43 Hottest Ombré Hair Color Ideas of 2022
#1: Sexy Dark Brown to Caramel Ombre Hair
This dark brown to caramel ombre hair idea makes a simple yet striking color melt! If you wanna join the golden ombre hype, dark auburn brown plus caramel absolutely offers a vibrant contrast that needs serious maintenance.
#2: Blonde To Pink Ombre with Subtle Waves
Try a blonde to pink ombré with subtle waves if you want to have fun with your usual blonde ombré. If you are looking for a nice color but don’t want to commit, then this is perfect for you! The pink will fade back to your blonde so you don’t have to worry.
#3: Dark Red to Orange Ombre
A fiery hot color that will have everyone envying your new look. Dyeing your hair dark and rich will in fact make your hair look healthy and shiny. I suggest using a toning copper shampoo or conditioner to upkeep the vibrant copper.
#4: Popular Red Ombre Hair
Red ombré is a staple color technique that remains increasingly popular. If you’re looking for hair trendy enough to sport on any occasion, red ombré hair is a go-to.
#5: Bold Pink to Yellow Ombre Color Melt
Stand out from the crowd with a bold, pink to yellow ombre color melt. Fashion colors are one of the best ways to turn heads. In my professional opinion, however, if you’re going to commit to fashion colors you need to be willing to spend money and time maintaining your tresses. Bolder and brighter shades tend to fade fast and need frequent refreshes.
#6: Transitional Dark Auburn to Bright Plum Ombre
Nothing is braver than an auburn to plum ombré on straight hair where a smooth transition is key for pulling off a in-demand glamorous style.
#7: Stunning Black to Silver Ombre Hair Color
Black hair is optimal for every skin type, and if matched with a silver ombré? The result is going to be a stunning work of art you should try! If you’re longing for variation, go for a sexy and fashion-forward ombre option to satisfy your desire.
Related: More black ombre hair ideas.
#8: Melted Dusty Lavender to Rose Gold
Here’s a trendy pastel ombré dye job with a relaxed wave ombré. The combination of dusty lavender and rose gold hues creates a gem you should go for!
#9: Unicorn Rainbow in an Ombre Style
You should go for long sleek hair that has ombre pastel colors of blue, yellow, green, pink, and purple.
#10: Delicious Espresso to Brown Mocha Ombre
A tousled ombré hair dye that brings out your natural hair colors!
#11: Vibrant Dark Blue to Purple Hair
A perfect example of another trendy ombré style. Dark blue and purple hues on dark roots really go well together.
#12: Multi-Tonal Dark to Blonde Ombre
These oh-so-dreamy waves with a dimensional ombre are what every girl wants right now! You’ll absolutely turn heads with a flawlessly transitioned buttery blonde ombre on your naturally dark brown hair.
#13: Perfect Brown to Golden Blonde Hair Extensions
If you’re considering ombré hair extensions, a wavy golden blonde look is perfect. The light brown roots make a brown ombre hair color low-maintenance.
#14: Waved Ash Brown to Ashy Blonde Ombre Ends
A long and tousled style with an ashy blonde ombré hair ends? Why not? Feel free to style your blonde ombre hair with waves to boost your color’s dimension and texture.
#15: Stylish Medium-Length Brown to Caramel
A mid-length brown to caramel ombre is so in style nowadays! It’s easy to achieve and will require lower maintenance if you have darker roots. Doesn’t it remind you of a nice golden brown hair color?
#16: Gorgeous Dark to Icy White Balayage Ombre
This dark to icy white balayage ombre only needs upkeep to come in every 10-12 weeks. The current state your hair is in is extremely important to consider before getting an icy blonde ombre. The lightness is usually achieved over multiple sessions, so patience is key. Working with your natural color will always go with your skin tone. Unless you’re willing to change everything around it like makeup, eyebrows, and all the products you use, then I don’t recommend going more than 2 shades lighter or darker than your natural on the roots! I always recommend a take-home deep treatment when you lighten your hair because even oily hair needs moisture on the ends.
#17: Unique Dark to Auburn Copper Color Melt
Opt for a chocolate auburn color melting into a rich copper ombre using Wella. It works for most skin tones, ethnicities, and face shapes. There’s a huge copper craze going on right now and if you try it, you will have a lot of fun with it!
#18: Fashionable Dark to Light Mint Green Ombre Hair
Here’s a medium-style minty ombré that medium skin types with warm undertones look best with. Jewel tones, particularly an Emerald look, have the most longevity out of all the fashion colors. Most importantly, you should seek out a professional that’s very familiar with these colors to avoid unwanted results.
#19: Burgundy Red to Red Wine Reverse Ombre
A reverse ombré dyeing process that goes from a lighter burgundy to a darker red wine hue! If you are considering a color scheme that doesn’t fall into the “natural hair” category, you should be educated on the upkeep. For example, how often you’ll need your roots done or a color gloss to freshen up the overall look? I recommend Colorphlex home care products because they not only protect your color, but they strengthen and add bonds to your hair each time you shampoo and condition. You’ll get a dose of the vegetable-derived protein in the Colorphlex ColorStrong Complex, improving your condition, texture, and shine.
