Ombre hair colours to fall in love with.
Ombre (pronounced om-bray) is from the French word meaning shaded or shading. Ombre hair colours became popular in the early 2000s with stars like Aaliyah, Vanessa Hudgens and Ciara championing the look.
Ombre is hair that is darker at the roots and blended getting lighter at the ends. Variations of this technique include balayage and dip-dye. Balayage is a freehand colouring technique that adds dimension and frames the face. While dip-dye is a two-tone colour that gives the appearance of hair that has been ‘dipped’ into colour.
Ombre hair has a universal appeal and there’s a colour to suit everyone. Find our top ombre hair colours, below.
The unique low-foaming formula helps you get a vibrant colour and shine for up to 12 weeks without the use of parabens, dyes or sulphates.
Editor’s tip: Due to the use of bleach and other colourants used to achieve this ombre hair colour it’s more important than ever to help restore the health of your hair.
We suggest using the Love Beauty And Planet Hope & Repair 2 Minute Magic Masque 1-2 x a week to give your tresses a hit of moisture.
The cool tones of an ash blonde ombre will give your tresses a grey tint that’s moody and sultry. Credit: @hairtalkbymigo
Brown and blonde
Brown and blonde shades like this ombre above are like a match made in heaven. Credit: @thebangbangcollective
Ombre hues can be as bold or as subtle as you like. So if you want a more natural finish this is the perfect example to show to your hair colourist. Credit: @thefoxandthehair
Editor’s tip: Want to show off your new ombre colour with a poker straight style? Be sure to use a heat protect spray like VO5 Heat Protect Spray before heat styling.
Black and red
Black and silver
The fashion world can’t get enough of silver hair right now so nor should you. Credit: @emmadavisonhair
Black and orange
Not ready to go for an all over colour? Give this black and orange ombre hue a whirl. Credit: @hairbymeaganhannon
Blue and purple
This isn’t an ombre colour for the faint-hearted, but don’t let that put you off. The results are worth the high commitment. Credit: @hairbeautybybri
Brown and burgundy