Maybe we can thank Billie Eilish or Lady Gaga’s 2019 Oscars look for blue hair trending upwards. Either way you slice it, you can count us in.
Of course, we're always obsessing over bright hair dyes and unexpected shades like magenta and mint green—and when you (or a trusted colorist) combine a cool color with the ombré technique, it's instantly cooler.
But be warned: These styles certainly aren't for the faint of heart. So if you're a beauty risk-taker ready to take the leap into uncharted azure territory, we've got you covered with all the inspiration you need. Below, you can check out the best blue ombré hairstyles we found on Instagram, with every shade of the spectrum represented—cerulean, navy, sapphire, and beyond—so you can find the blue hue and accompanying style that's right for you.
Blunt, Soft Ends
Nothing like that fresh-out-of-the-salon-chair chop, right? Pair a blunt, choppy cut with a faded turquoise hue for an instantly wearable look. (Our favorite smoothing serums should help you out.)
Nothing says casual-cool like tousled, edgy-hued hair. If you have naturally wavy brunette locks, a low-maintenance dip-dyed look could be perfect for you.
We love a good hyper-pigmented moment—the saturated-blue works perfectly with her natural, subtle streaks near the roots. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a blunt long bob and tousled waves.
Bleach & Blue
We're always down for a platinum-blonde moment. Of course, add some blue ombré in and we're smitten—the powdery shade chosen here complements the bleached top perfectly.
The official hairstyle for beauty risk-takers. As if an asymmetrical bob isn’t bold enough, this look takes it one step further with ultra-dimensional blue and green dye.
Gray had its hair moment, but what about acid-washed sky-blue? Try a silvery mix with vibrant roots and soft ends.
A flouncy bob with blended streaks that alternate between green and blue? Yes, please. This style (with her natural color peeking out from underneath) is giving us major mermaid vibes.
If you’re a natural brunette, ask for a blend of some near-navy shades for a subtler look. Some extra-length and luxe beach waves won't hurt either.
How sweet is this bright-blue ‘do paired with blunt bangs and wispy ends? Depending on your hair-type, all you’ll need is a good texturizing spray to go with it.
You can't beat natural roots combined with nearly neon-aquamarine ends. Bonus points for styling yours in two cool, single top-knots with beach waves.
We’re clearly a fan of silver dye jobs, but add in some saturated turquoise dimensions and you have the perfect edgy look. (We love the traces of pigment mostly throughout the crown.)
Need a hairstyle for festival season? You’re in luck—the perfect denim shade meets its match with a pastel, seafoam green ombré. Top it off with topknots, of course!
A Color Melt Moment
Color melting consists of blending highlights with the natural base color of your hair (so there’s no obvious distinction or harsh lines and highlights between the different colors). It creates a more seamless, flawless effect—if you’re not into the idea of a severe ombré.
Make a statement with a bold, cobalt color-block paired with pin-straight locks for maximum impact. (Check out our best hair-straightening faves for guidance.)