Brown ombre hair was a hairstyle trend that became extremely popular around 2015 when everyone started bleaching and dying their hairs to get an ombre hairstyle.
Today, light brown and dark brown hair color is still very in trend, and many people are getting this hairstyle for the summer!
Who Should Try Brown Ombre
Before we get to talk about brown color ombre hairstyles and the different ways you can get this hair color on you, let’s talk about light and dark brown color and who should get each color.
Let us start off by saying anyone, literally anyone, can try either one of these ombre hairstyles, however, one might suit you better than the other depending on what you’re looking for.
Light brown ombre is a great hair color choice for women who have somewhat tanned skin and what to bring out more the darkish color of their skin. The reason behind this it’s very simple: Light ombre helps you show off your tanned complexion.
So, if you’re a blond or even a light skin girl who just wants to look as if she has been kissed by the sun during the summer, this light brown hairstyles are definitely the right choice for you.
Now, getting to talk about the dark brown ombre, this hairstyle has almost a contrary effect to the light brown ones. First, it will help you create more texture on your hair, give you more volume and depth, which is great, but it doesn’t end there.
People who actually go for this hairstyle instead of going for the lighter version don’t really care about bringing out their skin color, but do want to get more depth into their hair.
Chicest Brown Ombre Hairstyles
We put together a list with 30 of the hottest ombre hairstyles in different brown shades for you to try this 2020.
1. Classic Curly Light Brown Hair
Let’s start off with a classic example of a lighter brown type of ombre. It’s a very common hairstyle, but this time, your hair should be parted slightly off to one side and you should curly it into big chunky curls to go for that classic vibe you see in the photo.
2. Long Light Auburn Ombre
If you’re looking for a sleeker look, this hairstyle is definitely for you! Again, it’s a basic ombre in auburn brown hair color, but you should curl your hair into loose big curls and then break down and push them up with your fingers. Don’t forget to also use hairspray to make your curls stay up.
The great thing about brown ombre is that you can style it however you want to, and this ponytail will really help you bring out the contrast between the lighter and darker parts of your hair!
Recreating this look is actually pretty easy. First, make sure to ask your stylist to give you a very subtle, light brown ombre that blends with the rest of your hair. Then pull your hair back into a pony and you’re done.
5. Light Ombre + Half Braids
This is another fun ombre look for girls who are going on vacation or just want a playful look. You’ll need to take the front part of your hair and braid it into tiny little braids that will fall to the back part of your hair and blend with your light ombre.
This is a go-to straight bob hairstyle. Basically, your ombre should go from the middle to the tips of your hair and be completely straightened out. Remember to part your hair in the middle for the full effect.
Remember we said this hairstyle is very versatile? This is what we meant. First, you’ll have to ask your stylist to cut your hair into a straight medium bob and then ask for very subtle yet light ombre to give your brown hair some more depth and texture instead of just a regular bob.
8. Ashy Brown Ombre + Subtle Waves
This is a dreamy ash brown hairstyle that will take your hair to the next level! If you want to recreate it, make sure to ask your stylist to add some subtle highlights on top to match your ombre and then give you a soft blow out using a big round comb to achieve the subtle waves!
This is another classic of the ombre in brown color. This time, your ombre should go higher, with some subtle highlights reaching up to the top part of your head.
Last, but not least, remember to curl your hair with a big flat iron instead of a curly iron to get this soft wave look.
10. Long Ponytail
If you have long hair, you can still show off your light ombre by styling it back into a high ponytail and tie it all together with a hair tie. You can keep the ponytail on the back or to one side on the front part! Make sure your hair is straightened down as well.
11. Short Curly Bob
Who said brown ombre hair color only looked good on straight hair? You can add some depth to your naturally curly hair with a subtle short ombre that will bring light to your face while giving your hair extra depth and texture as well.
12. 90’s Hair Pins
You don’t have to curl or wave your hair to let your ombre hair shine through. You can simply straighten out your whole hair and then slick back the top parts of your hair to tuck them behind your ear. Top it all off with one 90’s hairpin on each side of your hair and you’re done.
