Bobs are versatile haircuts that are popular with women of all ages. An ombre bob is far superior that a solid color for your hairstyle. It helps to add interest to a shorter cut but also it is often the best length to showcase a blend of attractive hues. And this is still a style that is easy to maintain and can be individualized effectively. For gentler looks ladies can choose simple, straight cuts and for the more adventurous, there are inverted and chunky layered options. Once you’ve seen these pictures we’re sure you are going to agree!
# 1 Sparkling Amber Edges
Bobs don’t always need to have straight or rounded edges. This bob has been cut in a chunky style and brushed forward to showcase the color. On the roots, a sable brown hue has been applied which is blended into chestnut-gold. Sparkling amber highlights at the end complete this pretty ombre.
This look has been created using unusual hues, which makes it even more eye-catching when combined with big barrel waves. The coloring starts with a generous layer espresso brown at the base which melts away into streaks of dark lavender and golden rose pink. The brown pigment has been carried through to the edges providing a beautiful contrast.
# 3 Sunshine Bob
For this neatly snipped bob, a dazzling shade of apricot blonde has been used from the roots up until just past the ears. The final shade, a deep burnt sienna, dissolves from this shade. Notice the cut as well; the hair is layered in front with the lighter color used against the face.
# 4 Grand Gray
Want a sophisticated splash of color? Try a gentle gray. In this example, the hair begins in a deep walnut brown before becoming a rosewood shade. Short dove gray streaks have been added all along the edge of the bob, which has been cut in an A-line (longer in front).
# 5 Beach Bob
She looks ready to hit the beachfront in this classic dark to light ombre. A warm, milk chocolate brown has been used for the base and a baby blonde color for the last portion. To help these two pigments fuse together the stylist has also applied a dark ashy blonde in the center. The style is completed with a soft wavy texture.
# 6 Gold and Brown
Smooth colors are the perfect compliment for polished cut such as this. The top portion of the ombre is a smoky earth brown while the bottom half is golden beige. These colors look fresh and natural and are shown off well with straight ironed locks.
# 7 Ash Blonde Splash
The two main colors that have been used to light up this choppy bob are chestnut brown and ashy blonde. In-between these two hues we can see that a biscuit brown was used to aid the transition. The result is richly shaded hair with cheeky blonde tips.
# 8 Sexy Smudge
If you want a sensually smudged ombre like this then balayage would be the correct method to use. Here we can see how effectively it has been used to blend a deep shade of brown to a lighter nut brown and then into a soft baby blonde. The color is displayed flawlessly with a wavy finish.
# 9 Luxury Ombre Bob
Sharp A-line bobs like this are the perfect length to present a skillfully blended ombre. In this take on a dark to light ombre, the hair begins in a matte rosewood shade. This has been dissolved into a shining bronze color with beach blonde streaks added towards the ends.
# 10 Undercover Purple
In this eclectic hairstyle, the hair begins in natural shades of walnut and golden rose brown before breaking out in bold color. The final portion of the bob, which curls inwards, is a royal purple and you can also see a few pink highlights in the front. This punk style pop of color is sure to turn heads!
# 11 Golden Strawberry Curls
In this picture, we see a blonde ombre that has been styled into a chunky short bob and then given some curl with the hot iron. The sandy brown base blends into creamy strawberry gold before fading away to honey butter blonde. This hairstyle is ready for the beach, work, a party –in fact, anywhere!
# 12 Beautiful Blue Bangs
This bob has been cut to have long bangs in the front and a cute fringe that sits on the eyebrows. A sable pigment has been used as a base color and on the tips streaks of sky blue color have been applied. This coloring works well to draw attention to the cut.
# 13 Blaze Out
This fiery ombre has been created using three contrasting hues that have been melted into each other. On top, we see a dark chocolate base that fades into an auburn shade. This red layer then breaks out into fair amber blonde. If you look closely you can see that underneath those blonde locks is another deep brown layer.
# 14 Sultry Saturation
Shades of light browns like those we see here are a great choice as they suit a variety of skin tones. In this example, the hues that have been used to color this bob are dark cinnamon (just visible on the roots) followed by a sandy golden brown. To help this shade pop a darker tawny brown has been used underneath.
# 15 Apricot Brown Balayage
Instead of flowing from one tone to the next in the traditional ombre style this hair has been treated to a fusion of colors. Within the layers of this inverted bob, we can see hazelnut and apricot brown with amber hued highlights on top. Balayage has been used to create this outstanding look.
# 16 Light In The Night
In this example of a dark to light ombre the color has been applied at different heights to create interest. We can see that the locks start out in a sable brown with a light shade of fair amber for the highlights. You can see that on the one side the streaks are set higher up than on the other.
