Short hair ombre is trendy, stylish and contemporary. Although it is a relatively new concept, it has now become one of the most popular dyeing technique for ladies with short hair. What makes it popular is that it is easy to wear and maintain, but some women prefer it just because it helps them keep natural looks. There are many ombre color combinations and designs that you can choose for your short strands but what you have should blend in with your skin tone. The 50 designs below are an example of how you can wear these fabulous hair shades.
# 1 Sweet Dark Brown to Blonde Ombre
This design is very typical of ladies with short strands and more particularly those with thin hair. The dark base that transitions to a lighter shade creates an excellent appearance and can be used to hide thinness or damages.
A lovely pixie cut deserves some nice color so that you can complete the elegant look. This spectacular long pixie has a beautiful color blend between dark shades of brown that transition to a softer hue to add some detail to a rather simple short hair.
# 3 Purple Lowlights
Purple lowlights are perfect for ladies who prefer to keep bright locks. Although it is a lovely shade, the way it is applied makes it look refined. The hair used only one shade, but the ombre design comes from using a darker shade of purple that transition smoothly to a lighter one towards the ends.
# 4 Dark Red to Blonde
Red comes in many tones, and most of them seem to work well for ladies who prefer to dye their hair. However, for it to look trendy on your hair, you have to combine it with another fresh hue and also apply it creatively like in this headdress. Here dark red is combined with a lovely blonde shade to create a charming design. Red forms the base color but drastically transitions to blonde a couple of inches before the ends.
# 5 Golden Color Melt
Ombre does not mean that you have to create two distinctly colored sections to look great as you can still make a lovely design with a color melt. For this design, the golden shade melts in with a dark base tone to create some beautiful streaks, and the style is enhanced with a sweet bun and accessorized with a clip.
# 6 Chocolate Brown and Platinum Blonde
The subtle tones on this headdress are fantastic, and they will make any lady look modern and classy. Chocolate brown is a lovely hue when used on the roots, and it blends well with the platinum blonde to create an eye-catching contrast. The shine that the shades bring out is also something that many will envy.
# 7 Colored Disconnected Undercut
Colors will give you a trendy look, but you still have to get a nice haircut to look good. The cuts in this headdress are very creative, and they create an incredible long fringe that has an amazing texture. Apart from this, it also has a fabulous undercut that produces the disconnected design that is enhanced by the lovely tones.
# 8 Balayage Ombre with Bangs
If you combine balayage with ombre, you can be sure of an impressive look since each of the two has a unique beauty. This headdress is a perfect example of how the two designs can give you a polished look. Apart from the lovely dyeing technique used the hair also has a fabulous cut with free flowing bangs and a neat fringe.
# 9 Curly Blonde Blend
The blonde streaks in this style are amazing, and they make the short strands look very detailed. What makes them look this lovely is their mode of application where they create a gorgeous peek-a-boo pattern with the dark base color when you push them to the back in layers.
# 10 Brown into Blonde
Brown and blonde go well together, and this is one of the reasons that they make one of the most widely used ombre design. In this design, the blonde occupies a larger section than the brown shade on the roots but still looks very attractive. The hair also has some beautiful curls on the ends and a soft side part to enhance the look.
# 11 The Pink Lob
Few shades if at all any look as feminine as pink and so it will always be a perfect tone for any woman's hair. In this long bob, it is is used to accentuate the straight locks and enhance the beauty of the wearer. For this design, you can use it with any dark shade, but brown seems to work just fine.
# 12 Ash Pink Short Bob
This color choice and application are very smart, and it is one of the things that make this design as elegant as it is. Ash pink is rare and also a unique color, and most ladies will prefer to use a hint of it on their headdress. However, in this design, it is used on the hair to create a very distinct look.
# 13 Red and Pink Ombre Bob
This asymmetrical bob looks very different, and some people may not even tell that it is a bob due to the hues used on it. The design starts off with a dark color just like any other ombre. However, the drastic transition to a red tone with a hint of pink is what gives it an edge.
# 14 Blue Streaks Magic
The hint of blue on these layered locks is magical, and it will brighten the looks of any woman and also make her feel good with her hair. You can only make this fantastic look by hand painting, and so you need to understand how to do balayage on your short strands
# 15 Short Gray Fringe
Gray makes a unique tone, and if you know how to use it on your short strands, then it can help you get a very refined look. In this particular headdress, it is creatively blended with the black natural hair color and swept diagonally to create an attractive multi-tonal fringe.
# 16 Baby Soft Balayage Highlights
This long bob is fascinating, and it is a product of several things. First the locks are cut to perfection, and some beautiful curls maintained at the back. The other thing is the soft brown baby lights in the black hair that add some elegance to the headdress.
