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How to Rock Blonde Ombré Color When You Have Short Hair

Hair Color Tutorials

How to Rock Blonde Ombré Color When You Have Short Hair How to Rock Blonde Ombré Color When You Have Short Hair How to Rock Blonde Ombré Color When You Have Short Hair

It probably comes out no surprise when we tell you that the ombré hair trend is still alive and well. Seriously, who knew a hair color could stay popular for so long? But while our favorite gradation hair color technique continues to make a statement in the beauty world, why does it seem like it’s only for those of us with long locks? Not fair, right? Well, we’re firm believers that ladies with short hair can get in on the sun-kissed fun, too! So, if you’ve been wishing for a way to embrace blonde ombré on short hair, you’re in luck. From the amount of blonde ombré to add to your cropped mane to how to achieve and style this look, we’ve got you covered! If you’ve got a lob, bob, or pixie cut, it’s time to listen up.

The Ins and Outs of Blonde Ombré for Short Hair

While you may have seen pics of blonde ombré on social media or IRL, it’s still a good idea to brush up on your knowledge of this popular hair color trend. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind.

You don’t have to decide on one color. Thinking about dyeing your hair, but not sure whether you want to go blonde or brown? With ombré, you don’t have to choose! Ombré allows you to seamlessly combine two hues for one gorgeous look.

It’s easy to try. While many hair color trends require dyeing your whole head of hair, that’s not the case with ombré—you only need to dye your ends. Easy peasy!

It's low-maintenance. Since blonde ombré has a lived-in look, you don’t have to worry about frequent root touchups, a major plus for the busy bees among us.

The Perfect Blonde Ombré for Your Short Hair Length

Now that you know a bit more about the faded hair color trend that continues to reign supreme, it’s time to get a better understanding of how it can enhance your short hair—which, BTW, is having a major moment, too. From the lob to the bob to the classic pixie cut, there’s a way to hop on this trend train even if you have short hair.

If you have a lob…

Ah, this is the “just right” length—it’s not too long and not too short. Since this cut gently skims your collarbones, go with three to five inches of blonde ombré to really showcase the gradation of your new color combo.

Style recommendation: Tie a messy top knot! Since your hair is on the slightly longer side when of short haircuts, you’ll have just length to create the perfect bun to show off your blonde ends.

If you have a bob…

All you have to do to rock the blonde ombré look is keep the faded ends a bit shorter. Think: two to three inches. 

Style recommendation: Add a dollop of the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse to damp hair and let your hair air dry. When your hair is dry, take a piece from each side of your head and pin it back with a bobby pin. Voila!

If you have a pixie…

The trick to rocking a blonde ombré pixie is to make sure the top portion of your crop is just a tad longer so that you can embrace about a once inch blonde fade.

Style recommendation: Massage a quarter-sized amount of the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Extreme Style Gel into the longer portion of your pixie to expertly style your gorgeous new two-toned ‘do.

How to Get the Blonde Ombré Look for Shorter Hair at Home

It’s always a good idea to head to your favorite salon for a brand spanking new color transformation that you’ve never tried before, but it’s not impossible to get the look at home. Want to skip the salon? Try the L'Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach Ombré and follow the instructions that come in the box.