Brown hair color is an incredibly versatile hue, from jet-black locks reminiscent of 1930s vamps to softly highlighted dark chocolate hues like that worn by Chloe Wilson; its rich, warm tone can flatter all complexions and looks particularly striking with green or blue eyes.
Deep Brown on Layered Curly Hair
Curly hair looks lovely with almost any shade but is incredibly stunning in a deep brown shade with subtle red highlights. This decadent chocolate hue works wonders on women with straight and curly locks and flatters any skin tone. Contact your stylist and request some choppy layers for added volume and texture and an accentuating curly blonde highlight to bring out your curls.
Light Caramel Brown Hair
Light caramel brown hair looks as irresistibly irresistible as your favorite dessert! This multidimensional light brown shade features warm golden tones that complement most complexions beautifully, making it the ideal choice for ladies with peach skin tones and brown or green eyes.
Soft Brunette Balayage
Brunettes who prefer natural yet lighter hairstyles will find that subtle strands of golden blonde add brightness and a sunny glow to their locks. This balayage style looks especially striking on long, wavy, or naturally curly locks. Soft brown balayage with warm blonde highlights creates an appealing sun-kissed effect and works on warm and cool skin tones, offering clients who wish to remain within their brunette hue a gradual change of shades. To avoid muddy tones, shadow root your client’s roots with Joico LUMI10 and tone them while their balayage process begins. This low-maintenance technique can easily be performed in the salon and will help eliminate gray regrowth between touchups!
Dark Roast Coffee Brown
Warm brown hues like toasty cappuccino look gorgeous when accented with golden highlights, making balayage techniques with caramel highlights or peekaboo color an excellent way to soften their richness and create this stunning look. To achieve it yourself, contact your colorist and request that they use this technique! Olivia Palermo showcased this dark molasses brown with wavy locks as an example. The neutral hue complements yellowish skin tones while drawing attention to brown, green, or hazel eyes. If you love classic espresso shades, level 4 color could be just what you’ve been searching for. Its rich tones make it the ideal hue to suit almost everyone; maintain it with regular at-home maintenance routines (such as using a hair mask between salon visits).
Dark Chocolate hair with Soft Waves
If you want a subtler yet still statement-making look, try opting for a rich chocolate brown with copper streaks. This shade adds warmth and depth while simultaneously amplifying shine in dark hair, so be sure to use Koleston Perfect to achieve this stunning shade that lasts long and requires little maintenance. Add caramel highlights for an effortless style, subtle yet sweet. Wavy or curly hair looks beautiful when sporting these beautiful accents! If you have a short hairstyle, ask your colorist for a chocolate brunette dip-dye to freshen up the style. This shade pairs beautifully with any bob or pixie cut and is ideal if a full-color change isn’t an option for you.
Wavy Brunette Balayage
As either an enthusiastic chestnut brunette yourself or with clients sporting beautiful locks, the shine of their locks must remain untarnished. Choose shampoo and conditioner packed with nourishing ingredients, such as INVIGO Color Brilliance Conditioner Cool Brunette or INVIGO Color Recharge Wavy Brunette, as these may help. Nothing adds depth and dimension to a chocolate mane like warm blonde balayage. This gorgeous look combines various honey tones into an eye-catching sun-kissed effect, perfect for those with soft curls and gentle waves. This beautiful balayage for dark hair looks just as lovely in a long layered shag style. To give this romantic and charming look an extra kick, add piecey bangs for an adorable finish!
Lightening Dark Brown Hair
Lightening dark brown hair can be exhausting and challenging, often taking multiple salon visits before reaching the desired lighter shade. Bleaching can be expensive and damaging to your hair. You can try some simple DIY techniques at home that may reduce its adverse effects. Before lightening, start with a clarifying shampoo like L’Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Shampoo, followed by twice weekly applications of an intense nourishment color care masque like L’Oreal Paris EverPure Deep Nourishment Color Care Masque to nourish your strands while you lighten.