Ombre Short Hair Pegs That Are Major #HairGoals

Want to add zing to your short hair with pretty ombre shades? Stand out from the crowd with these ombre looks for short-haired girls! 

If you’re thinking of finally rocking ombre short hair looks, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’ve recently chopped off your hair or are one of those girls who are looking forward to getting a bob or pixie cut, we’ve got ombre hair ideas just for you. Here are hair pegs to inspire you.

1. Strawberry Ombre Short Hair

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Want this sweet and dreamy look? Go for strawberry ombre short hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This ombre look features a rich pink color at the roots that transitions to lighter shades. At the tips, you can add a dip-dyed blue shade to make your look even more playful. This style allows you to playfully part your hair in various ways as it gives your hair a lot of movement and depth.

Editor’s tip: Keep your ombre color vibrant and long-lasting by using a conditioner made for colored hair. Switch to Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner, which has a sulfate-free formulation designed to help protect colored hair from dryness and dullness.

2. Gray-brown Ombre Short Hair

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Gray-brown ombre short hair is a must-try hair idea. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’re not into vibrant hues, this neutral ombre combo is perfect for you. Try this on a bob or even shoulder-length hair and see how this combo makes your look edgy. Start with dark brown roots then slowly fade to gray at the tips.

Editor’s tip: Make sure your hair has all the nourishment it needs to stay sleek, smooth, and frizz-free by using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo. It also works on salon-treated hair, so you get straight and manageable hair that looks great with whatever color you choose.

3. Black to Dusty Blue Ombre Short Hair

asian girl with blue dip dye ombre short hair
Subtle gray-blue ombre short hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

For something a little more unique, you can also go for a light, grayish blue color at the tips of your short hair. This exudes a somewhat mysterious vibe, make people do a double-take when they see you.

4. Caramel Ombre with Flipped Hair

caramel ombre hair for short hair
Caramel ombre for short hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

For a dash of runway chic, opt for a caramel ombre and flip out the ends of your hair. Brush the ends outwards while blow drying to achieve this look.

Editor’s tip: Nail your flipped-out bob hairstyle by finishing with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray. Its weather-resistant formulation can make your hairstyle stay in place all day and keep it from unraveling. 

5. Multi-colored Ombre for Pixie Hair

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Multi-colored ombre for pixie hair. Credit: iStock.

This one is for all the gutsy ladies out there who can totally rock this daring hairstyle⁠—a colorful combination of purple, blue, red and yellow. This ombre look involves some strands being dyed a solid color while a few other strands fade into a lighter shade towards the ends of the hair. The best thing about this style: you get to wear rainbow hair while still maintaining your naturally black hair color to ground everything.

6. Blonde Ombre Layered Bob

Woman with green hair bob hairstyle
You can go for an ombre look and make pale green hair transition to blonde. Credits: Shutterstock

Another way to look edgy is by getting a short layered bob where the layers look randomly cut. Complete your edgy look by dyeing your hair icy blonde or platinum blonde and getting a bold color to start your ombre with.

Editor’s tip: Bleaching can cause great damage to your hair. Make sure you replenish all the lost moisture and shine your hair with a weekly application of TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask. Just leave the mask on your hair for three to five minutes before rinsing it off. Easy, right? 

7. Black to Brown Ombre on Bob

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Look classy with a subtle ombre on a short bob hairstyle. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’re not ready to embrace that ombre-colored lifestyle, opt for this soft brown ombre on a short bob haircut. It brings a touch of warmth to your face, with the brown ombre softly framing your jawline.

8. Tri-colored Pixie cut with Long, Side-swept Bangs

Portrait of attractive Vietnamese woman with rainbow hair ombre short hair
Tri-colored pixie cut with long, side-swept bangs. Credit: iStock.

This ombre for short hair consists of three pastel colors: purple, pink, and light teal green. Each color bands together at the base and gradually lightens towards the tip. This specific palette has a bubbly but gentle feel to it since the colors are youthful and vivid but not bold and in-your-face.

9. Reverse Ombre

Woman with blonde to pink reverse ombre short hair
Do the reverse ombre! Start from a light color and transition to a darker hue for a change. Credit: Shutterstock

Ombre doesn’t need to always start with a dark hue. You can do it in reverse! The result is just as dramatic and unique.

10. Two-toned Ombre

Woman with purple to pink ombre bob
Go for a vibrant ombre hair with these happy hues. Credit: Shutterstock

You can sport a bold look even without getting multi-colored hair. All you need are two strong hues in the same family and combine them in an ombre fashion. This look works best on bobs and lobs so you have enough hair to show off your ombre coloring on.

11. C-Cut Red Ombre

ombre short hair: Young girl is looking at the camera at an angle and her hair is super straight
Add life to your straight hair using hair colors. Credit: Shutterstock

Fair-colored skin can greatly benefit from a red ombre hairstyle as it makes the skin pop! And with the C-cut hairstyle, the edges of your hair are sharper which are great for ombre colors.

12. Red to Pink Ombre

ombre short hair: Girl is laughing and her hand is on her face while her hair is a nice red and pink combo
Make your short hair stand out with the combination of pink and red colors. Credit: Shutterstock

Even really short hair can do an ombre hair color. You can ask your stylist to put the darker shade such as red closer to the roots and the lighter one (pink) after it. This will make new hair growth less obvious and keep touch-ups less necessary.

Editor’s tip: When you have shorter hair, you need more styling techniques to help it keep its shape for a long time. But if you don’t have the time, just add VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray, so that your hair stays in place. You won’t have to make frequent hair checks just to make sure that your hairstyle is fine.

13. Pastel Ombre

Girl wearing a white top has two toned hair and she is in the outdoors
Pastel colors make great shades for ombre hair. Credit: Shutterstock

We’ve always loved pastel colors but always just in paintings and clothes. Why not be more experimental by using these beautiful pastel colors on your hair ombre style? Regardless of your hair’s length, it will surely look fab and stylish!

Editor’s tip: Since pastel colors are light colors, you need to keep your hair nourished and healthy by using Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Ultra Treatment Wrap. You can now skip the salon and have your own keratin treatment right in the comfort of your own home.

14. Purple to Bluish Ombre

ombre short hair: Model has really short hair with an undercut the color of purple and blue
Your hair, your say. Credit: Shutterstock

Summertime calls for cool colors like blues and purples to keep the heat down. There is no limit to your imagination which is why we suggest putting these colors on your hair! Spread cool vibes as you take a stroll in your bluish ombre hair. Whether your hair is long, short, or super short, this ombre style surely fits.

15. Brown Ombre on Straight Hair

Model is wearing a black leather jacket and is looking slightly down with her straight hair
Ombre hair speaks volumes of sophistication. Credit: Shutterstock

Rock your short straight hair with a brown ombre color and stand out. This coloring technique can add oomph to any hairstyle. Plus, the brown color is subtle enough, especially for those who are not comfortable with bolder colors. It’s a safe color that is nowhere near boring.

When it comes to deciding which ombre short hairstyle to go for, always choose the one that makes you comfortable. Whether you go for a more vibrant look or a more muted one, the important thing is that you feel good in your own skin (or hair). And as with all hair coloring technique, don’t forget to take care of your hair. Use hair products especially made for colored hair to help maintain vibrancy in your hair color.

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