Well...whoever thought ombre was just a fad was clearly mistaken! Since blowing up in popularity in the late 2000s, ombre hair is a hair trend that’s still going strong and is a common look that many women have tried at least once. Sure, there have been a few upgrades, like babylights, sombre, and balayage highlights, but all in all, the foundations that make ombre hair as popular as it is still remain the same. And tell you what, ladies, we think ombre hair is here to stay for good.
If you’re unfamiliar with what exactly ombre hair is, we’ll break it down for you. Ombre hair is a gradual fading of one color to another, typically darker to lighter, but not always! Another variation of ombre that many people opt for is balayage—this is similar to ombre although a more subtle fading that begins near the roots then becomes increasingly more saturated towards the ends of the hair. Not only is ombre hair super trendy, but it also does wonders for brightening the face and adding a multi-dimensional, sunkissed look to the hair.
If you’re still unsure about trying ombre hair and don’t love it as much as we do (yet!), after reading this article, you just might be convinced. Here are our top 13 reasons to try ombre hair on your next visit to the salon.
1. Ombre hair is fun and stylish
Solid hair shades are great and all, but sometimes, it can get a little boring... don't we all have our moments when we want to change things up? Getting ombre or balayage hair is one of the most subtle ways to do that, while still making a difference to your look. You know what they say...two is more fun than one. Hair colors, that is.
The great thing about ombre hair is that you can customize how dramatic you want it to be. You can either go with a very subtle transition between the shades like a darker brown to a lighter brown...
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...or a more drastic ombre look, like dark brown to blonde...
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...or even contrast two different bright shades of your choice (like black with red, or blonde with purple, or pink). Be adventurous, change things up, and have fun with your look!
2. Ombre hairstyles show dimension better
Another reason to try ombre is because of the way hairstyles look with more than one color involved. If the two selected shades complement each other well, the ombre effect will give more life and dimension to your hair. Especially if you have darker hair when styles tend to fall flat, the lighter ombre portion can make details stand out more and make the hairstyle so much prettier. Our favorite style when it comes to ombre hairstyles involve braids. Whether it be an intricate crown or waterfall braid, or even just a simple french braid, these braided hairstyles always look stunning with the ombre color transition and end up looking much more intricate and detailed. Just take a look at the braided look below:
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3. Ombre hair is low maintenance
Since ombre and balayage hair typically don’t start right at the roots, this makes them low maintenance hairstyles to keep up with.
If you’re someone who colors their entire head of hair, you’ll know how much of a hassle it can be to book hair appointments every few weeks and to see that dreaded regrowth line of natural color growing in at your roots. Luckily, with ombre hair, since the transition is subtle and usually begins just below the ears, you don’t have to worry about these touch-up appointments or roots growing in!
Ombre hair is likely one of the most low maintenance color options you could try and the rare hair color that sometimes can even look better the more it grows in to give the appearance of naturally sun-kissed ends. Instead of coloring all of your hair and having to maintain your roots by constant touch-ups, the beauty of ombre is that you don't have to worry about your roots at all! Let'em grow out all you want, and your hair will still look fantastic.
4. Ombre is easy to transition to and from
Have you ever wanted a change, but you were uncertain if it would suit you? Does dyeing your hair fully seem like too much of a commitment? We feel you. Ombre is great in this regard because all you have to do is commit to dyeing just half your hair—that’s not so scary, is it? And, if you're no longer feeling it, you can always slowly trim the ombre portion off as your hair grows out. Ombre is one of the easiest hair colors to transition in and out of and in the long run, is less damaging as it only involves coloring half the head of hair.
5. You can get ombre hair without a trip to the salon
The best part about ombre hair? There’s actually a way to achieve this style without having to color your hair or damage it at all—clip-in ombre Luxy Hair Extensions! You can easily achieve the ombre look in under five minutes by clipping a set of ombre hair extensions in. You can choose between the ombre chestnut shade for a more subtle blend...
...or Ombre Blonde for a more defined ombre look...
...or, if you'd like an even more subtle look, try out balayage hair extensions to add that perfect amount of sun-kissed, just-got-back-from-vacation highlights.
The best part? Ombre hair extensions are temporary and require zero commitment to dyeing. You get to try the ombre look for one day, then go back to your regular hair color the next. There’s absolutely zero damage and risk involved, which makes it an effortless, foolproof way to try the trend.
