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35 Killer Short Ombre Hair Ideas For Major Inspiration

If your hair is short and you haven’t tried ombre hair, you’re missing out. Ombre is the process of blending one hair color with another for a result that is natural-looking if you use neutral hair colors. Or, you can also try a unique ombre hair color on your short hair to get a gorgeous shade like light to dark purple.


Short Ombre Hairstyles

If your hair length is short, try any of the listed short ombre hair ideas. The trend has the potential to turn a short hairstyle into something seriously gorgeous, no matter your hair texture.

1. Pretty Perfect Pink

pink ombre for short hair

No color can be hot and scintillating as the color pink. Women with short hair must try this color to accentuate their boldness and make them look a lot edgier.

We suggest choosing a short asymmetric bob hairstyle that flatters the color. You can even go for a mix of various shades that perfectly define the ombre hair.


2. Blend of Blonde

short blonde ombre hair

If you are fond of simple hairstyles but are looking for simplistic yet eye-catching ones, this can be the short ombre shade for you.

All you need to do is, add shades of blonde towards the end of your short hair to accentuate your cut. This is one of the most low-key short ombre hairstyles.


3. Short Violet Curls

short curly ombre hair

Curls can never go out of trend, which is an undisputed fact. Curls can elevate your fashion game to new heights even if you have short hair. It looks even more mesmerizing with pink-violet hues.


4. Asymmetrical Blonde Lob

short black to blonde ombre hair

The lighter shade of blonde looks great on all kinds of skin tones and complexion. This shade looks incredibly flattering on asymmetrical hair as it brings out the cut and the sharp edges even more beautifully.

It helps you flaunt your hairstyle with panache. In addition, the natural hair color fading into a light blonde makes it a great option as a short ombre hairstyle.


5. Ash Pink Long Bob

short straight ombre hair

Women of today love to experiment with different hair colors, and one shade that has struck a chord mainly is the Ash pink hue.

It brings together natural hair colors, blonde and ash pink is quite impressive. Make your looks even more enticing with this gorgeous hair color.


6. Short Ombre Hair with Fringe

short ombre hair with fringe

Bangs can easily help frame any face shape. On this shoulder-length haircut, layers and waves combine with light blonde and pastel purple for a soft, feminine look.


7. Ombre on Short Curly Hair

ombre on short curly hair

Springy curls will pop beautifully with a base of brunette hair color that fades into a pink ombre. A tinge of orange makes this short ombre look electric.


8. Short & Straight

short straight ombre hair

Smooth short locks on this bob are glossed with a medium pink ombre and a hot pink shade. Worn down with a center part or up in a cute bun, the color is what makes it gorgeous.


9. Short Blonde Ombre Hair

short blonde ombre hair

Blonde ombre on brunette hair is a popular combination, especially for women in the summers. Beachy waves or tight curls make this a casual look perfect for anywhere.


10. Reverse Ombre on Short Hair

reverse ombre on short hair

While most ombre hairstyles blend from light to dark, this reverse ombre switches things up. Hot pink to light blonde is edgy on a short bob.


11. Short Ombre for Black Women

short ombre hair for black girl

Black women will love how short ombre hair stunts their naturally curly locks. Start with light blonde and blend to caramel or a rich red.


12. Short Grey Ombre

short grey ombre hair

Grey ombre on short hair is an updated version of what is typically considered an elder person’s hair color. Try it on your brunette or black hair and see your new look come to life.


13. Short Balayage Ombre Hairdo

short balayage ombre hairdo

Blonde balayage on a short hairdo is a common choice for women who want to rock the style. It’s natural looking and the blonde brightens up the face.


14. Short Brown Ombre

short brown ombre hair

If your skin is pale or very light and you have black hair, opt for brown balayage on short hair. Smooth locks and part in the center for a classy look.


15. Short Silver Ombre

short silver ombre hairstyle

Black hair looks amazing with silver balayage. For best results, blend silver with dark hair. Smooth layered locks on short hair make the finished look polished and chic.


16. Very Short Ombre

Short hair that is the length of a pixie wears ombre color well. Just look at how light brown or light blonde blends with dark hair!