# 17 Sheer Shower
For this long bob, a palette of blonde shades has been used to stunning effect. At the tips, the hair is a chamomile blonde and above this a vanilla malt hue. We can see some of this slightly darker color used for contrast on the tips as well. The base color is a deep golden beige that extends from roots to crown.
# 18 Dream Locks
Brown to blonde is a popular ombre choice but this picture shows us just how incredibly creamy it can look! Her ombre begins with a deep golden brown that is super shiny and reflective followed by a beige blonde hue. The final shade is honey butter blonde and these locks have been given a romantic curl.
# 19 Vivacious With Volume
Do you want people to admire your colors? Add plenty of volume like this hairdo here. In this choppy bob, the hair runs from short at the back to long in front and has loads of curly volume. A layer of sable brown has been used as the base color, extending past the ears, which blends into streaks of golden brown and sparkling amber blonde.
# 20 Pretty In Pink
For this A-line bob, two shades of pink have been used to create an eye-catching mane. The first is a wine colored hue which descends until the cheekbones where a bright hot cherry pink takes over. To draw maximum attention to this pretty color the locks have been tousled and styled simply.
# 21 Caramel Berry
Contrasting colors are perfect if you want to create a unique style. In this example, the base color that has been chosen is a deep lavender shade that has a beautiful reflective quality. Towards the tips splashes of caramel brown have been added and the hair has been ironed into waves.
# 22 Chic Shades
This “girl next door” style bob features a short step cut at the back and a long comb over fringe. The base color is a nutmeg brown while the tips are a fun sunflower blonde. Between these colors, we can also see an amber shade that has been used to help them melt together.
# 23 Light and Elegant
Ombres can help light up brunette styles as we see here. In this style, the hair is shoulder length and has a wide fringe that falls onto the eyebrows. In the front, we can see that beige blonde highlights have been applied over the base color of warm rosewood brown. This style is simple but quite elegant.
# 24 Poster Girl Pastels
In this picture, the hair begins in a dark wood brown before quickly lightening to a deep apricot blonde. From there to the tips the hair is ashy platinum blonde and it is within this shade that pastel streaks of mauve pastel have been introduced. This palette is understated while still being ultra feminine.
# 25 Blonde Expectations
These locks have been styled with a small parting that allows the hair to fan out, displaying the well-blended colors. At the roots, the hair is French roast brown which swiftly dissolves away into a pure diamond blonde with just a little hazelnut brown in-between. It’s been styled in soft wavy curls with a sexy flip of hair over the face.
# 26 Praise For Purple
In this eccentric hairstyle, a few different shades of purple have been used to create an ombre. The hair starts out in an iron gray that has been overlaid with a light lilac layer. This shade lightens to become a mauve pink hue that continues to the tips. The hair has been given a stiff, defined wave to finish.
# 27 Alluring Asymmetrical Ombre Bob
This ombre begins in a lush shade of acorn brown which has been saturated with a medium brown in the following layer. The final shade, a sandy blonde, begins high up in the style providing a sleek coating for this precisely trimmed bob.
# 28 Creamy Gray
Gray ombres are a fast growing trend and this is an example of a really striking one. This hairstyle begins with an interesting grayish brown that extends from the roots well into the length of the hair. The tips have been dipped in a very light cream-gray with a few streaks extending up. The bob has been blow dried to curl over neatly at the ends.
# 29 Glistening Golden Brown
Two distinct shades have been used to infuse this A-line bob with mesmerizing color. The first, which we see from the roots until past the crown, is a dark Havana brown. The second color, lightening up the tips, is a light golden brown and to help the two merge together, a little chestnut color was used.
# 30 Radiant Layers
When you choose a short bob, like this one that sits just above the nape of the neck, using a light color in-between two darker shades is a great idea. The base hue of this hairstyle is an earthy brown which we see at the roots and on the tips. In the center, a chardonnay blonde has been used and the result is radiant.
# 31 Splendid Silver
These locks have been saturated with silver and white shades and given a wavy texture to help them sparkle under the light. It begins with an iron gray that quickly fades into softer silver. This silver shade covers the remaining hair and streaks of ice white have been added on top.
# 32 Big City Ombre
In this look, shades of dark chocolate roots have been mixed seamlessly into soft tones of fawn and then finished off with beach blonde highlights. Don’t you love the cheeky flip and sexy tousled texture?
# 33 Dusty Rose
What is prettier than soft heavenly shades of purple? Not much! That’s what makes this bob, colored in dusty rose at the roots and then turned to light lilac, oh so pretty.
# 34 Glamorous In Gray
These locks have been snipped into a style that is short in front and steadily becomes longer towards the back. The hair has been ironed straight and has a flyaway texture. The colors that have been used are a medium ash and a light dove gray as well as highlights of smoky white.
