25 Times Blonde Ombré Hair Was Done Right

Updated 07/26/18

The first time I got blonde ombré hair, it was life-changing (an expression I usually reserve for things like a cup of pour-over coffee from Blue Bottle). It perfectly evoked the cool, beachy vibes I wanted—despite being a person who didn't and still doesn't go to the beach. That's because when ombré is done right, it's effortlessly chic.

The other amazing thing about blonde ombré hair? You can go months without touching up your color, and your hair still looks like 10 fire emoji. And roots? Sorry, I'm so busy running my own business (or, more realistically, hanging out with my dogs) that I just don't have time to go to the salon every few weeks.

Ready to lighten up? Here, 25 blonde ombré hair inspirations for your next salon appointment.

Beyoncé Hair
@ritahazan

Anything we can do, Queen Bey can do better. But still, if our blonde ombré turned out half as great as this, we'd be thrilled. The recognition is due to her longtime stylist, Rita Hazan, for perfectly placed highlights and lowlights.

Ash blonde ombré
@ckaeding

An ashy blonde ombré from celebrity colorist Cassondra Kaeding. 

Blonde ombré hair
@ckaeding

Kaeding also created this naturally sun-kissed look. 

@kristen_ess

Kristin Ess created this rooty look on Lauren Conrad, and we're obsessed. 

@kristen_ess

Ess also did this lightened-up blonde ombré on Lucy Hale. 

@mizzchoi

Cherin Choi, co-founder of Nova Arts Salon in DTLA, is the master behind this artfully executed blonde ombré hair. 

@mizzchoi

This ashy version was also created by Choi. 

@shaymitchell

Shay Mitchell is always #hairgoals, but this blonde ombré hair look was particularly enviable. 

@mizzchoi

Another perfect blonde ombré from Choi. 

@mizzchoi

We love how blonde ombré can add dimension to fine hair. 

@kristen_ess

Beachy perfection brought to you by Ess. 

@justinandersoncolor

A golden-blonde iteration by celeb colorist and DpHue co-founder Justin Anderson. 

@justinandersoncolor

Anderson also created this mermaid-esque ombré look. 

@ciara

Ciara's expertly melted honey color is a complete work of art.

@justinandersoncolor

Face-framing highlights brighten your features. 

@cristen_smith

This ashy blonde ombré color would look amazing on a variety of skin tones. 

curly hair blonde ombré
@ariel_hauck

This was quite the hair transformation. Before, this woman had beautiful chocolate hair, but this wash of blonde adds dimension and brightens up her features.

@christinesilvermancolor

Christine Silverman at Ramirez Tran Salon in Beverly Hills is known for her stunning blondes, so obviously she excels at subtle blonde ombré. 

@christinesilvermancolor

The lighter ends give this short haircut an extra playful edge. 

@christinesilvermancolor

Rich brown roots fade to gorgeous, buttery blonde. 

@khloekardashian

Khloé Kardashian is one of the unofficial queens of ombré, and we love how amazing it looks pulled into a high ponytail. 

@emmaroberts

Proof that blonde ombré looks just as great on beachy waves as it does on straight hair. 

Chrissy Teigen hair
@chrissyteigen

Chrissy Teigen's highlights are a subtle example of blonde ombré hair. 

Laverne Cox hair
@lavernecox

The only thing better than blonde ombré hair? Windblown blonde ombré hair, as evidenced by Laverne Cox. 

Suki Waterhouse hair
@sukiwaterhouse

Four words: blonde ombré with bangs. 

Next up: Check out these stunning brunette ombré hair ideas. 

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