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.
Choosing Your Shade of Pink Ombré
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.
Get Pink Ombré Hair at Home
Step 1: Start with Day-2 Hair
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 set 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 in 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 with lower sulfates and frizz control such as Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care 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 Bed Head by TIGI Colour Goddess Miracle Treatment Mask 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!
Pink Ombré Hair Color and Style Inspo
1. Bob ‘n Bangs
Pink is such a cute shade, so pair it with a cute cut like a bob and bangs.
2. Magenta 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
A cool-toned root creates a vampier look, perfect for the winter time.
Make your ombré style hard to miss by going with a dark root for high contrast.
5. Bold Pink Ombré Hair
This is the ultimate bubblegum pink shade, it’s so much fun but proceed with caution.
6. Add a Loose Wave
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
Go to the dark side of the pinks with a delicious raspberry color.
8. Double Bun Style
A cutesy double dun style is the perfect way to show off your pink ombré hair!
9. Balayage Pink
A balayage pink is a great way to add multiple shades and tones of pink to your look.
10. Super Subtle
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
Even when your pink shade fades it will still look fabulous.
12. Reverse Ombré
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
Create your pink ombré hair fantasy for going from a faded purple pastel to a faded pink pastel.
14. Pale Pink Bangs
This coloring is perfect for anyone with a pixie cut or longer bangs.
15. Peachy Pink
If you want to keep your pink more “wearable” then try out a peachier hue.
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.