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It’s safe to say that blonde ombré is one hair color trend that isn’t going away anytime soon. A classic blonde hair ombré is meant to give you the perfect sun-kissed look, which is why it’s such a popular request at salons. Not only that, but these highlights are easy to maintain, so you don’t have to worry about frequent touch-ups or unsightly roots! What’s not to love about that? Depending on what you're looking for, blonde ombré hair can be subtle or provide a stark contrast where your hair is darker on the top and lighter at the bottom. Ready to go blonde—at least on your ends? Below, find 30 trendy blonde ombré hair color ideas to consider.
One of the most traditional takes on the blonde ombré hair trend? Blonde ombré on medium brown hair! This is the perfect option for those starting with a natural, medium brown base to prolong any necessary touch-ups. For a subtle option, ask your colorist to transition your strands from medium brown to dark blonde. For something with more contrast, rock medium brown locks that fade to an icy platinum blonde.
Want to add a bit of dimension to your long hair? We highly recommend adding some ombré blonde highlights throughout your length. Your long hair will give this color transition a dreamy, never-ending appearance.
Keep it cool with an ash blonde ombré ‘do. Since this hair color has cool undertones, it’ll be more flattering on those with warm skin tones—remember, opposites attract! Also, keep in mind that ash blonde ends are best paired with a base color that’s equally ashy in tone, so stick to a dark ash blonde at your roots.
Life’s more fun in color—or at the very least, with color in your hair. Rather than sticking with neutrals, have your colorist transition your blonde strands to a pretty pastel pink. Want to test the water before going all-in with this blonde ombré option? Use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in SoftPink to temporarily color your ends.
Sure, red hair is bold on its own, but what if you could take it to the next level? That’s exactly what a blonde ombré on red hair does, adding a fiery touch to your mane. The result? A color so hot it’s bound to be scorching your social media feeds.
What about if you have short hair? Well, we have good news for you, because blonde ombré on short hair is just as stunning as it is on long hair. The transition of hues will give your short ‘do an edgy, on-trend appearance.
Oh honey, do we love this blonde ombré color! Honey blonde hair happens to be trending at the moment, and what better way to rock the hue than with honey blonde ombré hair? Have your colorist start with a dark, rich honey blonde at your roots that gradually fades to a light, milky honey on your ends. Talk about a mane that’s all too sweet!
If you have a dark blonde base and want to lighten up your mane without the maintenance, dark blonde ombré hair may be just the color you’re looking for. Since you’ll keep your roots their natural, dark blonde color, you won’t have to worry about any harsh lines of demarcation over time. Instead, you can bask in the blend of lighter blonde hues that grace the mid-lengths and ends of your hair.
Those who have black hair may think that blonde ombré hair isn’t in their future, but that isn’t the case! In fact, this high-contrast pairing happens to be creating quite the buzz in the hair color world. Want to try it for yourself? Learn How to Do Ombré Hair When You Have Black Hair.
Put the theory to the test and find out if blondes really do have more fun by adding some blonde ombré highlights to your light brown base. Since you’re starting with a light brown shade, you have a bit more freedom to try blondes of all shade ranges, whether that’s a darker golden blonde or a bold white blonde. Whichever you choose, it’s safe to say your hair will be the mane attraction.
Pink isn’t the only color that looks beautiful when incorporated into a blonde ombré hair color. While there are plenty of purple hues that pair beautifully we blonde, we happen to be partial to pretty lavender ends. To DIY the look for a day, spray your ends with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Lavender.
If you want a blonde ombré hair color that’s beyond cool, we’d have to point you in the direction of icy blonde ombré. Its name alone suggests that this color is just about as cool as it gets. You can have your dark hair transition to an icy blonde hue or simply brighten up blonde looks with icy blonde ends.
Prefer something a bit warmer? Add a bit of lightness to your chestnut brown hair with blonde ombré highlights. Since chestnut is warm in tone, it’ll be best paired with an equally warm blonde color, such as caramel or honey.
Silver blonde may be a hair color trend all on its own, but combine it with the blonde ombré trend, and it’s a total game-changer. We are fans of silver blonde ombré highlights on dark, black hair, in particular, though they pair well with a range of shades. Just be sure to stick with a base color that has cool undertones!
