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25 Ombre Hair Color Ideas for Long Hair

Ombre hairstyles are here to stay for the foreseeable future. The possibilities of color are awe-inspiring. This look is easy to acquire and sustain which makes it particularly attractive for those not seeking to change their hair color frequently. 

 

If you need some help in choosing your next ombre hair color, take a look at these 25 ombre hair color ideas for long hair and the tips to sustain a few of these bold styles!

 

Chocolate Ombre

Chocolate Ombre

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Ombre hair is a favorite because it requires minimal maintenance. 

Chocolate Balayage

Chocolate Balayage

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The ombre hair color technique does not start from the scalp but instead takes advantage of the roots you already have in place.

Chocolate Ombre

Chocolate Ombre

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Celebrate your dark roots with a waterfall of caramel and rose shades that help to give your hair a gentle lift in color. 

Chocolate Hair Color Ideas

Chocolate Hair Color Ideas

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This chocolate ombre style is refreshing, demonstrates that you can enjoy a cool, natural color and add a hint of color. This shade is as calm as it is intense.

Chocolate Ombre with Champagne Highlights

Chocolate Ombre with Champagne Highlights

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You can love on your brown hair but if you are itching to spice up your medium tones, a touch of champagne blonde ombre color is a great way to do so without completely going blonde. 

Chocolate Ombre colors are low maintenance

Chocolate Ombre colors are low maintenance

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Ombre colors are low maintenance, but you can change them as often as you choose. These hair colors can be cool and seasonal. Consider changing your color during the Spring and again during the Fall.

Chestnut Ombre for the Conservative Ones

Chestnut Ombre for the Conservative Ones

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Ombre tones do not have to be blaring or overtly eye-catching. You can select hair colors that are conservative or mysterious.

Intense Shades of Copper Ombre Hair

Intense Shades of Copper Ombre Hair

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Unlike your browns or brunettes, fiery red ombre hair is a bold hair color. 

Copper Ombre Hair for Vibrancy

Copper Ombre Hair for Vibrancy

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Red ombre helps to give hair a natural vibrancy and allure. When caring for this color, your ultimate goal is to sustain the shine.

Red Ombre is Fire

Red Ombre is Fire

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The marriage between red and blonde hair yields a fantastical result of shades of gold. If you are hoping to avoid being brassy, you can use blue color-balancing shampoo, a conditioner and hair mask to reduce the risk of brassy hair color.

Copper Blonde Ombre with Brunette Undertones

Copper Blonde Ombre with Brunette Undertones

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The key to extending the lifecycle of a red ombre has to do with using sulfate-free shampoos, conditioners and hair masks that help to strengthen the overall structure of your hair. 

Ringlets of Subtle Copper Bayalage/Ombre

Ringlets of Subtle Copper Bayalage/Ombre

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This hair is low maintenance, but you shouldn’t skip your hair care duties. Avoid products that might strip your hair as they can be damaging triggering unwanted breakage.

Wavy Hair with Copper Ombre

Wavy Hair with Copper Ombre

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Take steps to keep your hair rich with moisture. Curls are fun and add texture, but try to keep your use of heat on these curly locks to a minimum.

Brunette with a Spice of Copper Ombre

Brunette with a Spice of Copper Ombre

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Adjust your frequency of cleansing your hair to 2-3 times per week. Washing your hair too often rob your hair of moisture and the pH balance of your scalp and hair.

Grey and Bronze Ombre

Grey and Bronze Ombre

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It’s great to have a professional deliver ombre to your mane, but you can also achieve this look at home.

Grey Ombre with Highlights

Grey Ombre with Highlights

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Unlike highlights, the ombre process allows you to try different things on your hair without spending a ton of money.

Ash Grey Ombre on Straight Hair

Ash Grey Ombre on Straight Hair

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Where you decide to start the ombre process is up to you. Keep in mind that grey ombre hair is among the most difficult of the hair colors to achieve. 

Grey Ombre Hair with Waves

Grey Ombre Hair with Waves

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Once this gray color is in place, it will require a deep commitment to sustaining the look.

Grey Hair Balayage

Grey Hair Balayage

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Grey ombre hair color can be difficult to achieve on certain hair types. If you have blonde hair, it is generally easier to accomplish this look than if you are a brunette. 

Grey Ombre

Grey Ombre

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If your hair is dark, you may choose to aim for more of a smokey color vs. that of pure silver.

Grey-Blonde Ombre

Grey-Blonde Ombre

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Grey ombre is cool and it is chic.

Dimensional Blonde Balayage/Ombre

Dimensional Blonde Balayage/Ombre

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Be wary of hair dye solutions that contain bleach as they can open the cuticles and leave hair looking and feeling dry. 

Soft Balayage with Color Correction

Soft Balayage with Color Correction

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Choose a bleach-free product that will use the natural hues of your hair lift color to the surface.

Blonde Balayage

Blonde Balayage hair color

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Choose color-safe shampoos to keep blonde ombre rich with vibrancy.

Champagne Ombre

Champagne Ombre

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Don’t be afraid to add a bit of volume to your ombre style with hair extensions.