― Ombre Hair, Ombre Nails, Ombre everything. This seems to be the hype since the middle of 2011. So what is the meaning of Ombre? ∙ Ombre is a French term meaning "shaded." Usually a multicolored stripe, with colors graduating from light to dark. The color effect is woven into the fabric. Generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp. ∙ I have seen several pictures of beautifully colored ombre hair on Instagram, but since I can't indulge in that trend due to work, I [...].