These Are the Top Light Brown Ombre Styles to Try

PJ Gach | 14 November 2018

We’re seriously crushing on light brown ombre hair.

Ombre hair color, believe it or not, has only been around since 2012. Originally it was called “dip dye,” as the light brown ombre and dark brown ombre hair looked as if hair was literally dipped in color at the ends. Nowadays, the ombre hair color technique has become more refined and sophisticated. If you’re thinking about going lighter or trying out a different hue, you can use the ombre technique to give it a whirl. Have your colorist apply ombre heavily to your hair. That means starting the color higher up on the shaft as opposed towards the ends; the heavier the ombre is applied, the lighter, or darker, or redder your hair will look.

Looking for some inspiration for your new look? Read on for some of our favorite ombre for brown hair ideas from light brown ombre ideas to darker shades:

15 Light Brown Ombre Looks We Love

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A heavy blonde ombre on light brown hair gives you a super blonde style. Photo credit:

1. Beachy Blonde Ombre

If you’ve been toying with the idea of going full on blonde, but concerned about the commitment, road test the shade by finding a wig with heavy blonde hues down on light brown hair. This light brown ombre is your true shade by the crown then becomes very blonde. Protect your hair and keep your hair fresh looking with Nexxus Keraphix Dry Shampoo in between shampoos. Made with a proprietary formula, the dry shampoo keeps hair color true as it absorbs oil.

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The classic ombre style.

2. Two-Tone Ombre

The two-tone ombre or dark brown ombre is a nod to the classic or original ombre style. Hair is treated with color starting at the cheekbone and gets lighter and brighter at the ends.

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Pale caramel and light blonde hues make this a subtle ombre style.

3. Caramel and Blonde Ombre

This soft, light brown ombre style is achieved by combining pale caramel and light blonde shades. Instantly, your hair has that cool surfer chick vibe. Keep the vibe going with a dose of salt spray for that wind-tousled look. A spray or two of Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray, scrunch hair and go.

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Warm tones highlight your complexion. Photo credit: Dvora

4. Face-Framing Ombre

Perfect for bobs, lobs, and well, any length of hair, this dark brown ombre style has face framing ombre highlights near the face. For the rest of the head, the ombre starts lower on the shaft.

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Mix up two different shades of blonde and the effect is wow.

5. Blonde on Blonde on Brown Ombre

Curly hair and color-treated hair can become dry (or drier), to boost hair health rotate TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Shampoo and TRESemmé Repair & Protect 7 Conditioner into your cleansing repertoire. The color safe shampoo and conditioner boost moisture with the help of biotin into your hair.

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Caramel strands highlight your style.

6. Caramel Ombre

Dark hair can get a boost of color with subtle caramel shades.

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Brighten up your style.

7. Red Brown Ombre

Punch up your hues with red brown tones. Keep your brunette hue fresh and shiny. Add shine to your style with Bed Head by TIGI Masterpiece Shine Hairspray.

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8. Mid Shaft Ombre

Try blonde tones only towards the end to create this ombre style.

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Warm and sassy. Photo credit: indigitalimages. com

9. Pale Pumpkin Ombre

Pale pumpkin shades create a light brown ombre look. Mix it with a bob with flipped ends for runway style.

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Opposites attract. Photo credit: Hannah Edelman

10. Purple and Red Ombre

Wake up dark hair with an ombre combination of non-complementary colors like purple and red.

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Too cool for school.

11. Icy Cool Blue Ombre

Take dark brown ombre to another level with blue tones.

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Fiery cool. Photo credit:

12. Blorange Ombre

Be creative with ombre for dark brown hair with blorange hues.

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Ombre shines a spotlight on you.

13. Honey Blonde Ombre

Try this honey blonde ombre style by mixing light brown ombre on brown hair.

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Brown on brown… yum! Photo credit:

14. Light Brown Ombre

To waken up dark brown hair, add in a few light brown tones to update the look.

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Gives you that cool outdoor gal style.

15. Blonde Light Brown Ombre

Look outdoorsy with a light brown ombre that embraces blond, honey blonde, and light brown shades. Prevent color from going off or turning brassy when you style by spritzing on Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Toning Protection Spray before you style it.


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