15+ Best Black and Brown Ombré Hair Color Ideas (2020)

What's trending in the year 2020 and beyond.

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Ombre and balayage hairstyles are still very much popular and trendy. Whether you just want to freshen up your look or change it completely, ombre or balayage style hair is a great idea. It works great for short and long hair, straight, wavy or curly. So, it is very versatile and looks great on all types of hair.

There are also many ways of how the ombre or balayage effect can be created. One is dyeing the hair, and that can be done in many ways, because there are no strict rules. Another one is applying extensions. You can buy some that are already dyed as black and brown ombre or you can get different shades and then blend them with your natural hair color. Either way, if you’re one of the few people who didn’t try this kind of hairstyle, you should give it a chance. If you need some inspiration, look at these, the perfect black and brown ombres.

1 Simple Black to Brown Transition

Black to brown ombre

Ombres look just amazing on long wavy hair. The transition from black to brown is very subtle and it creates a nice seamless gradient. Achieving this look is pretty simple and you have two different choices. It helps of course if you have black hair to start with.

You can either dye the bottom part of your hair in a shade of brown, or you can apply body wave extensions. They can be clip in, tape in, fusion, it really doesn’t matter, it all depends on what you like best. Clip in extensions are a good choice if you don’t want anything permanent because you can easily remove and reapply them whenever you want to.

2 Classic Ombre Style

Black, brown, and blonde hairstyle

If you prefer straight hair, you can try this long bob cut. It has more of a sharper contrast between colors than ombres usually have, but that’s what makes it so special and different. Here you can actually see three different shades – black, brown, and blonde at the ends. But you can go for just the black on top and brown on the bottom.

3 Wavy Ombre

Highlighted non-symmetrically strands

This hairstyle is very interesting because you can barely see the ombre effect, but it’s just enough to for it not to be ordinary. This would fit better in the category of sombre, which is a very gentle ombre. It is done on black hair and you can see a very subtle touch of brown, which is most visible at the roots.

Since the hair is wavy, the colors mix and interact with each other even more, creating a nice effect. This hairstyle can also be achieved with the balayage technique where the strands of hair are highlighted non-symmetrically, creating a very natural look. So, if you’re not into a lot of color and highlights this is a great style to try.

4 Harsh Toning to Ombre

Dark to light color ombre

Not every ombre must go from dark to light color. On this photo you can see the opposite, the roots are brown and the black starts around the middle of the hair and continues down to the roots. Given that this hair is very long and voluminous, there’s a big chance that these are extensions.

The way that is done is by placing dark wavy extensions below someone’s natural brown hair and when you curl blend it all together, it actually looks like an ombre. That is a great way to do it because you don’t have to spend money and time to dye your hair and you can always take the extensions out if you got bored with the ombre.

5 Brown Color Highlights

Balayage technique

This hairstyle fits more into the category of balayage. You can see that there are light brown streaks in random places, starting from the top, that have the role of highlights.

So, with balayage you don’t have that strict transition from one color to another and the lighter color is used to accentuate. That way the hair has a lot of depth and volume and looks much fuller. It is also a very natural look that mimics highlights you would get from the sun.

6 Balayage Black to Brown Hairstyle

Balayage black to brown

This is an example of a shorter haircut where the balayage technique was used. You can see thin brown highlights that run through the hair and create a natural look. This kind of highlights look better on slightly wavy or curly hair because they’re not supposed to be symmetrical and even, and that’s harder to achieve on straight hair.

7 Brown to Black Toning

Brown to black ombre color idea

This is an interesting take on ombre because the top layer of the hair is brown and shorter, and the bottom longer part is black.

Likewise, the transition of the colors is done in a slightly different way, but it nonetheless looks beautiful. This can also be achieved by instant hair extensions that come in a one big weft. You can buy a black one and place it under your natural brown hair and you’ll get the same effect.

8 African American Ombre Skin Match

Perfect black to brown ombre

This perfect black to brown ombre looks stunning. The brown chocolate color is amazing and it’s just the perfect shade. This is a great color combination if you have darker skin because it totally complements it.

9 Brown Ombre for Long Hair

Balayage technique on long straight hair

This is an example of the balayage technique on long straight hair. It is very fine and understated and looks like natural hair color. This hairstyle shows that balayage works great on straight hair as well if it’s done properly.

10 Shades Play with Black and Brown

A shade of brown ombre

If you want to make a statement with your hairstyle, then go for high contrast between the colors. This shade of brown is very light compared to the black and the transition is very quick.

11 Short Brown Ombre Hairstyle

Ombre on short hair

This photo shows that you can get an ombre on short hair as well and it looks amazing. For short haircuts, it is best to have brown color at the very ends, and not start too high up. But if you do get bored with short hair, you can always extend it with hair extensions.

12 Simple Brown Ombre

15+ Best Black and Brown Ombré Hair Color Ideas (2020)

This is more of a casual brown ombre hairstyle that is slightly faded. Perfect for office and family gatherings.

13 Stunning Brown Hairstyle

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14 Cute Hair Color Idea

15+ Best Black and Brown Ombré Hair Color Ideas (2020)

Whoever this woman is, she is stunning and hair dresser did an incredible job with brown toning and light strokes.

15 Short Hair Auburn to Brown Tone

15+ Best Black and Brown Ombré Hair Color Ideas (2020)

One of the most interesting takes on ombre colors and simple transitions.

16 Curly Hair Experiments

15+ Best Black and Brown Ombré Hair Color Ideas (2020)

Just a cool hairstyle with curly hair.

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