Ombre is not an invention of the contemporary hipstress or of the manic pixie dream girl. However, versions of this delightful style have started cropping up in more daring colors of late. Blue ombre, with its indirect references to fantasy creatures like mermaids and fairies, is all the rage with the younger set these days. It’s nowhere near as difficult to pull off as it may seem: all you need is a good colorist/stylist and a shade of blue you actually like.
Best Versions Of Blue Ombre For Blonde, Brown And Black Hair
You may try to do ombre at home, but beware—the process can get messy, lead to unexpected results, and you might require some third party help. So, it’s better to choose the color idea yourself and trust its realization to a professional. Without further ado, let’s check out the coolest of such hairstyles on Instagram!
#1: Light Brown To Scuba Blue
This model can boast of long, straight hair, and we can see how fabulous this unusual color looks on her beautiful thick strands. This style also works as a reverse ombre of sorts, since the lighter color is on top, while the darker, or the brighter, to be more exact, shade of electric blue is reserved for the tips.
#2: Raven Hair with Turquoise Blue Ombre
Here’s another style that prominently features straight, long locks. However, this time, the turquoise shade is used by the model to complement her charcoal black roots. The gradient works pretty impressively!
#3: Wavy Mermaid’s Ombre
Check this dramatic blue ombre hair style. The blue is blended so skillfully into the blonde base as if the bits of dye have been diluted in water. We also like how the cotton-candy platinum blond works with the electric shade of blue she sports from the midpoint of her hair down to the tips. If your hair is not long enough, you may achieve the desired length with weave.
#4: Wavy Bob in Blue and Purple
This classic, medium-length wavy bob was enriched with a bold palette of electric blue and deep purple. We’d love to get a glimpse of the model’s face, because, by the looks of her locks, she resembles a character straight out of Middle Earth. Bear in mind that maintaining the brightness of your ombre and keeping your curls/waves in shape requires a lot of regular deep conditioning.
#5: Sleek Purple Into Turquoise Blue
The same combination of colors, only in slightly lighter tones, reemerges here, in a very long and straight variety. While the previous style had flair of bohemian charm, this one is nearly post-punk, with its sassy allure.
#6: Dark to Light Blue Hues
And this ombre style is probably the most bohemian look we’ve seen in years. It also works as a reverse gradient. The pale blue tips of this wavy, outgrown, medium length bob have a kind of Wiccan witch feel to them. As such, if you’re into a contemporary hippie style, this might just become your new go-to look.
#7: Blue Ombre Hair with Barely Dipped Tips
This is one of the most sophisticated subtle ombre hairstyles featured here – electric blue is only used as a discrete enhancement to the tips of the hair. This look, suitable for medium-length straight hair, is great for those who like the ombre style, but don’t necessarily want to look like a public lighting post day in and day out. Besides, pulling your hair up into a ponytail with this ombre will look spectacular!
#8: High Ombre, Riding the Waves
All ombre styles look great when paired with waves and curls, no doubt about it. This model opted for a more radical approach and had more than a half of the length dyed. The top part of her hair maintains a natural light chestnut shade, for a very interesting color effect.
#9: The Blue, Blue Princess
Up for making a statement? Take a cue after the model pictured here. Nearly three quarters of her hair is dyed blue, in a lovely dark-to-light transition. Her very long hair, in a spectacular shade, looks amazing when styled straight, as well as when curled in layers.
#10: Long, Straight & Blue
What we like about this style is how natural the blue streaks look, when blended into the dark brown hair. The model opted for subtle highlights of blue nearly all the way up to the top to connect seamlessly with the radically bleached and dyed tips. Since bleaching takes its toll on the health of one’s hair, this is a less damaging approach to the blue ombre look.
#11: Flowing Dark Brown Into Turquoise Curls
Yet another mermaid graces us with her presence on this ‘best of’ list. The remarkable thing about this style is how it features two distinct shades of blue: there’s dark blue ombre hair in the mid-section of the mane, with lighter pearly turquoise at the tips.
#12: A Rainbow of Green, Purple, and Blue
Instead of just opting for one or several shades of blue, this model chose to cover nearly the entire palette of cool-toned colors. Her wavy long hair features green, purple, and aquamarine streaks, in a fantastic mix of shades. And, of course, the presence of the curls only adds to that otherworldly effect.
#13: Dipped Blue Tips
Asian ladies will hopefully find inspiration in this look. It features dip-dyed tips, with the shade of blue extending half-way up the length of the hair. These contrast beautifully with the natural shade of pitch-black hair that the model chose to preserve.
#14: Dark to Light, Purple to Blue
Blue, plum red and purple all come together into an ombre hairstyle worth a queen—a queen of fantastical realms, of course! Attempting to recreate this look, do keep in mind that ombre hair requires peroxide bleaching, which might further damage previously dyed hair. You may want to opt for hair extensions to experiment with new unnatural hair colors.
#15: Naturally Wavy, Fantastically Blue
Aside from the soft natural waves that this model features, there’s another particularity to her style of ombre – 50/50 color distribution with a muted transition between the two hues.
#16: Baby Blue Color Fade
The most sophisticated look on our list features a medium layered haircut with a short, straight cut fringe. When dip-dyeing hair with bangs, the upper frontal part usually preserves its natural color. However, since the model’s mane was previously blonde, this choice of baby blue fade looks pretty harmonious.
#17: Curled Up in Blue
Besides an original hair color idea, this silky multi-tonal blue ombre features expertly curled hair, which likely took at least half an hour of work with a curling iron to complete.
#18: Magnetic Blue Ombre For Medium Hair
In case you had any doubt about it, regular straight hair may look very interesting and unhackneyed. This photo features one of the most often encountered combinations: straight, layered dark hair, down to the model’s shoulders. But throw cool blue tips into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a stunner!
#19: Dark-to-Light Ombre With Extensions
This mass of cool wavy hair is truly spectacular as its length and texture have been enhanced with multiple extensions. Note how the color goes from deep blue, like the depths of the ocean, to light azure, like the summer skies. It’s not a style choice for the faint of heart and it’s definitely not easy to maintain. But it’s well worth it!
#20: Silver-Blue Boho Ombre Hair
The final ombre style on our list goes from pale powder blue up-top, to dreamy light purple at the wavy tips. It’s one of those looks that require a lot of dying effort, and it only works on long hair. However, you will certainly grab everyone’s attention with it!
If any of these looks inspire you, feel free to try them out—but do find a good colorist beforehand. Most of them are too complex to attempt at home, especially if you’ve got long hair and/or are considering adding extensions. Remember that this popular look does require bleaching. Moreover, if you’ve had your hair dyed before, you will want to revert to your natural color before trying ombre. But even with all these issues, we are sure you’re going to love your blue ombre hair!
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