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Updated on December 20, 2023

You may try blonde ombre on dishwater blonde, strawberry blonde, light brown and even dark brown and black as a base color. Ashy blonde or platinum ends refresh your locks and make them brighter. Alternatively, you can opt for golden notes, especially if your skin is tanned and has a warm subtone. Let’s view the best modern blonde ombre examples.

1. Radiant Brown Curls with Blonde Highlights

If you want to channel your inner 80s chic and go for the ultimate 1980s makeover, combining a light brown ombre with a killer curly hairstyle can certainly help you achieve this retro style. The light brown ombre adds a touch of modernity and dimension to your hair!

Sandy Blonde Ombre for Curly Hair


2. Dark Brown Hair with Warm Blonde Ombre

This ombre is a wonderful way to experiment with blonde tones while still embracing your brunette roots. The result is a soft and natural-looking gradient that adds dimension and brightness to your hair without drastically changing your overall brunette nature.

Honey Blonde Ombre on Black Hair


3. Gorgeous Blonde Ombre on Long Hair

If you want to transform your look without dramatic changes, we highly recommend you embrace this timeless ombre trend. Warm brown and beige blonde shades create a well-balanced and flawlessly smooth color transition that complements each other perfectly.

Long Wavy Locks with Ash Blonde Balayage


4. Icy Blonde Balayage on Dark Brown Hair

A mix of dark hair and ashy tones can help you achieve a stunning ombre effect that beautifully enhances your hair, adding depth, dimension, and a touch of modernity to your overall style. Loose waves will also complement the gorgeous ombre and add texture and fullness to your fine hair type.

Platinum Ombre on Dark Brown Base


5. Bronde to White

If it’s a modern take on the ash-blonde look that you want, then this is an idea for you. With just the right amount of edge, a natural brunette base and white-blonde tones come together to create this eye-catching ombre hairstyle. The finishing touch is the head full of beachy waves.

Pale Blonde Babylights for Dark Hair


6. Golden Ombre on Wavy Brown Locks

“Who said you had to go dark in the fall?” — asks Kara Williams, the owner of K. Louise Boutique Salon in Philly, commenting on the picture of one of her latest balayage works. And we completely agree with her, as warmer blonde tones complement dark natural hair color in such a beautiful way!

Golden Blonde Ombre for Dark Skin Tone


7. Auburn and Blonde Ombre

If you can’t decide between auburn and blonde shades, try this colorful hair color concoction. It also features some honey blonde notes to sweeten the mix that’s truly brought to coloristic perfection. A perfect fall color, indeed.

Honey Blonde Hair with Money Pieces


8. Trendy Blonde Ombre Hair

Nicole Reyns, a foilayage stylist and co-owner of Hare & Hunter, knows the secret of outstanding ombre hair color ideas. “When applying the toner, I applied the roots first, then used the end color from roots to mids, pulling it through in different places but leaving the ends out till the last 5 minutes of processing,” — says Nicole.

Icy Blonde Ombre on Long Beach Waves


9. Golden Brown Ombre Beach Waves

The hygge ombre provides a soft and natural gradient that aims to evoke the same warm and inviting feeling in your hairdo as the Scandinavian concept of coziness and comfort. If it reflects your vision of yourself — save this picture and recreate this hairstyle.

Brown Hair with Buttery Blonde Highlights


10. Face-Framing Highlights on Long Dark Hair

While hair color can be a fun way to experiment and express yourself, it’s ultimately your attitude and confidence that determine how much fun you have, regardless of the color of your hair. Consulting with a professional colorist can help you find the perfect blonde hue that suits you best.

Dark Wavy Locks with Blonde Balayage


11. Soft Brunette Ombre

This ombre, perfect for brunettes with a warm skin tone, can be classified as a light brown or dark blonde. A perfect shade to transition from blonde to brown hair. Besides the delicious color fade, the other attraction of this hair look is, definitely, the deep body waves. They give volume, depth, and tons of definition to your stunning mane.

Toning Down Blonde Highlights on Dark Brown Hair


12. Blonde Ombre on Short Hair

Playing with the versatile colors of brown and blonde ombre, this hairstyle features dark blonde hues mixed with light browns to create the look that’s unique and effortlessly chic. The hairstyle itself is a choppy bob styled with a few sparse waves placed throughout to achieve a kind of undone look.

Short Brown Bob with Blonde Balayage


13. Dark Blonde to Light Blonde Ombre

The addition of soft caramels and whites to a brown mane creates a beautiful contrast and adds volume and dimension to the hair. The result is a lovely and eye-catching transformation that enhances the overall appearance.

Dark Hair with Blended Blonde Highlights


14. Long Gray Ombre Hair

Creating ombre blonde hair by incorporating gray hues may be unexpected, but the final result is absolutely stunning, as evidenced by this look. Here, you have primarily gray hair that features subtle blonde highlights to warm up the color just a little bit and make it more sophisticated.

