Black ombre hair is a fantastic hair color choice because it can be teamed successfully with most other shades and is well suited for most skin tones. If you are not ready for an all over black color, then an ombre if perfect because you can choose the amount of dark color you wish to have and add browns, blondes and, as you will see, even bright blues and pastel purples!
# 1 Cocoa Coffee
In this sleek black ombre, the shades that have been used are an espresso hue for the base covered with smooth streaks of warm cocoa. Towards the tips, some deep golden brown babylights have been added to bring light into the hairstyle and prevent it from looking too heavy. A simple wavy texture completes this hairstyle and her locks are neatly brushed back.
This is a bold color combination, a great look for the confident girl! The roots begin in matte leather black and from the crown down, thick layers of sparkling amber color have been added. This shoulder-length hair was styled with a few curls to give it body and help merge the colors together.
# 3 Eye-Catching Contrast
Short hair, big ombre! Balayage gives great results, especially when you are blending dazzling contrasting colors like this. At the roots, this hair is deep lavender black with a lovely glossy appearance. This layer melts away into dark ashy blonde and then into a pure diamond hue on the edges. The hair was cut into a chunky bob and given a neat wavy finish.
# 4 Romantic Ringlets
This warm and romantic feel ombre starts at the roots with a matte black hue which slowly gives way to rosewood shade. Next follows a soft copper brown which extends to the tips with streaks of sunflower blonde along the edges. Her lovely long locks have been pressed into a fountain of ringlets and left to hang loose.
# 5 Easy Brown Ombre Style
These dark colors have been blended perfectly, flowing gently into one another. Here, walnut brown color has been applied over a base of mahogany black starting high up on the head and gradually blending out to shade the bottom section of hair. This color and cut are both low maintenance – great for those busy girls!
# 6 Black and Black Perfect Match
Blue and black is a winning combo and this ombre is simply gorgeous! This color sensation begins with a coffee black on the base and just past the crown bright streaks of grass green and aquamarine have been added. These fuse into the final hue, a deep electric blue, with covers the edges. The pretty bright colors have been used to frame her face flawlessly.
# 7 Lights On The Horizon
These brilliant light tips really draw attention to this black ombre. Three smooth hues were used to fashion this stunning hairstyle starting with a licorice black on the roots that runs to just above the shoulders. A garnet brown color has been blended in just before the tips which are themselves covered in vanilla malt blonde.
# 8 Yummy Black Ombre Hair
A dark chocolate shade was used to begin this ombre and this color runs the length of her mane. Starting at the crown this deep color has been blended into a chocolate caramel hue that breaks out into a sea of amber locks. These locks have been given a soft wave to finish the hairstyle.
# 9 Royal Purple
From the roots until just past the shoulders this hair is a coal black color and if you look closely you can see that some deep hazel colored babylights have been added towards the front. The tips have been dipped in a royal purple, with more of the coal black blended in to create contrast.
# 10 Midnight Strawberry
This ombre begins with a thin layer of true black along the roots that has been blended into a chocolate cherry color. This gives way to a layer of warm mahogany which extends to the roots and from the crown streaks of gorgeous strawberry gold have been added. The long hair has been styled with a center parting and loose curls.
# 11 Dark To Light
To create this classic dark to light ombredifferent shades of brown have been expertly infused into each other. It begins with a matte black base which has been melted into a layer of burgundy brown. Starting at the crown a few light ashy brown streaks have been added and this color has been used for the edges. The hair is loosely curled and has been set back on the shoulders.
# 12 Red Light
Ready to stop traffic? There is no chance anyone would overlook you with this hot ombre! Midnight black color runs from the roots until the shoulders where it fades into a deep ruby shade. Finally, a layer of electric strawberry red has been added all along the edges. With such striking colors, heavy styling is not necessary and this spectrum looks great against her sexy tousled locks.
# 13 Galaxy Hair
For this unique look, the stylist has used azure blue to color the lower portion of the hair, which is set with big barrel curls. The base color is a shiny black with subtle streaks of dark lavender and midnight blue blended in.
# 14 Coffee Shake
This ombre has been superbly blended and the colors used are beautifully natural. Shades of mochaccino and caramel have been used to color the bulk of the hair while an espresso hue has been used against the roots and blended away into a rosewood shade. A simple messy look like this is perfect for a daytime look.
# 15 Shimmer Shine
Black to blonde? Yes, please! A deep espresso shade has been used for the roots and as lowlights for this do. Over this base, streaks of amber brown, caramel and baby blonde have been added and the hair was blow dried and brushed out to allow the colors to mix together. The bottom portion of the hair is styled in curls, bringing the lightest colors out.
