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The 33 Hottest Ombre Hair Color Ideas You’ll Ever See

Ombre remains one of the hottest hair color trends not only because it has so many different options, but because it can be ridiculously low maintenance. The variety of this trend can be seen in every magazine and on nearly every runway.

Go bold, soft, colorful or natural with endless color choices. An ombre hair color is a great way to rock a low maintenance look that doesn’t sacrifice style. Let’s count them down!

  • Black Cherry

    black cherry ombre hair color

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    Q&A with style creator, Christa Kirby
    Hairstylist at Vanity Salon in Plymouth, MI


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a black cherry ombré. I love how the rich, dark brown melts into vibrant red tones.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    I used Redken hair color to achieve this look. When coloring reds, I love to use two different tones to show the dimension between cool and warm reds.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    If you love dark hair with some jazz, this would be the color for you! Long hair is the biggest canvas for a beautiful ombré, but with some altering, short hair would be gorgeous with this color combo as well.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    Ombré hair color is a great low maintenance option. This client in particular actually has lighter hair than the chocolate brown color on top, so maintenance would be a routine eight to six weeks root touch-up, along with a red refresh on the ends if desired.

    To maintain red hair, I love Pureology’s product line called Reviving Red. It will keep your reds red!

  • Mermaid Vibes

    Q&A with style creator, Krista Amira
    Freelance Master Stylist in New York, NY


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    I would definitely describe this look by putting it in the realm of “mermaid vibes”. It has a beachy, seafoam-y aura and is great not only in spring and summer, but it brightens up the dreary winter days as well. Winter is when we took this client’s hair from virgin brown to this lovely shade!

    My favorite thing about it is how unique it is. I try to use several similar shades on all my fashion color balayage clients to create dimension. It makes the color fade more fun!

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    For this look I used Arctic Fox hair color in Iris green and Neverland. I also added a touch of Aquamarine to Arctic Fox Sterling. For her style, I rough dried the hair and spritzed it Davines Salt Spray for a beachy finish.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    I would stick with fair skin tones or skin tones that have a bit of underlying pink. The green and the warmth balance each other out beautifully. I also suggest this look for finer textured hair that has a bit of a beachy wave already and is between a level 4-7 naturally.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    I always implore my clients to purchase the color I used on them and mix it with a nice leave-in conditioner. That way when they wash, it puts back a touch of the color that faded from the wash. I also highly recommend Overtone Conditioner for color upkeep. The style is easy to maintain (depending on the hair type) and can be air dried and finished with a beach spray to achieve the look.

  • Multi-dimensional Soft Brown

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    Q&A with style creator, Francesca Kane
    Master Hair Stylist @ The Colour Parlor in Wildomar, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a multi-dimensional soft brown ombré. My favorite thing about it is the soft gradual lightening of the overall look.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    Colorwise, I recommend a medium natural brown by Paul Mitchell XG for roots and mid shaft, Lightener by Paul Mitchell and a Paul Mitchell Shines for toner. I used Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum cocktailed with their Neon Line Sugar Cream while wet. I blow dried with a large round brush and curled with a 1 1/4-inch curling iron.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    I would say anyone in the olive and tan skin tones and any hair type can achieve and pull off this look with the right styling products.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    Stay within three level shades from the base color. To maintain, I would say to use a color safe/treated shampoo and conditioner and to come in every so often for a refresh toner for shine and fading.

  • Blue Ombré

    Blue ombre hair color

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    Q&A with style creator, Kristina Dunn
    Hairstylist @ Raven & Sage Collective in San Diego, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a blue ombré. My favorite thing about this look is that it you still get the depth of her natural color at the roots, but that super fun pop of color on the ends.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    Before blow drying I recommend using Kevin Murphy’s Staying.Alive. It is a leave-in spray that protects and smooths the hair. After drying, use Design.Me’s product called Puff.Me for volume and to give texture to the waves.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    I think any skin tone or hair texture could pull off this look. This look is great for straight hair and would look equally as awesome on curly hair.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    Fashion colors always need to be washed with cold water and washed as minimally as possible if you’re wanting the color to last. A dry shampoo like Sebastian’s Dry Clean Only is great for in between washes.

    I used a 1.25-inch curling wand to create these curls, then ran my fingers through the hair to loosen them up.

