Long ombre hair has been around for a while now, and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. The hair coloring technique starts darker at the roots and gradually gets lighter towards the ends.
It’s low-maintenance hair, especially when you keep your base color close to your natural hair color. This color technique looks especially gorgeous on long hair. Check out these swoon-worthy long ombre hair ideas and get inspired for your next trip to the salon!
#1: Dark Brunette Roots to Light Blonde Tips
Complement your look with this trendy long ombre hairstyle! It features dark brunette roots transitioning to light blonde tips. These long hairstyles are perfect for making a bold haircut without sacrificing length. The best part of ombre styles like this is it’s low-maintenance. You don’t have to worry about having it touched up as often as other color placements. Book a consultation with your stylist about how to work towards this look to get this look.
#2: Pink to Peach to Teal Long Ombre
This pink to peach to teal long ombre hairstyle is a showstopper! This color transitions from a vibrant pink at the roots to a soft peach in the middle and finally ends with a stunning teal shade at the tips. The color gradient adds depth and dimension to the hair, creating a visually striking and unique look. This hairstyle works best for those who want to make a bold statement with their hair and have a playful style. To maintain the vibrancy of the colors, consider regular touch-ups and color treatments if you want to keep your color looking fresh. Additionally, using color-safe and moisturizing hair care products will help keep the hair healthy and will help prevent color fading too quickly.
#3: Sunflower Ombre
With its vibrant and striking color combination, the sunflower ombre is a captivating hairstyle choice for those with long hair. This technique transitions from a rich, warm golden hue at the roots to a bright, vibrant yellow at the ends. This creates a beautiful, sunflower-inspired look. The gradual color change adds depth and dimension. This makes the hair visually appealing and unique. This style works best on long hair. Keep your hair long to showcase the full ombre effect. Keeping the hair long maintains curls or waves and ensures the overall look is not lost.
#4: Purple to White to Yellow
Your hair may seem dull. Trying long ombre hair can take you on a vibrant journey from purple to white to yellow. The contrast between these 2 shades adds a playful element to your hairstyle. This ombre look suits those who want a bold hair statement and like trying unique color combinations. The change from purple to white to yellow creates a stunning visual effect. You can amend it to match your personal style. It’s important to use good hair care products for color-treated hair to maintain vibrancy. Regular touch-ups can keep the ombre fresh and vibrant.
#5: Long Ombre Rainbow Colors
One of the best ways to sport a long ombre is with rainbow colors. This technique, rich and unique, mirrors an oil slick or a piece by Lisa Frank.
#6: Vampire-Inspired Long Shag
A long shag haircut inspired by vampire themes is a great way to realize your ideal e-girl style! I suggest consulting a stylist skilled in trendy colors and cuts for the best realization of this hairstyle. This can also help you learn to maintain the look at home. For the best results, wash your hair with vibrant jewel tones in cold water. It’s advisable to schedule a root touch-up and color re-application every 3 months. This will keep colors fresh and your long shag exciting.
#7: Long Ombre Red to Yellow Hair
If your hair often takes on a warm tone, why not embrace it?! This long ombre hair color, fading from red to yellow, is ideal for those whose hair often takes on a warm tone, or for anyone who loves a vibrant, fiery look.
#8: Dark Red Roots to Bright Orange Ends
To transform your look, you should opt for stunning dark red roots to bright orange ends ombre color. This color technique starts with a dark red base that transitions to vibrant orange at the ends. The rich red and vivid orange contrast adds depth and dimension to your hair. This ombre style works well on various hair lengths and textures. Whether you have straight, wavy, or curly hair, this hair color combination will turn heads.
#9: Light Brunette to Soft Blonde Tips
One of the best ways to add softness and dimension to your hair is by opting for light brunette to soft blonde tips. This technique involves gradually lightening the ends of your hair. This helps to create a subtle and natural-looking contrast. The transition from light brunette to blonde adds depth to your hairstyle. It’s a versatile option that suits various skin tones. It can be customized to your preferences. Regular salon visits and proper hair care are essential to maintain the health and vibrancy of your hair.
