Hair Style

Coloring Ideas for Dark Ombre Hair

January 30, 2017
Dark Ombre Hair

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Dark ombre hair works well on women with dark skin tones or untanned skin. One of the greatest advantages is its versatility. You can blend well from the humid California weather or winter in the Rockies with just a little tweak of your hair. You can play around with different shades and gradients to suit your personality.

The word ombre, after all, comes from the French word Ombré, which literally means “shaded.” Basically, it’s the seamless transition from one color to the next, typically from light to dark. One thing it does, aside from elegance, is to add volume to the hair.

Here is a list of coloring ideas that we feel are perfect for dark ombre hair.

Coloring Ideas for Dark Ombre Hair

Light brown

This color would be perfect for African-American women with light brown skin, or women with a tan. Celebrities like Rihanna, Zoe Saldana or Beyonce have rocked this hair color.

Caramel

Caramel shade will give dark ombre hair that “sun-kissed” look; like you’ve lived around the beach all your life. This is also easy to maintain so you can maintain that “just woke up” look, which can be very sexy look for some women. Kate Berkinsale, Salma Hayek, Drew Barrymore, Mila Kunis, Jessica Biel and Eva Mendes.

Subtle Red or Purple

For women with darker skin tones, this would be the perfect ombre shade. They just add that little elegance, while you can also show off a hint of the rebellious streak in you. Tyra Banks and former first lady, Michelle Obama, have donned this hair style.

Dark Brown

Another dark ombre hair color that’s perfect for women with darker skin tones. It’s also easy to achieve because the dark natural color of African-American women can transition to dark brown in just two treatments. Beyonce has rocked this look, so did Khloe Kardashian, Fergie and Olivia Pope herself, Kerry Washington.

Platinum Blonde

 For women with medium dark skin tone, going platinum blonde will add shock value as well as turn heads. This hairstyle is certainly not for the timid. Among the celebrities who were pictured sporting this look were Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian, Taraji P. Henson, Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart.

Sandy Hues

Dark ombre hair with sandy hues would be a perfect complement for dark or light skin tones. Basically, the bleached part of your hair can also be shaded with sandy caramel. Among the celebrities that rocked this hairstyle are Sandra Bullock, Zoey Deschanel, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Lovato, Amber Heard and Cara Delevingne.

Black Ombre with Blue Tips

Why not stand out from the crowd with this unique color? Certainly, people will sit up and take notice. Among the celebrities who once tried this look are Kylie Jenner, Nicole Ritchie, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga.

Copper Dark Ombre Hair

This type of coloring style will give the hair an extra sheen. In terms of shading, you can choose from the subtle to the shocking. Among the celebrities that have tried this look are Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Beyonce, Emma Stone, Olivia Wilde and Kylie Jenner.

Valerie Stitt lives in New York as a professional freelance writer, blogger, and content marketer. Follow Valerie on her health blog, Halfmile Fitness

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