Sombre hair offers a solution to all ladies out there who do not like the drastic transition from a dark to bright color in the regular ombre patterns. Although it is an attractive color technique, most ladies still confuse it with the ombre. Understanding the difference between the two is vital if you want to get the best out of it. The main difference between these two hair dying techniques is that the ombre has dark roots that blend into a lighter shade drastically while the sombre has a soft and subtle transition between the tones to create a more natural appearance. However, the ends of the hair in the sombre should always be light. And for some ideas on how you can create it here are 25 excellent examples of this style.
# 1 Chocolate Brown with Partial Blonde
This freehand painted design is a typical sombre, and it has a dominant chocolate brown shade throughout. However, the tone transitions gradually to a soft blonde hue on the sides to give the wavy locks a beautiful shade. These thick locks also have an excellent cut and a simple face frame style that add some elegance to the look.
You do not have to keep a long and straight dull hair because you can use some color to give your strands some dimension like in this design. Once you chop the ends of your mane for some texture, you should darken the roots of the blonde locks with a dark brown hue to create a soft ombre transition between the shades for a dimensional appearance.
# 3 Soft Brown Color Blend
One of the things that make sombre hair very popular is that it helps you maintain a very natural looking hair. This hairdo is a perfect example of this, and it is hard to tell that it has any coloring. The color design entails blending caramel and chocolate brown and then making the ends light to create an amazing soft ombre pattern.
# 4 Exquisite Golden Blonde
It is hard not to look stunning with a beautiful shade such as golden blonde because it not only brightens your look but also gives you some class. And if you use it inventively by making the roots darker than the tips then your wavy locks will look outstanding.
# 5 Neat Bronde Waves
The subtle touch of blonde in this design blends with the dark brown strands to create a distinct tone that you can spice up by introducing a hint of a golden hue. However, the center of attraction in the style is how the overall shades transitions gradually from the dark roots to lighter tips.
# 6 Textured and Wavy Brunette Locks
This natural brunette hair has an excellent texture and some nice waves, and so some good coloring is all that you need to create a top-notch style. Blending the brunette shade with a light brown shade helps to brighten it up and to create a beautiful soft ombre appearance.
# 7 Simple and Stylish Balayage
Apart from using a flat iron or any other hot tool to straighten these strands, the only other thing that you need to make them look this charming is to hand-paint some blonde and brown shades. However, you should dye them in a modern design by making the roots dark and with a gradual transition to a lighter blend of the two shades on the ends.
# 8 White Blonde Sombre
The choice of color in this design is perfect because white blonde is one of those hues that will always make a woman look classy. Apart from this, it is also in a beautiful sombre pattern that you can easily replicate by making the textured wavy locks brighter on the tips and layering them to enhance this color pattern.
# 9 Brown Streaks on Black Hair
Here is a unique way of creating a soft ombre design effortlessly and without using a lot of colors. The style starts with a black base color that should be throughout the head. To create this design you only need to introduce some dark brown streaks on the ends of the strands and style by layering them.
# 10 Dazzling Soft Balayage
The dazzle on these strands makes them look very healthy and neat. It is a soft balayage that entails freehand painting a golden blonde shade throughout the head but you should make it lighter at the ends and also darken the roots slightly.
# 11 Caramel to Light Brown Ombre
Although this headdress still qualifies to be a sombre design, the transition from the dark caramel base to the light brown is more drastic than in most other styles. The shades are also hand painted and the long textured locks that you should style into a face frame form a perfect foundation for these lovely colors.
# 12 Dark Toned Balayage
Many ladies prefer to have an overall dark tone, and so a soft ombre design is ideal for them as it allows them to have these tones and still look stylish. This style introduces an ashy hue to the dark toned base, and this helps to create a soft ombre design on the perfectly textured locks.
