OmbrГ©В hair these days sometimesВ gets bad press. TheВ stand-out cousin of balayage, it's a more block-style coloring technique that usually consists of a lighter hue on the bottom half of the hair with a darker look on top. Balayage, in contrast, gives off a sun-kissed vibe-a much more subtle dye job combining highlights all the way through the hair. You might be forgiven for thinking that ombrГ© is just the older, less cool version of balayage. But, over the past few years there's a new way to do it that's wayВ more exciting and comes A-list-approved.
Instead of a classic transition from brown to light brown/blonde ombrГ©, bolder colors are in. Think Gigi Hadid with pink hair (pictured above) or Irene Kim (below) and you're there.В
But it's not just pink; London-based salonsВ Bleach London andВ Not Another Salon are forever our sources of inspo when scouting outВ bold-colored ombrГ© looks.
Keep scrolling to see the new way to do ombrГ©, and if that's not your thing you can check out the classic ombrГ© looks on the A-list for moreВ inspiration.
Bold OmbrГ© Inspo
Not your average redhead, this fiery hue fades into bright orange tips.В
Not a fan of pastel? This smoky charcoal grey is a cooler way to wear the trend.В
This iridescent peacock-blue shimmers in the light and graduates from deep navy to dazzling jade.В
If you're a dark brunette but want to try out a color, look to this gorgeous hot red and purple ombrГ© for inspo.
This tequila sunrise bleed is nothing short of a work of art.В
Looking to grow out your hair? Turn your roots into a pastel ombrГ© like thisВ grungyВ candy-floss pink.
This more muted pastel pink is gorgeous and perfect for darker blondes.
Not into bright colors? This brunette-to-blonde ombrГ© is all kinds of perfect.В
Classic OmbrГ©Allen Berezovsky/Getty
Ashley Benson's natural ombrГ© proves growing out your roots can look chic.ВSteve Granitz /Getty
Jamie's subtle ombrГ© is highlighted with this wet look hairstyle. We love.ВJon Kopaloff/Getty
For anyone with dark hair,В thisВ is how to do ombrГ© like Rihanna.ВJason LaVeris/Getty
Proof that ombrГ© looks great on shorter lengths too.ВC Flanigan/Getty
If you want a more subtle ombrГ©, then ask for pieces dyed around your face too.ВJon Kopaloff/Getty
This is what we'd call an extreme ombrГ©, but it looks good, no?Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty
The slightly lighter shade at the bottom of Emma Stone's hair stops it from looking too one-dimensional.ВAxelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty
Ok so this photo seems like another lifetime ago now butВ Kylie's 2014 blue ombrГ© dye is still iconic in our eyes. Try Bleach London's dye kitsВ to re-create the look.ВJohn Shearer/Getty
When do dark roots turn into ombrГ©? Around about this look on Miley Cyrus. Side note: How incredible does the red lipВ look with this ombrГ©?Tristan Fewings/Getty
Think ombrГ© can't work on curly hair? Think again
Not convinced? Here's our guide to everything you need to know about balayage.В