11 Short Ombre Hair Colour Ideas & Formulas

Model with shoulder-length, straight, sleek, brown hair and a caramel ombre.

When you're colouring short hair, every single stroke of your tint brush counts. You want vibrant shades and hair colour techniques that enhance your client's cut, whether they're craving depth, volume or dimension. And there's one current trend that guarantees all three: ombre on short hair. With a gradient of complementary tones, it lets your client give their bob, curtain or pixie crop a glow-up – and keeps harsh demarcation lines at bay. 

So, let's explore 11 contemporary ombre colour styles for short hair, whether your client wants a subtle gradation from light to dark or an impactful colour transition. Here's the inspiration you need...