Elise Neal has been seen sporting a rather unique hairstyle lately, and the jury is out on whether it’s fashion-forward or just plain frumpy.

Elise Neal hairstylesTo start, Elise Neal has a gorgeous face. She looks young, modern and has a complexion to die for. Her face shape is oval, so she can pull off virtually any style with ease. Her actual hairstyle in this photo is nice—it’s loose, it’s wavy and it looks effortlessly chic. But, the cut is not what we are critiquing. It’s that crazy hair color job! It gives a whole new meaning to growing out your roots.

While the “grown out roots” look is very popular and can actually look really good, there needs to be some sort of graduation of color. Elise has a harsh line where her natural black hair meets the caramel shade—not the smoothest of transitions.

On the other hand, this color effect says—yes my roots are growing out, so what? It’s hard work looking perfect all the time, so why don’t we just relax when it comes to our roots?

In any case, Elise still looks polished overall, even with her strange color technique. What’s your verdict on Elise Neal’s hair—is she a trendsetter, or just plain tardy when it comes to root regrowth?

To see how you'd look with the hairstyle pictured in this blog, click on the above image to try the virtual hairstyle with your own photo!