#10: Pearl-Ash Ombre
Check out this pearl ash ombré. If you want a cool-toned low-maintenance blonde, ask for an ombré with a blue-based pearl gloss. Pearls can be cool or balanced with pink for different effect’s depending on your goal. The best pearl gloss is Wella Illumina.
#11: Black to Silver Ombre on Long Hair
With long hair, you can do all fifty shades of grey perfectly! The grey ombre is one of the trendiest fashion colors this year, and it’s not a surprise because of how cool this color is.
#12: Long Light Brown to Cool Blonde Ombre Hair
This ombre looks very natural. The roots are cool light brown and blend into a cool blonde. Cool medium to lighter skin tones with hair that is naturally light brown and medium in texture is ideal. Ombre hair that doesn’t create too much contrast will give you a natural, more up-to-date vibe.
#13: Gorgeous Gray to Copper Ombre on Long Hair
If you have gray hair that needs a pick-me-up but don’t want to color your roots, try a gorgeous ombre on long hair. Ombre hairstyles will allow you to color your ends gracefully. Plus, they allow for a seamless grow-out that doesn’t need a refresh as often a rooted color would.
#14: Dark Smokey Gray to Pale Blonde Straight Hair
A dark smokey gray to pale blonde will surely make you the friend with the best hair. But keep up with toner from your favorite stylist to keep those ends cool. Wear your hair straight to show off your long locks. Or, throw in a curl with an iron of your choice when you want some volume and extra color dimension.
#15: Soft Light Brown to Light Blonde Ombre
It was ultra-trendy to rock a grown-out colored canvas. Whether from long visits to the salon or if you requested colors like a soft light brown to light blonde ombre. Hair brands even sold hair dyes to accomplish this look at home. If wanting to achieve this look, be aware of the difference between a salon professional and self. An ombre is an artfully painted gradient of colors and, when done well, can look very natural.
#16: Half Up Half Down Ombre
Try a low-maintenance style with a half-up, half-down ombre. Long ombre hair has been popular for a while, and I can see why. With ombres, a natural technique of darker at the roots and light towards the end gives a sun-kissed look. Before you take the plunge, know that you may still need toners monthly to keep the brassy tones away. I advise that you use a purple shampoo at home to keep your tone looking fresher longer.
#17: Dark Pink to Light Pink
Look ultra chic with dark pink to light pink locks. Pink is the hottest hair trend that looks irresistible. If you already have blonde locks, going pink can be easily achieved. Pink bold hues are high maintenance, and you will typically need to refresh your locks every month to keep tones looking fresh and vibrant.
#18: Sandy Brown to Creamy Blonde
If you’re thinking of getting an ombré on your long hair, it’s a good idea to consider a few things. With my years of experience, getting a strand test before any service is the best bleaching. This will not only help your stylist but also allow you to understand realistic expectations. When investing in lighter hair colors, make sure you are budgeting for the proper hair care. My go-to is the Olaplex line for all my blonde clients. It restores the bonds that are broken down when your hair is bleached.
#19: Black Roots with an Ash Grey Ombre
Circa 2010, black roots with an ash grey ombre was a must-have style. It created a trend of high contrast, silver, and gradient hair colors. If you have been considering this look, your best bet is to take your time looking for a stylist that can deliver.
#20: Muted Dark Pink Base with Lighter Ends
Be anything but boring with a muted dark pink base with lighter ends. If you want to keep your color low maintenance, I recommend the highlights be blended up to your natural root to have a softer grow out. I want a bold money piece right in front to brighten your face and keep your color on-trend.
#21: Very Long Caramel Ombre
Try a very long caramel ombre if you want a low-maintenance, natural-looking color. If you have a warmer skin complexion, this color suits you perfectly. Tell your stylist not to forget the front money piece to brighten your facial features!
