26 Best Short Ombre Hair Ideas for 2019

All Things Hair | 10 March 2019
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Dying to try out ombre hair? Short manes may seem tricky to colour, but this trend has got your back! 

Is your short hair in need of a seasonal colour refresh? Afraid to commit to just one solid shade? If the answer is yes to both these questions, opting for short ombre hair might just be the thing for you — especially since this colouring technique is one of the most coveted looks around!

So, if you’re tired of your crop, and want to switch things up a little, we urge you to give your short hair an ombre colour update! From pretty pastel short ombre styles to sun-kissed hues, our round-up of the most mesmerising ombre on short hair looks will make all your dreams come true!

1. Sombre

Short ombre hair: Woman with long bob wavy brown soft ombre hair.
Give your short hair a sun-kissed finish. Credit: Instagram/salon.nine

This lush, trendy colour will make your waves pop and make everyone think you’ve been vacationing in St. Tropez. Credit: @justinecrawfish

2. Spiced gingerbread

ombre short hair: woman with ginger spiced ombre straight hair wearing red lipstick.
Spiced gingerbread hair, don’t care! Credit: Instagram.com/glorias_glow

Combine ginger-spiced short ombre with an It-girl worthy lob cut, just like this fashionista has done. Credit: @glorias_glow

TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Combining professional performance with gentle care, the TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Shampoo and Conditioner will help keep coloured hair vibrant for upto 12 weeks.

3. Pumpkin ombre

Short ombre hair: Woman on runway with brown pumpkin ombre bob haircut wearing sunglasses.
Spice up your bob hairstyle. Credit: indigitalimaes.com

Mix up your brown bob with a soft pumpkin ombre. For extra style points flip out the ends of your hair.

4. Sun-kissed short ombre

Short ombre hair: woman with wavy bob with blonde ombre short hair
Give your short hair a sun-kissed touch with some sun-kissed ombre! Credit: Instagram.com/justinecrawfish

Want to take your wavy bob to sun-kissed new heights? Then take note of this stylish Instagrammer and get a summery ombre done! Credit: @justinecrawfish

5. Bronde to platinum blonde

Ombre short hair: woman with short lob length hair coloured melted with blonde to platinum hair
Isn’t this bronde to platinum blonde colour melt dazzling? Credit: Instagram.com/jess_ggstylestudio

If you’re worried that you’re ‘too old’ for short ombre hair, think again! In fact, the opposite is true: getting platinum lightened tips actually adds a youthful edge that would flatter women of all ages. Short ombre hair that makes us look younger? Sign us up! Credit: @jess_ggstylestudio

6. Tangerine ombre

short ombre hair: model with citrus coloured orange hair and short choppy bob wearing a white t-shirt with red piping
If you prefer to live your life on the fruity side, this fruity shade has got your back! Credit: Instagram.com/leskoletsgo

The contrasting dark roots and red hair of this fiery bob make for a sexy, edgy outcome! It’s also the perfect style for short-haired girls looking to make their mane conversation-worthy. Do tell us more! Credit: @leskoletsgo

7. Rooty peach ombre

Short ombre hair: Woman with peachy multi coloured straight bob hair.
This rooted ombre dye job is perfect for those of you who love to live on the edgy side! Credit: Instagram.com/xandervintage

Want to make a stylish impact with your short ombre colour choice? Then try working in a mixture of pinks, peaches, oranges, yellows and purples, for a unique shade that’s totally out of this world. Credit: @xandervintage

TONI&GUY Picture Perfect Hair Gloss

Editor’s tip: Want to create a flawless and smooth look with intense shine? Use the TONI&GUY Picture Perfect Hair Gloss to help reduce frizz and banish flyaways.

8. Dark brown and blonde

Short ombre hair: Woman with long bob brown hair with blonde ombre finish walking down the street.
The cut and colour combo dreams are made of. Credit: indigitalimages.com

What better way to show off your cool ombre hair colour that with this year’s hottest hair cut, AKA the long bob.

9. Ash shadows

Short ombre hair: Woman with straight asymetical ash ombre hair.
Dreamy cut and colour combination. Credit: Instagram.com/balayagaeombre

Smokey ash tones teamed with dark brown roots will leave you with a stunning grey colour melt. Credit: @balayagaeombre

TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist

Editor’s tip: Control and protect hair against heat damage from regular blow drying and heat styling with theTONI&GUY Prep Heat Protection Mist. 

Spritz over damp hair and comb through before blowdrying.

10. Cherry Cola

Short ombre hair: Woman with straight brown cherry ombre hair with a fringe.
Who wouldn’t want this glossy short ombre hair colour.

Cherry hues are the perfect match for those with dark brown hair. From the colour combination to the vibrant glossy finish, this short ombre hairstyle is one to screenshot.

11.  Emerald green

Short ombre hair: Woman with emerald green ombre hair cut into a sleek bob cut
Emeralds aren’t just for earrings, don’t you know? Credit: Instagram.com/_hangtruong_

For a more grown-up way to rock the ombre on short hair trend, turn to this Instagrammer’s on-point green short ombre look, complete with a razor-sharp, chin-length bob! Credit: @_hangtruong_

12. Reverse ombre

Short ombre hair: woman with reverse short multi-coloured ombre on pixie cut.
Reverse, reverse! Credit: Instagram.com/rebeccataylorhair

As you can see, this Instagrammer’s mane gently fades from purple, into a creamy, nude blonde hue, resulting in a creative look that’s got all the styling impact of brighter and bolder shades. Credit: @rebeccataylorhair

13. Pink sorbet

Ombre short hair: woman with choppy bob with pink sorbet hairstyle
Pink sorbet hair, don’t care! Credit: Instagram.com/hairgod_zito

When you combine pink and metallic silver together, you get the dreamiest mix ever: pink sorbet hair. And when this short-haired babe debuted her dazzling pearlescent colour on Instagram, we just had to stop and stare. Credit: @hairgod_zito

TRESemmé Violet Blonde Shine Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Designed specifically for blonde and silver hair, TRESemmé Violet Blonde Shine Shampoo and Conditioner is enriched with pearl extract and violet toning pigment, to help neutralise brassy yellow tones.