#20: Dimensional Ash Grey to Platinum Ombre
An ash grey to platinum ombre is a favorite among iced-blonde looks. It’s a cooler-toned blonde and very ashy! It’s made of RuskAsh (.11) and just a little bit of Rusk Beige. The dimension looks stunning. The shadowed roots and contrast give those ashy/gray tones more depth and make the highlights more pronounced.
Along with the beauty of this kind of cool-toned ombre, comes the maintenance to keep it. I suggests using Olaplex because it’s a must. You want to keep the integrity of the hair at all times! You’re looking at a standing appointment for every 6-8 weeks to touch up the roots.
#21: Lived-In Brunette to Blonde Hair Ombre
These medium-to-long tresses have a gorgeous natural darker to lighter look, where it’s brown at the roots with light blonde ombré tips. Add loose beachy waves to emphasize your ombre effect very well.
#22: Dark Roots to Silver Locks
Try dark roots to silver ombre. When you think about ombré, it’s hard to imagine using silver in the mix, but when done pristinely, can produce such a refined shade. The colors selected definitely define how your look will come out and this one counters natural brown with an almost ashy, shiny silver.
#23: Sultry Black to Cherry Red Ombre
Try a black cherry red ombré hair color idea because it’s rich, black melts into vibrant red tones. Redken was used to achieve this look. When doing reds, try using two different tones to show your dimension between the cool and warm reds. If you love dark hair with some jazz, this would be the look for you! Long hair is the biggest canvas for a beautiful ombré, but with some altering, short haircuts would be gorgeous with this color combo as well. To maintain your red hair, use Pureology’s product line called Reviving Red. It will keep your reds red!
#24: Multi-Dimensional Dark to Light Brown Ombre
Go for multi-dimensional soft brown ombre hair that has a soft gradual lightening of the overall look. Colorwise, I recommend a medium natural brown by Paul Mitchell XG for your roots and mid-shaft, Lightener by Paul Mitchell and a Paul Mitchell Shines for toner. Use Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum cocktailed with their Neon Line Sugar Cream while wet. Stay within three-level shades from your base color. To maintain, use a color-safe/treated shampoo and conditioner and to come in every so often for a refresh toner for shine and fading.
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#25: Black to Blue Ombre Hair With Bangs
Try a mid-length blue ombré because you still get the depth of the natural coloring at the roots, but also that super fun pop on the ends. Before blow-drying, I recommend using Kevin Murphy’s Staying.Alive. It’s a leave-in spray that protects and smooths your hair. After drying, use Design.Me’s product called Puff.Me for volume and to give texture to your waves.
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#26: Yummy Dark to Light Chocolate Brunette Hair
Opt for a natural, sexy, carefree chocolate brunette ombré because it’s 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. Use a product line called Surface. It’s a high-performance, salon-exclusive haircare and skincare line that respects personal health and the earth. The great part about a balayage ombré appearance is that it’s a natural look. It’s all about a sun-kissed style that gives you the natural beach look.
#27: Intense Black to Pink Ombre
Go for an intense pink hair color in an ombre style. The best part of the look is the contrast of the natural base up against the pink. To achieve a black to pink ombre, lighten your hair with Blondor powdered lightener with 30 vol. developer and add drops of My Amazing Repair And Shine. For the pink, use Rusk Pink with Demi developer, plus some drops of My Amazing Repair and Shine again. To keep your look vibrant, use cooler water when washing and professional hair care products! Your touch-ups would be every three to five weeks but talk with your colorist first.
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#28: Fire Red to Burnt Orange Ombre
Go for a “fiery ombré” with a vibrant bright red color plus amber-orange hues. The product used to obtain the color was a mix of Schwarzkopf colors, and for the styling, Unite hair products. More specifically, use a combination of Unite’s Laser Straight Elixir, Smoothing Cream, and Argon Oil. After styling with a large barrel wand, finish your hair off with flossing spray and hairspray.
For recreating that reddish amber ombre, start by lightening your mids to ends, then melt three shades of red, starting with a deep dark red at your roots and melting down into the brightest lighter red, then going in and adding the gold into the bottoms.
#29: Soft Dark to Auburn Copper
Try a soft dark to auburn copper ombré if you have sleek, straight hair. The best thing about this style is that it’s perfect if you are wanting to spice things up a bit but still remain subtle. It’s a great way to add warm tones and a fun style to your look. Fair or lighter skin tones look best in a lighter red color such as this copper shade.
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#30: Effortless Chestnut to Red Color Melt
Opt for a red ombré or a red color melt, but definitely make sure you have enough of your formula mixed so you won’t have to re-mix and risk the outcome being consistent. Also, add Redken’s PH Bonder to ensure the longevity of your look.
