Meet your match: From classy champagne to edgy ash blonde ombre, discover your perfect blonde

Beth | 11 August 2017

Find out if blondes really do have more fun with these gorgeous ombre hair blonde ideas!


Whether it’s ash blonde ombre, a golden dip-dye or a bright-white Khaleesi look, you probably can’t go a day without seeing some form of ombre blonde hair either IRL or on your Instagram feed. So if all of this blonde hair inspo has left you contemplating trying the look for yourself, we say go for it!

Whether you’re a beautiful brunette wanting to add a fresh edge to your look or you’re a lifelong blondie looking to up your style game, consider this your go-to guide to turning blonde in 2017.

Ombre blonde hair looks from Instagram we’re lusting after


back view of a woman with long tousled light blonde ombre hair
Babylights are the best way to get a natural-looking effect. Credit:

1. Ombre blonde babylights

If you’re a bleach virgin, babylights are the ideal way to achieve a seamless, I-woke-up-like-this colour without any telltale signs.

Rather than a harsh fade from dark to light, babylights will pull the colour through the mid-lengths and ends in tiny, almost undetectable streaks, meaning you’ll be left with a completely natural-looking ash blonde ombre result. Credit: @brisaexplainsitall

front view of a woman with curly champagne blonde ombre hair
Champagne is always a good idea! Credit:

2. Champagne ombre

Bottoms up! If you’re leaning more towards a classic, yellow-toned blonde, this Instagrammer’s champagne ombre blonde is the colour for you.

A more flattering option for those with warmer, medium complexions, this shade won’t wash you out or look out of place with a tan. Now who could argue with a colour like that?! Credit: @studioindulgesalon

TONI&GUY Illuminate Blonde Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Whichever blonde takes your fancy, remember to switch over to a specialist wash and care set to really get the most of your colour.

The Toni&Guy Illuminate Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, for example, helps to maintain and accentuate any highlights (both natural and dyed) while also leaving your locks super glossy and healthy-looking.

back shot of a woman with long straight charcoal ombre hair
Turn to the dark side with a charcoal-based blonde. Credit:

3. Charcoal ombre

The grandma-chic grey hair colour trend is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon – so if a more alternative look is what you’re after, why not give it a try?

This deep, charcoal ash blonde ombre is something a bit different, with the dark base making it a low-maintenance way for those with naturally brunette locks to pull off a blonde hue. Credit: @xcellentbeautysalon

side back view of woman with long bob length creamy ombre hair
This creamy blonde hue is the stuff of Pinterest dreams. Credit:

4. Pearlescent blonde ombre

The pearl hair colour trend is one of our favourite colour crazes to come out of 2017 so far, so why not nod to the trend with a pearlescent ombre blonde hair look?

Blonde with a touch of shimmering silver, this dazzling shade is sure to turn heads and get you tonnes of compliments. You could even take it one step further and throw some on-trend pearl hair accessories into the mix, too! Credit: @sophiehairdresserx

side profile of a woman with long golden blonde ombre hair
Shine brighter than the sun with this radiant golden blonde shade. Credit:

5. Golden blonde ombre

Channel your inner surfer girl this summer with a golden, sun-kissed style. Ideal if you’re looking for a way to wear ombre hair for blondes, you simply need to add in some multi-dimensional golden tones to take your look from Barbie to Baywatch in a classy way. Credit: @hairbybrittah

side profile shot of a woman with medium length curly lilac blonde hair
Work the pastel hair trend with this understated lilac. Credit:

6. Lilac ash blonde

You know we’re big fans of coloured tresses here at All Things Hair HQ, so obviously we couldn’t do an ombre blonde hair round-up without getting a little jazzy!

On first glance, this Instagram beauty seems to have a classically creamy blonde, but upon closer inspection you’ll see that she actually has some ever-so-subtle lavender tones running through her ends, which gives the look a pastel, springtime look! Credit: @stephhdez_

back view of a woman with waist length reverse blonde ombre hair
Turn your style on its head with this verse ombre look! Credit:

7. Reverse blonde ombre

Why follow the crowd? Flip your style this season with a topsy-turvy reverse ombre blonde look. Fading from an ultra-light platinum shade to a warmer, more brunette blonde at the ends, it’s unique but still totally wearable, too. Credit: @missellemaria

back view of a woman with long white blonde ombre hair
Go Nordic with this whiter-than-white blonde. Credit:

8. Nordic blonde ombre

Ever since Game of Thrones Khaleesi entered our lives, our love for Nordic-inspired white ash blonde ombre has reached new levels of obsession.

While this is one of the more high-maintenance options (as regular root touch-ups will be required to keep this bright white looking its best), let’s face it, it’s totally worth it! Credit:

TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo

Editor’s tip: With silver and white shades of ombre blonde hair it’s particularly important to invest in a purple shampoo, such as the TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo.

Using this once a week in place of your normal shampoo will help to keep any warm, yellow tones at bay, ensuring your colour is kept cool and ashy between salon visits.


So, will you be giving an ombre hair? Blonde locks require that extra bit of TLC, so click to find out more about why purple shampoo is about to become your new holy grail. Trust us, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it before!


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