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