  • Sexy & Care Free

    sexy care free ombre

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    Q&A with style creator, Danielle Badger
    Hair Designer @ This or Die Salon in Los Angeles, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a natural, sexy, care-free ombre. I love this look because it is so easy to achieve. When you wear it sleek and straight it’s sassy and sophisticated. If you curl it, it becomes beach-like with more of a seductive look.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    I only use a product line called Surface. It is a high performance, salon-exclusive haircare and skincare line that respects personal health and the earth. For this look, I round brushed the hair and used the Awakening Thickening Creme. Then I curled the hair with a 1-inch curling iron and spraying it with Swirl. Surface is all about having a quality and natural performance. It actually achieves its goals which is why I love using it! It’s easy and it actually improves the hair.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    The great part about a balayage/ombre appearance is that it is a natural look. It’s all about a sun kissed style that gives it the natural beach look. It’s about customizing it for the client. Many different tones can work with this technique, from a natural look to a more of an experimental and edgy fashion.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    Always learn from other stylists because it is an art and it’s always evolving. Balayage is pricey because if it is something that is done right, it will last a long time and the look will fade out naturally. 

  • Intense Pink Ombré

    Intense pink ombre hair color

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    Q&A with style creator, Yvette Contreras
    Hairstylist @ The Hair Studio by KC in San Jacinto, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is an intense pink ombré. I wanted a layout that gave the illusion that my client’s hair was fuller. My favorite part of the look is the contrast of her natural base up against the pink.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    I lightened her hair with Blondor powdered lightener with 30 vol. developer and added drops of My Amazing Repair And Shine. For the pink, I used Rusk Pink with Demi developer and added My Amazing Repair and Shine drops again.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    My client actually has a natural tanned skin tone, and I think the colors together complimented her a lot. That being said, this look is actually very diverse. If it was on someone with a lighter complexion, I would probably bring the ombré up higher up around the face.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    To keep this look vibrant, use cooler water when washing and professional hair care products! Your touch ups would be every three to five weeks.

  • Fiery Ombré

    fiery ombre hair color

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    Q&A with style creator, Leila Vance
    Hairstylist @ Kokopelli Salon and Spa in Vancouver, British Columbia


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a “fiery ombre” with the vibrant bright red being my favorite aspect.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    The products I used to obtain the color were a mix of Schwarzkopf colors, and for the styling I used Unite. More specifically, I used a combination of Unite’s Laser Straight Elixir, Smoothing Cream, and Argon Oil. After styling with a large barrel wand, I finished it off with flossing spray and hairspray.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    Luckily, red is one of those colors that goes with every skin tone and hair type, you just have to fine the right shade. For this look specifically, it works best with medium (past the shoulders) hair or long hair because of how many colors were used.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    For recreating the color, I started by lightening the mids to ends then melted three shades of red, starting with a deep dark red at the root and melting down into the brightest lighter red, then going in and adding the gold into the bottoms. Using a color-safe shampoo and conditioner combo, heat protecting products, and lower heat settings will all aid in maintaining the bright colors. Using cooler water when washing will help the colors not bleed into each other.

  • Peacock Tail

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    Q&A with style creator, Ania Wazny
    Hairstylist in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This ombre is bold and beautiful like a peacock tail. Gorgeous!

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    For stylists trying to achieve this look, I would recommend using Schwarzkopf BlondeMe lightener, and for the fashion colors I recommend Pravana. I also use Brazilian Bond Builder in all my formulas to maintain the integrity of the hair.

    I use Schwarzkopf Split End Mender on all my clients to create a smooth look and for volume I love Sebastian Professional Volupt Spray. It never fails!

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    I feel that anyone can pull this look off. It has more to do with personality! You have to be an expressive person to carry this look with confidence. You also have to be willing to maintain this color every four weeks to keep it looking fresh.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    Aside from using a professional sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner, the most important thing to do is not to wash your hair too often and when you do, use cold water. As unpleasant as it sounds, the cold water keeps the hair cuticle sealed and prevents the color from washing out and fading. I find my clients who follow this advice have the most success with maintaining the color.

  • Chrome Melt

    Chrome melt ombre hair color

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    Q&A with style creator, Carla Alejandra
    Hairstylist @ bubble pop electric salon in San Francisco, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a chrome melt! The color was done in two sessions because, ultimately, I love happy and healthy hair. I absolutely love how I was able to kick out the warmth while maintaining the level of lightness on the ends, especially considering how dark of a level his hair was to begin with.