14. Cherry tones

short ombre hair: woman with cherry red ombre on dark brown wavy hair
Sweet cherry pie! Credit: Instagram.com/honeyhousehair

Short looks like this are utterly divine with bold, fruity shades, and this Instagrammer’s curly mane definitely proves this! Credit: @honeyhousehair

15. Steel blue hue

Short ombre hair: Woman with wavy short grey and blue ombre hair colour.
For those who want more than one on-trend hairstyle, this short ombre hair is for you. Credit: Instagram.com/thejennshin

We all know that denim hair is one of the hottest looks right now. But why not try adding blue ombre tips to steel grey hair for the perfect on-trend combination. Credit: @thejennshin

16. Pink ombre balayage

Short ombre hair: Woman with a wavy long brown bob with pastel pink ombre.
There is a fun and playful ombre hair colour for everyone. Credit: Instagram.com/shannoninnergoddess

We just love this ombre balayage mix for its soft colour transition that isn’t too punchy but still eye-catching. Credit: @shannoninnergoddess

17. Carrot ombre

Short ombre hair: Woman with oarange ombre hair in half-up, halfd-won ponytail with a fringe wearing glasses.
Not getting your 5-a-day? Credit: Instagram.com/xandervintage

Thought you’d seen all the short ombre hair combinations out there? Think again as this carrot ombre hair colour will have your short hairstyle looking on-point every day! Credit: @xandervintage

18. Dipped in pink

Short ombre hair: Woman with wavy shoulder length blonde hair with pink ombre.
Because pink is not just for Wednesday’s! Credit: Instagram.com/bluetitlondon

This multi-tonal look is ideal for those wanted to add some fun to their blonde hair. Credit: @bluetitlondon

19. Curly copper bob

Short ombre hair: Woman with brown curly bob with copper ombre.
Ready to dip your toes in the ombre on short hair trend? Credit:Instagram.com/dawnlouise_stylist_aglo

This minimal copper ombre hair is a great option to consider if you’re trying to avoid causing too much damageCredit: @dawnlouise_stylist_aglo

20. Peach blend

Short ombre hair: Woman with shoulder length brown wavy hair with pastel peach ombre finish.
A balayage blend will give your short ombre hair a more natural finish. Credit: Instagram.com/hairbyyesper

If you want a seamless ombre hair colour, that shows no tell-tale signs of where the colour starts, ask your hairstyles to start with a balayage to blend the colour and finish with a strong ombre. Credit: @hairbyyesper

21. Dusty lilac ombre

Short ombre hair: Woman with lilac wavy ombre hair with a fringe
Prefer muted tones? Then, this dusty lilac hue is perfect for you! Credit: Instagram. com/shachu_hair

Want to try out a pretty pastel look, but worried it won’t go with your dark brown locks? A dusty lilac ombre, like the one pictured above, will work well with your darker mane, while adding a playful edge to your locks. Credit: @shachu_hair

22. Reverse coral ombre

Short ombre hair: Woman with short wavy bob with coral roots and silver ennds ombre colour.
Add your own touch to your short ombre hair with this reversed look. Credit: Instagram.com/lauradoesmyhair

Make an impact with this clever reserved coral ombre by adding the more striking bold hue to your roots instead of the ends. Credit: @lauradoesmyhair

23. Purple dreams

Short ombre hair: Woman with wavy purple metallic ombre bob.
Metallic shades are this years go-to hue. Credit: Instagram.com/Instagram.com/bleachlondon

Rest assured, when you pair this two-toned shade with a flawless wavy bob hairstyle, you’ll be the mane attraction wherever you go! Credit: @bleachlondon

Love Beauty And Planet Blooming Strength & Shine 2 Minute Magic Masque

Editor’s tip: We all know that colouring our hair can lead to damaged strands, which is why we recommend adding a nourishing hair mask to your hair care regimen.

Infused with Amazonian Muru Muru Butter, Love Beauty And Planet Blooming Strength & Shine 2 Minute Magic Masque helps soften and protect the hair.

24. Grey skies

Short ombre hair: Woman with straight grey ombre hair with micro bangs
Show off your cut with a fierce colour. Credit: Instagram.com/chrisweberhair

These softening hues give her cut a feminine boost, while still working to maintain the styles fierceness! Credit: @chrisweberhair

25. Ombre with bangs

Short ombre hair: Woman with shag haircut with ombre hair colour.
Add layers to your short ombre hair for a softer finish. Credit; Instagram.com/salsalhair

If you think short ombre hair can be too severe on your face shape, soften your style by adding shaggy layers and a fringe. Credit: @salsalhair

26. Golden pixie cut

Short ombre hair: Woman with pixie cut with ombre ends and undercut at the nape of the neck.
Give your pixie a golden touch with this bold shade! Credit: Instagram.com/hairlovestylist

If you thought that rocking a short pixie cut meant you couldn’t get in on the ombre look, follow this Instagrammer and brighten up your cropped style with some golden blonde and brown hues.  Credit: @hairlovestylist