8 dark and light brown ombre hair ideas that’ll make you want to dip into the trend

Always dreamed of getting dip-dyed hair on your locks? Here are 9 celebrity-approved colour combos that'll make you want to give dark and light brown ombre hair a go!  

Bored of your light or dark brown hair colour? Fancy dipping your toes into the hair colour waters? If the answer is yes to both these questions, opting for dark or light brown ombre hair is exactly what you need to zhuzh up your locks!

Now we know what you’re thinking: dark brown ombre doesn’t work. Well, we’ve looked to the red carpet and found stars who’ve rocked the look brilliantly, to convince you otherwise.

From dazzling light brown ombre hair ideas to sophisticated dark brown hair with ombre, finding the colour of your dreams is about to become a reality.

8 light and dark brown ombre hair ideas you’ll love to try


shot of ana de armas with sun kissed light brown ombre hairstyle on the red carpet
Looking for sun-kissed light brown ombre hair? This hue might just be for you! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Sun-kissed light brown ombre hair

There’s nothing wrong with taking a summery approach when to comes to picking out a light brown ombre hair colour.

Take Ana de Armas’ mane for example: she’s incorporated warmer tones of honey blonde, nutmeg and cinnamon through her light brown strands, for a gorgeous sun-kissed effect. 

The best thing about getting light brown ombre done? It’ll work a charm for ladies with fine locks, as it’ll give your hair more depth and dimension. Neat, right?

side shot of irene kim with rain dark brown ombre hair
Exude unicorn vibes with this gorgeous rainbow hue! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Unicorn ombre

Under the impression you can’t experiment with out-of-the-ordinary shades when you have brown hair? Well, this unicorn-inspired dark brown ombre hair style will make you think again!

The mixture of pinks, peaches and purples in this show-stopping ‘do is bound to make you standout of the crowd. Now, who wouldn’t want that?

hannah marks with blue dark brown ombre hair on the red carpet
Give your brown hair a denim touch with a true-blue shade! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Denim ombre

We predicted that denim hair would be the Itgirl hair colour trend to covet. Turns out, we were right. Whether you sport short locks (a la Hannah Marks) or long ones, this universally flattering blue and dark brown ombre hair colour is just for you!

shot of justine skye with purple dark brown ombre hair on the red carpet
Purple rain, purple rain! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Purple ombre

Calling all brunettes with extra dark chocolate hair: Justine Skye often rocks purple ombre for high-profile events  –  and we think we know why. The look flatters her skin tone like a dream and also helps to highlight her amazing facial features.

So, if you’re looking to shake up your dark brown hair with ombre, you know exactly what to do!

Editor’s tip: Once you’ve made your light or dark brown ombre colour choice, remember to invest in a wash and care set that has been designed with brown hair in mind.

We suggest trying the TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Brunette Shampoo and Conditioner, as this dreamy duo will magnify the depth and richness of your hue, as well as keep your hair healthy-looking, too.

dalal brunchmann with reverse light brown ombre hair
Reverse, reverse! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Dip-dyed fringe

Easily emit those cool-girl vibes with a dip-dyed pastel pink fringe hairstyle, just like Dalal Bruchmann has done, here.

So, if you’re not ready to commit to a full-blown light brown ombre dye job, let dip-dyed bangs be your gateway to electric, beautiful shades.

kylie jenner with emerald green dark brown ombre hair on the red carpet
Everyone around you will be green with envy when you rock this hue! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Emerald green ombre hair

For a more grown-up way to the dark brown ombre hair trend, turn to Kylie Jenner‘s on-point, sleek emerald-green ombre hairstyle.

Rather than opting for a bright blonde or a pastel colour, her ombre fades from a dark brown into a rich emerald hue, that’s full of sophisticated charm. Well, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the reality TV star!

amber le bon with peach light brown ombre hair on the red carpet smiling
Feeling peachy? This shade has got your back! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Peach ombre hair

Want to make a super-stylish, yet subtle, impact with your light brown ombre colour choice? Then try getting a fruity peach ombre hairstyle (a la Amber Le Bon), that looks as tasty as it sounds.

While you may think peach hair isn’t for the faint-heartened, seeing Amber’s romantic, wearable take on the trend might persuade you to give the colour another chance.

dark brown hair with ombre: issa rae with chocolate brown ombre curly hairstyle on red carpet
Have dark brown curls? Prepare to fall in love with this tasty caramel colour combo! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

8. Chocolate caramel ombre

Bored of your natural chocolate curls? Don’t be afraid to experiment with caramel ombre hair, like American actress Issa Rae has.

This flattering hue will add some much needed warmth to darker locks, while also enhancing the look of natural curls. See? Dark brown hair with ombre doesn’t have to be bold to be beautiful. Thanks for the tip, Issa!


Have these dark and light brown ombre hair ideas got you dreaming of other, equally stunning shades? Then get yourself over to our Brown Hair page now, for all the latest hues and red carpet inspiration to take your fancy!

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