25 Incredible Examples of Blue Ombre Hair Colors

Blue ombre hair colors

Before your next hair color appointment, check out these pictures of blue ombre hair. A blue ombre hair color is a head-turning blend of bluish tones and natural hair colors that produces an amazingly contemporary hairstyle that can turn your fantasies into reality in an instant. Whether it’s an enchanting sea goddess or an ice queen, blue is the best ombre hair color because you can choose from a vast range of azure hues to complement your free-spirited personality and, more importantly, your skin tone!

Cool complexions obviously pair ravishly with cooler or darker shades of blue, while warm skin colors go well with the sky and turquoise blues or any other warmer shades of blue. It is never too late to realize your mermaid dreams, and having the ocean waves on your hair would be the prettiest way to do it!

Surf through this collection of some incredible shades of blue ombre hair colors before your next salon appointment.

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Royal Blue to Ocean Blue Ombre on Long Hair

Q&A with style creator, Stephany Smith
Creative Director @ Parlour Eleven in Huntington Beach, CA

How would you describe this?

This royal blue ombre on long hair can be very tricky depending on the hair/canvas that is being worked on. Any hint of yellow in the hair will fade green once the blue is applied. So in order to create a beautiful fade out, formulate several shades of blue (Pulp Riot with Brazilian Bond Builder) for dimension.

The best thing about blue ombre’s is how many different blue tones are in the ombre. Every style and wash shows variations of the royal blue hair you didn’t know was there! In the style shown, there’s a depth of the base next to the vibrancy of her ends.

What’s your best advice?

When it comes to blue hairstyles, think about maintenance. How often do you visit the salon? Talk about the budget, health of hair, how often you change it. In this particular photo, the model’s hair is platinum. She comes in every 5 weeks for a bleach and tone, then a fashion color is done.

If you are a little less maintenance, then consider a more lived in style like balayage and fashion color. Either way, always have a consultation with your stylist to ask questions. One major thing to know is that fashion color is temporary! It will fade but finding a stylist who thinks about the fade out is imperative to your fashion color experience.

Bright Blue to Mint Green Mermaid Ombre

Bright Blue to Mint Green Mermaid Ombre
Instagram @kayla_boyer

Drool over this enchanting ocean-waves hair! Make the most out of your lengthy locks and show off a softly transitioned azure blue ombre locks like this one!

Anime Blue Ombre

Anime Blue Ombre
Instagram @deflikewhat

Have a dose of sea on your hair when you wear this super cool aquamarine blue ombre locks! Notice the difference in gradient between each section of the hair that creates a brilliant dimension.

Black to Blue Ombre

Black to Blue ombre color
Instagram @mandicolorshair

We’re in love with this artistic creation that features a nicely done dark to azure transition. Play around with the dimensions of this blue ombre style by styling your long locks with a half-up braid bun. What is fun about this black to blue ombre hair is the nice transitions available for both light and darker shades.

Subtle Baby Blue Ombre

Subtle Baby Blue Ombre
Instagram @anna_althair

Get into the mood with these baby blue ombre strands! Painted on a simple straight mid-length mane, Stylist Anna totally slayed this ombre blue hue!

Platinum to Sky Blue Ombre

Have the power and beauty of an ocean nymph with this charming blue hair color melt! The roots start off with an azure hue melting down to an almost white end.

Q&A with style creator, Stephany Smith
Creative Director @ Parlour Eleven in Huntington Beach, CA


How would you describe this?

This blue ombre hue has a soft fade from blue to blonde and the dimensional tones in between. It’s extremely hard to rinse the hair without getting blue on the ends of blonde, usually because of the porosity of the hair. Clip in extensions were used to complete this style to give it the extra contrast.

What’s your best advice?

Ombre blue shades are a very high maintenance color. It can turn/fade to green depending on stylist’s formulation and/or the level of your hair. Make sure you are ready for the upkeep which is time-consuming and expensive, but totally worth it when you have this dreamy mermaid hair!