17. Red Ombre on Short Hair

Looking for a color that will get your short ombre hair noticed? Try a dark red on black hair. It’s edgy, makes a wavy pixie semi-emo, and is unexpectedly hot.


18. Rose Gold+ Ombre On Short Hair

Rose gold is one shade of ombre that looks great on any base color. Here, the color amazes on long hair with tousled waves.


19. Short Asian Ombre Hairstyle

If you’re an Asian woman, you probably have plain straight hair. Liven it up by going with short ombre hair in a burnt red or caramel shade.


20. Shaved Pixie Ombre

Red and yellow aren’t typically colors often seen as ombre on short hair, but this pixie with shaved patches on the sides makes the sherbet shades pretty cool looking.


21. Short Ombre With Bob

Cut your hair into a sloping bob for a fierce and fashionable short ombre hairstyle. Your hair will be longer at the front of your face than at the rear of your head.


22. Gorgeous Green With Ombre

short green ombre hairstyle

Turn heads with bright green and ombre hair. Color the style so that it subtly segues from a dark-colored parting into fresh, bright green tips.


23. Short & Ombre Half Up – Half Down

half up half down hairstyle with short ombre

Use hair grips to pin half of your hairstyle up while leaving the other half of your style down. Pinning your hair like this can help to show off the color changes in your short ombre hairstyle.


24. Cute Bob with Ombre Under-layer

short bob cut with ombre

A lightly layered chin-length bob is a super cute haircut for people with ombre hair colors. Color the underlayers of your hairstyle while leaving the top layer of your hair its natural color.


25. Lightly Curled Bob with Dusky Purple Shades

short curly bob with purple ombre

Subtle curls look amazing when colored with a gorgeous dusky purple color. Use ombre hairstyle techniques to segue dirty blonde color into dusky pinks and purples seamlessly.

The Reverse Ombre Ideas


26. Heavy Side Fringe A Mild Ombre On Short Hair

Get in touch with your emo side with a short ombre hairstyle with a heavy fringe. Black and bright blue shades set each other off perfectly because of the intense color contrast.


27. Shaggy Half ‘n’ Half Bob Black and Red/Pink Ombre

Shaggy bobs are heavy short hairstyles that have a lot of movement. Add an extra dimension to your shaggy bob by coloring your hair in two very distinct colors. Red/pink and black create a fantastic contrast when paired up with one another.


28. Signature Fringe

short ombre hairstyle with fringe

Short ombre hairstyles look amazing with a signature fringe. Keep most of your hairstyle the same color, but dye your sweeping fringe a different dramatic color.


29. Tousled Bob

short ombre with tousled bob

Tousled hairstyles look even better when they are created on ombre hair. The subtle color changes help the tousled sections of the hairstyle stand out against the darker background colors.


30. Ice Queen

short ombre haircut with icy blonde

Create an ice queen hairstyle by teaming up platinum blonde hair with a blue shade. Show off your blue ombre hair using curlers to flick your hair out and away from your face.


31. Purple Top Layers with Dark Underlay

For a dramatic short ombre haircut, dye the top layer of your hair a bright color. Leave the lower layers a dramatic black color. This creates a dramatic effect that will surely turn some heads.


32.  Messy Short Ombre Style

Messy short ombre hairstyles are low maintenance, yet they look great. All you need to do is run a little bit of soft hold hair gel through your hair when you get out of bed.


33. Purple Passion

If you are passionate about purple, choose to dye your hair a fantastic purple ombre color. Your hair should blend from pinky lighter purple shades into darker bluey purple colors for the best look.


34. Dark Roots With Short Ombre

short ombre haircut with dark roots

Mossy dark roots can help your hair look thicker and more textured. Keeping your roots darker also helps to highlight the bright colors at the tips of your hairstyle.


35. Subtle Ombre Highlights

subtle ombre highlights for short hair

Sometimes the most effective ombre colors are the most subtle ones. A short ombre hairstyle in a bob shape looks great with very delicate ombre highlighting.


So which short ombre hairstyle will you choose? Whether it’s a pop of color like orange and red or something more neutral, the result will be gorgeous.