Copper Ombré Hair Inspo: 10 Ideas for Any Hair Type

The only copper highlight inspiration you need.

Not everyone is into blonde highlights or a blonde ombré. For some people, the look can be too dramatic and create a very weird contrast against a dark base. Thankfully, there are plenty of other hair colors to choose from that help brighten up your look and give your hair an update, like copper ombré.

The brownish-reddish highlight works for just about any hair color and style. Use it to brighten up a black or dark brown base or get a few copper ribbons to heighten the look of your wavy hairstyle. No matter your reason for getting copper highlights this season, we’ve got some inspiration for you below:

1. Copper Curls

copper ombré: curly hair
Give your curly hair a brighter look.

Adding copper highlights to your curls helps add dimension and brightens up your overall look. Pair it up with a reddish-brown base for a more dramatic effect.

2. Copper Ombré on Auburn Hair

copper ombré: auburn hair
Auburn and copper creates the perfect mix.

These sun-kissed highlights complement an auburn base. Keep this color vibrant by washing with a color safe shampoo and conditioner duo like TRESemmé Botanique Color Vibrance & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. Style the look with bouncy curls to create a fun and exciting look.

3. Copper Balayage

copper ombré: balayage
Balayage creates a more natural effect.

If you’re going after a look that feels more natural, skip the ombré and go for the balayage technique. This is a great option for those with a super dark base.

4. Copper on Brown Hair

copper ombré: on brown hair
Lighten up your brown locks with a few copper highlights.

Copper is a great color if you’re looking to lighten up brown hair. Ask your stylist for a few ribbons of copper to frame your face and add dimension to your hair.

5. Copper Curly Tips

copper ombré: curly tips
A touch of color at the very ends of your hair.

You can probably get away with recreating this look at home since it’s so simple. Grab some box dye and paint the very ends of your hair to get this dip-dyed effect. If you dye on your own, remember that a hair mask is crucial to keep your strands soft. Use Love Beauty and Planet Blooming Color Murumuru Butter & Rose 2-Minute Magic Masque to bring your strands back to life.

6. Copper Highlights On Chocolate Hair

copper ombré: dark brown hair
Copper highlights to frame your face and add a bit of dimension.

If a super dramatic change against dark hair isn’t in the cards for you, go for this soft effect. A few highlights around the face gently brightens up your look.

7. Copper Highlights On Dark Hair

copper ombré: dark hair
Brighten up a dark base with a few highlights.

Copper highlights lend a subtle and chic look to layers of darker hair. Ask your stylist for this look if you’re looking to brighten up a dark hair color, but want a subtle and natural finish.

8. Copper Highlights on Waves

copper ombré: glam waves
Recreate this glamorous look with highlights at the ends of your hair.

Give your glamorous waves a dramatic update with copper highlights toward the bottom of your hair.

9. Spiral Copper Ombré

copper ombré: spirals
Mix it up with a few brown hues to create this gorgeous mix.

Mix your look up with cool and pale highlights. Here, tones of ash brown at the root and ribbons of copper lights along the lengths on soft brunette hair creates a beautiful look without any harsh contrast.

10. Ombré Copper

copper ombré on curls
Try ombré for a dramatic effect.

Thinking of going lighter with your curls? Try a copper ombré if you’re looking for a dramatic change.