Have you been dreaming of a new haircut but aren’t sure which one to go for? Ombre bobs are taking over hair salons everywhere and there’s no reason it shouldn’t be your next look, too!
The bob hairstyle also suits pretty much every face shape, so whether you prefer a neutral color like browns and blondes or something bolder such as pinks and blues, there’s a gorgeous ombre bob waiting for you.
The Variations of Ombre Bob
Think you’re ready to embrace an ombre bob? As with any new haircut, do your due diligence first—or, rather, let me do it for you.
The bob is a versatile style. There are a few rules regarding length, layering, and shape. From sleek caps to tousled bedhead bobs, you can take bits and pieces to create a hairstyle that flatters your features and the ombre combination you love best.
1. Ombre Lob
This ombre bob blends copper and light blonde on dark hair. The color is accentuated by straightening the hair and leaving ends slightly wavy.
2. Short Bob Ombre
Show off your new short bob with amazing colors like blue and pink! These colors show off your fun personality and are a great way to put a different take on traditional hair colors.
3. Ombre Bob
Another way to play with color on your short bob with super short bangs is with turquoise ombre. This color is super edgy on dark hair and won’t be difficult to maintain.
4. Ombre Bob for Black Girl
Tired of having black hair? Add a rich caramel ombre to a bob and top it off with a blunt-cut bottom. Even if you just part your hair in the center, you’ll still have style!
5. Ombre Curly Bob
Women all over the world long for curly locks. A short bob with pink ombre will show off yours. Help curls hold their shape with an anti-frizz curl creme.
6. Ombre on Angled Bob
Smooth straight locks stand out with a dark blue ombre against dark hair. This color on an angled bob is subtle enough that you can still remain work professional.
7. Bob Ombre + Bangs
Light green peeks out from straight bangs on this chin-length bob. Mix up your color by adding dark blue to the rest of the hair. Wear straight for neat edge or add a few curls in to dress it up.
8. Bob Cut + Red Ombre Hair
For a hairstyle you’ll never forget, choose bright red to gloss over your bob. As an ombre, it’s not as dramatic as all over color would be but it’s still a major rock vibe.
9. Platinum Blonde Ombre Bob
Platinum blonde is always beautiful on hair, but on this wavy bob with straight bangs, it’s flirty and summery. Keep bangs dark for a unique look no one else will have.
10. Straight Bob with Ombre
Dark blue blends into purple for a gorgeous combination that makes a straight bob pop. With this bold color, parting hair in the center is all you’ll need to finish the look.
11. Brown Ombre Bob
If you prefer a more traditional color when it comes to your haircut, a wavy bob with brown ombre is very tame yet stylish. With choppy ends, it still has a playful vibe.
12. Graduated Bob Haircut with Ombre
Graduated bobs feature long locks in the front and shorter pieces in back. If you like the way piecey hairstyles look, a graduated bob with lots of layers and brown ombre will give you a cute style.
13. Copper Ombre Bob
On dark hair, copper ombre shines when the sun is out. An angled bob will give you longer front pieces to flaunt wavy ends and the rich color.
14. Brunette to Blonde
Dark roots fading down to blonde is one of the most popular ombre bob combinations. I can’t say with any authority that the ombre trend was specifically designed to hide dark roots, but I can say that it’s an excellent way to cut down on upkeep and maintenance.
You don’t have to worry about visible roots when they’re part of your hairstyle. A tousled, layered cut further hides your roots.
15. Pink Ombre Bob
I’m dying over this glowing, luminous shade of pink. Not only is it gorgeous on its own, but it’s stunning against the model’s skin, lips, and eyes—and those curls, my goodness. The secret to choosing a flattering ombre style is to pick out a color that pops against dark brown or black roots.
16. Dirty Blonde + Ombre Bob
It’s possible to achieve an ombre ‘do that appears more natural, as well. Your stylist might opt for balayage or a different painting technique, but it amounts to the same thing. Notice how the roots are streaky with slashes of blonde—looks like natural highlights, right?
17. Cherry Bomb
If you’re getting an ombre bob hairstyle, you might as well go next-level from the jump. A vivid cherry red that transitions down from an inky black hue is eye-catching as all get out. Scope that shine, too—you’ve gotta love it when your hair is healthy and colorful.
18. Pearly Gray Ombre Bob
Gray hair is no longer something to hide. Once your roots start to go gray, get your stylist to create a tailor-made ombre that incorporates your new silvery strands. The hue is phenomenal with sleek, wavy, or rumpled locks, but I’m partial to the chic bob.
When choosing your favorite ombre bob, consider your work policy and maintenance preference. Bold colors like blue and pink will take more time to maintain while neutral colors like blonde and brown are professional and easier to touchup. Also, remember that the cost for an ombre bob will be at least $80. With the many color possibilities for ombre bob hairstyles, this is one trend that won’t be fading.