Natural brunettes do not lack brightness, but they can add a very stylish twist to their looks with one of creative ombre ideas. With dark hair you can achieve the most low-maintenance ombre solutions if you keep your natural color at the roots. On the other hand, brown hair offers more dramatic coloristic looks, because you can successfully use more than 2 shades. The other thing is taking into account the current tendencies that offer to turn towards naturalness and rock subtler versions of ombre. Anyway, the choice is yours.
Brown Ombre Hair Solutions
Let’s check what is proper for you and your hair.
#1: Long Shaggy Bob
Waves usually take the first place in popularity of styling options when it comes to accentuating your long bob, but this particular style features a head full of sexy flips. The reason why the flipped ends look so good here is because they create the adorable messy touch and appear absolutely carefree.
#2: Ombre Twists and Curls
Brown ombre hair is such a flattering way for natural brunettes to experiment with lighter shades. The transition from dark roots to chestnut strands with golden brown ends is absolutely pretty. To get the voluminous look, curl random strands with a large barrel curling iron and lightly tease for the final look.
#3: Brown Hair with Blonde Ombre
The ashy blonde ends connected with the dark roots through caramel and golden blonde make a harmonious and classy look. To have a great success with ombre (nobody wants to wind up in the #ombrefail category), make an appointment with an experienced colorist.
#4: Long Brown Hair
This brown to blonde look is the perfect example of the diagonal effect, one of many types of ombre. Best for long strands, a diagonal transition runs the lightest color high up in the front, but starts low in the back.
#5: Curly Brown Ombre
Medium length curls look great in brown ombre coloring because curly texture catches the light and shows the depth. Transitioning from brown to caramel is flattering against many skin tones because caramel is somewhere between golden and ashy—both of which can skew harsh when done on the wrong girl.
#6: Subtle and Soft Brown Ombre
This subtle ombre is such a pretty way to bring warmth and vibrancy to your complexion. Instead of going for five or more shades lighter, choose to go up just one or two shades. On short curls, warm brown ends produce a cute halo effect.
#7: Honey Brown Hair
This ombre seamlessly transitions to a soft light brown shade for a look that is sophisticated and natural, but still on trend. Opt for this style if you want to try ombre but aren’t into having multiple shades in your hair. Ask your stylist for a honey hue with a delicate shift from dark roots (and bring this pic).
#8: Ashy Brown Ombre
With dark brown hair you don’t have to go blonde in ombre. Brown ombre hair is just as fun. This dark brown to light brown color has a cool-girl vibe because of the ashy, grayish ends. Go for messy waves with tons of texture to enhance the undone appeal.
#9: Curly Ombre Bob
For an adorable bob that stands out from the crowd, add golden or ash hues (depending on your skin undertone) that will illuminate your complexion. When people think ombre, they imagine long cascading waves—which look great. But curly girls can rock a cool color fade too. Short voluminous hair is lighter, bouncier, and way more fun.
#10: Long Ombre Waves
For a classic, ultra-feminine ombre look, go for chocolate brown strands that morph into pale blonde waves. Keeping hair dark at the top, brunettes can try out blonde hair in a more natural, flattering way. This style features golden brown highlights that pull all the tones together.
#11: Choppy Brown Hair
For a dark to light ombre that’s totally city chic, a choppy bob will be a definite win. This ombre is all about the faux grown out roots. To style, use a straightener to bend strands slightly for a trendy beadhead look.
#12: Mellow Ash Brown Ombre
For a romantic take on ombre, go for a color variation that is soft and subtle. Dark brown to light brown is the easiest ombre look to pull off. For a simple styling tip, put hair in two buns overnight, and in the morning use a large barrel to curl random sections.
#13: Brown Hair with Highlights
This medium hairstyle is part ombre, part highlights. The overall effect is very youthful and natural. Ask your stylist for fine golden brown highlights that start at the top of the hair and become thicker and more prevalent as they are working their way down. Sunlight is now your new best friend!
#14: Chestnut Brown Ombre Curls
The key to any brown hair ombre is tone. Chestnut, cherry, and caramel hues are divine on brunettes with a warm skin tone. To know what’s right for you, take a peek at your closet. Chances are you already gravitate toward warm or cool. The warm tones here are heavenly!
#15: Long Balayage Ombre
Straight haired girls look fab when treated to edgy waves. The twisted texture lends an extra dose of LA flair to her brown to blonde ombre. With hair this long, simply use a sea salt spray, create a low braid, and leave in for two hours. In a rush? Four extra large hot rollers—yes they’re making a comeback—will do the trick.
