What is Sombre Hair? Your Subtle Ombre Guide

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Everyone has heard of ombre hair, but what about sombre hair? Lesser-known but just as dreamy, it’s up there with babylights as one of our favorite, natural-looking hair color techniques. And, with summer rolling around, it’s the season for brushing up on the latest Insta looks – especially the kind that give mid-lengths and ends a brighter, sun-kissed feel.

That’s why we’re bringing you our everything guide to sombre hair; a trend you’re about to see all over the grid and beyond. Here’s the full lowdown…

Back of woman’s head with wavy, light brown sombre hair, created using Wella Professionals.

Image Credit: @pablofriseure

Back of woman’s head with loosely curly, burgundy sombre hair, created using Wella Professionals.

Image Credit: @kai_sohn