Dark Brown to Blue Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Jordan Hoisington
Independent Hairstylist in Minneapolis, MN


How would you describe this?

The coolest part about this galactic dark brown to blue ombre balayage is that it’s a tasteful way to have vivids with less upkeep. With the deeper shades of blues and violets, the hair didn’t have to be lifted that far, which is a great option for women with darker hair to enjoy fantasy colors! To achieve this look, ask for Olaplex infused Pulp Riot shades. The hair was originally lifted with Joico Blonde Life, paired with Davines Flamboyage meshes, to keep the hair in place for painting.

The cool thing about this particular fantasy blue ombre hair blend was it was actually a revamped balayage that was painted a few months prior! On clean hair, paint the galactic colors and blend them into each other for deep jewel-toned reflection. It looks ever-changing in all lighting and braided into different styles!

What’s your best advice?

The maintenance for this ombre blue hair is cold water with sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. Pureology and Davines are  a quality protective shampoo and conditioner! Do minimal washing with lots of dry shampoo for longevity.

Wash the hair as normal, but avoid a harsh scrubbing over the vivids. Squishing the shampoo through the ends is a lot more gentle and keeps the fantasy colors separate while cleansing the hair. Try Overtone to maintain fashion colors between appointments, so they’re always looking fresh.

Icy Blue Ombre for Wavy Hair

Icy Blue Ombre for Wavy Hair
Instagram @dlouhovlaskacz

Flawlessly work with the natural sexy waves of your icy blue hair by dyeing it sapphire from roots to ends! This cool blue ombre hairstyle might be a challenge to achieve and maintain, but it’s obviously worth it.

Dark Purple to Denim Blue Ombre

dark purple to denim blue ombre
Instagram @hairbyselinalara

Look at this dark purple to denim blue ombre hair idea on long, wavy hair! It’s a work of art, full of vibrant colors. The splashes of blue and purple blend so well together. Start to revamp your style and opt for these colored locks!

Violet to Dark Blue Ombre

Violet to Dark Blue Ombre
Instagram @hair_workx

Be the talk of the town with this truly captivating mix of enchanted blue ombre hues. Turn your long waves into a canvas for your creative fun side.

Teal and Light Blue Ombre

Teal and Light Blue Ombre
Instagram @hair__ty

Make your mermaid hair dream come true with this teal ombre hair! Start with a rich ocean blue ombre shade at the roots that blends nicely with cyan as it reaches the ends.

Light Brown to Royal Blue Ombre

Light Brown to Royal Blue Ombre
Instagram @clichekai_

Own those summer waves on the tips of your hair with a bright refreshing shade of azure. A brown to blue ombre dip dye is a funky technique to liven up your locks.

Brown Hair to Light Blue Ombre

Brown Hair to Light Blue Ombre
Instagram @sammiespiceee

This shining fairy purplish hue dripping down your brunette mane will give you a totally edgy vibe. Even with a short length, it’s possible to recreate cute blue ombre hair ideas like this one.

Pink to Blue Ombre

Pink to Blue Ombre
Instagram @marshaircolor

If you’re a sweet tooth, this cotton candy hair is surely for you! This delectable blend of blue ombre hair is done on a mid-length hair and looks so fab on tan skin.

Silver to Blue Ombre

silver to blue ombre
Instagram @overcaststudios

Allow a silver to blue ombre to beautify a mid-length haircut. This modern grey-blue ombre hair color can get a more textured effect from a wavy style. The movement does something great to the hues. Wear it and take that icy queen title while looking so divine!

Brown to Blue Ombre

Brown to Blue Ombre
Instagram @alexacouryhair

Look at this gorgeous head of hair! Colorist Alexa did a color melt using natural brunette hair as a base and melted into a mermaid blue cyan ombre that complements those long waves amazingly.

Black to Light Blue Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Jodi Stormshak
Owner @ August Pearl Salon in Nashville, TN


How would you describe this?

This is a smokey blue ombre hair with a color melt, finished with beach curls. With this blue hairstyle, you’ll be able to let the color fade out to a gorgeous icy blonde/pastel blue with a much softer grow outline

What’s your best advice?

