If you thought that the ombré hair trend was exclusively for women, think again! Jared Leto is the perfect example of how great the ombré effect can look on a guy. So when we saw this picture of him at the Governors Awards this weekend, we decided to write an article on ombré hair for men, because you hombrés get forgotten sometimes!
Low maintenance man
"Ombré hair? Man, that sounds like a lot of maintenance. I'm a guy's guy, if you know what I mean..."
Ah mais non! Ombré hair is actually super easy maintenance. You don't have to touch up the color regularly, and the only thing you need to worry about is keeping those bleached/dyed ends moisturized with a hydrating conditioning treatment .
Short or long
It doesn't matter if you have short or long hair (like Jared), you can still go ombré. Of course it might be a bit trickier with a buzz-cut, but not impossible! Guys with mid-length to long hair will have more options: how intense, where the ombré effect should start, etc. If in doubt, start gradually and build up. You can always reapply if the effect isn't as strong as you'd like. You can't, however, go back, if you've applied too much dye/in the wrong place/ for too long.
Get the right kit
We highly recommend you use a specially-formulated kit for creating your ombré effect. In an ideal world, you'd get a friend to help you out with those sections at the back. When choosing your effect, go for a color around 3/4 shades lighter than the one at your roots.
If you're not convinced, just take a look at photos of Johnny Depp when he got his hair ombré'd. Even Justin Timberlake isn't afraid of a little unnatural color on his locks!