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    I used Olaplex in the lightener, which is a must for me. I always strive to keep the hair’s integrity as healthy as possible. I toned the hair with a combination of Redkin shades EQ 09B/09P and Goldwell 5A.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    I personally feel that anyone can pull off silver hair. Just like a lot of the wild fashion colors you see out there, it comes with an attitude! If you have the confidence to rock it and a will to maintain it, go for it!!

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    Similar to my bleach and tone clients, if you want to maintain the look, coming back every four to five weeks is what I suggest. Always use a bond builder to protect the hair and keep up with healthy trims. One of the beauties of the ombré and balayage melts is that they grow out nicely if you can’t come in to touch it up. I suggest home care like Olaplex No. 3 with a custom Pravana mix added into it or Overtone (a color creme conditioner) used weekly to maintain the silver.

  • Soft Copper Ombré

    Soft copper ombre hair color

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    Style by Kelly Nord
    Hairstylist @ Salon Trendé in Waconia, MN


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a soft red/copper ombré with loose curls and a shoulder length cut. My favorite thing about this style is that it is perfect for someone wanting spice things up a bit, but still remain subtle. It is a great way to add warm tones and a fun style to their look!

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    This color was created using the Lanza Healing Color line. I recommend the Lanza Healing Color Care System to maintain the color. The system includes shampoo, conditioner, Color Guard, and Color Illuminator.

    For styling, I used Icon Welder thermal protectant by EVO, Moroccan Oil Dry Texture Spray, and finished with Lanza Keratin Healing Oil Finishing Spray.

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    Fair or lighter skin tones look best in a lighter red color such as this copper/red.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this look?

    Do not wash your hair with hot water! Hot water can lead to colors fading much faster, especially with reds.

    When asking your stylist about this color, take into consideration that it will require monthly upkeep to maintain the vibrancy and shine and prevent it from dulling.

    When asking about style, ask your stylist about which iron to use to create different curls. Also ask about products to help maintain your style and protect it from everyday heat styling. It’s important to use correct products to help maintain and care for your beautiful hair!

  • Red Ombré Melt

    Red ombré hair color melt

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    Style by Tara Nichole
    Redken Colorist & Makeup Artist @ Lavish Salon in Rancho Cucamonga, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a red ombré or a red color melt. My favorite thing about this look is the high contrast and the intensity of the brighter red! 

    Which products would you recommend for this look?

    I am a Redken certified colorist, so of course I would recommend the Color Fusion line. I used 3rv and 4rr at the top, melting in 6rv and 6rr with R hi fusion for an extra kick! 

    Which skin tones and hair types can pull off this color/style combo best?

    This color would gorgeous on many skin tones, but mostly skin tones with warm undertones. I am a firm believer that anyone can rock any color that makes them feel good. It’s all about how YOU feel.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this look?

    Definitely make sure you have enough of your formula mixed so you won’t have to re-mix and risk the outcome being consistent. I also added Redken’s PH Bonder to ensure the longevity of the look.

    Always protect and maintain your color by using cool water, a color-safe shampoo and conditioner, and a heat protectant to help with fading. 

  • Long Classic Ombre

    long-class-ombre

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    Q&A with style creator Victoria Ashton

    Hair & makeup artist in Los Angeles, CA

    How would you describe this cut and color and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a classic ombré hair color design. She has very long and thick hair and likes to keep the back of her hair clean and full. The front was cut to frame her face and enhance the side part she prefers, and the overall look was thinned it out a bit using an internal texturizing technique. My favorite part of this look is the overall fluidity of the color on her long hair. Ombré creates a soft blend of color that is so luxurious.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I love Redken 25 Benefits for protection and Pillow Proof to help speed up blow drying on thick and long hair. I also use Olivia Garden hair brushes on all my clients because they give such a nice smooth finish.

    What type of person would this look work well with?

    Ombré looks good on most hair types, but the process will differ for each hair type. This overall haircut/design fits all face shapes and is fitting for women who like low maintenance color care and can’t make it to regular haircut appointments often. The client’s skin tone would determine the hue of ombré you choose meaning warm or ash colors.

    What’s a tip you’d give to someone who’s considering this look or already has it?

    It is so important to keep up with regular conditioning treatments before and after lightening hair so that it stays healthy. Always use some type of leave-in treatment and heat protectant before styling so as to not damage lightened hair areas, and make sure that if you’re not going to keep lightening the hair, at least keep up with toning appointments to maintain the hue.