#22: Dark Copper to Light Copper Ombre
Rock a dark copper to light copper ombre if you love a vibrant, shiny, dimensional hairstyle. Utilizing an ombre color technique will leave your hair with a dark-to-light color blend which will look natural and give your hair the illusion of fullness and dimension. Wear your hair down and style by curling your hair away from your face. Once your curls have cooled and set, comb your fingers through gently and spray with hairspray.
#23: Bright Orange to Bold Yellow Ombre
Consider rocking a bright orange to bold yellow ombre if you have a wildfire personality and love vibrant, bold hair colors. By dyeing your hair 2-3 different colors within the same color family (warm tones together/cool tones together), you will create a seamless blend. It helps to have this done by a professional hairstylist because although it may seem easy enough to do yourself, it can prove to be quite difficult to create a blend that looks natural and without harsh lines where the different colors meet. Avoid using hot water and shampooing your hair every day. This will kill your hair color faster than normal.
#24: Pink to Green Ombre
Are you ready to rock this pink-to-green ombre hair color? This color melted hair gives off stunning watermelon vibes. Styling your hair with waves will show off this melted masterpiece!
#25: Blue to Pink Ombre for Long Hair
Try a blue-to-pink ombre for long hair if you want your inner unicorn to shine! Find a stylist who specializes in color melt applications. These fantasy colors can be high maintenance, so limit your hair washing and use color-safe after-care products.
#26: Sandy Brown to Dusty Pink Long Ombre Hair
This dusty rose ombre features transitions of tone and level and is very gentle and fluid from top to bottom. A warm base flows into a coppery pink mid-shaft and finishes with a soft pink at the ends. During your consultation, have your stylist inform you about the upkeep of a style and color like this one. The dusty rose color would need to be refreshed monthly to keep the vibrancy and integrity of the ombre hair colors. A color-conserving shampoo and conditioner would help increase the color’s longevity between services. This color service isn’t for women with no to low-maintenance hair goals. Time and financial commitments involved with keeping long hair with ombre hair color can be too much for some.
#27: Long Black Roots to Violet Metallic Ombre
This ombre color is typically called a “Rooty Ombre,” a rooted color melt. 2-3 inches were left out of the roots. For this ombre hair color, the grow-out is seamless. You won’t see a line of demarcation when the hair grows out. Something cool about doing color/purples is the fade-out is gorgeous. You end up with a nice ashy beige blonde once the purple fades from the ombre hair dye.
This technique is good for women that aren’t comfortable with bleaching out their entire head. You also must consider that doing ombre fantasy colors like these is high maintenance. Those of you that wash your hair every day or every other day need to cut it down to once or twice a week, or the color will fade faster. You need to avoid drugstore brand shampoos (Pantene, Dove, etc..) and start getting professional color-safe shampoos for ombre hairstyles.
#28: Medium Brunette to Peachy Pink Ombre Hair
This is a peach candy ombré. You get the natural vibe by having your root color as the base, but still the fun and creativity of the peach as the ombré. This ombre color requires bleaching for most women. Plus, creative colors/vivids need shampoos and conditioners that help maintain the longevity of the color.
A peach ombre long hair like this means touch-ups on the color every 4 weeks, but you get less maintenance on the bleach because of the ombré! Most ombrés can go a year or more without a touch-up with bleach. Peachy ombrés can fit various women because you get your natural color and a young and stylish fashion color on the ends.
#29: Mocha Brown to Beige Blonde Long Ombre Hair
This long blonde ombre maintains length with the best hair integrity. Normally, structural damage to the hair happens on the ends due to the environment, over-washing, over-coloring, and pro tool damage. Create a new style utilizing Paul Mitchell Sky Lights and Olapex. Using the best products produces the best results. With the right cut and style, it will showcase your ombre hair! Depending on the fabric of the hair and pre-existing color, this might be the low-maintenance stunning hair color of your dreams or a very long journey.
With the right tools, you’ll have the opportunity for success to recreate the style. Not all women can support the amount of lightning in their ends to achieve this goal. With the right stylist /client relationship, possibilities are endless, and styles like this stunning ombre dye color melt are achievable!
