17 Trending Pink Ombré Hair Looks and D.I.Y. Styles

What's cuter than pink? Gradiated pink, that's what.

We’re all aware that ombré hair has been one of the most popular trends these past few years. Having a darker hair color on top transitioning into a much lighter shade at the end is incredibly flattering and a great way to have the best of both worlds—not to mention afford you more time between color sessions, which is always a plus! One of the latest iterations of this trend is pink ombré hair. This fun twist on regular one-note pink is definitely on our radars.

What better way to stand out even more? Read on to learn how to nail the pink ombré hair look at home.

Which shade of pink ombré you go with is completely up to you! That being said, there are certain shades that pair perfectly with specific skin tones.

If you have fair skin or light hair: Ladies with lighter skin tones should choose to go soft pink or all out with bright pink, depending on whether they want to complement their skin or create a bold contrast.

If you have olive skin or dark hair: With this skin tone, almost every shade of pink will looks great. The only shades we recommend you proceed with caution are pastels, as they may dull your rich olive tones.

If you have dark skin: Go for more vibrant hues, like hot pink and magenta. Richer, brighter tones will really pop on your skin tone and create a fierce look.

If you want to try and achieve this look yourself

Step 1: Start with Day-2 Hair

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Thanks for the tip: Pink ombré is an on-trend and contemporary way to freshen up your blonde. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Leave your hair unwashed for a couple of days to allow for your natural hair oils or sebum to coat the scalp. This can help shield from any stinging or irritation from the dye.

Step 2: Create Sections

Section it off. Divide hair into six different parts: Top left, middle and right, and bottom left, middle, and right.

Step 3: Apply Hair Dye

For a striking pink ombré, it’s best to start on already-bleached or color-stripped hair.

In a well-ventilated area, mix your pink dye, carefully following the box directions. Use gloves and a dye brush when doing so.

Working piece by piece, lay one full section flat against a sheet of foil, starting with the ends. For a light-to-dark ombré, apply some dye on the foil and let it sit longer on the lower bubbles than the higher bubbles.

If you want the color to transition more naturally, use your hand (with protective gloves) instead of a brush and apply the dye straight from the tub onto your hair in even strokes or dabs. Starting from the tips, massage the color carefully, especially at the bubbles for a more natural line.

Step 4: Rinse with Warm Water and a Color-Safe Shampoo

When you’re ready to rinse, use a gentle, color-safe shampoo such as TRESemmé Botanique Color Vibrance & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. Ideally, your water should be warm or almost tepid.

Step 5: Deep-Condition and Rinse

Coat on a deep-conditioning treatment to help nourish and replenish your just-dyed strands. We like how Nexxus Color Assure Long Lasting Vibrancy Deep Moisture Masque helps restore hair proteins and fortify damaged hair. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, rinse with warm water and you’re ready to rock your new pink ombré hair!

Not sure where to start? Check out our top pink ombé hair inspo below!

1. Bob ‘n Bangs

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Painted pink for a grown-out look.

Pink is such a quirky shade, so pair it with a cute cut like a bob and bangs. This makes your bob stand out from the rest!

2. Magenta Pink

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Beautiful things happen when bleach blonde meets purple-pink.

This magenta color is a perfect example of how a bold pink can create a fun and loud contrast on fair skin tones.

3. Pink with Cool-Toned Roots

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You can ombre with more than one color!

A cool-toned root creates a vampier look, perfect for the wintertime. Pair this with dark lip color and you’ll be set for the upcoming season.

4. High-Contrast

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Create lots of contrast by going for a dark root and then a light pink color. This intense color change is sure to grab attention in any situation!

Make your ombré style hard to miss by going with a dark root. We love the high contrast between the two shades here.

5. Bold Pink Ombré Hair

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How amazing is this bold pink shade?

This is the ultimate bubblegum pink shade, it’s so much fun but proceed with caution. Maintaining a bright shade like this will involve more upkeep than other shades.

6. Add a Loose Wave

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This style looks great with a loose curl.

You can never go wrong with a classic loose curl. Styling your hair with a curler or curling wand will help show all the depth and color change throughout your strands.

7. Raspberry Tone

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A rich, raspberry pink is a beautiful color choice.

Go to the dark side of the pinks with a delicious raspberry color. For more interest in the look, ask for a variation of tones throughout the ombré section.

8. Double Bun Style

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What could be more fun??

A cutesy double dun style is the perfect way to show off your pink ombré hair! Pairing a bold color with space buns is the perfect way to tackle the e-girl hair trend.

9. Balayage Pink

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Get this striking color by starting on bleached locks. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

A balayage pink is a great way to add multiple shades and tones of pink to your look. Pairing the pink with braided space buns makes the perfect festival look.

10. Super Subtle

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Thanks for the tip: Pink ombré is an on-trend and contemporary way to freshen up your blonde. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’re just looking to add pops of subtle pink to your look, we recommend going with a non-permanent color option, like hair chalk.

11. Faded Pink

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We love how worn in this color looks.

Even when your pink shade fades it will still look fabulous. A faded look creates a rose gold hue, which is completely on-trend right now.

12. Reverse Ombré

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If you’re feeling bold try reversing your ombré style. Photo credit: Verity Jane

Looking to try something completely out of the box? Why not try out a reverse ombré style and start with your pink on top.

13. Faded Purple to Pink

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Faded pastels are a beautiful choice, too! Photo credit: Verity Jane

Create your pink ombré hair fantasy for going from a faded purple pastel to a faded pink pastel. A look like this lets you have fun with color, but you don’t need to worry about the maintenance of a bright hue.

14. Pale Pink Bangs

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If you’ve got longer bangs why not create an ombré effect on them? Photo credit: Verity Jane

This coloring is perfect for anyone with a pixie cut or longer bangs. We also love how the lighter shade of pink pairs so well with blonde strands.

15. Peachy Pink

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Go for a unique peach tone instead. Photo credit: Verity Jane

If you want to keep your pink more “wearable” then try out a peachier hue. This tone looks great when it’s paired with a warmer brown color.

16. Pink Ombré Braids

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Try a bold hue with your braids.

Adding ombré to your braids is such an exciting way to play around with color. We love how this vibrant thot pink hue stands out against the natural dark color of the braids.

17. Dark to Medium Pink Ombré

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Try an ombré starting just below your roots.

Want a look that’s mostly pink, but doesn’t fully commit to an all-over rosy hue? Try out this brunette to medium pink ombré style. Ask your stylist to start the ombré color a few inches below your root.

Now that you know how to dye your hair at home and have all the pink ombré inspo, you’re ready to try this look out for yourself. Have fun with the process and the end result is sure to be as sweet as you hope it’d be.

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