  • Subtle Ombre

    Written by Tanya Ramirez

    This subtle ombre (sombre) is lovely for any season. Golden brunette tones fade to warm pumpkin-infused tones for a dazzling finish.

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This brunette to warm pumpkin ombre is lovely for all skin tones. This look is lovely for medium to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Try some beachy waves by loosely wrapping sections around a curling iron. You can also achieve chic waves by twisting sections with a straightening iron, leaving the ends out.

  • Mermaid Ombre

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    What girl hasn’t wanted to be a mermaid? Adding soft teal and a silvery hue to just the ends of your blonde hair will give you the ombre every girl wants to have!

    Ombre Hairstyle with Soft Teal and Silver

    Style by Alyssa Shatek, Makeup by Claudia Alvarado, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    Ombre Hairstyle with Soft Teal and Silver Back

    Style by Alyssa Shatek, Makeup by Claudia Alvarado, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Girls who have a ton of fun and look fabulous in a cool, pale tones look great adding this teal ombre. Hair that is strong enough to be lightened to a light blonde is best.

    Tip:

    Love the idea of adding a fun colored ombre, but it just doesn’t work for your job? Ask your stylist about custom clip-in extensions. They can teach you how to clip them in to have them looking fabulous, and you can change the colors often!

  • Contrasting Ombre

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Medium brown hair flowing into bright blonde makes a bold statement that is still easy to maintain. This combo also looks fabulous in braids and upstyles!

    Medium Brown Ombre Hairstyle

    Style by Hailey Lubbock, Makeup by Monica Wilson, Blaze Hair Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Lighter skin tones look great in this darker shade of brown, but if you have a darker skin tone, you can still customize the brown to suit you! Hair that is healthy and strong is best for lightening the ends. If your hair is starting out light and you are adding darker brown through the top, it will help to achieve this color without damaging your ends.

    Tip:

    After lightening the ends of your hair, you want to make sure to baby them a bit. Weekly conditioning treatments and always using a heat protection product when curling or flat ironing will make a huge difference.

  • Fierce Ombre

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    You don’t always need a bright color to have fierce hair! A strong fringe, a bold center part and perfectly imperfect waves take this seemingly subtle ombre to a whole new level!

    Ombre Hairstyle with Waves and Bangs

    Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones look great in this softly sun kissed ombre, while hair that is naturally wavy and starting at a medium golden brown is a perfect base.

    Tip:

    Getting the look you want is all about being on the same page as your stylist. Bring pictures (digital or out of magazines), go for a consultation first if it is a new stylist, and don’t be afraid to say something if it ends up not being what you pictured. Stylists want you to love your hair!

  • Fire Ombre

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    This look is not for the faint of heart! Bright copper fading into beautiful coral will being you lots of attention everywhere you go.

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light skin tones that look great in warmer colors such as reds, yellows and oranges wear this shade beautifully. Hair that is naturally red or golden is a great base for this bright hue, but not a must. Blondes wanting to go darker and brighter make this transition easy as well.

    Tip:

    Keeping this color bright does have a few rules — the less you can shampoo, the better! Dry shampoo will be your best friend, but when it is time to shampoo, make sure to use a sulfate-free shampoo and wash and rinse with cool water.

  • Soft Caramel Dream

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Even if you’re far from the beach you can still achieve the ultimate beachy babe look. A soft transition into caramel ombre paired with loose curls can easily go from office to evening, or is always perfect for a day at the beach!

    Soft Caramel Dream Ombre Hair Color

    Style by Cheryl Nickel, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Soft Caramel Dream Ombre Hair Color Back View

    Style by Cheryl Nickel, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Any shade of skin tone can wear this soft shade. Ask your stylist to match up your perfect caramel shade to partner with your natural brown, or a shade you choose. Medium to thick hair that holds a curl nicely works best for this style.

    Tip:

    If you are a dark haired beauty that colors your hair, it may take a few appointments to achieve the lightness of this look. Talk to your stylist and grab a take home conditioning treatment to keep your locks looking great. Try Pravana’s Nevo 60 Sec Deep Treatment.

  • Pink Ribbons

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    One of the hottest trends within the ombre trend is to add bright vivid colors! Blonde looks amazing with ribbons of pink twisted within beautiful curls. Not a pink fan? Try lavender, mint green, coral, baby blue or pale yellow.

