Reverse Ombré Hair: 10 Ways to Style Your Unique Hair Color

Miriam Herst | 13 March 2018
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10 classic ways to style your unique hair color.

Ombré hair has been a crowd pleaser for women of all ages with all hair types since it first came onto the hair color scene. Reverse ombré hair, the slightly more unique and daring sister of the classic ombré style, is exactly what it sounds like. Rather than the classic fade from brunette to blonde, reverse ombré hair does just the opposite. While there are some styles that work with that basic principle of that subtle fade from one color to another, others are a little more unique.

In this collection you’ll find 10 ways to style your unexpected hair color and even some unique ways to make reverse ombré hair work for you:

10 Reverse Ombré Hair Looks

reverse ombre hair tousled texture
Create soft curls for all-over tousled texture.

1. Tousled Texture

Use a small curling iron (about 1-inch) to create small curls all over your head. Then, use a teasing comb to gently pull the curls apart and create some added texture. Skip the hair product altogether to maintain an ultra natural look.

reverse ombre hair styled curls
Consider a more heavily styled look.

2. Styled Curls

Follow the same instructions as the directions for the photo above but this time don’t brush the curls out. Then, mist the look with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 to keep the look in place.

TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY EXTEND HOLD LEVEL 4
reverse ombre hair stick straight
Straighten your strands into a sleek and easy style.

3. Sleek Strands

To create this smooth and sleek look start by prepping your strands with Dove Style+Care Smooth & Shine Heat-Protection Spray. Then, run your straightener through your locks to create an ultra smooth and straight look.

DOVE STYLE+CARE SMOOTH AND SHINE HEAT PROTECTION SPRAY
reverse ombre hair soft waves
Pair soft color with soft waves.

4. Soft Waves

This reverse ombré color is as subtle as the waves in the style above.

reverse ombre hair naturally curly
Wear your curls natural.

5. Naturally Curly

Pair your new color with your natural curls and take them up a notch with Bed Head by TIGI Foxy Curls Mousse.

BED HEAD by TIGI FOXY CURLS MOUSSE
reverse ombre hair messy updo
Gather second or third-day hair into a messy updo.

6. Messy Updo

Pull your second or third-day hair up into a messy updo. This look is ideal for any occasion: work, a party or even date night.

reverse ombre hair messy braid
Flatten and pull your braid apart for some laid-back texture.

7. Loose Braid

You can never go wrong with a classic three-strand braid. Pull the braid apart and flatten it to create an Instagram-friendly look you’ll com back to again and again.

reverse ombre hair large barrel curls
Use a two-inch curling iron to create oversized curls.

8. Oversized Curls

Use a large barrel curling iron to create fun and bouncy oversized curls. We love how this style looks when worn down, when used as a base for more intricate braided looks, or as the foundation for a fancier updo.

reverse ombre hair brushed out curls
Run a brush through your curls for texture that makes a statement.

9. Brushed-Out Curls

If you’re regularly curling your hair and you’re looking for a way to change up your routine then use this simple trick. Brush through your curls with a hair brush or comb to create a whole lot of body and texture.

reverse ombre hair blown out
Learn how to do a pro blowout at home.

10. At-Home Blowout

Watch out with this style because as soon as you get the hang of the at-home blowout, your friends will be lining up asking you to do their hair, too. The results are chic, flawless, and will give you that coveted It Girl vibe in no time.

Looking for more ombré hairstyle ideas? Check out 2 ways to style ombré highlights.

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