# 16 Blue Shimmer
This ombre has a hazelnut brown base that blends into white blonde color along the edges. On the side, between these two layers, is a section of inky black strands that reflect with a bluish tinge. We can see that this intense color has also been used as a lowlight at the bottom. The hair is cut in a tight bob and has been straightened and then curled inward.
# 17 Black River
Here matte leather black is the prominent color which starts at the roots and extends to just below the chin. This color fades into a divine milk chocolate brown before lightening further into a dark beige blonde on the tips. The hair has been styled with a sexy flip over fringe and a center parting, as well as gentle waves to give it lift.
# 18 Castle In The Sky
Nothing has more of a fantasy feel than rich blue hair. In this ombre, the hair begins with mixed shades of black with a lavender sheen as well as Havana brown. From the neckline down the hair has been pressed into tight ringlets which are shaded cyan and metallic blue.
# 19 Amethyst Sunrise
In this picture, the flow of color begins with a sweet cola black hue on the roots which has been painted with subtle streaks of deep wine. From the neck down brilliant amethyst and rose pink streaks have been added and these color the lower portion of her mane. The hair has been blow dried and is straight down to the shoulders where it breaks out into dreamy curls.
# 20 Soft Caramel Transition
A-line bobs work well to show off delicate color blends like the one we see here. In this picture, the roots are colored a walnut brown that has been finely blended into a caramel hue. The lightest shade, sparkling amber, has been used for the edges with the greatest saturation in front to frame the face. The hair was ironed out to perfectly showcase the beautiful free hand color technique that was used.
# 21 Cherry Bomb
This base color of this stunning ombre is a radiant blue-black with deep burgundy streaks that start right in the front. From the shoulders down, the hair blends into streaks of ruby red and shimmering goldfish orange. The hair has been given a curly finish and then draped to cascade down her back. This color really pops!
# 22 Blazing Brown
Golden highlights placed near the face, as you see here, are a perfect way to light up creamy complexions. This ombre starts out in espresso brown which has been gradually mixed into a golden hazelnut brown. This color extends to the tips where it meets with lighter shades of copper shimmer blonde.
# 23 Pastel Ombre
These black and pastel colors put a hip spin on the classic dark to light ombre. In this example, the roots are colored a night sky black and this color extends through the style acting as a contrast to the light hues. The streaks of color that have been painted in are pastel lilac, apricot and mocha blonde. This hairstyle features a chic short fringe and a tousled texture.
# 24 Fade to Black
This attractive long hair begins with a splash of ink black from the roots until just after the crown. From there we can see blended streaks of light caramel brown that help the hair transition to the final hue which is a dark ashy blonde. The hair has been ironed straight up to the shoulders and then styled in loose ringlets.
# 25 Fire Ombre
This breathtaking fusion of color starts with a deep mahogany roots which have been gently smudged into a layer of wine with candy apple streaks. This pretty bright red slowly dissolves into waves of marigold blonde. Bright blended ombres such as this require little styling, just a few curls with a hot iron help it reflect perfectly.
# 26 Strawberry Surprise
Don’t you love this dazzling color against her pale skin? Perfect choice! The main color of this hairstyle is a radiant strawberry red while the base is a midnight black. To help these two shades blend together a chocolate cherry hue has been used. The hair has been straightened and styled with an off center parting.
# 27 Dark Delight
Extra long locks mean extra space for gorgeous color! In this black to brown ombre, the roots are an espresso color which flows throughout the hair and is broken up by streaks of stunning hues like nut and coffee brown. A few copper colored babylights help the curls catch the light and keep the style light and airy.
# 28 Brown Balayage
Licorice black was used as a base color for this ombre and it helps to reflect the brunette hues that have been added in. Rosewood brown and caramel shaded pigments have been effortlessly blended together and the hair has been cut into a chunky shoulder length bob. Add some waves and the result is a sweet “girl next door’ hairstyle.
# 29 Intense Berry
A purple-tinted black begins this sweet purple fountain and is followed by rose gold and raspberry pink highlights. These combine and fade out into the final hue which is a pastel purple. These lush, long locks have been styled into a mass of girly curls and draped elegantly down her back.
# 30 Caramel Treat
These long, shiny locks have been styled into bouncy curls to showcase the delicious caramel brown shades that have been used. At the base, we can see a creamy rosewood hue that gradually melts out into honey and hot caramel colors. These two colors dominate the hairstyle and look luscious against the deep brown undertones.
Black ombre hair allows you to experiment with many different contrasting colors as it provides a dark base for them to reflect off of. While short locks can look hot a black ombre really suits long hair best, where a variation of shades can be melted together.
Classic dark to light ombres will always be hot but if you want to experiment a light to black transition is quite striking. The bottom line is that black will always be in fashion and therefore a color always suitable for an ombre!