6. Ombre saves you money in the long run
When you think about it, trying out ombre hair can actually end up SAVING you money in the long run if you’re someone who often colors their hair. Since ombre is so low maintenance, you can easily extend the time between touch-up appointments to up to 4 months, in comparison to a higher maintenance style where roots constantly need touching up. Ombre hair can give off different effects the more it grows in, whether it be half the head colored or when it grows out and is just the tips. Once the perfect shade of ombre is achieved, you only need to schedule regular trims, deep conditioning and toning appointments every few weeks. Less pricey coloring appointments mean more money in your pocket! A win-win.
7. Ombre adds dimension to your hair
One of the biggest reasons we love ombre hair is because it adds shine and dimension to your tresses! While we love a rich, solid color, it’s also fun it mix it up with ombre and balayage looks. We love the look of hair that has dimension and multiple tones running through it, especially when the light hits it and illuminates all the blended tones. Since with ombre, the lightning effect begins around your ears and extends to the ends of your hair, it creates a stunning brightening, eye-catching effect. Ombre hair accentuates the details of your hair and ultimately brings dimension and life to your locks.
8. Ombre hair is a quick change up for special occasions
If you’re still unsure about ombre hair but want an excuse to try it out, why not give it a shot on a special occasion you have coming up? Whether it be a wedding, holiday party, or even a summer barbeque, there’s nothing like a special event to try something new and put a fresh hairstyle to the test. The easiest way to achieve this? Temporary clip-in ombre Luxy Hair extensions. Simply clip the extensions in to get ombre hair in just a few minutes with zero commitment.
9. Ombre is an anti-aging color trick
If you’re a little older and feel like ombre is a bit too trendy for you, you couldn’t be more wrong! Ombre is actually a secret anti-aging trick and ends up making shaving years off your age. The reason for this is because when you add lightened pieces of hair around the face, it adds brightness and a glowing quality to the complexion, while subtly hiding greys. Ombre hair can almost instantly transform the face and add a lifted youthfulness with just a subtle shift in color. The ombre doesn’t have to be dramatic by any means, and even the smallest lightning effect of the hair around the face can do wonders for creating a natural youthful glow.
10. Ombre is a great way to grow out your roots
If you’re hoping to grow out your roots and get some of your natural hair color back, ombre hair is a great way to transition. Or, if your hair is dark and you've been wanting to go lighter, a big drawback can be—yes, you guessed it—the dark roots that constantly grow out! Luckily, ombre hair is a trendy and low-maintenance way to help grow out your natural roots without looking like you desperately need a trip to the salon. It’s a great way to camoflauge that sometimes unsightly transition phase of growing out your roots. Don't worry...it's our little secret.
11. Ombre looks good on every hair color
If you’re nervous to try ombre hair because you don’t think it will work with your hair color, let us convince you otherwise! From jet black to chestnut brown to platinum blonde, there is a shade and ombre style that will most definitely look fabulous on you. We believe that ombre hair looks fabulous on every shade of hair, even those that are a little more eccentric. We’ve seen celebrities like Drew Barrymore do a reverse ombre with blond roots and black ends or Demi Lovato add pink ombre to the ends of her hair. There is no limit or rules when it comes to ombre, and some of the boldest looks may surprise you and be your favorite.
12. Layering ombre hair extensions can create a DIY balayage
Another reason to try the extensions method of creating ombre locks is that it gives you the ability to customize the look you’re trying to achieve. This can be done by layering clip-in hair extensions, which creates more of a highlighted, balayage effect, especially once the different layers of extensions are curled and twisted together. Luxy Hair extensions are dyed with a multi-tonal adapt system, which means each shade has a multitude of colors within it. This gives the hair a multi-dimensional look, making them blend seamlessly together and effortless to layer. For instance, layering Ombre Chestnut with Ombre Blonde works beautifully: Ombre Chestnut is a combination of deep browns, and lighter golden browns, which blend seamlessly with Ombre Blonde, features red, brown and golden undertones. The key when layering extensions are to ensure the sets are in the same color family and overlap in undertones and highlights for a perfect blend.
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13. Ombre works with every hair length
Similar to how ombre can work with every hair color, it can also work with any hair length! If you’ve been hesitant about trying ombre because you think it only works with super long hair, this isn’t the case. Just think of Ruby Rose’s balayage pixie crop, or Selena Gomez's ombre textured lob.
There are no limitations when it comes to ombre, so whether your hair is to your waist or above your ears, there is an ombre or balayage look out there that will work for you, we promise. If you do want the length, however, there’s also a solution for that. Not only are ombre Luxy Hair extensions the perfect way to achieve ombre hair with non-commitment color and no damage, but also provides beautiful length and volume to your hair instantly.