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#31: Walnut Brown to Dark Blonde for Long Hair
Try a classic design of a brown to blonde ombre if you have long hair. Use Redken 25 Benefits for protection and Pillow Proof to help speed up blow-drying if you have thick and longer-length hair. Also, use Olivia Garden hair brushes because they give such a nice smooth finish. Ombré looks good on most hair types, but the process will differ for each kind. This overall haircut/design fits all face shapes and is perfect if you like low-maintenance color care and can’t make it to regular haircut appointments often.
#32: Sophisticated Black to Light Brown Tips
Opt for a beautiful sombre look, which is basically a more subtle version of an ombré. Use Schwarzkopf lightener/olaplex. Then use a backcombing technique with babylights around your face. With your natural color at your roots, it allows you to play around with the colors on your ends. This is a long-lasting color and only needs to be maintained if a darker root or lighter/darker end is desired.
#33: Natural Dark to Light Ash Brown-Blonde Waves
These ombre waves are a very natural blend with highlights around the face line to mimic what the sun would naturally enhance. Maintenance for this look is very simple. You need to come into the salon for a toner and face line foils every four weeks. Then every 12 weeks, ask your stylist to pull all the balayage up. As long as this look is maintained at home, not much re-lightening will need to happen. For maintenance at home, try Fanola No Yellow Shampoo, Olaplex #3, and a soft blowdrying lotion-like Redken Satinwear.
#34: Magical Black to Lavender Purple Ombre
Raven-colored hair ombre gives off a mystic vibe! Combine your long hair length with beach waves for a magical effect.
#35: Melted Dark to Ash Blonde Ombre Hair
Try a melted blend ombré style. Use Fanola No Yellow Shampoo weekly to maintain your bright blonde hair and to keep it brass-free.
#36: Caramel Brown to Champagne Blonde for Straight Hair
Try a champagne caramel ombré with lighter pieces that are hand-painted. I recommend a smoothing styling cream like Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Cream. The Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid can be added to your ends to give them shine and more control. Darker tones can pull it off because it’s not too light and still has a lot of depth to it. Lighter tones will only be complimented due to the warm hues. This style is best on naturally straight to wavy hair.
#37: Green and Teal Mermaid Ombre Hair
Emerald and azure ombre colors will make most women feel like they are living in the lost city of Atlantis!
#38: Versatile Dark to Purple Pink Ombre Hair
Wanna switch your hair color to this dark to purple pink ombre? Ombré is very versatile. As long as you use a semi-permanent color on your previously lightened ends, it’ll fade back to the pre-lightened blonde and leave you with a blank canvas. Use a Hot Tools 1 1/2-inch barrel curling iron to curl everything. If you have long, thick hair that doesn’t always want to hold a curl, let the curls cool down and set before using a bit of styling oil to gently finger brush through them to soften the look.
A lot of different skin tones can get away with the color, especially if you have your natural color at the top. You just want to be careful of going too vibrant with the pink if you have a lot of pink undertones in your skin. Try a more muted rose gold hair color if you have pink undertones in your skin.
#39: Luscious Dark to Pastel Purple Ombre Hair
Consider luscious ombre hair, which are grape-colored locks that turn to an ashy color towards the ends. Loosely curl your ends to make the dynamic color transition better.
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#40: Fresh Light to Honey Blonde on Short Hair
Go for a very fresh, stylish, natural light honey sombré look on a bob cut. Use Davines Mask hair Bleaching Powder for your babylights, highlights, color gradient, and blonde. Tone your hair with Davines A New Color, Mask With Vibrachrom and Finest Pigments. For blondes, the best product is the silver conditioner Davines’ Alchemic. Also, with this type of blonde coloring, your hair should be toned once a month.
#41: Natural Dark Roots to Chocolate Brown Ombre Hair
Get dark roots with an ombre by opting for a rich tinge of a deep luscious brown color from your mid-lengths to ends. This makes your hair look super shiny and full!
#42: Seamless Light Brown to Mauve Ombre
A light brown to mauve ombré hair creates a seamless blend into the blonder side of life. Ombre is a technique used to achieve an all-over lighter look but without being high-maintenance. Leaving your darker tone toward your root creates more depth in your hair, which is great for adding in fullness. Aftercare would be a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair looking hydrated and silky smooth.
#43: Blunt Bob with Ombre for Short Hair
Try a blunt bob with ombre for short hair that will turn heads everywhere you go. A blunt bob with ombre has pops of lightness around your face and looks stunning at every angle. If you have naturally dark hair and want a low-maintenance blonde color, the ombre effect is perfect. With an ombre color, your roots stay darker and the lightness is at the ends of your hair, so it continues to look seamless as your hair grows out. Ombre hair color really shines when styled with soft waves or curls because it beautifully showcases the cascading color.