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The Best Ombre Hair Colors You Can Totally Pull Off

The ombre hair trend is here to stay. With its easy maintenance and array of variations, this comes as no surprise to this stylist! From high contrast hues to subtle sombres to edgy fashion colors, there is definitely a best ombre hair color for everyone.

Best of Both Worlds

Red and blonde together are a high request in the salon. With this look, a red copper fades down into a soft blonde, giving you the best of both hues.

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Do you look fabulous is reds, oranges and greens? Then this soft red copper fade will look fabulous on you and your light to medium skin tone! Hair that is starting off at a natural or colored light brown to dark blonde is the best starting point for this color.


With red and blonde you always run the risk of pink. Trying a red that is not as bright (think fire engine red) like this red copper and pairing it with a softer blonde instead of platinum helps to avoid the pink hue.

Natural Sombre

The sombre is ombre’s sister that has a softer look then when the trend first started. The natural flow and transition is perfect for those who want to keep their color low maintenance and natural looking.

Natural Sombre HaircolorNatural Sombre Haircolor Side

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones that look great in purples, teals and greens wear this color well. Hair that is a light brown is the perfect base to add the soft lightening of this best ombre hair look.


Wanting to try the ombre hair trend, but you’re a little scared? This is a perfect first step! Make sure to let your stylist know you want a soft look, and remember to bring in pictures so you will both be on the same page.

Ombre Highlights

Soft highlights added just through the ends of the hair give definition to curls and create texture in finer hair types. The bonus is that it looks fabulous too!

Soft Ombre Highlights on Curly Hair

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Any skin tone can add these soft ombre highlights to their current color, while hair that is healthy (at the ends especially) is crutial for achieving this color.


Love this look, but have a different base color than the picture? That’s ok! You can still add these ombre highlights. Red, copper, bronze, brunette and golden hues look great with lighter ends!

A Touch of Caramel

Rich mocha brown blending down into a warm caramel ombre brings fun and easy color maintenance together!  Creating this easy soft flips takes only the flick of a 1¼-inch curling iron or flat iron. Easy peasy!

Rich Mocha Brown Haircolor with Caramel Ombre

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones that look great in warmer colors wear this color combo well. Hair that is fine to medium in texture and straight is the best base for this style


Finer hair needs heat protection to keep it from drying out and breaking. Try a light spray-in heat protection like Kevin Murphy’s Damage Manager. Just mist it in before drying or applying any heat tools.

Soft Golden

Soft sweeping ombre with a honey gold tone looks fabulous with rose gold (colored or natural). Adding more blonde on the longer side of an asymmetric haircut adds extra fun!

Honey Gold Tone Ombre Haircolor

Best Skin Tone ad Hair Type:

Natural redheads, or those of us that should be, look amazing in this color. Hair that is wavy to straight keeps a hold of these soft waves best.


Keeping your blonde on the golden side is best when pairing with this shade of red. If it gets too blonde, have your stylist apply a glaze to give you a golden glow and mega shine!

Face-Brightening Ombre

Adding highlights around your face to flow into your ombre is a great way to brighten up your face and give your base color a softer appearance.

Ombre Haircolor with Highlights FrontOmbre Haircolor with Highlights

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Any skin tone can wear this face framing ombre, while hair that is a light brown or darker is the best starting point for this color combo.


Thinking of going darker with your hair? This is a great color step to take! Darkening your base while keeping blonde at your ends will ease you into darker locks.


This is an example of a classic ombre.  A light brown base fading down into a very light blonde is both beautiful and becoming.

Best Ombre Hair

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones that look great in neutrals and both slightly cool or slightly warm colors wear this amazingly, while hair that is very healthy and strong is needed when lightening the ends to this shade of blonde.


Sometimes colors cannot happen all in one day. If you are starting with dark or colored ends, expect to work towards this color in stages to avoid damaging your hair. Consult your stylist for their recommendations on products (such as deep conditioning treatments) and a coloring schedule.

Slightly and Lightly

Not all ombre colors need to be bold or prominent. This is a perfect example of a slight lightening through the ends to create texture and a soft look. The maintenance is easy and impact is fantastic!

Slight Soft Ombre Haircolor

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Any skin tone or darker hair color can add these lightened ends to their current color, while hair that is on the finer side and has some wave to it will hold this style best.


If you have a darker color on your hair and just want to add a slight punch to your look, this is a great option!  You won’t damage your ends by over-lightening, and you can still touch up your new growth without worrying about it covering it up like traditional highlights.

Red Light

This red faded into copper will stop everyone in their tracks just like a red traffic light!

Red and Copper Ombre Haircolor

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Medium to light skin tones that tend to wear reds, oranges and greens look great in this color, while hair that is starting off in a shade of red or copper is the easiest to achieve this look.


Lightening your ends can really dry them out. Ask your stylist for a recommendation of a deep conditioning treatment that you can use once a week to replenish the moisture and keep them looking great. Try Pravana’s new Nevo Color Enhancer Treatment in copper or gold to give your new look an extra color pop too!

All About That Pop

Forget the bass, check out this blonde! A pop of blonde is brought through the ends of her hair to create a fun and easy to maintain ombre.

Ombre Haircolor with Pop of BlondeOmbre Haircolor with Pop of Blonde Back

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones look fabulous with this pop of blonde ombre, while hair that is starting off at a medium to dark brown creates a beautiful base to compliment the lighter blonde.


Bring a picture (or 10) in to your next hair appointment to make sure that you and your stylist both have the same idea of what you want to achieve. Save them on your phone for easy access!

Violet Vixen

Violet is one of the most requested fashion colors at the salon, and for a very good reason! Not only is it amazing, but it’s becoming more workplace friendly too.

Ombre Haircolor with Violet EndsOmbre Haircolor with Violet Ends Front

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones that look great in violet, burgundy and navy blue wear this color wonderfully, while hair that is medium to dark brown (natural or colored) is a good starting point.


With fashion colors, your hair will have to be prelightened for them to stick. Let your stylist know when you book your appointment so they schedule enough time to complete your look.

High Def Ombre

With this high contrast (dark to light) ombre color, you will draw lots of attention. Braid it, curl it or leave it straight for high impact!

High Contrast Ombre Haircolor with Braid

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Naturally medium to dark skin tones wear this high contrast best, while hair that is starting out at a medium to dark brown naturally makes this an easy color to achieve.


Before you go in for your ends to be lightened, start performing deep conditioning treatments to strengthen them the few weeks beforehand. My favorite product for this is the Pravana NEVO 60 Sec Deep Treatment. Just one minute and your hair will be soft, shiny and stronger!

One of the most sought after hair color trends has so many variations that there is one for everyone! Whether you are a bright and bold, contrasting, bright blonde, super natural or ravishing red fan, there is a best ombre hair look for you to try. So the real question is, what are you waiting for? Grab an appointment with your colorist today!