From natural to show-stopping, these are the best ombre hair colours from Instagram

Leona | 26 January 2018

The best ombre hair ideas to fall in love with…


Are you considering updating your tresses with a fresh new ombre, but unsure which styles are worth your time and hard-earned cash? Fret not as just like your fave superhero, we have come to your rescue with a selection of the best ombre hair colours we are loving RN.

From subtle to extreme, and a bit of everything in between, discover the best ombre hair colours that made our exclusive line up, plus our top styling tips to ensure you’re mane game is totally on point!

Best ombre hair: Our fave looks from Instagram


back view of long medium blonde balayage hair
Flawless looking ombre waves. Credit:

Toffee nut

For those who want to team their medium brown hair with a lighter shade, we suggest asking your colourist for a toffee-toned ombre finish. From bonfire night to your summer holidays, this toasty hue will warm up your look all year round. Credit: @bohyme

side view of red copper wavy ombre hair
Red copper waves look dazzling. Credit:

Red copper

Ready to ditch your Jessica Rabbit red hue? Then the best ombre hue for you will be a super glossy copper shade. If you can’t wait until summer to get that sunkissed feeling, then jump on this ombre hair trend now. Credit: @balayageartists

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Editor’s tip: Get this mirror-like shine on your hair with a few pumps of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops. Apply on styled hair to tame frizz and give a lovely sheen to your locks.

side view of pink and yellow ombre hair
Tasty. Credit:

Fruit salad

Not only is this look perfect for summer, but think about how stunning it will look when you try out a weaved hairstyle, like a Dutch braidCredit: @jaymz.marsters

woman with very long wavy brown ombre hair
Balayage ombre’s give a natural-looking finish. Credit:

Balayage ombre

We like to think an ombre is like the little sister to the balayage hair technique. And while we know sisters don’t always get along, these two become a match made in heaven when paired together!

Don’t believe us? Just look at this Instagrammer’s hair for proof and gaze at that dazzling finish. Credit: @hairbyraquell

back view of woman with long wavy purple ombre hair
Dip it low. Credit:

Dipped purple

Have you heard? Purple hair is predicted to be huge throughout 2018. Why? Because Pantone revealed that violet is their colour of the year and we at All Things Hair HQ have to agree!

Expect to see it everywhere from interiors to your wardrobe, and in a whole lot of amazing hairstyles. Credit: @sweetmelissagrace

woman with blonde ombre hair on shoulder length hair
Soft ombres give a natural finish. Credit:

Soft blonde

Dark-haired girls don’t get to have all the fun when it comes to the ombre hair trend. Softly lightening her blonde tresses, this Instagrammer adds a very subtle ombre to her shoulder-length style, enhancing her whole look! Credit: @rubiyunuen

Dove Colour Care Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Tempted to try out this hair colour? Then don’t forget to change your wash and care system for one that is specifically designed for coloured tresses.

We particularly love the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner, as this duo will leave your mane feeling silky soft and help keep the colour looking vibrant for longer.

back view of long copper blonde ombre wavy hair
Copper melt. Credit:

Copper melt

Channel your inner Emma Stone by teaming your copper hair colour with a blonde ombre finish. Add in some loose waves and you’ll have a ‘do that looks like molten metal! Credit: @haildoeshair

side view of black hair with red ombre colour
Bold reds add a touch of drama to your tresses. Credit:

Red punch

When looking for the best ombre hair colour for those with dark tresses, we couldn’t help but fall in love with this bold red shade. The ribbons of red slice through the dark base colour and gives it a seriously high-impact finish. Credit: @hairbend3r

woman with light blonde hair and dark roots
Accidental ombres are the best. Credit:

Shadow roots

Don’t you just hate when life gets in the way of you making your regular root touchup appointment?

Well, with the rising trend in shadow roots, you can skip a few of those said appointments and sleep easy knowing that you’ve joined the likes of Hailey Baldwin and Selena Gomez in the cool kid crew. Credit: @skinnyintern

woman with purple pastel wavy ombre hair
Pastel hue, why thank you. Credit:

Purple pastel

From blue to purple, peach to pink, pastel hues are not going anywhere anytime soon. So when looking for a new ombre colour, why not dabble with the trend like this Instagrammer? Credit: @cosmoprofbeauty

back view of short block colour afro
Colour blocking never looked so good. Credit:

Colour block

Colour blocking has not only made a return on the catwalks but it’s now one of the coolest hair hues to wear, too.

With the rise in celebrities wearing cropped buzzcuts, we think this is the only ombre hair trend you need to wear to ensure you get those IG likes. Credit: @anthonyvincenttt

woman with heavy blonde ombre on long hair
Turn heads with a heavy ombre. Credit:

Heavy ombre

Are you ready to take on the ombre hair trend, like, for realz? If so, why not go for a heavy contrasting ombre?

Keep your roots dark and ask your stylist to transition your colour until the ends are a light blonde tone. You’re style will flow from one end of the spectrum to the next, but in the most on-trend way. Credit: @kamilabravo