Silver Ombre Hair: The 18 Hottest Examples of 2023

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A silver ombre hair is a hair color that’s darker at the roots and gradually transforms into silver or greyish hue as it goes down the tips. This technique on silver locks can also be paired amazingly well with other fashion colors such as pastels and blondes.

This is trend that’s equally mystique and edgy and is incredibly versatile, matching any skin tone there is! Silver could be a challenging color to wear on its own because of its lightness, but going with the ombre style makes the journey much easier and laid-back.

Expert colorists recommend using hair-strengthening and moisturizing products to keep your strands in a healthy state and prevent damage from dyeing your hair with an unnatural hue.

Ciara, Nafessa Williams, Kelly Osbourne, and Cardi B demonstrated with their recent fashion statements how achievable this sexy hair color is. On top of that, color correction specialist Lidia Prass brought to life the magic that is created from silver ombre plus beach waves, and it’s giving everyone the chills!

You’re one step away from your stylish dream! Choose your favorite photo of silver ombre hair from the updated gallery below and capture the look right this instant!

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Dark to Light Silver
Instagram @lind_uhhh

#1: Dark to Light Silver

The wispy ends with a lighter shade suits this whole dark, mysterious look. A flawless dark to silver ombre that you must try!

#2: Silver and Purple

It doesn’t get any better than some silver and purple reverse ombre. Careful balayage of these colors created the most ethereal look.

#3: Silver and Rose Gold

An ombre has taken to the next level. This silver and rose gold ombre combination, technique, and hair cut add up to an impeccable look.

Red to silver ombre hair color
Instagram @courtgannhair

#4: Red to Silver

Sparkling ruby is the hair color you never thought would be possible! A patient time on the chair would result to this gorgeous mix of red to silver ombre hues.

Silver white ombre hair color
Instagram @hollybellerae

#5: Silver and White

Leave your roots dark and alternate silver and white ombre tones onto hair. Sassy and fierce, such a cold-blooded look!

#6: Silver and Lilac

This silver and lilac ombre hair dye reminds you of a fairy garden, does it? Brandish those pixie-colored hair, great for thick-haired girls to get themselves all chipped up.

#7: Silver Lavender

Just when you thought to have silver hair seals the deal, lavender with silver is the next big ombre you can get! The silky texture with the cut really lets those shimmery colors come to life!

Silver blue ombre hair color
Instagram @hairtalkbymigo

#8: Silver and Blue

Yes, you can wear two colors in one without the boldness of an ombre! Look at this wonderful silver to blue ombre hue.

#9: Brown to Silver

The softest choco color with vanilla ends. This brown to silver ombre is the ultimate sweet dream!

#10: Silver Ombre on Dark Brown Hair

Dark roots to ashy ends, these type of transitions never fail to look stunning. Upgrade those silvery colors with soft waves and an ombre!

Silver and Purple
Instagram @maidencolor

#11: Silver and Purple

This silver to purple ombre was inspired by a flower on a foggy day. It’s a beautiful metallic with a bit of creative fun to it. I love the contrast between the colors but also how they blend.

This is a great haircut and color for all face shapes because of the layers that frame the face. As far as at-home care, I  recommend a color-safe shampoo and conditioner to maintain the color. Try Olaplex shampoo and conditioner. Use cold water to wash your hair to avoid fading and bleeding.

#12: Silver and Pink

Q&A with style creator, Christina Simmavong
Hairstylist @ Hair By Christina Simmavong in Lavergne,TN

How would you describe this look?

I love the silver and the pink ombré look. The color scheme goes well together, and that little bit of pink gives it a nice pop to it. It’s styled with layers and using 1.25 in the curling iron to give her soft waves, finishing out the look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

To achieve any silver look is to have patience, and taking care of your hair using Olaplex is always my recommendation. To keep the pink in the end, she also bought the Schwarzkopf BlondMe Instamatic Blonde Strawberry. To keep her silver, she uses the No Yellow Fanola purple shampoo.

Black and Silver on Short Hair
Instagram @hairby_brenna

#13: Black and Silver on Short Hair

Q&A with style creator, Brenna Graves
Stylist @ Bristles Hair Design in Charlottesville, VA

How would you describe this look?

This look is a textured angled bob with a high contrast silver ombre. I love the drama of all the contrast! Short to long and dark to light!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Silvers, pastels, and ash tones are always going to be the highest maintenance hair colors, especially when you naturally have dark hair. The biggest thing to keep in mind is that it almost never is achievable in one session! Baby steps and lots of Olaplex treatments will always pay off. Also, regular toning appointments and purple shampoo and conditioner will be your best friend. My favorite is Pravana’s Perfect Blonde shampoo and toning mask.

#14: Metallic Silver

The drip in this one is oh so good! Serving you caramel blonde, brunette, and of course, silver ombre hairstyle goodness!

Silver and Platinum Blonde
Instagram @sohea_hyun

#15: Silver and Platinum Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Sohea Hyun
Hairstylist @ Eclipse Salon in San Francisco, CA

How would you describe this look?

