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25 Stunning Examples of Brown Ombré Hair to Bring to Your Colorist

@johnnyramirez

@johnnyramirez

 

Here's the thing about balayage and ombré hair color: It's effortless. We're not only referring to the relaxed vibe it gives off, although it does radiate a certain carefree energy that we love, but the post-salon upkeep and maintenance as well. Thanks to the seamless color transition between lowlights and highlights, ombré grows out naturally without the need for color-correcting shampoos, conditioning treatments, or toners. Anyone who has ever gone platinum or pastel knows that this is a major bonus.

Because of this, ombré hair color techniques are perfect for summer. After all, we spend a lot of time in the sun and water, whether we're on a beach vacation or just relaxing at the pool, and catering to a fussy hair color is the last thing we want to do. That's why we're rounding up our all-time-favorite looks. First we did a roundup of our favorite blonde balayage inspiration. Now we're moving onto brown ombré. Keep scrolling to see 25 stunning examples of brown ombré hair to show your colorist before your next salon appointment.

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Cool-Toned Brunette Ombré

@stephengarrison

@stephengarrison

 

Stephen Garrison is an expert colorist who works between Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and San Francisco. He's responsible for this subtle, cool-toned brunette ombré look.

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Light-Brown Ombré

Olivia

@stephengarrison

 

Garrison has even colored the hair of Byrdie's own social media editor, Olivia. Here, she's pictured with her sun-kissed, light-brown ombré hair. We love how the blonde streaks frame her face, and that the overall look feels attainable and elevated at the same time.

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Ashe Blonde Highlights

@stephengarrison

@stephengarrison

 

If you want to keep a dark mahogany tone, try this ombré color, which slowly melds into a light brown/ash blonde shade. The waves also provide some welcomed volume and texture.

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Ombré Lob

@stephengarrison

@stephengarrison

 

Garrison shows us how short hair ombré is done with this cool-toned color that ends in a beautiful ash-blonde. It's edgy and perfectly tousled.

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Long Brown Ombré

Long Brown Ombre

@stephengarrison

 

If your hair is naturally dark brown and you'd rather keep that as your base, look no further than this soft, subtle ombré also courtesy of Garrison. Her raven locks are perfectly melded with chestnut highlights that frame the face and fan out to the tips.

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Golden-Brown Ombré

@justinandersoncolor

@justinandersoncolor

 

Justin Anderson is an expert colorist from Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles. His Instagram feed is full of ombré hair perfection, like this golden-brown ombré that looks almost luminescent. If you're looking for Jennifer Aniston-esque highlights (no, not the Rachel), Justin's your go-to colorist.

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Honey Brown Meld

@justinandersoncolor

@justinandersoncolor

Anderson proves that ombré doesn't have to end in blonde. Here, he transformed a client's dark-brown hair by seamlessly melding in a dimensional honey brown.

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Summer Blonde Waves

@justinandersoncolor

@justinandersoncolor

 

To us, this is the epitome of summer hair goals. The color transition is a little more intense than others we've seen before, and we absolutely love it.

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Toasted Blonde

@justinandersoncolor

@justinandersoncolor

 

The same goes for this look. We love when the blondest pieces are placed at the front. It makes the hair color look beachy and sun-kissed.

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Oak-Brown

@justinandersoncolor

@justinandersoncolor

 

This client's hair starts out raven black and slowly transforms to a light oak-brown color. Warning: this style will certainly make you want to run your fingers through your tousled waves constantly.

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Balayage-Ombré Hybrid

@helllosunshine

@helllosunshine

 

With curly hair, the line between balayage and ombre gets blurred, but that's clearly not a bad thing. Take Raven of helllosunshine, for instance. Her gorgeous natural texture is enhanced with a honey-blonde hue that concentrate at the ends of her hair.

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Strawberry Blonde Ombré

@janibellrosanne

@janibellrosanne

 

The same goes for Janibell of @janibellrosanne. From this picture, her highlights could be balayage or ombré. Either way, we love the way her hair transitions from dark brown to caramel brown and strawberry blonde.

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Grown-Out Ombré

@kristin_ess

@kristin_ess

 

You might recognize Kristin Ess from her namesake hair-care line that's available at Target (Shout-out to her Strand Strengthening Reconstructive Moisture Mask, $14, one of our all-time favorite hair treatments). She's responsible for this perfectly grown-out ombré.

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Curly Ombré

kristin_ess

kristin_ess

 

 

Brown ombré combined with curls is a match made in hair heaven. We love how the hair texture is right in-between beach waves and curly here.

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Bronde Ombré

@kristin_ess

@kristin_ess

 

A caramel brown ombré and more curly hair. We love how the ends of her hair are blonde, yet the color transition is seamless throughout the mid-lengths. (That half-up, half-down hairstyle doesn't hurt either).

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Pontytail Ombré

@kristin_ess

@kristin_ess

 

We like how this client's ombré hair is perfectly parted from dark brown to light brown by this dark green bow. It shows that a strong, stylish accessory can truly perfect a look.

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Pink Ombré

@kristin_ess

@kristin_ess

 

Who said ombré has to be from brown to blonde? No one. We love this brown to blonde to peach hair. It's payful and chic all at once!

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Ombré with Ringlets

Byrdie

Byrdie

 

Can we talk about Cleo Wade's brown ombré hair from her exclusive Self-Directed Byrdie shoot? Make sure to check it out to see more of her gorgeous curls, as well as some super-chic makeup looks and inspiring words.

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Face Framing Ombré

@johnnyramirez

@johnnyramirez

 

 

Johnny Ramirez is an expert colorist and co-owner of Ramirez Tran Salon. His Instagram account is another must-follow for anyone who is devoted to ombré and balayage hair.

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Melded Ombré

@johnnyramirez

@johnnyramirez

 

From this unique angle, you can see just how seamless the color meld is when ombré hair is done well. Bravo!

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Golden-Blonde Ombré

@johnnyramirez

@johnnyramirez

 

We love how the golden-blonde ends complement her olive skin and brown eyes. The side part helps create an ombré wave beside her face, which looks elegantly understated.

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Half-and-Half Ombré

@johnnyramirez

@johnnyramirez

 

This half-and-half color strikes the perfect balance between brown and blonde locks. Creating a half-and-half style has the potential to result in a boxy look, but the seamless transition here, along with the blonde framing her face and the lowlights in the bottom half of her hair, create the perfect balance.

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Auburn Ombré

@johnnyramirez

@johnnyramirez

 

Here's another half-brown, half-blonde ombré color (or perhaps more accurately, one part brown and 3 parts blonde). Even though the two colors are distinct, the line between them is blended and diffused in true ombré fashion.

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Auburn Ombré

@ninezeroone

@ninezeroone

 

Nikki Lee is an expert colorist and co-owner of Nine Zero One Salon. This walnut, toasted chestnut, and honey bronde ombré is subtle and perfectly melded. (And yes, the hue names are making us a bit hungry, too.)

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Chocolate Ombré

@ninezeroone

@ninezeroone

 

The same goes for this dark brown take balayage-ombré hybrid. Not only is the color amazing, but those glamorous waves are, too.

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