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!
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
3. Pumpkin ombre
4. Sun-kissed short ombre
5. Bronde to platinum blonde
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
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
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
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
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
Smokey ash tones teamed with dark brown roots will leave you with a stunning grey colour melt. Credit: @balayagaeombre
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
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
12. Reverse ombre
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
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
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 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
16. Pink ombre balayage
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
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
This multi-tonal look is ideal for those wanted to add some fun to their blonde hair. Credit: @bluetitlondon
19. Curly copper bob
20. Peach blend
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
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
23. Purple dreams
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
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
These softening hues give her cut a feminine boost, while still working to maintain the styles fierceness! Credit: @chrisweberhair
25. Ombre with bangs
26. Golden pixie cut
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