#30: Jet Black to Vibrant Metallic Blue Ombre on Long Hair
Naturally, dark-brown/black Asian hair takes multiple sessions to create a clear, silvery blonde base. Ask your stylist to create a beautifully light and healthy base so that any toner applied will fade gracefully over time. This metallic blue would be perfect for silver undertones. Although the colors from root to tip are of high contrast, they blend seamlessly into each other.
Depending on your color or current condition, it may take one or more sessions to achieve this silver and black ombre. If you have fine, platinum blonde hair, you may only need a toner to achieve this ombre. If you have thick, dark hair, lifting your hair to this color could take a couple of sessions.
#31: Long Violet to Rich Burgundy Ombre Hair
This is a violet ombré with a fiery red “camera flash” or “diffused” shine line. It seamlessly blends from a deep violet root into a bright fire red ombré and then back into a violet at the ends. Think about how much maintenance you’re willing to commit to. You’ll have to re-gloss the red frequently with an ombre as fashion-colored as this one because it will fade. The violets tend to fade to brown as well.
To achieve this style, use a good root volumizing product and a 1-inch barrel curling iron. Curl the hair away from the face and use a good heat protectant first. Break up the curls with sea salt spray, and you’re ready for success! The great thing about this long layered look is that it gives easily achievable volume appropriate for any face shape.
#32: Long Black to Amethyst Purple Ombre Hair
If you consider this ombre color for long hair, keeping your natural color mixed in the root makes for a pretty grow-out. Also, violet-based tones are a great option for women wanting the best fade out with vivid color. It will eventually fade to a pretty blonde/soft lavender.
#33: Dark Red to Fiery Strawberry Blonde Ombre
This bold, fiery red hair color is perfect for women who want to express their individuality without going too crazy. These colors speak for themselves, and the warm tones will brighten your day. Use a good, salon-recommended color shampoo and conditioner to help maintain the beautiful, radiant tones that can often fade over time.
#34: Long Umber Brown to Caramel Blonde Ombre Hair
This is a more modern ombré. When ombré first appeared, it was a stark difference from dark to light, with a harsh line separating the two. Everyone wants a more seamless transition from natural color to a blonde tone. Leaving the rich brown tones through the ends gives the ombré a more natural and dimensional appearance.
This ombre long hair is for women who can only get into the salon sometimes. Ask your stylist to color your hair once every 4 to 6 months. Keep the ombre hairstyle brighter around the face and focus the blonde toward the ends in the back to ensure a longer-lasting color. Lastly, use a color-safe shampoo, conditioner, or anything that will give the hair extra moisture since lighteners can be rough.
#35: Long Ombre Jet Black to Coffee Brown
For women who want a pop of color, but low commitment, it’s perfect for this long ombre hair. The best part about this specific long brown ombre is how shiny it is and that the maintenance level is low. This color suits all skin types, specifically adding color to fair skin tones and a chic shimmer to the hair for those with a more olive complexion. If you’re on the fence about going for a change, this long ombre is perfect for you.
If you want an ombré like this and want to maintain the color between visits, use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Try Redken Color Magnetics shampoo and the Redken All Soft conditioner. You get color protection and nourishment for those dry strands after the lightening process of an ombré on longer hair!
#36: Deep Cherry to Medium Red Long Ombre
This ombre is a deep cherry red, mixing red with cool tones for an overall “berry” hue. If you’re seeking this color combination, ensure you’re a woman who regularly maintains their color. Wash it with cold water and sulfate-free shampoo to keep it as fresh and vibrant as possible.
#37: Dark to Light Ombre on Long Hair
This is a dark-to-light ombre. Don’t you love the three different colors? You can see the beautiful transformation from a darker brown to a medium brown to a lighter blonde. Always use a color-safe shampoo! If you need help deciding which brand to choose, ask your stylist. Always use a really good conditioner since the ends have been lightened. You want to keep them healthy. Deep condition once a week if possible!