Gray Ombre Highlights on Long Brown Hair


15. Red Brown to Strawberry Blonde Ombre

There are instances where ombre blonde hair is used to spice up another hair color. In this case, we are dealing with a color transition with reddish undertones where the ends and the front is dyed warm blonde shade with a subtle peach tint.

Auburn Locks with Golden Blonde Balayage


16. Short Ash Blonde Ombre Hair

“Playful”, “feminine” and “pretty” are the best words to describe this simple hairstyle and elegant hair color solution. The dark blonde color with bright blonde highlights creates a subtle ombre effect for a cool bronde look.

Choppy Bob with Highlights on Natural Blonde Hair


17. Partial Honey Blonde Ombre Hairstyle

If you’re not quite ready to part ways with your brunette roots, you can opt for a beautiful and seamless transition to blonde by keeping your roots darker and gradually lightening towards the ends. A root melt allows you to maintain your natural brunette color while incorporating subtle blonde highlights or balayage.

Smooth Brown to Caramel Ombre


18. Ash Blonde Ombre on Black Hair

Even if change can be intimidating, this color combination offers a subtle yet impactful way to refresh and elevate your look. Make the shades lighter to the ends to create a marvelous color gradient, thus allowing you to grow your hair effortlessly.

Dark Blonde Ombre Hair


19. Captivating Gray Ombre Hair

This dramatic shift in color is sure to turn heads and make a unique statement with your new hairdo. However, it’s important to consider the maintenance and potential impact on your hair’s health, as lightening hair can be a demanding process. Make sure to consult with a professional colorist who can guide you through the transformation of your hair.

Ash Blonde Ombre with Gray Tones


20. Charming Caramel Ombre Style

A wonderful ombre hair color option is to keep your roots on the darker side while incorporating honey blondes and caramels towards the ends. This combination allows you to play with different shades and create a soft, feminine look.

Dark Brown to Honey Blonde Ombre


21. Sun-Kissed Face-Framing Balayage

If you’re considering a fresh and stunning style, going blonde can indeed offer a dramatic change and a vibrant new look. Blonde ombre hair can bring a sense of lightness, brightness, and playfulness to your overall appearance.

Scorching Warm Blonde Ombre


22. High Contrast Brown and Blonde Ombre

If it is dramatic, show-stopping hair that you’re looking for, then this is definitely the coloristic idea to save for your next visit to a salon. Featuring a long length, supple texture and high contrast brown-to-blonde ombre, this is the style and color that is ideal for those who are ready to stand out.

Bright Blonde Balayage on Long Dark Waves


23. Cool Blonde Ombre for Warm Skin Tone

Go ahead and explore the world of blondes if it resonates with you, but always remember that fun comes from within! So, opt for the right shade of blonde that complements your skin tone and matches your personal style.

High Contrast Partial Blonde Balayage


24. Stunning Light Brown Ombre Transformation

The notion that an ombre doesn’t work well with straight hair is indeed a myth. With the right style and an experienced stylist, you can achieve a flawless ombre look regardless of your hair texture. Consider curling the ends of your locks to make them slightly flipped up.

Gorgeous Golden Brown Balayage


25. Dark to Baby Blonde Ombre

“It’s snowing in Denver today, but this hair shot makes me feel like Summer,” — says Kianna, a hairdresser and color specialist from Denver hair salon who created this stunning hairstyle. From our own perspective, we suggest you use purple shampoo to maintain this look for as long as possible.

Buttery Blonde Ombre and Dark Roots


26. Ombre for Dishwater Blonde Hair

Light blonde can beautifully brighten up the dull dishwater blonde hair color. Thanks to the radiant platinum blonde at the ends, this ombre blonde hair brightens up your complexion and moves your hairstyle to the next level.

Medium Brown to Cool Blonde Lob Ombre


27. Soft Ash Blonde Ombre Style

It’s a fantastic choice for those seeking a harmonious and balanced hair color. Warm brown ombre with different shades of blonde never goes out of style, so you can always rely on this versatile ombre style that will suit any outfit and occasion.

Brown to Beige Blonde Ombre Style


28. Sandy Blonde Balayage with Dark Roots

Bronde, a combination of brown and blonde, is a versatile hair color that can be achieved in both directions — transitioning from darker browns to blondes or vice versa. This universal ombre effect creates a beautiful and natural-looking blend between the two shades, worthy of everyone’s attention.

Warm Blonde Balayage with Natural Roots


29. Long Brown Hair with Blended Blonde Highlights

Wish to soften and enhance your natural brown mane? Incorporating soft blondes into the ends of your hair can be a fantastic choice. This addition of lighter tones adds a touch of brightness and dimension, creating an eye-catching contrast against the dark base.

Medium Ombre Hair in Ash Blonde Tones


30. Caramel Blonde Balayage on Short Hair

Soft blonde ombre is a great way to introduce a hint of change while maintaining the allure of your medium dark look. Incorporating warm blonde highlights provide a delicate transformation that enhances the overall richness and depth of your brown base.

