These 24 Black Ombre Hair Colors are Tending in 2023

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

What is Black Ombre Hair?

A black ombre hair color is when your hair is gradually blended from a black hue to another color hue. Typically, it’s blended from a dark color to a lighter color, starting at the top of your head and changing its shade down to the ends of your hair. If it starts with a dark color and blends to a lighter color, then it’s referred to as a reverse ombre. Black ombre hairstyles produce some great contrast.

Don’t you think it’s time to elevate your dark strands and make a head-turning impression? If so, this is definitely a hair color that’s highly recommended for you!

How else can you own a low-upkeep yet intensely glamorous hairstyle?! With your roots left naturally dark and shadowed, this striking dye job can last for months before you need to revisit the salon. Grow-out is the last thing you need to worry about!

Before your next hair appointment, check out these stunning photos of black ombre hair colors!

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#1: Sassy Black to Blonde Ombre

Black ombre hair ideas with coffee-dipped ends are coming your way! Complete your sun-kissed effect with added waves and texture. Wear this revitalizing black and blonde ombre hue, which is suitable for any occasion!

Stunning Pastel Pink and Black Ombre hair
Instagram @natalie_ellens

#2: Stunning Pastel Pink and Black Ombre Hair

Add a pink and black ombre to your top list of to-do hairstyles as colorist Natalie shows you how pastel pink and black ombre hair color is done!

#3: Medium-Length Black to Bright Pink Ombre

Spice up your medium-length black hair with a bright pink ombre. Keep in mind that if you have dark or black hair, your ends will need to be lightened to blonde before adding the pink in order for it to pop. Once your ends are light enough, you can start to play around with various shades of pink or other colors.

#4: Cool-Toned Blonde Ombre on Dark Hair

One color combination to consider is a cool-toned blonde ombre on dark hair. Winter weather invites icy tones in women’s styles, and a cool ash blonde ombre sets the perfect tone. To style, keep it simple to allow your color technique to shine. Use a large barrel iron for your loose curls on the ends for soft movement.

#5: Smokey Dark Ombre

One color combination to consider is a smokey ombre if you have dark hair.

#6: Effortless Golden Bronde Ombre for Black Hair

If you’re wanting to warm things up on your dark or black hair, consider a golden blonde ombre. Best completed with the balayage technique, your stylist can lift your dark hair approximately 6 levels and tone with a gold base. This will effortlessly blend dark into a caramel blonde and keep your color warm and rich.

Gorgeous ash blonde ombre with black roots
Instagram @hair.byale

#7: Gorgeous Ash Blonde Ombre with Black Roots

Ash blonde ombre with black roots is great if you have naturally dark hair and want pops of bright blonde. To get this look, ask your colorist for a dimensional balayage with thick ribbons of highlights.

#8: Black to Violet Ombre for Long Hair

Go back to black and purple shades as you rock your super long hair with this color combination! Dark hair ombre like this can be styled sleek or wavy.

#9: Dimensional Black to Maroon Hair Color

Bloody black is back! Interspersed red and black ombre locks look phenomenal on most women with any hair type.

Melted Black to Lavender Ombre Style

#10: Melted Black to Lavender Ombre

Lovely lavender ombre works with any previous hair color you’ve had. With your natural black roots, growing your hair out won’t be a problem at all.

#11: Trendy Black to Rose Gold Ombre

Wavy hair that hangs by the shoulder will add character and shape to your dark to red ombre. Rose gold has been a popular addition for black ombre, spicing up your natural hair color.

white blonde ombre for black hair
Instagram @aaashleee

#12: White Blonde Ombre for Black Hair

Cruella de Ville is in town! Show off that gorgeous monochromatic fade without the villainous aura of this black to white ombre tresses. The dark roots are what will save you a few salon visits, and will give you the best of both black and blonde hair.

Black to Vivid Purple Ombre
Instagram @stylist.maddy

#13: Black to Vivid Purple Ombre

Breathtaking black and purple ombre ending in waves never goes out of style. This ombre hairstyle shows enigmatic elegance in a modern variation you have gotta try!

Glossy Black to Blue Ombre
Instagram @miguel6944

#14: Glossy Black to Blue Ombre

Change your look with a new ombre hair color! This blue-dipped ombre end is a color transition from jet black roots that you don’t want to miss.

