Color Ideas For Blondes and Brunettes

No matter the purpose, ombre is an ideal way to add subtle highlights while growing out your blonde locks or just adding subtle highlights. Its natural look requires only periodic touchups and low maintenance fees.

Ombre: Subtle Highlights for Blondes and Brunettes

Ombre is similar to balayage in that a stylist applies the color in an informal and freehand manner for a frank look. Ask your stylist to create soft rose-gold hues like Natalie Morales’ soft rose-gold ombre, or opt for warmer honey tones like Regina Hall for your bob.

Dual Tone Ombre: A Versatile and Low Maintenance Solution

Suppose you are still deciding whether to switch to platinum blonde or looking to give your brunette locks an updated look. In that case, ombre is a practical, low-maintenance solution that offers stunning results while remaining versatile and flattering for most skin tones. It allows your darker hue to stay at the roots and gradually lighten toward the ends for a stunning appearance that works on most skin tones. Exhibit your free-spirited personality by opting for an eye-catching dark-on-top ombre with icy blue shades, or go for a bold black-on-top color for maximum impact.

Classic Ombre: Timeless and Beloved

A classic ombre hairstyle is one of the most beloved. Typically, this look involves a natural shade blending into lighter tones at the bottom. However, you can experiment with any color combination, from neutral browns and blondes to pinks, blues, and greens. When styling an ombre look with two-tone colors, use a healthy conditioner like Emerge Glow Off Oil Serum smoothing serum toto minimize frizziness and add shine!

Coffee Brown Ombre: High-Contrast Balayage for Brunettes

If you’re a brunette, this high-contrast balayage style sinning with darker cappuccino brown roots and mid-lengths blending to lighter copper tones at the tips; this natural movement-inducing look showcases your natural movement through straight bob cuts with center partings, blunt cuts, or longer wavy or shaggy locks for an eye-catching finish. Adding pink shades can add depth, make delicate waves appear denser, and be ideal for brides looking to keep their locks darker before or after their big day. Add chocolate mocha highlights to your dark locks for a hint of blonde.

Chocolate Brown Ombre: Subtle and Natural Color Change

Chocolate brown ombre offers a subtle and natural way to change your hair color. From dark brunette locks to medium brown hues, chocolate brown ombre is sure to please! Cool-toned browns like ash and mushroom provide soft dimension, while warmer hues like caramel and honey add depth and brightness. For something bolder, try mahogany ombre, an intense red-brown shade perfect for yellow or olive skin tones. Soften the ombre trend with soft balayage on chocolate brown hair for an indirect version of this trend. This technique is less intensive than full head coloring and creates a beautiful subtle distribution of color across any length or texture of hair. Pair this style with long curtain bangs so the lighter brown highlights stand out.