# 13 Blowout Sombre
Some color is all that you need to transform your regular blowout into a majestic headdress. This shoulder-grazing one has some dazzling chocolate brown babylights on a black base that get brighter towards the ends to create a breathtaking color pattern. The only other thing that you need to do is to sweep back your locks into some beautiful layers.
# 14 Sun Kissed Brunette
If you have some brunette locks, you should give them a look like this one to see just how charming they will appear. To get the amazing sun kissed look you should give your brunette hair some bronde babylights, a textured haircut, and finish by making them messy.
# 15 Fashionable Beach Hair
Sometimes ladies find themselves in the mood to wear something unique and if you are in such a situation then here is the style for you. It is a simple design that only entails painting your long dark toned wavy locks with a caramel hue but making it bright on the ends to form a flawless sombre hair design.
# 16 Shadowed Roots and Babylights
This lovely hairstyle combines the softness of some babylights and dark roots to create a seamless blonde sombre. And although the locks are thin the beauty of the color pattern and the face framing waves will draw all the attention away from this fact.
# 17 Blonde Sombre Bombshell
A cute and natural looking headdress like this one may look hard to replicate, but it is one of the easiest that you can wear. The blonde shade makes all the difference, and it has a beautiful and soft ombre pattern that you can create by darkening the roots and brightening the ends of your locks.
# 18 Subtle and Soft Ombre Highlights
This sombre hair shows what color perfection looks like and it also has an excellent volume and some beautiful curls that add some depth to the color pattern. The style entails adding some subtle light brown highlights on the ends of the hair to create a perfect sun-kissed appearance.
# 19 Fantastic Color Blend
Most ladies spend a lot of time trying to give their hair a perfect color. But, the secret for a fantastic one like this is to have some shadowed roots, a nice color blend, and finish by making the ends bright with a blonde hue.
# 20 Sweet Caramel on Long Locks
Caramel will always make a woman look stunning, and so you only need to figure out a way to use it to create a distinct appearance. This headdress maintains a dark caramel hue throughout the head, but the strands have some subtle light brown streaks on the ends. The streaks are vital to the style as they help create the beautiful sombre design.
# 21 Glamorous Dimensional Blondie Locks
These beach waves have a brunette base color that forms the dark roots, but the most dominant shade is the bright blonde shade. The hand painted blonde hue is what gives the locks their dimensional appearance, and you should make it brighter on the tips to create the soft ombre look.
# 22 Chic Loose Waves
There are many shades of brown that you can use on your hair, but most ladies seem to prefer a chocolate hue like this one. The hand painted chocolate brown is the base color in this lovely hairstyle, but it gradually transitions to a soft summer blonde shade to create a fashionable sombre pattern which is what makes this a chic hairdo.
# 23 Golden Caramel Waves
A golden hue is perfect when you want to give your strands a beautiful shine and in this style, it gives the caramel waves a distinct and dazzling tone. The locks have a dark caramel hue on the roots, but you should make it lighter towards the ends and have some beautiful curls to spice up the hairdo.
# 24 Balayage Mermaid Hair
The texture of the strands in this hairstyle is nothing short of perfect, and it gives them a very adorable look. And if you combine this with the lovely freehand painted color pattern that entails transitioning from a dark caramel shade to a soft blonde hue you will have a top-notch hairdo for a modern woman.
# 25 Gorgeous Blonde Sombre Hair
If you are looking for an example of how a perfect blonde sombre should look, then this style is what you need to look at for inspiration. Although the thick strands also have an excellent cut and styling the balayage hair is what makes this a distinctive headdress. To replicate the lovely tone, you should hand paint a soft transition from your brown base shade to a bright golden blonde hue. And also have the golden blonde hue at the front to accentuate your face when you create the face framing style.
Sombre hair is very classy and trendy making it one of the best color patterns for a modern woman. It is also easy to create using different color combinations, and you can have it on any hair length. Look through the gallery above for some ideas on how you can use it to give your locks a stunning appearance.