A reverse ombre is basically an ombre that’s literally turned upside down. This coloring technique is characterized by a transition of color from a lighter tone at the top to a darker shade at the bottom. A reverse ombre is a style that’s full of fun and you can use many different color combinations to pull one. Below, we look at 40 cool ideas for those that want to sport a reverse ombre.
#1 Ebony Brown
This coloring technique helps you pull off that sexy look in your layered hair. Sport brown hair at the top and let it shift to that cool ebony shade from mid shaft to the bottom. This hairstyle looks sexier when made to sit sleek with a center part to it. It’s a perfect match for light skin women who have those lovely brown eyes.
#2 White and Purple French Braids
Settle for complimentary colors sporting a white tone that transitions into a dark shade of purple. Make a center part and go for that sexy classic twist sporting a French braid. Give it that double style to adorn each side of the head. Pull the braids into tailed ends and leave some strands loose to add to the softness of the hair.
#3 Curly Violet Red
The sweetness of an ombre style can be upgraded by giving the hair a curled look. Sport it in your hair from mid shaft to the bottom. Give the curls a natural look to add to the sweetness of the style. Sport a golden blonde tone at the top and let it change into a violet red tone in the curled bottom. Finish by sweeping the hair to the back.
#4 Indigo Streaks
Ombre hairstyles can be given that balayage look to make them stand out. Give it a try on your brown hair. But before that, start by styling the bottom half of your hair into bouncy and deep natural waves. Go ahead to darken the ends with cool indigo streaks. The result is a cool ombre that has a sexy balayage effect to it.
#5 Blonde to Dark Brown
This style suits those with blonde shoulder-length hair. It starts off with a center part and a chop to the strands at the front. The hair is given a dark brown shade right from the roots, but then, made less intense on the top half of the hair. The dark brown tone is intensified at the bottom. The gradual transition of color gives this ombre more of a natural look that’s pretty cool.
#6 Green Black Ombre
Sport a bob cut that’s styled into curls at the bottom half. Pull it off into an ombre by sporting a green top that changes into a dark shade at the bottom. Sport green streaks at the bottom to create that cool balayage look.
#7 Fall Ombre
Not every hairstyle looks good for the fall season. There’s a cool range of colors perfectly suited for the fall hairstyle. In case you’re blonde, a perfect blend of red and violet pulled into an ombre will look sexy on you. Ensure that the two tones cover two thirds of the length and let them end in light curls. Make a side part for a deeper display of the blonde roots.
#8 Red Black Hime Cut
Sport the sexiness of a hime cut that features a harmonious blend of colors. Use dyeing technique to pull it off into a sleek ombre. Dye the top in a red tone and give it that gradual transition into a black shade at the bottom half. And there you have it – a chic ombre that’s hard to go unnoticed.
#9 Natural Balayage Ombre
Give your blonde hair a sleek and preppy look by brushing. Leave the top half straight and go ahead to style the bottom half into sexy natural waves. Sport balayage highlights of red from mid shaft to the ends. You can sport some flyaways to add extra softness to the hair. This non-filter ombre looks good on those that have light skin.
#10 Blue Black Mermaid
Give your mermaid hair a pop of color for that gorgeous transformation. Go for a sleek look at the top and style the bottom half into foiled curls. Settle for a vibrant blue color at the top and let it darken into black from the middle to the ends. Ensure that the black shade covers the entire curled section. This curled ombre is a great choice for those looking to shed some weight off the hair while giving it that vibrant touch.
#11 The Burgundy Season
An ombre style doesn’t always have to sport a two-toned look. You can go outside the box and settle for a three-tone. But before going to that, make your hair lighter by styling into natural curls. Give it that silvery tone at the front and let it shift to bright red at the top. Darken it from chin-length to the bottom with a dark shade of red. This gives you a classic burgundy ombre that has a silvery sparkle to it.
#12 Ice Blonde to Dark
Go for a perfect winter look sporting the gradual transition of a color melt technique. Start the style by sporting beach waves at the base, something that functions to give the hair increased visual volume. Settle for ice blonde tone at the top and let it shift to that dark matte blonde look at the bottom half. Give the hair a sweep to the back for a perfect display of this natural ombre.
