15 Epic Ombré Natural Hair Color Ideas to Update Your Curls

It is time to give your curls a new look. 

Adding a pop of color to natural hair is a fun and exciting way to make your curls stand out. Ombré natural hair styles are very popular amongst the natural hair community: Women are gravitating towards this method instead of highlights and streaks, as this tends to create a more natural-looking gradient on their curlicues. Ombré also adds a nice dimension to your curls.

Ready for a new color? From subtle ash tones to mustard hues, here are some hair color ideas for your new curly ombré hair look:

ombré natural hair: blonde brown
Go for a muted hue.

1. Ash Brown Ombré

The ash brown and blonde hair color trend is a fun option to try on natural hair. Go for this muted tone if you’re looking for something simple.

ombré natural hair: blonde
Blondes will always have more fun.

2. Blonde Ombré Natural Hair

The old adage still rings true: Naturals that choose to go blonde do have fun with their hair! To keep this color from looking dry, re-moisturize with a leave-in conditioner like Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-In-1 Leave-In Conditioner, which is also suitable for color-treated hair.

Grown Out Ombré Natural Hair
Hint of color just at the tips.

3. Grown Out Ombré Natural Hair

If you’re not looking to retouch your ombré style, there is beauty in growing it out. Look at this blonde-tip style above for proof.

Long Blonde Curls Ombré natural hair
Lighten up a dark base.

4. Long Blonde Ombré

Have jet black hair and want to lighten things up? Try this blonde-on-black ombré mix.

Ombré natural hair: bronze
Brown curls with hints of gold.

5. Golden Brown Ombré

A mix of gold and brown tones will get you the perfect bronze ombré.

Ombré natural hair: updo
Perfect style for bad hair days.

6. The Ombré Updo

If we’re being honest here, adding color to your hair can sometimes be a little too expensive and time-consuming to maintain. If you need a color correction or a retouch but are short on time, there’s nothing a quick updo can’t fix.

ombré natural hair: warm brown
Natural-looking brown ombré. Photo courtesy of Alyssa François

7. Warm Brown

Pair up a warm brown ombré color with a fluffy twist-out style.

ombré natural hair: light brown
Ideal for the warmer months.

8. Light Brown Ombré

You may crave really light shades of brown during the warmer months. Take inspiration from this golden sunny hue.

ombré natural hair: orange ombré
Switch it up with an orange hue.

9. Orange Ombré

If you have a blonde ombré and want to switch your color for a bit, you can add a gloss over it. Try this fun red-orange hue.

ombré natural hair: platinum blonde
Go for it!

10. Platinum Blonde

Want something bold? Just go for this platinum blonde color. Just remember to cleanse your hair with color-protecting products like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Conditioner.


ombré natural hair: red brown
Nice warm hue for year-round wear.

11. Reddish-Brown Ombré

Planning on wearing your ombré long term? This reddish-brown color is perfect for any time of the year.

ombré natural hair: auburn hints
Ease your way in with a new color.

12. Auburn Hints

Not sure if you should get a full ombré style just yet? Ease your way into your new look with hints of auburn at the ends of your hair.

ombré natural hair: brushed out
Carefree is the way to be. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

13. Brushed Out Ombré

We’re pretty sure you have some hairstyle ideas for your new ombré ‘do. Just don’t forget undone styles are still a thing!

ombré natural hair: warm brown
Yummy chocolatey ombré hue.

14. Warm Chocolate Brown

Try a simple and sweet chocolate hue to complement your natural base.

ombré natural hair
The perfect yellowish-brown.

15. Mustard Ombré

Stuck on choosing your ombré hair color? You can find inspiration anywhere! Love the color of mustard? Use that as inspo for your new hue.