If these stars can pull off black and blonde ombre, so can you!

Amra | 29 January 2018

We’re all about black and blonde ombre hair for 2018!


If there’s anything we’ve learnt from the recent red carpets and runways, it’s that blonde hair is everywhere! But how can you get in on this hot-to-trot trend when you’ve got naturally dark black hair? By upgrading your mane with a black and blonde ombre, of course!

Here, Vanessa Hudgens, Jessie J and other A-list brunette hair heroines will show you how to slay this gorgeous hair colour trend, so you don’t have to worry about getting it wrong.

How to rock black and blonde ombre, according to the red carpet


close up shot of kirstin maldonado with black and blonde ombre hair, wearing red jacket and posing on the red carpet
There’s nothing wrong with looking like you fave iced coffee. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Black and platinum

Kirstin Maldonado loves to switch up her hair colour, but it’s her latest look that has us jumping for joy! Usually playing around with brighter hues, Kirstin has decided to bring it back to basics with this amazing espresso and creamy platinum look – anyone else suddenly craving an iced coffee?

By taking her dip-dye higher and keeping her roots darker, she’s definitely giving off serious Nirvana vibes.

Dove Colour Care Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Before you get your black and blonde ombre hair dye job, we recommend using a colour-specific wash and care system, like the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner.

This will help keep your mane in tip-top shape and keep your colour looking vibrant.

close up shot of jessie j with black ombre that ends with blonde tips, wearing leopard dress and posing on red carpet
Jessie J is the queen of the black and blonde ombre hair trend! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Black and caramel blonde ombre

Jessie J‘s deep brunette is brightened up by radiant caramel ombre highlights that adds extra interest to her signature #girlboss style. But the best thing about this hue? It works perfectly with her glam loose curls.

When in doubt, do it like Jessie J, or for other ombre hair and bang hairstyles, click here.

close up shot of alesha dixon with black and blonde ombre hair, wearing white shirt and posing on the red carpet
Rose gold? Yes please! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Black and rose gold blonde ombre

If you aren’t brave enough to take the full-on rose gold plunge, why not copy Alesha Dixon’s romantic black and rose gold ombre hairstyle?

Perfect for ladies with dark brown hair, this pretty look is just want you need to make your mane feel fresh and stylish again. Bye-bye dull hair!

TONI&GUY Illuminating Hair Perfume

Editor’s tip: Want to make your black and blonde ombre hairstyle shine and smell divine, too? Finish off any look you create with the TONI&GUY Illuminating Hair Perfume and you’ll be good to glow.

close up shot of ella eyre with black and blonde dip dye curly hairstyle, posing on the red carpet
Curly hair? You can get on this trend, too! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Curly black and blonde ombre hair

Nothing wakes up natural curls quite like dark blonde ombre highlights, isn’t that right Ella Eyre?

In the summer, this fail-safe colour combination will really make your curls pop; while in winter, it’s great for brightening up your complexion. Needless to say, you’ll be slaying all year long.

See these other chic curls and ombre hairstyles!

close up shot of angel haze with ombre hair, wearing hat and posing on the red carpet
This ash blonde is stuff hair dreams are made of! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Black and ash blonde ombre

Angel Haze’s cool-toned black and ash blonde ombre is an unexpected but stylish way to brighten up very dark brown hair. So, if you’re after a look that’s full of eye-catching contrasts, look no further.

Pair this It girl-worthy look with some tousled waves, okay?

close up shot of diamond white with black and silver blonde ombre hairstyle, wearing all black on the red carpet
This black and blonde ombre combo is serious fire! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Black and silver blonde ombre + short hair

Want to go a step further with your black and blonde ombre hairstyle choice? We’ve got just that the thing: black and silver ombre hair.

Instead of going subtle, try transitioning from a dark to striking grey hair colour, like Diamond White has done with her fashion-forward, two-toned bob.