#13 Super Fun Balayage Ombre
Sport a harmonious blend of blonde and dark brown pulled off into a sexy balayage ombre. Go for brown streaks at the top and give the hair a dramatic transition into a dark shade at the ends. Make it even sexier with contoured waves and some loose soft strands at the bottom half.
#14 Black Streaked Blondie
Pull off a sexy bouncy hairstyle that’s teased at the front to create the illusion of a side bang. Give the blonde hair a classic transformation sporting dark streaks at the top half. Settle for a gradual transition of color that ends in a dark bottom.
#15 Seamless Glossy Balayage Ombre
Give your blonde hair a glossy look and strengthen with olaplex treatment. Sport natural curls to the bottom half and pull the hair into a seamless ombre sporting chocolate brown streaks that create a cool balayage. Give the base a complete chocolate brown tone with no tresses.
#16 Flamey Ombre
Adding flamey coloring to your hair can give you that sexy finish that’s got lots of flair in it. Incorporate it in your reverse ombre letting it transition from a golden color at the top to slightly darker ends. Make it look even classier by styling the hair into curls starting from the middle to the bottom. Finish with a flirty sweep to the back.
#17 Platinum Touch Up
There are many different tones that will help add that sparkle in your hair. One of the most ideal is platinum. Incorporate it in your ombre style that sports a smooth transition from a platinum top to black hair at the bottom. Add some creativity to the style by flipping the top to sit sleek on one side and give the other side a braided look. Give the sleek side a slight sweep to the front for a flirty look.
#18 Triplet Pony Ombre
Take your ponytail hairstyle to the next level to create a sexy look that’s got lots of fun in it. Sport a light shade of blonde at the top and a dark blonde shade at the bottom. Give the hair a sleek textured look and pull back the top into a ponytail at the crown. Repeat the same for the sides and the back. After securing the base of the ponytails, twist them together for that creative look.
#19 Blonde to Teal Ombre
Invent a new you with a classic blend of colors in your hair. Start with a center part in your blonde hair and give it that sleek look. Let the blonde tone run to the middle where it changes into a vibrant teal hair that’s paired with the sister shade of blue. Sport loose strands at the bottom to add some softness to this showstopper hue. Give the hair some slight waves to add to the chic look of the hairstyle.
#20 Platinum to Brown Ombre
A platinum to brown ombre is one of the coolest coloring for beachy waves. Ditch the half-up half-down ombre and settle for a platinum shade that runs at least three-quarters of the length. Give it a progressive transition to a brown shade at the base. Sporting shadow roots can be a great way to adding something extra to this cool ombre.
#21 Ash Blonde to Smokey Black
This is one of the most dramatic tones for an ombre. The ash blonde to smokey black color transition provides something that is neither too bright nor too dark. It’s a cool balance of tones who’s creativity is taken a notch higher by styling the bottom half into messy yet cool tousled waves. This style looks great for the light skin.
#22 Black and White Deep Wave
An ombre style is a classier way of accentuating the deep waves in your side part hairstyle. Among the coolest tones to consider is black and white. Start from white at the top and let it change to black from the middle to the bottom. This gives you a high precision ombre that’s got that wavy sweetness to it.
#23 Dark Red to Black Ombre
Red and black combination can create a very sharp contrast that may look somehow unappealing. To avoid such sharp contrast, settle for a dark shade of red which covers the top half. Sport the black shade from the middle to the bottom and style in lots of curls for increased visual volume and enhanced hair movement. You can give the hair a glossy finish to make it stand out.
#24 Ashy Blonde Sombre
Sport a soft ombre that features ashy blonde tone. Add in some silvery babylights to create a cool balayage. Make the ash blonde lighter at the top and let it darken towards the bottom. Accentuate your ombre by sporting waves from the middle to the bottom. You can add in some flyaways to give your hair a softer touch.
#25 Kinky Curled with Extensions
A reverse ombre normally sports a light to dark color transition. However, you can choose to bend the rules a little bit and get something that’s creative and outside the box. Sport a side part ombre that has a black shade at the top and and blonde at the bottom. Pull off the reverse style from the middle by adding dark brown extensions. Finish in style by sporting those light kinky curls.
