Ombré hair is the light version of dip dyed hair. Instead of the abrupt color change about midway between roots and ends, ombré or shaded hair gradually transitions from darker to lighter shades and values of the same hue. Starting at ear level, ombré hair color usually changes from dark to lighter shades at the hair ends. Often the hair closer to the head shows darker shades of brunette or dark blonde, while the hair gradually and softly turns lighter toward the ends.
Ombré hair is the ideal solution if you want to spice up your look without a complete color change. The color play makes brave bobs look up to date, and even beach waves and curls appear sophisticated in combination with ombré. Color shading adds interest to many hairstyles and can turn humdrum styles into eye-catchers.
Who Looks Good with Ombré Hair?
Ombré hair looks quite natural and therefore suits most women and styles, especially since the shades may include the natural hair color. Due to the natural look, the color needs a touch-up only every three or four months, which makes wearing ombré hair fairly convenient.
Ombré mimics the new growth of color-treated hair. Frequent color touch-ups are therefore unnecessary. Providing the natural hair color blends with the ombré color scheme, only the portion of the hair close to the ends needs color touch-ups.
The lighter ends of ombré hair look as if they were bleached by the summer sun and therefore the look conjures up the glorious days of summer and endless fun at the beach.
Suitable Hairstyles for Ombré Hair
Bloggers show how appealing the playful variations of color shading can be.
Ombré Hair: Anouska Proetta Brandon
In her blog anouskaproettabrandon.com, Anouska from Ireland showcases her personal multi-faceted style complete with ombré hair. The ombré shading of her hair harmoniously fades from natural chocolate to tawny brown.
The beach waves play up the ombré coloration to its best advantage (image left). The ombré effect turns the high ponytail (image on the right) into an eye-catcher.
Ombré: Emma Chapman
Emma and Elsie are the driving forces behind the blog they named "A Beautiful Mess". Aside from recipes, fashion, and photographs, they also show hair tutorials on their blog. Emma's hairstyle demonstrates the versatility of the ombré look. The shading brings expression and character to her hairstyle.
Image: Blogger Emma Chapman's hair color changes from chestnut brown to beach blonde toward the ends.
Ombré Hair: Luanna Perez-Garreaud
Blogger Lua ("Le Happy") shows courage with her choice of ombré hair coloration. Her hair color near the roots is bright red and gradually changes to blonde toward the ends. Despite the bright demonstrative hair color, her looks are still quite natural because the hair color goes well with her very light skin.
Image: Luanna expresses her love for bright hair color in her choice of ombré shading. These colors won't go unnoticed.
Anouska's Blog >> Anouska Proetta Brandon
Elsie and Emma's Blog >> A Beautiful Mess
Lua's Blog >> Le Happy