The best thing about a long blonde ombre is that it works for any hair type, color, and skin type. This ombre is best for those who do not keep a scheduled appointment and could be better with maintenance. The natural root allows the hair to continue to have a natural growth.
#38: Long Rich Brunette to Golden Blonde Ombre Hair
This high contrast ombre starts out rich brunette at the roots and melts into a golden blonde at the ends. Skin that is warm and medium with hair that is naturally medium in color and texture is ideal. The ends of the hair are the oldest and most fragile part of the hair strand. When lightening the ends, make sure to consider this.
#39: Ash Brown to Ash Blonde Long Ombre Hair
This ombre hair color starts with cool brown roots and blends into a neutral blonde on the ends. Cool medium skin tones with hair that is naturally ash brown and medium in texture are ideal. If you plan to go ombre, stick with your natural color for the roots. This will keep you from returning to the salon for root touchups.
#40: Middle Part Dark Brown to Golden Blonde Ombre Hair Color
This ombre starts darker brown on the roots and blends into a golden blonde on the ends. Warm medium skin tones with hair that is naturally darker brown and medium in texture are ideal for this ombre hair combo. An ombre doesn’t always have to be curled! A good ombre should look chic and seamless when styled straight as well.
#41: Black to Caramel Blonde Ombre Hair Colors
This high-contrast ombre starts out black and blends into a warm, caramel-blonde color. Warm medium skin tones with hair that are naturally black and medium in texture are ideal. It’s important to perform weekly conditioning treatments on your hair to keep your lightened ends healthy.
#42: Long Chocolate Brown to Dark Blonde Ombre
This ombre only has a few inches of medium brown hair at the roots and blends into a ton of warm, dark blonde. Warm medium skin tones with hair that is naturally medium brown and medium in texture are ideal for this color. Contrary to what you might think, the part where the color transitions to a lighter color can start anywhere in the hair. It can be higher or lower!
#43: Long Black Roots to Deep Red Ombre Hair
Here’s another high ombre. It starts black on the roots and immediately turns bright red. Cool medium skin tones with hair with naturally black roots and medium texture is ideal. You might not have to return to the salon for retouches if you keep your roots natural, but you may have to get the lightened pieces re-toned. If this is not something you want to do often, let your stylist know during your consultation.
#44: Brunette to Light Blonde Ombre
This ombre starts as a lighter brown at the roots and transitions into a lighter blonde around the eye area, highlighting the face. Cool medium to lighter skin tones with hair that is naturally light brown and medium in texture are ideal for this. If you are planning to get a high-contrast ombre, try to keep the lighter part a few inches lower than your eyebrows so you won’t have to worry about changing your eyebrow color.
#45: Long Espresso Brown to Light Brown Ombre Hair
This seamless, natural, rich-looking ombre is espresso brown at the roots and light brown at the ends. Medium skin tones with hair that are naturally brown and medium in texture are ideal. If your colorist asks you if your hair is virgin, that means you have no artificial color in your hair at all. Having an artificial color that is the same as your natural color in your hair no longer makes your hair virgin. Some women make the mistake of assuming their hair is virgin just because they “colored” it back to their natural color. This could cause the colorist to formulate and plan wrong, ending in a serious color mistake.
#46: Long Ombre Dark Chocolate to Deep Auburn
This gorgeous, natural-looking ombre is dark chocolate brown at the roots and transitions into a deep auburn towards the ends. Warm medium skin tones with hair that is naturally dark chocolate brown and medium in texture are ideal.
It’s best to get a trim after getting an auburn ombre done. And always talk with your colorist about your ombre hair color ideas beforehand. Mix and match placements, tones, and levels of lightness and darkness to create the perfect ombre colors for yourself.
#47: Black to Emerald Green Long Ombre
Try a long black to emerald green ombré to test out a bold color without committing the whole length of your hair. An ombré is a great way to test the water with fashion colors because it requires the least commitment in terms of placement.