#26 Pink Ombre
Looking for a sweet and chic tone for your blonde bob cut? There are a variety of colors to choose from. Pink stands out as one of the most ideal tones that will create a harmonious in blonde hair. Sport the pink streaks from the top to the bottom creating a sleek balayage ombre. Make it flirty by sporting front bangs and finish with a swing at the bottom.
#27 Blonde Black with Skin Weft Extensions
Sport some heavy blonde lighting at the top and let it dim progressively into dark weft extensions that cover the middle to the bottom. Add to the sweetness of the hairstyle by pulling off some nice beach waves covering three quarters of the entire length.
#28 Silver Blonde Wavy Hair
Silver and blonde can create a nice reverse ombre. There are many different shades of silver you can use. In case you don’t want lots of sparkle, then a darker shade of silver would be ideal. Sport this silvery gray hue at the top letting it run to the middle. Give it a smooth transition to blonde and style in some nice contoured waves to make it even sweeter.
#29 Rainbow Ombre
Settle for a more vivid rainbow ombre in your wavy unicorn hair. Start off with a black shade at the roots, which is made visible with a center part. Give it a sharp transition to titanium, which runs to the the bottom. Give this ombre a more vivid color by sporting blue balayage highlights. Add some softness to the hair by pulling loose a few strands.
#30 Natural Red Ombre
Go for a cool ombre that sports a formal look. Give it a seamless shift from a dark shade of blonde at the top to natural red at the ends. Such a combination creates an ombre that looks natural and quite difficult to discern. Make it more sexier by teasing the front into flirt bangs.
#31 Seamless Blonde to Dark Brown Ombre
Give your long straight hair a seamless coloring sporting ashy blonde top and a dark brown bottom. Create that sexy balayage look at the merging point and give your sleek hair a nice sweep to the back.
#32 Chic Rock-Star Ombre
Settle for a rocker ombre sporting shadow ashy blonde roots. Let the shadow look spread a few inches out and give it a smooth transition to platinum blonde. Finish with ash blonde at the bottom and sport black streaks. Go for some light curls at the bottom for a flirty look.
#33 Frosty Ash Blonde to Blue
Settle for the coolness and sparkle of a frosty ash blonde tone at the top. Give it a sharp transition to a vibrant blue hue at the bottom. Sport some flyaways for that sexy and soft finish.
#34 Light Brown with Black Streaks
Rock in style with a light brown hue at the top. Settle for black streaks at the bottom and let the light brown coloring double as lowlights to the dark shade. Give the hair a wavy finish from the middle to the ends and sport flyaways for that soft touch.
#35 Three-Tone Balayage Ombre
Give your brunette hair a multi-tone balayage ombre. Start with silver highlights starting from the top to the middle. Retain the dark shade in the layers beneath. Add some purple streaks at the bottom and pull off sexy concave waves from the middle to the bottom. Finish with the sparkle of a seashell crown.
#36 Grey Ombre
Sport the sparkle of a grey tone at the top and tame it with blonde shades to create a hue that’s not too showy. Give it a progressive transition sporting darker ends. Settle for natural waves coupled with flyaways for that soft feathery look.
#37 Classic Multi-Tone Color Melt
Start with the dramatic look of shadow roots and give them a smooth transition to that metallic tone of silver. Let it melt into ribbons of purple, Lilac, Smoke, Velvet and Mercury at the bottom. Complete the style in glam waves for that creative look.
#38 Bright Red to Black
Settle for a red flair on top and sport a center part for a classic display of the black roots. Sport a color fade at the middle by adding some dark shade to the red hue. Finish with black ends and add to the sexiness of the style by sporting that curled look from mid shaft to the bottom.
#39 Flirty Platinum to Smokey Black
Steal the show in a blonde ombre sporting that natural shade at the roots. Give them a seamless transition to platinum and go for a classic change by sporting a natural blonde shade at the middle. Complete with smokey black ends and tease the front into flirty flyaways.
#40 Two-In-One Ombre
Go creative and get a style that sports both the reverse and normal ombre. Start with the normal style sporting a dark shade at the top and heavy lighting at the middle. Go for a reverse look by completing with a dark shade at the bottom. And there you have it – a creative ombre that looks as sexy as it is cool.
A reverse ombre is a style that takes creativity to the limits. It’s intricate, elegant and gives you lots of options to experiment with. Make one of these cool ideas part of your style and stand out from the crowd.