Ombre hair (shaded hair): what they are and who they are good for


Ombre hair, i.e. shaded or degradé hair, is back in fashion! Here are the new trends and photos to take inspiration from!

The trend of shaded hair, internationally called “ombre hair”, continues to make the heads of stars from all over the world go crazy and beyond!

This trend became very popular in 2010 but, after more than 10 years, it has returned to the fore so much that famous hairdressers have introduced it in their haircut collections for 2023 and 2024.

Since it is trendy and increasingly in demand. let’s find out in detail how ombré hair is made, who it looks good for, how to show it off and what are the advantages of this hairlook!


Ombre hair, which literally means “shaded hair”, is a hair coloring technique which consists in lightening the lengths with a gradient between two colors, namely the shade of the roots and the shade of the tips.

In essence, a perfect shade is created that creates harmony between colors of different tones. For example, you can go from dark brown at the base (roots) to honey blonde at the lengths (tips). Generally the roots are left natural, to avoid the problem of regrowth, while the lengths are gradually faded up to the ends. A degradé effect that can be more or less intense based on the color chosen and your personal taste.


Ombre hair is a very versatile styling option that can suit any hair color and looks good on women of any age. It can be done on black, blonde, red, gray, brown hair that can be shaded in lighter or darker tones along the lengths, according to your taste.

The most popular version is the one with darker roots and lighter ends.

To have a good result you need to be careful to keep the same undertone, choosing between cold or warm, to give harmony to the nuance. So if you have a warm chocolate brown base for example, it will be ideal to make the tips in a light caramel brown (warm) or honey blonde (warm).

The ombre hair adapts to different lengths of hair, but offers its best on medium hair or long hair because it allows you to highlight the nuance.


The creation of ombre hair requires skill and precision on the part of an expert hairdresser. The process involves the gradual discoloration of the hair which generally starts from the mid-lengths and reaches the ends, creating that characteristic shaded effect.

The first step is therefore a gradual discoloration which is left on for a specific period of time which varies according to how much you want to lighten. Then we move on to applying a mixture of tint / toner to color the lengths of the favorite color, up to the ends. The hairdresser must carefully evaluate the length of the hair, the natural tone and the desired nuance, in order to create a harmonious result. The careful choice of tones for lightening is essential to achieve a perfect ombre look.


After achieving the desired ombre hair, it is essential to adopt a proper care and maintenance routine to maintain the vitality of the hair. Bleached hair requires special attention, as bleaching it can make it more susceptible to dryness and breakage. It is advisable to use specific hair care products for chemically treated hair, such as moisturizing shampoos and conditioners.

Furthermore, the periodic application of hair masks and repair treatments can help preserve the shine and softness of shaded hair. Avoid excessive use of heat styling tools, such as straighteners, and protect your hair from damage caused by the sun’s rays with protective products.


The spectacular shaded hair effect of ombre hair offers a number of unique benefits that make it a popular choice.

  • First of all, ombre hair is a much loved trend for its practicality, since the roots are not treated and therefore do not require touch-ups for regrowth. Also, once the lighter tips get tired of us, we can just cut them off.
  • Furthermore, the shaded effect of the hair creates a dynamic and three-dimensional look, adding depth and movement that enhances both straight and curly or wavy hair.
  • Finally, the ombre hair has the advantage of being able to be customized to adapt to eccentric or elegant styles, because the lightening can be more or less evident based on the change in tone between the roots and the ends.


Ombre hair is so much more than just a hair coloring trend, it’s an opportunity to explore a new style and hair color change. Whether you want a gradual, natural effect or a bold contrast, ombre hair has the potential to transform the look and make any woman stand out and shine.

Among the celebrities who have contributed to making ombre hair colored hair famous are:

  • Drew Barrymore: she was one of the first stars to show off the ombre hair publicly, helping to make this trend known.
  • Khloé Kardashian: In 2011, Khloé Kardashian began showcasing ombre hair in her hair, helping to make her look even more popular.
  • Lily Aldridge: the model sported more cultured ombre hair by choosing delicate shades.
  • Jessica Biel: she has sported ombre hair on several occasions, demonstrating how adaptable this look can be to various hair types and colors.
  • Rachel Bilson: Another celebrity who has embraced ombre hair, helping to keep the trend alive.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker: She added a touch of shading to her hair, contributing to the widespread popularity of this technique.
  • Alexa Chung: With her unique her style, she proved that ombre hair can be an integral part of a trendy look.

Ombre hair has been one of the most influential trends in the field of hair coloring, leading many to experiment with this nuance technique which is exploding again this season.

We will therefore see more and more shaded hair on the heads of famous women but also among the cuts collections of Italian and international hair stylists. Among these we have already found the ombre hair in the collection of Errol Douglas and in the line of Rick Roberts & Zoe Roberts.

Do you like this ombre hair trend? Would you try it on your hair?


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