Similar to blonde ombré on red hair, you can add a bit of depth and movement to a burgundy base with some stunning blonde ombré highlights. As far as shades go, we love platinum ends. Just keep in mind that since your base color will require burgundy hair dye, this color isn't as low maintenance as a traditional ombré ‘do.
Speaking of platinum, this is one of the boldest yet most trendsetting color options for ombré blonde hair. It also happens to be one of the most high-maintenance. Try pairing your platinum ombré with dark roots for a stark contrast that demands to be seen. You’ll really be putting your colorists’ blending skills to the test!
We mentioned blonde ombré on red hair, but who said you had to have a red base to rock that color combo? Quite the opposite, blonde ombré with cherry red ends is a great way to add this confidence-exuding hue to your blonde mane without the commitment of constant touch-ups. For a temporary test drive, spritz your ends with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Red.
Another color combo we love is turquoise and blonde ombré. Seriously—just picture the two together, and you’ll see what we mean. This bright blue hue will add magical mermaid vibes to your blonde tresses, and really, what more could you want? For a temporary turquoise blonde ombré hair color, use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Turquoise to color your ends.
If you love warm-toned hair colors, we have another blonde ombré option that’ll pique your interest: rose blonde ombré! Starting with a dark rose blonde base, have your colorist transition your mane to a light rose blonde at your ends. For a bit more dimension, you can also add a few popping platinum strands throughout.
This inverted blonde ombré look is perfect for those who want an out-of-the-box hair color that’s still on-trend. Rather than transitioning from dark to light, rock a mane that starts with a pretty blonde shade at your roots and transitions into a deep, midnight navy shade. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Indigo to DIY it.
Bring on the contrast! If you prefer a look that isn’t subtle in the least, we recommend giving a dark brown to light blonde ombré a try. On opposite ends of the color spectrum, these contrasting shades go perfectly together despite their opposing saturations.
We’ll pour a glass of bubbly for this hair color—it’s that pretty! To get the look, have your colorist lighten your light brown strands to a beautiful champagne blonde at the ends. This is a great option for those who prefer a subtler fade between colors.
On the contrary, for a stark contrast, we’d have to recommend trying blonde ombré with chocolate ends. Another inverted look, the varying shades create some serious depth and body that we can’t help but ogle over. Just thinking about this color combo paired with voluminous curls has us swooning.
Want a mix of tones throughout your mane? If you’re torn between brunette and blonde, a dirty blonde ombré hair color may be the perfect pick. Rather than transitioning from one shade to the next, this color mixes varying shades of brown and blonde at your mid-lengths for a more natural, blended look.
Calling all natural redheads—this one's for you! If you don’t want to part with your beautiful red hair just yet (or your mom would faint at the thought) consider switching up your mane just slightly with ombré blonde ends. This way, you can still showcase your stunning natural color while taking blonde hair for a spin.
Nothing says bold quite like hot pink hair, and hot pink blonde ombré hair is no exception. While we talked about its lighter alternative, if you prefer a colorful mane that makes a statement, this may be the better pink option. Add some temporary hot pink ends to your blonde tresses with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Hot Pink.
Have an ashy brown hair color? Consider pairing it with ash blonde highlights for a stunning, cool-toned take on the traditional blonde ombré look. Since this color is cool in tone, it’ll look best on those with contrasting warm undertones.
Remember how we mentioned inverse blonde ombré? Well, you can also get the look by letting your blonde base transition to bright, violet ends. This medium purple-pink hue will give your beauty look an edgy, rocker-chic vibe.
Think about some of your favorite chocolates, and you can imagine the shades involved in caramel blonde ombré hair. Starting with a caramel, chocolatey-brown base, the hue transitions into rich, caramel blonde highlights for a color that looks almost as good as your favorite sweets!
If you consider yourself a beach gal, you’re bound to fall in love with this beige blonde ombré hair color. The perfect sandy hue, the color features tones of ashy light brown and sandy beige blonde for a mane that’s ready to catch some waves.
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