Love rainbow hair, but still want to look somewhat traditional? Then you’ll love the new craze: rainbow ombre. This look is exactly what it sounds like. Hair is a natural shade, and then around the shoulder or chin turns to radiant rainbow highlights.
This rainbow ombre look has several benefits: it uses less dye, is easier to apply, the traditional and funky juxtaposes each other nicely, and if you suddenly need to look more traditional all the time you can just get a hair cut!
Also, having rainbow dye turn up on dark hair requires bleaching with a home bleaching kit first, so only doing an ombre look puts less stress on the hair. If you have light hair, it’s just a matter of applying fashion hair dyes to the lower part of your hair.
To apply the fashion colors, you’d just apply the dye like any highlighted look: separate the different strands and colors with foil as you go.
Rainbow ombre is also highly versatile. Below are several ways to wear rainbow ombre hair.
Blonde and bright rainbow
If you have light blonde hair, it’s easy to apply those bright rainbow shades at the bottom. Otherwise, you could consider applying bleach to all of your hair for this rainbow ombre look.
Dark and bright rainbow
This look is nice if you want a punky look with less effort, and you have dark hair naturally. You could also clip the hair back and hide the rainbow part if you need to look more traditional for some occasion.
Muted rainbow ombre
Here’s a look that’s great if you’ve always wanted rainbow hair, but you’re not ready to make the leap into more statement looks. With this rainbow ombre look, the rainbow portion is so dark you might be able to get away with applying fashion colors right to dark hair.
Neon rainbow ombre
Another look is to layer horizontal shades near the bottom of the hair. You could also opt for one fashion color shade near the top of the hair, since it’s such a bold look.
Subtle shade ombre
Another option is to keep the top of the hair a natural shade, but then gradually fade to slightly different rainbow shades as you go down. For instance, start with a dark purple, then go to a bright purple and then have ashy violet tips.