    Pink Ribbons Blonde Ombre Hair Color

    Style by Bianca Nardi, Academy Pro Hair

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    For the cool blonde, light toned beauties with cooler undertones look best, but pink goes with any skin tone!  Hair that is compromised (or damaged) will grab onto bright colors easier.

    Tip:

    Not sure if you want a bright color every day? Give it a try with clip-in extensions. Ask your stylist where you can purchase them or if they could custom make them for you in your favorite hue.

  • Barely There Ombre

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    There is no ombre law against reversing it and making it a soft, barely there hue. This adds interest and makes ends appear thicker. It’s also perfect for the blonde who wants something different, but loves to keep the lightness around their face.

    Barely There Ombre Transparent Hues

    Style by Amber Cebula, Cloud 9 Salon, Martins Ferry, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Mid to light skin tones that love a platinum blonde look fantastic in this color. Hair that is medium thickness and wavy will hold this style all day.

    Tip:

    Want to try this ombre look, but scared of commitment?  Ask your stylist to use a demi permanent color. The color will slowly fade off and if you love it, they can use permanent the next time.

  • Short and Sassy Ombre

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Short haired ladies don’t have to miss out on all the fun of the latest color trend! Strokes of blonde brighten this cropped look and create serious texture.

    Short and Sassy Ombre Hair Color

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    Short and Sassy Ombre Hair Color Side View

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Any skin tone looks great with this soft blonde gracing the ends of a chocolate brown. Short hair that is straight in texture and medium to thick wears this cropped ombre’ beautifully.

    Tip:

    Start off with just a few painted on ombre highlights. If your stylist gets too overzealous it can quickly turn into an all over color!

  • A Bit of Platinum

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Bright, platinum ends are one of the most popular colors within the super hot, ombre trend. Paired with ringlet curls, this look will draw attention anywhere you go!

    Ombre Hair Color

    Style by Above and Beyond Salon, Vermilion, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light porcelain skin tones make this color pop! Hair that is medium to thick and curly make styling this hot look a breeze.

    Tip:

    When lightening your ends for an ombre’= look, expect to get a haircut too. When lightening ends, it can create dryness or brittleness. Prior to your appointment, do weekly conditioning treatments to prep your ends and keep them in shape.

  • The Reverse Ombre

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Adding a warm brown transition from bright blonde keeps the lightness around your face and gives you an edgy look that turns heads at every bend. Reversing the ombre also conceals damage on ends of over-lightened hair and makes it appear thicker and smoother.

    Reverse Ombre Edgy Look

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Reverse Ombre Edgy Look Long Bangs

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium to light toned ladies who love their blonde but want something different and edgy look great in this reverse ombre. Hair texture that is medium to thick and straight or wavy carries this color best.

    Tip:

    Going darker for a lot of blondes is a hard thing. Especially when you are going darker on your ends, ask your stylist to use a semi or demi permanent color. This way if you’re not 100% about your new color, it will gradually fade off with no damage.

  • Ombre = FUN!

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Who doesn’t love fun playful curls paired with an amazing ombre’? A beautiful light brown transitioned into a light caramel makes this look trendy and perfect for everyday wear or a night out.

    Medium Blonde Brown Curly Ombre Hair

    Style by Melissa Carver, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

    Medium Blonde Brown Curly Ombre Hair Back View

    Style by Melissa Carver, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium to light skin tones carry this color nicely. Curl that holds a curl well is key to this style, whether it is thick or finer.

    Tip:

    Try different tools to curl your hair. Curling wands create a perfectly undone curl, while a flat iron can create natural looking curls as well.

  • Perfectly Natural Ombre

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    A smooth, seamless transition from a natural medium blonde to light beige is simply perfection with this color trend. Compliment the color with soft waves and an a-line bob for a sophisticated and flirty look.

    Ombre Hair Color Style with Short Waves

    Style by Blaze Hair Color Salon, Quad Cities, IA

    Ombre Hair Color Style with Short Waves Side View

    Style by Blaze Hair Color Salon, Quad Cities, IA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair skin tones look best in this light, soft blonde. Hair that is medium to fine in texture and straight to wavy will be a breeze to style in this hot look.

    Tip:

    Lightening finer hair can be tricky. Talk to your stylist about maintaining the integrity of your hair. Ask for a treatment you can use weekly and a heat protection spray to protect your ends while waving.

