How Much Does Ombre Hair Cost?

Ombre hair became a phenomenon in the early 2000s when the popular celebrities, such as Aaliyah and Jennifer Hudson, had her hair dyed in a gradual fade from the roots to a lighter color near the tips.  Originally, the hair gradually lightened from dark to light; however, it has expanded to other techniques.  This trend, depending on the length of your hair, will create a “dipped” and lightened look.

My Hair Ombre by [NjN]`Drama Queen, on Flickr
My Hair Ombre” (CC BY 2.0) by  [NjN]`Drama Queen

How much does ombre hair cost?

Geographical LocationAverage Price
Chicago, IL$95 to $150
Los Angeles, CA$145 to $180
Miami, FL$120 to $200
New York, NY$150 to $225
San Francisco, CA$115 to $250
Seattle, WA$125 to $185

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Average Reported Cost: $138.33

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Was it worth it?  

  1. Poor paid $350 and said:

    Only lasted for a month.

    Was it worth it? No

  2. Kathryn Foster-Martin (Pt charlotte,  Florida) paid $ and said:

    I charge 165 for my ombres because they usually require bleaching and toning. A good quality ombre requires a time consuming sectioning process as well so the hair fades gracefully in color and doesn’t look like you used box dye and grew it out. My clients usually request that their color begins about 3″ from the scalp, so no retouching is required for about 4-6 months. The amount of root color is, of course, a matter of personal taste. Some like more, some prefer less.

    The only clients that return sooner are those with gray hair. Then i simply retouch the root area with base color to cover the gray.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  3. char glo school of beatuy (moses lake,  Washington) paid $65 and said:

    I got my ombre done at char glo school of beauty in moses lake wa and it was soo amazing I thought it was gonna turn out to be a yellow brassy color but they got it just on point it was an ashy icey blonde color and It only took about 2 hours I highly recommend them great job!!!

    Was it worth it? Yes

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