Beautiful gray ombre for dark hair
Instagram @xcellent_kevin

#15: Beautiful Gray Ombre for Dark Hair

A black and gray ombre is a beauty trend that will last ages! Jet black hair has a cool companion in ash silvery gray hair.

Stylish Green and Black Ombre Hair
Instagram @mishane_walles

#16: Stylish Green and Black Ombre

An unlikely pair of black and green hues that birth a magnificent child of deep ivy locks.  This mid-length ombre is called dark forest. I used a combination of 5 different direct colors by Pravana to create it. If you are considering this color, I recommend having your color retouched on a 5-6 week basis. A personalized color shampoo/conditioner would also be recommended (Pureblends). Also, Olaplex is a must when doing colors like this.

#17: Light Brown to Black Reverse Ombre

This reverse light brown to black ombre hair color wasa started by giving babylights through the top to create more contrast, then it was blended down to a level 2N on the ends. This shade of black ombre is great if you want something different from the norm and don’t want to damage your hair with a lot of bleach. Use a sulfate-free color shampoo and conditioner to keep your color fresh! If you want a luscious chocolate hue, apply hair oil or silkening mist/serum for a shinier finish.

Warm Black to Warmer Brown Ombre
Instagram @beckped

#18: Warm Black to Warmer Brown Ombre

This ombre look is perfect if you have darker and natural-colored straight hair. It’s actually one of my favorite tones to work with. Keep in mind that it’s a very warm tone. Make sure that tone fits your skin. I love this black to brown ombre it’s very low-maintenance with the root shadow/ombre effect. I always recommend a hydrating shampoo/conditioner with any of my Ombre girls to help keep the shine after lightening the hair.

Black to Red Ombre with Highlights
Instagram @cheveuxx.x

#19: Black to Red Ombre with Highlights

This black ombre has a red hint in the color with a smooth highlighted fade. If you’re a woman with damaged dark hair, I wouldn’t recommend this color because it will have to be lightened to a level 8-10 for the color to be vibrant. This black to red ombre color would look neat curly or wavy than straight, so most women can pull it off with a bit of layering to show dimensions.

#20: Subtle Black and Dark Brown Ombre

In this look, the color blends from a deep and dark brunette root into a natural ash brunette balayage ombre. I love the subtle dimension in this color and the amount of cool and beige tones that are in it. A dark brown ombre hair color is low-maintenance. It’s great for dark-haired ladies that do not want to be in the salon every 6-8 weeks. With balayage, you can get away with going 3-6 months without needing it touched up, especially with this color because it’s so subtle.

Trendsetting Teal and Black Ombre style
Instagram @kelsiefae

#21: Trendsetting Teal and Black Ombre Style

This black to teal ombre has a contrast between the colors, making the teal really pop! This color looks great curled or straight. It’s a lot easier than it used to be to upkeep vibrant colors because major hair color companies have started selling permanent fashion colors. For the model in the picture, a permanent mermaid teal by Matrix Socult was used because it will last much longer!

High-Contrast Black to Silver Ombre
Instagram @thiskittnkills

#22: High-Contrast Black to Silver Ombre

I love the high contrast of these black to blonde ombre locks! This platinum/silver balayage offers lighter ends that really pop against your natural root. If your natural color isn’t quite dark, it may take a few rounds to achieve this overall black and platinum hair ombre. Keeping the health of your hair should be a priority!

Fashionable Black and Burgundy Ombre
Instagram @tmhairdesign

#23: Fashionable Black and Burgundy Ombre

This dark ombre hair is a deep and sultry burgundy ombre balayage! I absolutely love the depth of the color, as it takes on different tones in different lighting. If you’re considering burgundy ombre for your black hair, remember that it’s a fashion color so it will fade faster than your average color. So upkeep with visiting your stylist to re-tone the burgundy ends every once in a while is essential to keeping the vibrancy! Unless you have natural level 1 or 2 black hair, you will have to get root touch-ups every once in a while to keep your look tied together and to keep your black ombre hair dye seamless!

#24: Charming Black and Dark Blue Ombre

Since midnight blue is the hottest color right now, why not try a blue-tipped black ombre? With shiny indigo tones peeking out of your normal black hair, you’ll definitely be serving looks with this trend!

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