Thanks to creative hair stylists and color experts everywhere, there are almost no hair color trends or styles that are off-limits anymore. Previously, women with darker hair colors often had a harder time lightening their strands to the blonde hues and icy colors of their dreams. And a striking style like black ombre hair wasn’t even an option for them. But with the techniques and products available to us now, black ombre hair styles (and other color trends) are easier to achieve and maintain.
Read on to learn how to pull off ombre on dark hair and check out 10 styles that will inspire your new look. Read on:
Black Ombre Hair
1. The Softest Ombre
Ombre styles aren’t always all about high contrasting colors and stark contrasts. This soft ombre look helps you move easily from dark roots to lighter ends with a super smooth transition in between.
2. An Uncomplicated Braid
This braid appears to be much more complicated than it actually is. Create a regular French braid, and then pull the loops out to create this intricate looking style.
3. Naturally Curly Color
Highlight your naturally curly hair with a bold dose of ombre hair color. Swap out your usual shampoo and conditioner for TIGI Copyright Custom Care Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner for curls that are extra hydrated and bouncy.
4. The Original Messy Bun
The original messy bun will never go out of style because it’s easy, chic, and gives you the trendy and very literal ‘I woke up like this’ look.
5. Long and Loose
Wear your black ombre style long and loose in easy curling wand curls. Finish them off with a mist of Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray to keep them in place.
6. Icy Blonde Curls
Split up your hair coloring sessions into a few different appointments in order to do as little damage as possible on your strands. It will take a couple of rounds of bleach to get your hair from black to icy blonde and by spreading out the doses of bleach, you’ll preserve some of the integrity of your strands.
If you want to see which hair types work well with this ombre style, take one look at this natural look and head straight to your colorist. This beautiful ombré style shows off your natural texture in one breathtaking color look.
8. Braided Bun
Curl your hair, skip the products, and braid your up into this romantic updo.
9. A Brunette Ombre
Another way to keep the damage to a minimum and maintain the integrity of your strands is to opt for a brunette ombre verses a blonde color. By only lightening your hair a few levels you’ll achieve a beautiful brunette color on the bottom and preserve your base black color at the roots.
10. Play with Color
Play with a number of colors and wear your black ombre hair with a rainbow of shades of purple and blue. We love this trendy and fun take on a classic ombre style.