Somewhere along the way, ombré hair got a questionable reputation. Like, between the streaky hair color craze of the early 2000s and the celeb endorsement of bold, not-at-all blended highlights, ombré quickly became an example of what not to do with your hair. That is, of course, until 2019 rolled around, and chunky ombré hues were replaced with soft, smooth, and super inspo-worthy shades of blonde. Don’t believe me? Ahead, I rounded up 20 ridiculously modern blonde ombré hair color ideas that’ll have you rethinking your entire summer vibe.
Brown and Blonde Ombré
You definitely don’t need to start with a blonde base if you’re after ombré hair. This deep brown hue looks ridiculously pretty with white and golden blonde highlights weaved throughout.Continue reading below ↓
Ash Blonde Ombré
This classic, ash blonde ombré will look so freaking pretty for summer (and your dark roots will actually blend fairly seamlessly in between salon visits).
Golden Blonde Ombré
Want something a little more low-key? A few golden ombré highlights on your ends will brighten up any hair color.Continue reading below ↓
Strawberry Blonde Ombré
How cool is this strawberry blonde ombré? You can totally tailor this look to your natural hair color, opting for either super-subtle streaks or crazy bold highlights (or a combination of both!).Continue reading below ↓
Bright Blonde Ombré
The best part about this bright blonde ombré is that the grow-out phase is super manageable. Feel free to grow your roots out long, like this look, if you’d rather skip that touch-up appointment.
Honey Blonde Ombré
Have you ever seen a more flattering hair color? Recreate Beyoncé’s subtle ombré by opting for soft, honey blonde highlights that rest on your face.Continue reading below ↓
Baby Blonde Ombré
You know that perfect, white-blonde hair color you had as a little kid? This baby blonde ombré is the modern, grown-up version you definitely need.Continue reading below ↓
Beige Blonde Ombré
Contrasting Blonde Ombré
Soft, blended highlights not totally your vibe? Opt for this bold blonde ombré with dark, contrasting roots for an equally as cool look.Continue reading below ↓
Face-Framing Blonde Ombré
Ombré doesn't need to require all-over color, as proven by these laid-back, face-framing blonde highlights.Continue reading below ↓
Caramel Blonde Ombré
Jessica Alba is the unofficial queen of ombré hair colors, and this smooth, caramel-blonde hue is one of her most inspo-worthy looks yet.
Natural Blonde Ombré
Natural blondes can get in on the ombré trend too. Ask your colorist to paint a few gradual, blended highlights throughout your ends to brighten up your look.Continue reading below ↓
Chestnut Brown and Blonde Ombré
Would this even be a hair-color roundup without mentioning Lucy Hale? The hair chameleon has tried out a number of blonde ombré colors, but this chestnut brown and sandy blonde combo was one of her subtler looks.Continue reading below ↓
Platinum Blonde Ombré
A full-on platinum dye job is a biiiiig commitment, so dip your toes into the trend with this bleach-blonde ombré. Pro tip: If your dyed ends start to feel a little, well, dead, just chop them off and start over.
Warm Blonde Ombré
There's something so summery about this warm blonde ombré—it makes me want to crack open a bottle of rosé and take a nap on the beach.Continue reading below ↓
Piece-y Blonde Ombré
The 2019 version of chunky highlights from the early aughts, this piece-y blonde ombré makes noticeable highlights look super pretty (and intentional!).Continue reading below ↓
Rose Gold Blonde Ombré
Love the pastel trend? Look toward this rose gold blonde ombré for a playful nod to one of the year’s biggest hair color trends.
Subtle Blonde Ombré
This blonde ombré hair color blends so seamlessly, people won’t even know you paid for it at the salon (unless, like, you want them to).Continue reading below ↓
Icy Blonde Ombré
Not only is this cool, icy blonde ombré a great hair color for the summer, but it’ll also wear so perfectly into the fall and winter.Continue reading below ↓
Sunny Blonde Ombré
The placement of these sunny highlights makes this blonde ombré look so damn natural, especially on medium-brown bases.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.