It’s a silver blonde ombre with dimensional and shadow root. What I like about this color is the transition from the root to the ends of the hair color. I assume her natural hair level is between (level 5-6) lightest brown-dark blonde and her hair goal is between ice blonde to silver blonde, which is light blonde and extra light blonde (level 10-12).

The most important and difficult part is a natural transition from natural hair color to silver blonde when the client wants a really light color, including silver blonde, ice blonde, or platinum.

I bleached and toned her hair to get it lighter and created about one or two inches dark root to blend smoothly between her natural hair color and this one, even if her natural hair is growing again. I would also give her a blunt cut to clean up her hair ends. It is better to style naturally than forcing to wave the hair by a curly iron.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You need time to process hair to be blonde from natural dark brown or light brown. Generally, it really depends on how much red pigment the hair has. Asian hair has more red and brown pigment. It takes a long time for Asian hair which has dark brown hair to get this silver blonde color. It may need two or more sessions. During the first visit, it is required to takes five to seven hours to go lighter and to be toned. The most difficult part is doing bleach on the hair to get lighter as much as you can in one session.

Do not shampoo your hair too often because it will fade the hair color quickly. You can use dry shampoo between shampoos. Invest in a good dry shampoo to keep the hair fresh. While using the shampoo, try to keep the water as cool as you can hold because hot water causes its color to fade more quickly.

Use sulfate free shampoo instead of regular shampoo that has sulfate and strong pH such as Fanola fiber fix shampoo, Formula 18 sulfate free shampoo, Joico sulfate shampoo, etc.

Use purple shampoo once a week or every other week. It helps for silver blonde or blonde hair to not go back to a warmer and yellow tone because purple pigment helps to cancel it.

Ash Blonde and Silver
Instagram @hairbyemjones

#16: Ash Blonde and Silver

Q&A with style creator, Emma Jones
Junior Hairstylist @ Lifestyled Hair Studio in Vancouver, BC

How would you describe this look?

This look is a bright ash blonde balayage. The cut was done using a razor to achieve more feathery ends rather than blunt. The style is loose brushed out curls or beachy curls using a 1.5-inch curling iron.

Any advice for someone considering it?

With this look, you can achieve the bright white look of bleach out without the harsh root grow out and retouch appointments every 4 weeks. I think it is best suited for someone with naturally ashy hair, as the silvery blonde ombre can be quite contrasting with naturally warmer toned hair.

With balayage blonde hair, I always suggest having a purple shampoo ready to go when toners begin to fade. I recommend milkshake purple shampoo to really tone out any unwanted hues. If your hair is on the drier side, I suggest Evo hair purple conditioner.

It is also important to remember with any blonde transformation, there is a risk of damage. To avoid this, I suggest using Olaplex treatments (either n.3 or 6) prior to appointments and requesting your stylist to use Olaplex 1 & 2 throughout the process to avoid up to 70% of breakage during your appointments. This is a really great style for anyone trying to get on board with the icy platinum look but not willing to commit to the frequent appointments of a full-on bleach out.

Blonde to Silver
Instagram @ksmithhair

#17: Blonde to Silver

Q&A with style creator, Kelsey Smith
Senior Stylist @ The Head Shoppe in Fredericton, New Brunswick

How would you describe this look?

I loved creating this metallic silver ombre shade! I also went in and gave her some subtle layers to enhance the movement in her thick hair. I love the soft blend into the silver and how soft, shiny, and healthy it is from her using proper home care and pH bonder in her lightener when she’s in.

Any advice for someone considering it?

There are a few things to keep in mind when going for silver. It is a process, first of all! Your hair must be white blonde before you can be silver, and that can take multiple appointments. It is also crucial to be using the proper at home care when committing to a process like this or the integrity of the hair is sure to be compromised. Silver is also a very high maintenance color. I usually recommend my clients to come back to get it freshly glossed every 4-6 weeks depending on the client.

Brown and Silver
Instagram @kittyempireftw

#18: Brown and Silver

Q&A with style creator, Stephanie Rubach
Cosmetologist @ Salon Accente in Deer Park, TX

How would you describe this look?

This brown and silver ombre is described as an icy pearl balayage. It is an intriguing color to look at because of the high contrast of the blonde to the darker base color. I love dimension and contrast in hair color because it keeps it from being blah or too simple. Her cut is very soft and has a ton of texture which complements a curled style perfectly!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This color is hard to achieve for most people because it is so light. Previous color history and darkness of a client’s natural color are factors that play into achieving this color. Clients with virgin hair and naturally lighter hair color can get this look fairly easy. This look is ideal if you are alright with having a more high maintenance color. Proper salon products, minimal washing, and heat styling are necessary for maintaining this look.

If you have a lifestyle that requires you to wash your hair often, this would not be the color for you. A major bonus of this color though is that it complements a wide variety for skin tones. It goes beautifully with light to fair ladies but also complements medium to tan skin tones!

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