Make sure you’re going to a colorist who specializes in not only vivids but blondes as well. Having a good foundation color will help the vivid color last longer and fade significantly better! Know that this is a high maintenance color, so you’re not only needing to budget for salon costs, but product costs as well.

Trust what your stylist is recommending for maintenance and home care. We really mean it when we say you need to only use cold water for these types of colors! Some definite musts are a professional sulfate free color safe shampoo and conditioner like Amika Vault and Olaplex No.4 and No.5, deep conditioning treatments and bond building treatments like Olaplex no.3, limited sun exposure, and definitely no pools, salt water, hot tubs, etc.

Blue to Green Ombre

Blue to Green Ombre
Instagram @hmamodio

Q&A with style creator, Heather Amodio
Stylist @ Hair Studio 5 in Camillus, NY


How would you describe this?

These blue ombre hair tresses are a perfect combination of dreamy and badass! It has a certain innocence to it with the way it peacefully blends.

What’s your best advice?

First and foremost, be clear on the maintenance that is required. Do not opt for this color if you can’t  handle a day or two of dry shampoo to help preserve the color. It definitely takes a strong, confident personality to pull off a dramatic color. Try Pulp Riot and Matrix Socult. They are most stylist’s paints of choice. This blue to green ombre was done with a mixture of the two.

Black to Midnight Ombre on Short Hair

Q&A with style creator, Liza Russo
Stylist @ Hairborn Salon in Lombard, IL


How would you describe this?

Don’t you just love blue ombre shades? If you want to be dark with some fun color, but not too bold or bright, ask for highlights. Opt for a few on the sides and a herringbone section on top with Revlon blonde up and 15 vol. For the base color, use Revlonissimo demi-permanent color 2.10 from scalp to ends. Then process for 25 minutes, blow driy it and then add Pulp Riot Nightfall all over to create this dark blue ombre hair.

What’s your best advice?

This really dark blue with some bolder blue pops of color on short looks amazing! Wake up and add little paste to it to add texture. Try Evo box o’ bollox texture paste. If you do want to upkeep this look, you need to come in for a trim at least for your sides. This color is for women who are extroverts and introverts alike but not always in the corporate world for this blue color. Fashion colors are starting to get trendy so more and more corporate offices are allowing them to be in the workplace.

Medium Length Black to Navy Ombre

Medium Length Black to Navy Blue Ombre
Instagram @jamybethhair

Q&A with style creator, Jamy Morrell
Hairstylist @ Desert Beauty in Reno, NV


How would you describe this?

This medium length black to navy ombre has an edgy, rocker chick vibe with a modern flair. The coolest thing about this blue ombre is that it’s wearable.

What’s your best advice?

It requires maintenance because regardless of hair type or texture, it will fade. To keep it this vibrant, navy blue, you would need to come in every 3 weeks for a gloss. Use dark towels at home and sleep on a black pillowcase if you are considering this color.

Pink Purple Blue Ombre

Pink Purple Blue Ombre
Instagram @locksbylauryn

Q&A with style creator, Lauryn Lee
Hairstylist @ Butterfly Loft Salon and Spa in Encino, CA


How would you describe this?

This pink, purple, blue ombre is unique, colorful, and fun! The loveliest part of this color is how bright the colors are! Even though these colors are pastels, use diluted neons from Pulp Riot hair to create a bright palette of pastels that stand out.

What’s your best advice?

For women considering a blue ombre hair dye like this, just know that creative colors like these are super high maintenance and costly. For most women, it will take multiple sessions to achieve tones like these. Maintaining it once you got it can be a lot too.

Wash your hair once or twice a week at most in cold water, using sulfate free shampoo. Typically, colors like these will only last about 4-6 weeks until you’re back to being blonde because they are so pastel. So, these pastels are not recommended unless you can keep up and maintain it well.

