Beauty Crush: Leighton Meester's Hair Color

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We were about to declare the ombre hair trend officially over (Drew Barrymore, Jessica Biel and Lauren Conrad have all ditched the look recently), when Leighton Meester showed up at the launch of the new Vera Wang Lovestruck fragrance (she's the face of the perfume) in London on Thursday looking totally gorgeous with dark roots that gradually faded to honey-colored ends.

Unlike last year's extreme high-contrast ombre trend (think Alexa Chung), Meester's hair color looks naturally grown-out and sun-kissed. It also works because her hair is so shiny and healthy (over-bleached ends tend to appear dull and ratty).

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If you're starting with light brown or blonde hair you can attempt this look yourself (either with an at home color kit or a product like John Frieda Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray). Click here for a step-by-step tutorial.