13. Big Waves
If you’re looking for a fancier hairstyle, this one’s for you. Try to blow out your hair and then, using big curling rolls to curl your hair, give it this ‘big wave’ style.
Don’t forget to slick back one side of your hair, tucking it behind your ear and pin it with a huge, hairpin to give it the final touch.
14. Short Ombre Hair
Again, a light ombre can really transform your short dark hair. In this case, instead of taking the ombre too high, make sure to ask your stylist to leave a huge part of your natural hair untouched so the contrast between the top and bottom part can be even more dramatic.
15. Super Curly Light Ombre
Last, but not least, we love this particular dark brown to light brown ombre hair color because it really gives your curly hair more depth.
You just have to ask your stylist to give you an ombre that blends well with the natural part of your hair, but that doesn’t go as high to actually hide your natural color.
16. Boxer Braids
If your hair is naturally curly, a good way to give it more depth is to get a copper brown hair dye on the very tips of your hair.
Then, try out styling it into boxer braids but make sure to leave the bottom part loose so your ombre hair can actually be seen.
This particular ombre bob hairstyle is great for any type of dark brown hair because it really helps you bring out the different colors in your hair, giving you more texture and volume almost instantly.
18. Completely Straight Out Hair
If you’re looking for a more classic style then this one is for you. However, you’ll want to ask your stylist to really bring out the contrast between the ombre and your natural color. Then all you’ll have to do is simply straight it down and you’re done!
19. Big Curls
As we said, ombre doesn’t only look good on straight hair, it can also look amazing on curly hair just like this one since it helps you bring some light to your face while giving your natural curls more depth and definition.
Not all ombre hairstyles have to be done in extremely long hair, you can try asking your stylist to cut your hair down your cheeks and give you a very subtle ombre that blends with your natural color but also brings some light into your own hair.
21. Face-framing Highlights + Dark Ombre
As we said, these types of haircuts really do help bring some natural light into your face and hair, plus, the subtle tones of the brown blending in the ends of your hair adds a very nice touch to the ombre hairdo.
22. Curly Dreadlocks
This is a classic example of what a brown ombre hairstyle should be. Your ombre should start almost at the end of your dreaded hair but blend very well with the top part so the transition between the colors is almost unnoticeable. Remember to curl it as well to bring out those colors even more.
A great way to spice up your regular long dark brown hair is to go for a ombrethat will help you revive your natural hair while also give it some texture and volume along with the soft beachy waves!
24. Ombre Braids
Believe it or not, darker brown ombre looks great with braids as well, and contrary to what most people might think, the contrast between the two colors will still show off even if your hair is in tight box braids like this one. You can also style it into high ponytail braids.
To get this hairstyle, make sure to ask your stylist to FIRST do the ombre on your hair and then twist it that will naturally show off the colors of your hair.
26. Messy Top Knot
If you have very dark brown hair and you want to really bring attention to your hair, you can try going for a brown ombre with a more reddish undertone that will pop off way more on top of your natural hair color.
27. Reverse Ombre
This reverse ombre is great to spice up your asymmetric wave. Of course, it would have to be a little bit shorter so your hair color can still be seen on top. As usual, don’t forget to wave it with a flat iron to really bring out the two colors on your hair!
28. Half Bun
If you want a much more subtle brown shade in your ombre hair then this one is for you. As you can see in the picture, this ombre is very subtle and almost makes it seem as if your hair was sun-kissed and not actually bleached.
29. Low Puff Ponytail
Believe it or not, your dark brown hair color can still be visible and look amazing in a low pony like this one. Of course, it works best if you left your ombre hair straight down instead of curling it or waving it.
To finish this ombre hair list off, let’s show you another classic style. A short straight hairstyle combined with a very subtle brown that will stand out from the rest of your natural hair while also blending very well with it, and of course, little curls to bring out the contrast.
As you can see, there are many ways you can style and play around with these brown ombre hair color ideas we put together for you! Whether you decide to go for a lighter color, or maybe dye it darker and with curls, these ombre hairstyles will look amazing.