#16: Dark to Chestnut Brown Hair
A subtle ombre is stunning in multi-tone chestnut and chocolate brown shades. If you are blessed with thick hair, this look is right up your alley. For loose curls, use a light hold spray right after curling and pin each curl to set. In about ten minutes, take them down, shake hair out, and break curls up with your fingertips.
#17: Messy Ombre Lob
Light brown ombre hair becomes super modern with the addition of ashy ends. For a no-heat take on the twisted midshaft trend, create a loose french braid that ends at the nape instead of braiding all the way down. But a flat iron works great too!
#18: Subtle Dark Brown Ombre
Bring warmth to your skin and style with an understated ombre. Dark brown hair that transitions to chestnut has a youthful appeal because hair gets darker as we grow up. When deciding what color to apply to the ends, many women choose the shade they had as kids.
#19: Honey Brown Hair
Oh honey, we love honey brown! Sweet, fun, sexy, girly, pretty…the list could totally go on (and on), so let’s stop there. Here’s what you really need to know: you will look amazing with this color. Every girl should try honey brown at least once, no matter which end of the color spectrum she’s arriving from.
#20: Gorgeous Ombre Waves
Dark brown hair is known for being sophisticated (think Princess Kate). This look is surefire proof that ombre brown hair can be glamorous too. The gorgeous brown to caramel mane is treated to a high-shine gloss treatment and classy curls and waves. To protect long hair, apply a mask of pure coconut oil before you shampoo.
#21: Brown Ombre Lob
This trendy lob haircut looks stunning done up in caramel-hued ombre. The swept back layers play nicely with highlights. Sun-kissed side bangs complete the style and add glimmer around the eyes. It’s a great choice for striking the balance between subtle and stark.
#22: Long Brown Hair with Caramel Ends
Brown ombré hair can fall into a host of color specifications and categories, with the intensity of browns based on personal preferences. This hairstyle features medium brown hair that transitions to a lovely caramel shade. Chunky curls are then placed throughout, mid-shaft to ends. A delicate side part keeps the look soft and feminine.
#23: Long Caramel Blonde Ombre
The brown ombré hair shows just how stunning and versatile in shades it can be. While there might not be that much styling to this look, it is still perfectly sleek and polished, allowing the ombré highlights to be on full display. There are also some subtle layers placed throughout for movement and definition.
#24: Vine Red Waves
Brown to red hair may not be as common as some other ombré looks, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less flattering. As seen here, sleek, retro body waves make an incredibly sexy hairstyle. The bombshell look is completed with a side bang that falls softly over one eye for a mysterious look.
#25: Voluminous Caramelized Curls
Each brown to blonde ombré look is unique. This one features gorgeous, thick, caramelized curls that fill the hair and create an impressive amount of volume and overall movement.
#26: Gilded Ends
From the gorgeous caramel highlights to the sexy, asymmetrical waves, this look is the epitome of what stunning hair looks like. A short bob style looks fabulous when paired with the ombre highlights same as a long bob. Dark brown hair is the perfect base for highlights of any color. The messy side part and the hair falling over one eye seals the deal.
#27: Brunette Ombre Bob
A short, straight bob is one of the hairstyles that will never go out of style. With caramel ombre highlights you only enhance its chic points and make it more eye-catching. Additionally, the presence of soft layers creates nice movement and dimension.
#28: Luscious and Delicious Waves
When you have thick hair, adding texture is a great way to ensure your hair looks its absolute best. This look features brown to blonde ombré with a middleware soft milk chocolate tone for a better blend of the darkest and the lightest shades.
#29: Smooth and Subtle Ombre Bob
If you want a haircut that screams precision, this blunt cut bob is the perfect choice. The subtle ombré color is offset by a chic middle part and expertly straightened strands. This hairstyle is great for both casual and more formal occasions because it is so classic and elegant.
#30: Light Brown, Burgundy and Caramel Mix
This look presents a dark brown hair base with burgundy toned roots and caramel highlights -soft and flattering with just a hint of edge. The ends of the hair are styled into chunky curls that are slightly tousled to create a more natural look with a healthy dose of imperfection encouraged in all modern hairstyles.
Okay, these are just a few ideas that inspired me personally. But you can check for more on the Ombre Highlights Page.