Black to Aqua Ombre

Black to Aqua Ombre
Instagram @hairbymarielle

Q&A with style creator, Marielle Gutierrez
Hairstylist @ Silver Orchid Salon in Calgary, AB


How would you describe this?

It’s a multi-dimensional blue to aqua ombre to give women mermaid/unicorn vibes. The multiple tones make it easy to wear your hair in any style, but curls are recommended to really make the stunning tones stand out.

The coolest thing about this hairstyle is, of course, the blue ombre color! Don’t you just love how the blue transitions into aqua, again, giving mermaid/unicorn vibes?

What’s your best advice?

While this color works for any skin tone, it is a high maintenance colour due to the unconventional tones. It isn’t for women looking for a low maintenance color.

This blue ombre tone is for ladies looking to be adventurous, but be prepared to take care of it!

These vibrant hues need to be washed in cool water only to prevent it from fading quickly and touch-ups every 8-10 weeks depending on how often you wash your hair. Extra care includes: not washing the hair every day, limited heat styling as heat makes the colors fade faster, and good quality color safe shampoo and conditioner (no drugstore brands). Blue conditioner would be a bonus to have!

Shoulder Length Rooted Blue Pastel Ombre

Shoulder Length Rooted Blue Pastel Ombre
Instagram @hairby.breanne

Q&A with style creator, Breanne Leopold
Hairstylist @ Craft Academy Salon in Surrey, BC


How would you describe this?

This pastel blue ombre style is super edgy and fun! You don’t have to worry about it fading out to a not so flattering color. This cut is really classy and easy to style, and it’s so perfect for women short on time.

What’s your best advice?

This cut and shade of blue ombre are perfect for ladies looking to make a statement. This pastel blue will fade true to the tone and then back to an icy blonde, which is perfect for women who are low maintenance and looking for a quick change. Keep in mind that the color will only last a few weeks before washing out.

Black to Cobalt Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Kaitlyn Elaine Stephenson
Licensed Cosmetologist @ Bella Vie by Kaitlyn in Lubbock, TX


How would you describe this?

This is a blue ombre/balayage because of the drastic change in dimension and the lighter pieces that come up into the root creating that “painted look”.

The smooth fade from one color to the next is something to adore. Ask your colorist to focus on blending each piece individually so there are no harsh lines. Then finish with a soft curl with a 1 1/4″ Babyliss curling iron just to bring out the dimension. Try the Joico color intensity line. It’s one of the best when it comes to fashion colors!

What’s your best advice?

Any time you’re considering going with a fashion color you have to think about 3 things:

1. What condition is your hair in? Most fashion colors need to have a blonde or even platinum background (especially pastels), so your stylist will most likely have to lighten your hair for the color to be vibrant and look right. So is your hair healthy enough to be lightened? This is something your stylist should be able to help you determine.

2. Upkeep. It’s a sad fact, fashion colors tend to fade faster than natural looking colors. If you want a color like this you need to be willing to wash your hair with cold water, use heat protectant any time you’re using heat, use a good leave-in conditioner to keep the cuticle sealed, and to be willing to go back to your stylist and get the color refreshed ever so often. There are also some color depositing shampoos that are great but will only work for the same color hair all over, will not work for an ombre or hair with multiple colors.

3. Money. Because your stylist will need to lighten your hair beforehand, it is considered a multiple step process and will definitely cost more than just a basic balayage or color. Also, as stated before, fashion colors tend to fade easily. So can you afford to see your stylist often and pay for the right products to keep this color fresh and vibrant?

If you’ve considered these three things and think you’d still like fashion hair then go for it! Life’s too short to have boring hair!

Vivid Blue to Purple Blue Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Marlene Wagner
Color Specialist @ PR at Partners Hair Salons in Arlington, VA


How would you describe this?

This purple and blue ombre shade is great for women open to different colors.

This was an all over bleach application. After washing out the lightener, Pravana colors were applied and meshed together at the ombre point. The challenge with this look is that blue hues always fade to green.

What’s your best advice?

To keep blue ombres lasting longer, wash less and with cooler water.