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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 hair? 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 haircut, it’s time to listen up.
While you may have seen pics of blonde ombré hair 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:
Thinking about dyeing your hair, but not sure whether you want blonde hair or brown hair? With ombré hair, you don’t have to choose! Ombré hair allows you to seamlessly combine two hair colors for one gorgeous look.
While many hair color trends require dyeing your whole head of hair, that’s not the case with ombré hair—you only need to dye your ends. Easy peasy!
Since blonde ombré hair has a lived-in vibe, you don’t have to worry about frequent root touch-ups, a major plus for the busy bees among us.
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 no matter the length of your short hair. Below, find out how to ombré for each length.
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 3-5 inches of blonde ombré hair to really showcase the gradation of your new color combo.
Style recommendation: Toss your hair into a messy top knot! Since your hair is on the slightly longer side of short haircuts, you’ll have just enough length to create a bun that will show off your blonde ends. And when you have your bun in place, don’t forget to give your updo a few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray.
All you have to do to rock blonde ombré hair on a bob is keep the faded ends a bit shorter. Think: 2-3 inches.
Style recommendation: Add a dollop of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject 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!
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, otherwise you risk looking like you’re trying to bring back frosted tips!
Style recommendation: Massage a quarter-sized amount of hair gel, like the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Extreme Style Gel, into the longer portion of your pixie to expertly style your gorgeous two-toned tresses.
Good news, it’s not impossible to get the blonde ombré 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.
Looking for more ways to style your short ombré hair color? Go ahead and check out our 4 Easy Short Hairstyles with Step-by-Step Instructions.