Ombré is a visually stunning way to color almost any hairdo, especially braids. Ombré describes when the hair is colored in such a way that it starts with a darker shade at the top, or roots, of the hair and gradually fades to a lighter shade at the bottom, or ends. The color doesn’t have to fade from dark to light—it can go from light to dark, as well as from one color to a different color.
The ombré look is one that’s coming back into the spotlight once again and this time, it’s changed a lot. Instead of using the traditional method of adding different shades of hair extensions along the braids, folks now opt for the melting ombré. This new technique looks more natural and the colors appear to be melting seamlessly into each other rather than having a sharp transition. This new and improved variation can be done by using kanekalon ombré hair extensions for your braids.
Ombré braids are so aesthetically pleasing that you’ll stand out at any function and look decadent for any occasion. It’s such a pretty way to color your hair that you’ll be sure to turn heads when you glide into a room. The way you style your ombré braids is everything, so here are some perfect ways to flaunt your new ombré hair:
1. Ombré Knotless Braids
Ombré knotless braids are knotless braids that feature the ombré color transition along their length. Knotless braids are made without the traditional knots at the roots of the hair. They can be worn in any different color and be made as long as you like.
2. Black and Red Braids
Black and red braids are essentially ombré braids that transition from black to red or vice versa along the length of the braids. They can be worn in box braids, twists, or locs and in any length that you like.
3. Black and Blonde Braids
Black and blonde braids are ombré braids that transition from black to blonde or vice versa. You can play around with the different shades of blonde, from platinum blonde to honey blonde. This is a popular hairstyle whose transition is calming to the eyes.
4. Black and Blue Box Braids
Black and blue box braids are braids that feature a box- or square-like look because of the way the individual strands are intertwined and that transition in color from blue to black or black to blue.
5. Ombré Blonde Braids
Ombré blonde braids are braids that blend from a darker shade of blonde to a lighter shade of blonde or from a lighter to a darker shade. This color combination is perfect for people that have a natural hair color of blonde or medium to light brown.
6. Black and Pink Braids
Anything with pink is bound to be cute. Black and pink ombré braids fade from black to pink or vice versa as the braids go along. You can try out this hairstyle if you want something extra and daring.
7. Ombré Blue Box Braids
Ombré blue box braids are braids that transition in color from a darker shade of blue to a lighter shade of blue or the other way around. They can be worn in the shade, style and length of your preference. Box braids have more of a square-like appearance because of the braiding technique used—hence the term box braids.
8. Purple and Black Box Braids
Purple and black box braids are braids that fade seamlessly in color from a shade of black to a shade of purple or from purple to black, whichever order you’d like. This look is quite bold yet classy as well.
9. Brown Ombré Box Braids
Ombré brown box braids are braids that transition in color from a darker shade of brown to a lighter shade of brown or vice versa. This colored style gives a very natural and relaxed look, and is great for women who work in professional fields and can’t experiment with bold colors because of their jobs.
10. Ombré Rainbow Box Braids
Ombré rainbow box braids are absolutely stylish and quirky square-ish braids that show all the different colors of the rainbow in one style! It transitions across shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. This color transition is very edgy and cool, and definitely makes you stand out.
11. Black, Brown and Blonde Box Braids
Black, brown and blonde ombré braids feature two distinctive transitions of black to brown then brown to blonde. The best thing about this color combo is that it suits all skin types and tones perfectly.
12. Red Ombré Braids
Red ombré box braids go from a darker shade of red to a lighter shade of red or from lighter to darker depending on preference. You can choose your colors from anywhere between deep ox-blood red to very bright fiery red shades. Ombré red looks great when done on brown natural hair. This color can also be worn in box braids, twists, locs and across different lengths.
13. Blonde and Brown Braids
Blonde and brown braids are essentially ombré braids that transition from blonde to brown or vice versa along the length of the braids. They can be worn in box braids, twists, locs and in any length from a bob to knee-length.
14. Ombré Lemonade Braids
Ombré lemonade braids are also known as ombré side braids. This side braids style is a very elegant and desirable cornrow braid style that’s grown in popularity over recent years. This style features cornrows braided to the preferred side of the head and down into short, medium or long box or twist ombré braids.
15. Ombré Feed-In Braids
Ombré feed-in braids feed-in cornrows done with ombré hair extensions. This braid style is done with the feed-in technique where strands of ombré hair extensions are gradually woven into the hair from the start until the desired braid size is reached.
16. Black and Gray Braids
Black and gray braids are a style of ombré braids that transition from black to gray or gray to black and can be worn in box or knotless braids, twists, or locs. This pair of colors looks sharp and dazzling on any thickness and length of braids. This ombré transition is perfect for you if you don’t want big, bold colors but don’t want only black colored braids either.
17. Ombré Crochet Braids
Crochet hairstyles are an easy way to wear braids of any length and size, and they take less time to install compared to the traditional process of making braids. This hairstyle is achieved by putting your natural hair in individual braids and securing them into ombré crochet hair extensions using a crochet pin.
18. Ombré Stitch Braids
The ombré stitch braids style is a fun and unique way of wearing your cornrows. This style features stitch braids which are made by putting your hair into cornrows with visible horizontal lines along the sides, then attaching strands of ombré hair extensions to them.
19. Freetress Ombré Braids
Freetress ombré braid hairstyles are done with ombré freetress hair extensions. Freetress hair is characterized by gorgeous and well defined curls. In order to pull off this look, put your natural hair into cornrows and secure the ombré freetress hair extensions to them using a crochet pin.
20. Ombré Braid Ponytail
The ombré color transition is not restricted to individual braids alone. Just like any other style, you can wear your braid ponytail in the ombré color tones of your choice.
21. Ombré Cornrow Braids
The ombré cornrow braid style is clean, sophisticated, and can either be very intricate or very minimalistic depending on your needs. It features cornrows flowing down the back and/or sides of the head into short, medium or long box or twist ombré braids.
22. Ombré Braided Ponytail
The ombré braided ponytail hairstyle consists of a single braided ponytail in ombré colors. This style is very simple to make. Just slick your hair back and secure it into a ponytail with an elastic band, then put the ponytail into a bohemian braid using ombré hair extensions.
23. Ombré Jumbo Knotless Braids
Ombré jumbo braids are large sized ombré box, twist or cornrow braids. This style really comes in handy when you don’t want to sit for long hours installing your braids but also want a good protective style. The absence of knots at the roots of the braids also makes them more comfortable. They’re very beautiful and can be rocked to any function.
24. Ombré Micro Braids
Ombré micro braids are very skinny braids that are woven with tiny sections of hair. These braids can be put into any style that you would put your natural hair into due to their small size. Ombré micro braids are very pretty but require quite a few long hours to install and remove.
25. Ombré Gray Braids
Ombré gray braids are box or twist braids that transition in color from a darker shade of gray to a lighter shade of gray or vice versa. This color style is close to white and gives cool, calm and ethereal vibes.