Flattering Lob with Warm Blonde Ombre


31. Long Golden Bronde Ombre

Blonde ombre is one of the most popular choices in coloristic techniques available today. In this example, we have brown to blonde ombre that actually resembles a flow of rich honey blonde shades. As for the styling, this gorgeous mane is filled with lots of soft, bouncy waves that are versatile and appropriate for a host of occasions.

Brown to Blonde Long Ombre Hair


32. Medium Length Blonde Ombre

This light blonde look highlights a subtle ombre effect. The toned down, almost undetectable ombre color creates an understated appearance to medium or short hair, but still provides the fullness of color. There is also a slight wave to the hair to add some thickness and texture.

Ash Blonde Sombre


33. Strawberry Blonde Ombre

There is something so incredibly sexy about a head full of soft, deep body waves. Here, you have a lovely hair color that goes from light auburn red to pink blonde seamlessly. The hair is also deeply parted on one side so that it mysteriously falls in a sort of peek-a-boo.

Caramel to Blonde Ombre


34. Soft Waves Ombre

This ombre look features a brown to blonde fade that is rich and magnetizing. The soft body waves are placed along the lower half of the length to complete this heavenly look.

Dark Brown to Dark Blonde Ombre


35. Light Brown to Dark Blonde Ombre

Here you have a sprinkling of honey blonde highlights thrown into the gorgeous mix of dark blonde and light blonde ombre locks. The way the hair color is placed is what creates the actual ombre effect. This mane is also very long and thick with just a little curl at the ends for a nice, natural-looking finish.

Light Brown to Honey Blonde Ombre


36. Brown Ombre Bob

In some instances blonde ombre is not as obvious as what you may be used to seeing. With this dark brown Bob, you have a touch of dark blonde color at the very ends. This isn’t the traditional ombre look, but its edgy, modern version.

Dark Brown Ombre Hair


37. Reddish Blonde Ombre

Red to blonde ombre solution appears to be more popular these days than in the past. Perhaps it’s because of the stunning medium blonde color it creates. The style of this look is relatively straight with a smooth, flowing wave only at the ends.

Dark Brown to Caramel Ombre


38. Long, Medium Blonde Ombre

When you have long, ombre blonde hair, it’s already bound to turn heads. However, when you add in some layers and beach waves that are slightly tousled with your fingers, you get one of the sexiest hairstyles around.

Brown Blonde Ombre Hair


39. Wavy, Blunt Cut Ombre Hair

Going from brown to blonde through an ombre look is not a big deal, but if you want to add a little edge to it, throw in some ash blonde notes into your mane. That’s exactly what this blunt cut, wavy Bob does, and the results are absolutely stunning.

Dark Brown Hair with Ash Blonde Ombre Highlights


40. Beach Blonde Ombre

Here is a nice idea for blondes. When light blonde and beach blonde hair come together to create an ombre look, the outcome is a pretty feminine ‘do like this. Style some effortless loose waves to enhance the feel of softness it oozes.

Light Brown to Blonde Ombre


41. Reverse Blonde Ombre

Taking light blonde hair as a base, you can add just a hint of brown color at the ends as a modern take on traditional ombre. Reverse ombre is affordable as a low-maintenance version only for natural blondes, but you can always bleach your hair first and then add the colors if you really like the idea.

Reverse Blonde to Brown Ombre


42. Dishwater Blonde into Bright Platinum Blonde

Girls with natural dishwater blonde hair are getting so sick with their somewhat dull color that they resort to bleaching or dye their locks into the lighter shades of brown. But there’s a better suggestion to enliven your locks, preserving your natural hue at the roots – ombre!

43. Golden Blonde Waves

Thanks to the current trends every brown-haired fashionista can rock blond locks without having to bleach her tresses entirely from roots to ends. Brown blonde ombre is one of the most preferred solutions these days. With shorter tresses you may have it in the form of ombre highlights and go more on the golden blonde side.

44. Strawberry Blonde Into Ashy Blonde

Wow, these light hues give a very soft and tender feel, matching harmoniously in the 50/50 proportion. Long V-edged haircuts, certainly, make the biggest impression, but you can also try ombre like this on shorter tresses. Check this page for numerous ombre ideas for blonde, brown, red and black hair.

45. Honey Blonde into Platinum Blonde

Honey blonde fading into radiant platinum blonde makes an excellent base for bright summer looks. Being originally very charming, it does not require any sophisticated hairstyles. Messy natural-looking waves or braids would be right to the point. Here are ideas on beautiful wavy hairstyles for sunny days.

We like the idea of ombre even if suggests additional hair care routines for your bleached ends. If you haven’t found your perfect look here, visit ombre highlights category, where you can find much more successful examples of ombre for different lengths and hair colors.

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