Going The Dark Route: Why Dark Ombré Hair Is the Look of the Year

Jennifer Hussein | 14 August 2018
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Say hello to your next favorite look: ombré dark hair.

One of the hottest-trending hairstyles is easily the ombré look. The drastic gradient from light ends to a dark-rooted ombré is too captivating for anyone to pass up, and it’s versatile and works on just about any hair color or skin tone. One of our favorite spins on this hot trend is the dark ombré hair look. This dark ombré style goes from deep, dark roots to drastically lightened ends, and honestly this might be our favorite way to wear the style thus far.

If you’re looking for a chic new hair color trend to try out, we definitely recommend trying out this ombré dark hair style:



Dark Ombré Hair: Top 20 Looks We Love



dark ombré hair classic
Nothing beats this classic dark ombré hair look.

1. Classic

A classic look for a classic girl. To get healthier, shinier hair like above, try using Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Hair Serum after styling your hair.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS KERATIN INFUSION SMOOTHING HAIR SERUM
SUAVE PROFESSIONALS KERATIN INFUSION SMOOTHING HAIR SERUM
dark ombré hair blue
Make your ombré dark hair stand out with this vibrant blue color.

2. Blue Ombré

Want your dark ombré hair to really pop out from the crowd? Then try out this cosmic-blue tone for your ends.

dark ombré hair loose waves
Keepin’ it wavy with these loose waves.

3. Loose Waves

Give your ombré locks a bit of body and volume with these loose waves. To give your waves some texture, try using the Bed Head by TIGI Stick when styling.

BED HEAD by TIGI STICK
BED HEAD by TIGI STICK
dark ombré hair tight curls
Tight curls with dark ombré hair is all you need for the ultimate style.

4. Tight Curls

Go full-on voluminous and funky with these tight, bouncy curls!

dark ombré hair multi-toned
Make a statement with your locks by adding multi-tones to your hair!

5. Multi-Toned

Why only have two shades when you can have three? Adding an extra color (or two) gives your hair a style that’s as unique as you.

dark ombré hair subtle
A simple, low maintenance style for the girls who enjoy the simple things in life.

6. Subtle Ombré

If you’re into a more low-profile look, then lightening up your ends with a soft blonde color is definitely the best choice for you.

dark ombré hair yellow
This pop of yellow will surely get some heads turning.

7. Yellow

We’re keeping our style mellow with this yellow hue.

dark ombré hair chocolate brown
This dark hair ombré look is one of the sweetest styles out there.

8. Chocolate Brown

Ready to create the sweetest look around? Then try out some chocolate brown ends for a simple and sexy ombré. If you want big, bold curls like the ones above, then try adding some volume to your hair with the Nexxus Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip.

NEXXUS EXXPAND+ VOLUMIZING WHIP
NEXXUS EXXPAND+ VOLUMIZING WHIP
dark ombré hair black cherry
From jet black roots to cherry red ends, this style screams badass.

9. Black Cherry

This sultry red pigment is perfect for girls who want to add some attitude to their style.

dark ombré hair inversted pastel
Get the ombré light to dark look by going blonde at the roots and adding a pop of color at the ends.

10. Inverted Pastel Ombré

Instead of going dark to light, inverting your ombré from light roots to colored ends is a cool way to spice up your locks. These dark pastels are fun and playful hues to try out!

dark ombré hair sleek ponytail
An ombré style paired with a sleek ponytail is hard to beat.

11. Sleek Ponytail

This sleek, glossy ponytail reaches new levels of posh with this drastic ombré effect. Give your ponytail the ultimate sheen by using Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Hairspray.

BED HEAD BY TIGI HEADRUSH SHINE HAIRSPRAY
BED HEAD BY TIGI HEADRUSH SHINE HAIRSPRAY
dark ombré hair retro curls
Give this retro style a modern spin with dark ombré hair.

12. Retro Curls

This vintage style is getting a major upgrade with dark ombré hair. Make sure your curls stay in place all day long without any crunch or residue by using TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel.

TRESemmé TRES TWO MEGA FIRM CONTROL GEL
TRESemmé TRES TWO MEGA FIRM CONTROL GEL
dark ombré hair middle part
A simple style with a pop of color.

13. Middle Part

Give your average middle part the style makeover it deserves by creating a dark ombré hair look.

dark ombré hair light brown
This subtle ombré hair dark to light look makes a major impact to your hairstyles.

14. Light Brown

If you’re not a fan of the drastic dark brown to blonde look, then go for a subtler appearance by dying your ends a light brown shade.

dark ombré hair caramel
Satisfy your color cravings with caramel ends.

15. Caramel

These caramel ends have us drooling for more hot hairstyles!

dark ombré hair updo
Make any updo stand out with dark ombré hair.

16. Updo

Even the simplest of updos can get a major style upgrade with some lightened ends and dark roots.

dark ombré hair oil slick
Go for oil slick ends to get a truly rebellious look.

17. Oil Slick

One of the hottest hair trends is the “oil slick” color, which is a combination of softened ultraviolet, blue and green hues (much like the hues you’d find in—you guessed it!—the reflection of gas or oil when dropped on water. We’re completely enamored by the look, and it gives any dark ombré hair a cool edge.

dark ombré hair millennial pink
Get Insta-worthy locks with this soft pink color.

18. Millennial Pink

One of the top colors that has been taking over the world and our Instagram feeds is millennial pink. From shoes to nail polish, and even home décor, the color is a hit with just about everyone on the Internet. Of course we can’t get enough of this millennial pink ombré hairstyle!

dark ombre hair natural
Wear it loud and proud. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

19. Dark Ombré on Natural Hair

Whether you wear your hair blown out or curly, trying an ombré look on your hair can enhance the look of your hairstyle. For a subtle look, go just a few shades lighter than your natural hair color.

dark ombré hair: long
Update your long dark hair with a pop of blonde.

20. Ash Blonde on Long Hair

Platinum blonde can feel like a drastic change on a really dark base. Ease your way into a new hue by opting for muted tones. This ash blonde ombré is a great place to start.

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