# 35 Chocolate Caramel
This sweet and charming style has used creamy shades of brunette and blonde. Coloring the base and the wide fringe is a milk chocolate brown that melts away into a layer of mocha shaded locks. The final hue just covering the tips is an ashy platinum blonde. The hair has been styled to fall forward onto the shoulders and given a curly finish.
# 36 Peachy Purple Rainbow
This hot color ombre begins with a peach colored base that shades the hair until just after the crown. From there it has been fused with a vibrant shade of bright rose pink before finally dissolving into a sea of lavender tips. Notice how a few pink streaks have been applied high up in the peach shade.
# 37 French Roast Flavor
The hues in this ombre bob have been gently melded together, creating a look that is soft and natural. A base color of coffee brown has been applied and the ends have been treated to a dash of biscuit brown. The highlights which are being caught by the sunlight are dark golden beige – just stunning!
# 38 Sunshine Blonde
Precisely cut bob styles like this demand perfect coloration and here that has been achieved. The roots are a dark shade of walnut brown which has been fused into a layer of sunshine blonde that extends to the tips. Notice how the colors have been merged at different levels to create an excellent graded look.
# 39 Classically Cute
Dark oak brown is the color that has been used to begin this timeless ombre. This oak color gently gives way to a band of chestnut shaded locks before finally ending in delightful ashy blonde. To achieve this perfect blend free hand color has been applied and to finish it off a hot iron has been used to style the lower locks into ringlets.
# 40 Gracious Green
This long bob has layered length in front and gradually shortens towards the back. The color at the roots is an interesting dark emerald gray with lighter jade-hued highlights framing the face. The length of her mane is light blue ash gray that has been ironed straight.
# 41 Magnificent Miley
Miley Cyrus is rocking this ombre bob – mixing intense hues with soft waves and a center parting. The tips of her locks are an electric sunflower blonde, positioned to catch the light perfectly while the base color at the roots is a sable brown. Between these two shades, we can also see a layer of hazelnut brown.
# 42 Jessica’s Toffee Melt
Jessica can look sexy in nearly any haircut, but this long bob is ultra flattering. To compliment her creamy skin tone a mixture of toffee and chocolate browns have been used to color her locks, with beach blonde on the edges. The hair has been styled into flowing waves and given a center parting.
# 43 Caramel Curls
In this picture, Anne Hathaway smolders in an ombre that begins with an acorn hue at the roots. To follow there is a layer of dusty hazel brown that has been used to match her bright eyes. Finally, on the edges see streaks of dark honey blonde curled in elegant waves.
# 44 Half And Half
For this punk inspired style, Gwen Stefani’s hair has been given a two-tone ombre. The top layer of locks have been colored in a pure diamond blonde while the bottom half is a soft leather black shade. The hair has been ironed super straight and styled in a half up, half down do.
# 45 Captivating Color For Ciara
What makes this ombre stand out is how the lightest colors have been used to frame Ciara’s face. The roots are a pure espresso hue that has been dissolved into a brief golden brown layer. For the tips and strands against the face, a warm honey butter shade of blonde has been applied.
# 46 Trendy And Cheeky
Beginning at the roots of Chloe Moretz’s side parting we can see a gradual blend from brown to dark blonde. The first color that has been used is a soft nutmeg that quickly gives way to a beige blonde layer. Then there is another band of the nutmeg shade that flows into the beach blonde tips.
# 47 Tousled Crushed Garnet
Here the first layer of Olivia Wide’s hair is a dark garnet shade that has been softly graded into a copper brown hue. From here down the hair breaks out into a brilliant ginger ale blonde. Her bob is tousled to have a laid back feel and styled with a brush over fringe.
# 48 Bronze Flame
This deeply desirable wavy bob, worn by Emma Stone, is an exceptionally well-blended ombre. To begin, there is a hot coffee brown on the roots that melts into a light copper shade. This copper color has been infused into a sandy golden blonde on the edges and the style is completed with a perfect wavy texture.
# 49 Tempting Turquoise
Kylie Jenner’s locks begin with a luscious shade of licorice black. In sharp contrast, the bottom half of the hair has been colored in shades of light turquoise and aqua-green. Her layered bob sits just above the shoulders and has been styled with an off center parting.
# 50 Always Awesome Alexa
Alexa Chung is a style icon to millions and this hairstyle is yet another example of why. Her ombre bob starts out in a sable shade that dissolves into a rich hot chocolate brown. This color extends through the fringe and past the ears before merging with the dark honey tips.
Are bobs here to stay? Definitely, and with the ombre color trend they’ll be fashionable for quite some time! This is a trend that any girl can follow because bobs come in many different variations, so there is a style to suit every face type and skin color. If you are looking for low maintenance you can try a short chunky bob or if you would prefer to keep your length you could experiment with a long style instead. Team your chosen cut with an exciting ombre (as bold as you dare) and get ready to take a bunch of hot selfies!