  • Blazing Ombre

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    This colorful look will turn heads everywhere you go! Fiery copper warms up your face and adds brightness to beautiful brown hair.

    Blazing Ombre Warm Copper Highlights

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Blazing Ombre Warm Copper Highlights Side View

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    A light skin tone works best with this gorgeous copper while hair that is fine to medium in thickness and straight makes this style easy to achieve.

    Tip:

    Copper not your thing? Try fire engine red, bright violet red or even bright gold! The color choices with ombre are endless.

  • Fairytale Ombre

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Soft ribbons of blonde wind through the ends of this princess’ hair. The ribbons are brought up closer around the face to brighten and create more texture. Beautiful curls are wound together and pulled to the side for a modern, fairytale style.

    Fairy Tale Ombre Hair

    Style by Sarah Packard, Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair skin tones look best in this soft flowing hair, while hair that is medium to thick in texture and straight or wavy will style easily.

    Tip:

    Multi tones of blonde, caramel and chocolate intertwine to create this rich ombre. To replicate, make sure to bring a picture to your stylist.

  • Chocolate Delight

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Rich, chocolate brown fading down into a natural blonde not only brightens your face, but also brings your summer color to life.

    Chocolate Delight Long Shiny Style

    Style by Hannah Iabacci and Nicole Zazio The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Dark to medium skin tones that have medium to thick straight hair will look amazing with this pretty ombre.

    Tip:

    When lightening your dark locks, remember to keep up on trims. Waiting too long in between appointments can cause damage and split ends to be the focus of your hair instead of your amazing color!

  • Perfect Reverse

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    A soft, natural blonde evolving into a rich, dark brown gives your hair an edgy look that can be worn day or night. Curled, straight or braided, this color will turn heads everywhere you go!

    Perfect Reverse Blonde to Brown Ombre Hair Color

    Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Perfect Reverse Blonde to Brown Ombre Hair Color Side View

    Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium skin tones will glow with this edgy ombre. Straight or wavy hair that is medium to thick in texture will achieve this look effortlessly.

    Tip:

    Adding a few lowlights into the blonde near the scalp helps with the transition of this color. Make sure to talk to your stylist about how light you want your blonde and how dark you want your lowlights to avoid too light or dark of a color.

  • Golden Glow

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Golden hues create an interesting and face flattering ombre. Golds and soft copper intertwining and coming up around the face brighten and create a glow this season.

    Golden Glow Long Highlighted Style

    Style by Nicoletti and Tiffany Nitowski The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair skin and natural redheads wear this color beautifully while fine to medium hair that is straight or wavy will be able to achieve this style with no trouble.

    Tip:

    To keep coppers looking great, make sure to use a sulfate-free, color protecting shampoo. Try Pravana’s Color Ensure paired with Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment for long lasting color.

  • Cherry Cola

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    When it comes to ombre hair colors, there really are no rules! Going from a rich cherry into a dark cola color looks amazing and will be a breeze to maintain.

    Cherry Cola Long Style with Bangs

    Style by Marya Flores, Aveda Institute, Las Vegas, NV

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Darker skin tones look amazing topped with a soft red melting into dark rich cola. Hair that is straight and thick will show this color off best.

    Tip:

    Even if mother nature has blessed you with a few grey hairs, ombre can still work for you! With this color, have your stylist formulate a permanent color to cover the unwanted grays and enjoy your new look.

  • Vixen Ombre

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    This sixties-inspired ombre will keep you feeling like a Bond girl for a girls night out, a wedding, or simple a day at the office.

    Ombre Hair Color

    Style by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasota, FL

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium to light skin tones wear this golden brown to cool blonde ombre amazingly. Hair that is medium to thick and has a natural wave will hold this volumous style well.

    Tip:

    Volume is the key to this style! Start off with root volumizing foam paired with a thickening cream. Blow dry hair using a medium to small round brush, creating the most volume towards the top and crown. Finish off your look with hot rollers or curling iron.

  • Copper Fade

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Dark rich copper fades into a medium then light copper in this cool color combo. Rich and intense, this look will draw attention at school, work or a night out!

    Copper Fade Intense Ombre Hair Color

    Style by Tyjana Wynn and Tessa Netherland The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium to dark skin tones look best in this warm color while thick straight hair will achieve this style with ease.

    Tip:

    Love the copper but want to go a bit lighter? Ask your stylist to transition this copper color in to a lighter, pale golden blonde towards the ends.