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.

15 Ways to Wear Ombre Natural Hair

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:

1. Ash Brown Ombré

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

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.

2. Blonde Ombré Natural Hair

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

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.

3. Grown Out Ombré Natural Hair

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

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.

4. Long Blonde Ombré

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

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

5. Golden Brown Ombré

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

A mix of gold and brown tones will get you the perfect bronze ombré. Ask your stylist to focus the lighter colors around your face to brighten up your look!

6. The Ombré Updo

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

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.

7. Warm Brown

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

Pair up a warm brown ombré color with a fluffy twist-out style. This combination is a subtle yet impactful way to make a statement.

8. Light Brown Ombré

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

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

9. Orange Ombré

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

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.

10. Platinum Blonde

ombré natural hair: platinum blonde
Go for it!

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.

11. Reddish-Brown Ombré



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

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

12. Auburn Hints

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

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.

13. Brushed Out Ombré

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

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

14. Warm Chocolate Brown

ombré natural hair: warm brown
Yummy chocolatey ombré hue.

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

15. Mustard Ombré

ombré natural hair
The perfect yellowish-brown.

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.

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