A Look Back at the Top 5 Hair Trends of 2011

There were a lot of really strong hair trends that emerged in 2011. Some were exciting when they first popped up, and we even indulged in a few (like pink dip dye hair). However, like anything that gets too much exposure, we are now ready for the next new thing. Maybe we just have beauty ADHD. While we're still trying to wrap our heads around what might be big in 2012 (Wet, slick hair? Please...no.) here's a reminder of what we (and Lauren Conrad) did to our heads in 2011. So let's review and then move on.
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There were a lot of really strong hair trends that emerged in 2011. Some were exciting when they first popped up, and we even indulged in a few (like pink dip dye hair). However, like anything that gets too much exposure, we are now ready for the next new thing. Maybe we just have beauty ADHD. While we're still trying to wrap our heads around what might be big in 2012 (Wet, slick hair? Please...no.) here's a reminder of what we (and Lauren Conrad) did to our heads in 2011. So let's review and then move on.
Photo: The Beauty Department

Photo: The Beauty Department

There were a lot of really strong hair trends that emerged in 2011. Some were exciting when they first popped up, and we even indulged in a few (like

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Technicolor Dip Dye: We loved this look and gushed over it frequently, especially when Lauren Conrad did her tasteful yet short-lived baby pink and blue. Then the

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Ombré: The classier sister of the dip dye, it looked so fresh and interesting when early adopters like Drew Barrymore started doing it.

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The Half Up/Half Down: Kate Middleton and Angelina Jolie are responsible for this one. It's a pretty look but maybe we can start taking a stand: Put your hair up or down, not both.

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Complicated Braids That We Couldn't Possibly Replicate at Home: We actually love this trend a lot--it's so gorgeous. The problem is that no one has a chance in hell of ever being able to do any of these styles on their own at home, even with a friend helping. John Barrett's Braid Bar opened this year (for about $40 for a braided style) to fill the void, but it's a bit of an unattainable style unless you have eyes in the back of your head, have an extra hand attached to your elbow, and are double jointed.