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Best Ombre Hair Color: Tips, Benefits, Method and Variations

Ombre Hairs Fashion

In today’s age, the ombre hair color along with its different variations became a top trend. The ombre hairs style has the darker colored hairs close to the scalp and light-colored hairs towards the lower portion of the hairs.

What is Ombre Hair?

The hairstylist community took the term ‘ombre’ from the French word which means shaded or shading. Ombre hair color is mainly and normally darker at the roots through the mid-shaft and then slowly gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends. One can have ombre hair color using a balayage technique and it is also adopted by clients looking for a low-maintenance style.

Is Ombre and Balayage the same thing?

Balayage is a technique whereas Ombre is a bit more of a style. Hair color is applied in gradual manner (for Ombre) whereas the sweeping technique is used (for Balayage). Both of these are considered low maintenance ways to give your hair a new style without paying more visits to a hair salon.

What is Balayage Technique?

Balayage is a French Colorists technique invented in the 1970s. Balayage is a French word and its meaning is to sweep. Balayage is a simple freehand hair coloring technique rather than a cap or foiling technique.

Ombre hair color styles are nowadays under the spotlight of modern fashion trends. Everyone is getting this vibe, from the professional models to the girl next door. Many celebrities have also adopted these ombre hairstyles.

The ombre coloring technique may seem challenging to hairstylists but by the use of proper ombre dye and technique, one can expect an unimaginable result.

Benefits of Ombre Hair Color:

The main reason that these ombre hair color styles are so trendy is that it looks great and perfect for everyone, but there are other benefits as well. It’s best for those who are trying out their hair for the first time. Ombre requires very little maintenance, have minimal side effects and such a beautiful look. Using this hairstyle color allows you to look modern, cool and fashionable at the same time.

How to Ombre Hair Process:

Ombre is further divided into two types which are reverse ombre and traditional ombre. The reverse ombre is a hairstyle with lighter roots and dark-colored hair tips. Whereas, the traditional ombre has darker color at the roots than the tips of the hairs.

The first step is to find a shade that is two-tone lighter or darker than your current hairs. If possible, try to manage the dyes which are organic and natural in order to avoid hair damage issues. Think about where to stop fading the color and where to make it more prominent. It is a good idea not to apply the color all over your hairs, instead, you can divide the hair areas into segments and apply the dye on each segment independently.

It is a two-step process to achieve an ombre hairstyle via this method. At first, the base color is used and then the highlights added to washed and dry hair. We can also do the all-over color and highlights at once but this is where it can get quite messy.

You should keep this in mind that how long the hair will take to lift with the lightener. You don’t want your base color to be finished processing before the highlights and the hair always takes more time to lighten outside of a foil packet.

DIfference between Balayage and Ombre?

Basically ombre is more of a style and Balayage is a technique. But the results of both are a pretty low maintenance routine since the hair color placement is not restricted but done in gradual (for Ombre) or sweeping (for Balayage) placement. Regular foil highlights need more regular visits to the parlors or salons.

What’s the difference between ombre and gradient?

Gradients are the colors that blend into each other, getting lighter and darker in different places, ombre are colors from the same community that go from light to dark in their shades.

How much does an ombre cost?

Mostly the cost of the ombre hair two-toned look can be different. It can also be done by your own self but you might want it to be done perfectly by a professional, so it could be a little costly depending on the rates of your desirable salon.


  1. Dark brown to blonde ombré
  2. Subtle chocolate brown ombré
  3. Dark grey ombré
  4. Black to purple ombré
  5. Mint grey ombré on dark hair
  6. Ombré highlights
  7. Blue ombré with frosted tips
  8. Subtle ombré fade
  9. Gold Melt On Dark Brown Hair
  10. Lavender Ombre On Dark Hair

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Suhira Munshi

Suhira heads the editorial department of SheBegan Magazine. She joined SheBegan Magazine as an author in 2017, and her writings also appeared on cosmopolitan, lifefalcon and other mags. Suhira loves to write on wellness-related topics, skin/hair/beauty tips, relationship advice topics, and bridal grooming niche. Later, in 2019, she became the head of our editorial board and also holds the position of Growth analyst. Having had sufficient experience with fitness and nutritional balance. Suhira has worked as a fitness trainer at local Gyms, we utilize her experience in our fitness and nutritional recommendations.

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