little feature to straight hair” said Jackson.

There’s one basic rule though if you’re planning on giving the trend a go.

Jackson says that this trend doesn’t work the other way around so avoid starting with dark roots and going light.

This, she says, runs the risk of “ a home dye gone wrong”.