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Grey Ombré Hair: 6 ideas for the cool hair trend

If you scroll through your social media feeds, you might notice that the trendiest hair color lately is something unexpected. Yes, we are talking about silver gray hair! Specifically, gray hair with an ombré look. Of course, our hair naturally turns gray as we age, but more and more women are still having their hair specifically dyed gray in their 20s, 30s, or 40s to get this trendy hair color. We’ll tell you below how the Grey Ombre look can be dyed on blonde, brown and black hair and what other colors you can use as accents.

This is why Grey Ombré hair is on trend

ombre grau braun für kurze haare bob

We never thought this day would come, but Grey Ombré Hair has become a real hair trend. A far cry from the traditional blonde ombré look, this two-tone hair color gives your mane an eye-catching but muted hue that flatters any complexion. And of course, the benefits don’t stop there. Since ombré coloring only dyes the ends of your hair a different color, in this case gray, you don’t have to worry about refreshing the roots – your color will look super natural, even if the roots grow out.

schwarzer Ansatz und hellgraue Spitzen - schöner Farbverlauf bei glatten Haaren

Gray hair is growing in popularity these days, and when combined with the ombré technique, it creates an even cooler end result. The gray ombré look is a great choice for those who want to add some pizzazz to their hair without it looking too colorful and dramatic.

6 ideas for the cool gray ombré look

ombre grau bob von schwarz auf stahlgrau

Are you ready to try this trendy hair color for yourself? We’ll show you 6 of the best ideas for beautiful color combinations with gray. Depending on your starting color, the shades of gray can be lighter or darker.

1. ombré gray black

Ombré Grau Schwarz bei langen Haaren


Do you have black hair? The transition from super dark hair to gray tips can either look dramatic or subtle and elegant. It all depends on how light the shade of gray you choose is. The stronger the contrast, the more dramatic the ombré look.

schwarze haare ombre grau färben

2. ombré gray brown

aschbraun grau ombre haare


If you want to spice up your brunette mane, go for brown gray ombré hair. Dark browns combined with cool grays provide the perfect color balance for a smoky effect.

The experienced colorist knows how to neutralize green cast

dunkelbraun grau ombre

3. ombré gray blond

dunkelblonde Haare mit silberblonden Spitzen im Ombre Look

Not ready to say goodbye to your blonde hair, but want to spice up your color a bit? Then a blonde-gray ombré may be just what you need. To achieve a gorgeous contrast, your starting color should be dark blonde or ash blonde with a cool undertone. Also opt for a shimmery gray shade to really bring your hair color to life. Warm blonde tones like Buttercup Blonde tend to be unsuitable for this color gradient with gray.

Smooth transition from dark blonde to silver

lange haare grau blond ombre

A step cut brings movement to long hair

grau blonde haare ombre

Here the Grey Ombré look was achieved with clip-in extensions

ombre grau blond mit haarverlängerung

4. ombré gray purple

Ombré Grau Lila Haare mit Perlenglanz

If you consider yourself a risk taker when it comes to your hair color, consider ombré hair in gray-purple. This trend is a unique color combination that allows you to play with an eye-catching look that will meet all your needs.

Reversed ombré with purple colored roots and silver gray tips.

Ombré Grau Lila Farbverlauf

From anthracite gray to silver and purple.

schwarz graue Haare mit lila gefärbten Spitzen

5. ombré gray pink

Ombré Grau Rosa bei mittellangen Haaren

If you like the Two Tone hair trend and would like to have a color accent added to your gray hair, then the Grey Ombré look with pink tips would be perfect for you. The important thing is to choose the right shade of pink that flatters your complexion and goes well with the gray tone. If you have fair skin, you should either go for the subtle blush pink or a bright pink shade with reddish undertones.

Ombre Bob von Pink zu Grau Farbverlauf

If you have olive skin or dark hair, you’re in luck. Just about any shade of pink will look stunning on you, from peachy pink to magenta. You should pair a muted gray with it.

If you have dark skin, stick to bold colors like pink and fuchsia, as they will show off your features especially well.

6. ombré gray blue

Ombré Grau Blau für blonde Haare

Do you have blonde hair and want to look like a real ice queen? Then try the combination of silver and ice blue in an ombré look. And brunettes can go for a steel gray and dark blue tones.

What you should know before you get the Grey Ombré Look

grau ombre färben auf braunem Haar

Before you jump right into the coloring process, it’s important to understand what it actually takes to bring your gray ombré to life. If you don’t have naturally light hair, you’ll need to lighten your hair first in order to properly bring out the light shade of gray and achieve the gradient you want. And the darker your starting color, the longer the bleaching process will take.

If you color your hair at a salon, keep in mind that you may need several visits to the salon to achieve the look you want. Experienced colorists usually recommend bleaching hair a few shades at a time. So if you’re starting with brunette or black hair, you may need to be patient, but hey, what goes around comes around, right?

Ombre Grau bei mittellangen glatten Haaren

If you’re skilled in the art of coloring, you can also create this look in the comfort of your own home. Start by lightening the ends of your hair with an at-home bleaching kit. Then, apply a permanent hair color in silver and carefully follow the instructions for the application time to achieve the desired result.

ombre dunkelblond grau und bob haarschnitt

Fancy a temporary hair color? Use a temporary hair dye spray in silver to see if Grey Ombré is really for you. Since this temporary hair color washes out with a shampoo, it’s perfect for trying out a trend you’re not 100% sold on yet. Just wrap a towel around your shoulders to protect your clothes, shake the can well, and spray the color on your tips from 15 to 20 inches away. Voila!

How to care for and style your freshly colored ombré hair

dunkelblonde schulterlange Haare mit grauen Spitzen im Ombre-Look

Love your new gray ombré hair? Well, just like you prepped your hair at the beginning of the process, it’s a good idea to change up your hair care routine after coloring to keep your dyed locks healthy. Not sure what to do? We’ll explain it all.

1.Use hair care products for colored hair. If you have oily skin, you would probably use skin care products formulated for your skin type, right? Apply the same logic to your hair care. When washing and conditioning your gray ombré hair, reach for shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated for colored hair. Want to show your hair a little extra love? Do a hair treatment once or twice a week.

To prevent yellow tint and brighten the gray tone, you can use a purple shampoo. A hair mask with anti-yellow effect to it can protect the hair from drying out.

dunkelbraune Haare und helle Spitzen mit aschigem grauen Farbton

2. let your hair air dry.

Does your ombré hair look limp and lifeless? Whether you have straight, wavy or curly hair, try to avoid heat styling and let your hair air dry instead! This way, the moisture in your hair won’t be lost.

To really set off your ombré hairstyle, try adding more texture to your hair as well. Start by applying an egg-sized amount of hair mousse for curls to damp hair. Comb your hair and let it air dry. Once it’s completely dry, you’ll get beautiful, defined curls that will really show off your gorgeous gray ombré color!

Ombre Look von Schwarz auf Silber mit hellen Spitzen