# 17 Cute Short Blonde Haircut
Sometimes you do not have to do a lot to create the perfect ombre design. If you have soft short bangs and an undercut like in this design, you only need to use one color. The contrast between the blonde bangs and the dark shade of the undercut creates a perfect ombre design and so you do not have to do any other coloring.
# 18 Multi-tonal Lob
This headdress not only combines several tones but it also uses unique and bright ones. The violets, teals, and navy blue are splendid in this headdress, and they create a fabulous color melt that makes the long bob look outstanding. For your hair to look this amazing you have to use the balayage dyeing technique.
# 19 Sweet Toffee Balayage
Toffee gives you the opportunity to wear brown locks without having to stick with the traditional shades. In this headdress, it is hand painted to create nice streaks that transition from a dark toffee base to light brown on the tips.
# 20 Subtle Pink Streaks
The pink highlights on this headdress are splendid, and they enhance the finely textured locks to create a classy hairdo. Although they are not as short as you would expect their color makes them look very refined and fuller than they are. This pink shade will require some skills to get it right and so it will be a good idea to use the services of a professional.
# 21 Blunt Caramel Ombre
Although most people use a fringe to hide some facial features, it still makes a great hairdo especially when it is as neat as this brief one. Apart from the lovely blunt fringe and bangs, this hair also has a beautiful black to caramel design that adds a twist to the nicely trimmed strands.
# 22 Super Cool Caramel Balayage Highlights
The shine on this design can convince any woman to dye her strands. All this beauty is a product of excellent color choice and hand painting. Although caramel is a great shade, it would not look this good without hand painting it.
# 23 Gorgeous Gold Ombre
The short face framing bob in this design has some very fine hairs, but the colors make them hard to notice. Gold is a very modern tone especially for light skinned ladies as it brightens their look. In this headdress, it creates a lovely contrast with dark brown base and makes the short strands appear voluminous.
# 24 Blonde Asymmetrical Bob Cut
A Bob is by far the most traditional headdress for women with short strands as it offers them a variety of styling options. And if you give it fresh blonde ombre shades like this one you will have even more options for your styling. Although the color transition is not very drastic, the ombre contrast can still be seen because of the dark natural base.
# 25 Beach Waves Long Bob
Waves look much better with color than straight hair, and this design proves this beyond any doubt. What makes this black to dark brown ombre look fascinating is that the color transition at the point where the waves start. The wavy section has a different tone from the straight section, and this creates a unique pattern.
# 26 Bronde Sombre with a Braided Headband
If you prefer a smoother transition between your shades, then you should use a Sombre technique. Sombre is a variation of ombre but still maintains the same concept. In this design the hair transitions gradually from the dark brown base to a lighter blonde and light brown color melt. A lovely braided crown is then introduced to showcase the beautiful hues.
# 27 Bright Salmon Pink
The tone on this brunette hair is captivating, and it is perfect for a lady who loves bright hues on her short strands. Although pink is the most dominant shade there are also other hues used on the headdress such as blonde but the color blend is very perfect and you cannot easily tell what the other shades are.
# 28 Silver Gray with Undercut
Silver gray is a very rich color that works perfectly for short hair. In this particular design, the short pixie cut has some darkened roots to create a contrast with the silver-gray tones and a neat undercut to enhance the beauty of the headdress.
# 29 Silver White Ombre
Some shades like this silver white are charming, but they will require some skills and a perfect color combination to get them right. However, if you get the shade tight, you can be assured of a head turning look. This color is very soft, and it makes this blunt bob cut look very classy.
# 30 Layered Pink and Red
Bob haircuts look elegant with some color, and this is the reason it will always be the most popular style for ladies with short strands. In this headdress, it is trimmed asymmetrically and blunt at the back. You should then introduce pink and red shades to the hair and side sweep it to create a lovely layered look that also gives the colors a fantastic short hair ombre pattern.
# 31 Blue Gray Ombre Layers
It is hard to tell which color is dominant in this design since the blue and gray tones have a perfect balance. This color balance is what makes this dark toned hair ideal for the woman who does not like dazzling hues. Since the bob cut is splendid, the styling only involves brushing back and layering the locks.
# 32 Dark Blonde Baby Lights
Blonde streaks make a lovely design, but they are also very common, but you can make yours unique with soft baby lights. You should also give your streaks a fantastic pattern like in this headdress where they have a dark to light blonde transition.
# 33 Sweet Pink with Dramatic Designs
Pink is a fun color to work with, and you can almost never go wrong especially if you choose a sweet light one like this one. It also does not require a lot to give you a polished look because a nice haircut and simple styling is enough. However, this design takes things a little further with some darkened roots and cool razor designs at the back
# 34 Textured and Spiked Copper Streaks
This hair is only a couple of inches long, but it has all the elegance that you can wish for in a style. The short locks have an incredible texture, and they are spiked up to make them trendy. You should then finish the design by dyeing the strands on the crown with a lovely copper hue to create a perfect contrast to the black base.
