After adjusting to a shorter haircut, you may start seeking new ways to update it and keep it fresh. You’ve probably asked yourself: Should I cut it shorter? Stop right there – there’s no need to grab the scissors just yet! How about a new hair color? And one that’s low maintenance just like your short hairstyle? Yes, we’re talking about short ombré hair. With ombré, grown out roots never pose a problem so you don’t have to worry about constant touch-ups. Read on to be inspired by some of the best short ombré hair ideas out there:
Stylish Ombré Short Hair Ideas
1. Lob with ombré hair
Accentuate your lob with a gradient of color and add some face-framing highlights to round out your look. Golden brown or rose gold hues seem to be having a moment this season. The latter is especially eye-catching against medium to dark brown hair. The contrast gives the pinkish and golden hues an extra kick!
2. Blonde ombré on short dark hair
Go bold with golden blonde highlights on dark hair or play it safe with an ashy blonde. Work some texture into your short haircut to accentuate the contrasting hues and allow that fresh new color to stand out. Add a bold statement to your blunt haircut by having the ombré technique applied at the very tips of your hair. This is also great if you accentuate your natural hair color and not take too much focus away from it with highlights.
3. Short ombré bob
Add a more subtle effect of ombré to a short bob. Steer away from adding too much color as this will make the contrast between the two hair colors look quite harsh and less natural. You can ask your stylist for a mix of balayage within your ombré to enhance the natural effect.
4. Pixie with ombré
Seriously, this has to be one of the cutest ways to rock a pixie haircut. To keep the highlights on the natural end of the spectrum go for a color just a tad lighter than your base or natural hair color. You can opt to grow out your ombré while you grow out your short crop, or get it redone as your pixie haircut begins to grow out.
5. Wispy short crop ombré
Sun-kissed blonde ombré complement a wispy short crop. The highlights soften up the edge from the wispy layers allowing your hairstyle to become milder and less punchy.
6. Short curly ombré
Lighten up your curly crop with some warm hues like auburn ombré. If your hair is long enough to be styled straight on occasions, let your stylist know. You want to make sure you have the ability to alternate styling without having your color look harsh and uneven when your hair is worn straight and sleek. The color should blend well no matter your hairstyle.
When you do style your hair straight, make sure to prep your strands with Dove Style + Care Smooth and Shine Heat Protection Spray. This spray will protect your color and leave your strands shiny and smooth!
7. Grey ombré on short hair
The grey hair trend has hit the hair world in full force and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere for a long time. Trust us! Black hair is the perfect canvas for this hair color as the gradient transitions nicely against the dark hue.