# 35 Chocolate Brown to Golden Ombre
The asymmetrical cut for this headdress is perfect, and it plays a very significant role as it helps to show off the beautiful hues on the design. It is a regular ombre style but what makes it distinct is the choice of color since the transition from chocolate brown to a golden hue creates an impressive look.
# 36 Wavy Brunette with Blonde Highlights
Brunette locks make a lovely hairstyle for both short and long locks but in this particular one, they are enhanced with some beautiful waves and blonde highlights. Blonde melts in perfectly with the brunette hair and the design also looks fabulous when it is swept to the sides diagonally.
# 37 Inventive Purple Ombre
Purple is a rich color for short hair ombre if you know how to use it. It is also very easy to use if you have a good haircut like this asymmetrical long bob. Here the purple is hand painted to create an eye-catching ombre and color melt design
# 38 Miley’s Cute Short Haircut
Miley Cyrus is charming, and she also has lovely hairs. Being a trendsetter she has to look good always and she never disappoints. In this style, she has short strands with a simple dye job that involves a dark base color that transitions drastically to light brown to create a cute look that you can further enhance with a center part.
# 39 Classic Ombre Coloring
This headdress is a typical ombre dyeing technique as one can clearly see the drastic transition between the different shades on the hair. The change from one color to the other creates a lovely pattern and also adds some detail to the short strands.
# 40 Girlish Golden Streaks
Although any woman can wear this style, it will look way much better on younger ladies. The golden streaks on the lower half of the hair not only creates a subtle contrast with the base but also brightens up the face. The locks also look trendy when they are side swept and layered from the side part.
# 41 Edgy Yellow Strands
Yellow is not a very common hair color as many women avoid it thinking that it will look awkward on them. However, this headdress proves that this is not always the case. The edgy cut and the creative parting help to give the beautiful locks an excellent flow and they also make the fresh yellow hue look very classy.
# 42 Charming Copper Blonde Color Melt
Short hairs with bangs have been in trend for a couple of years now, and although it is lovely, you still have to give it some nice color. The copper and blonde color melt used on this particular headdress are a perfect example of how you can enhance your short bangs.
# 43 Textured and Curly Bob
You can almost count the number of locks in this style due to their incredible texture. Apart from the texture they also have fabulous curls but what makes them a top notch design is their black to dark brown ombre pattern.
# 44 Elegant Ash Gray Ombre
Ash gray is a very sexy shade, and it will look even more attractive when you use it in a fresh ombre design like this one. Here the ash hue forms the base of the hair and it is the most dominant shade, but its transition to light blonde is what creates the lovely design.
# 45 Black and Gray Face Frame with a Fringe
The dark hues on this style are perfect for ladies with a light skin tone as they create a lovely contrast. Black and gray are soft tones that you can easily replicate, and so you should not have trouble wearing a similar headdress. However, you still have to get the haircut right, but this should not be a problem as it is just a flawless face framing asymmetrical bob with a diagonal fringe. For the dyeing, you should start with black and transition to gray.
# 46 Lovely Green Bob
It is rare to see a woman with green locks, but it is a top notch shade if you design it right. Green goes well with many shades but to avoid overdoing it you should use a neutral black shade as the base color. You can also have it with any haircut, but a textured medium length cut like this one will be perfect.
# 47 Multiple Coors on a Brief Haircut
Nowadays it is trendy to use numerous hues on your hair unlike in the past where most ladies would go for one or two tones. If you chose beautiful shades that can blend in like the blonde, gray and pink in this haircut, then you will look as attractive as the wearer of this design if not better than her.
# 48 Beautiful Balayage Ombre with Blonde Highlights
This balayage ombre design offers ladies that like to keep short blonde locks an opportunity to have a unique look. They are hand painted locks with a dark brown base and a drastic transition to blonde in the lower half of the hair. The side part and the gentle waves also add some beauty to the design.
# 49 Rose Gold Ombre
Rose gold is one of the few hues that many ladies avoid as they do not know how to use it to get a polished look. However, this ombre design will show them just how amazing they can look with the rose gold tone. It is blended with chocolate brown to make these straight strands look exquisite and modern.
# 50 The Blue A-Line
An asymmetrical A-line bob that is styled to create a face framing design will always stand out. However, you can take it a notch higher with a lovely color like this blue shade. The blue shade should also be creatively applied to create a perfect color melt
With these 50 short hair ombre designs, you will never run out of options for styling your short locks. Whether you have fine or thick strands, you like bright or dark shade there is an option for you. The only secret when choosing from the 50 hairdos above is to consider your skin tone and also what makes you feel comfortable and confident.