Jet black hair is a timeless choice to add shine, but you don’t have to settle on just one shade; why not experiment with rich chocolate brown hues, which suit most skin tones? Add subtle copper highlights to your dark brown locks for a warm and gleaming effect, perfect for creating Lucy Liu-inspired ringlets like Lucy’s.
Dark Chocolate Brown
Warm chocolate brown hues painted delicately as balayage near the ends of this layered cut are the epitome of lush. These warm shades look best on women with cool skin tones and olive-toned eyes. Add depth and dimension to dark hair by using chunky balayage-style highlights throughout. Light chocolate brown hues may help avoid an abrupt transition towards blonder colors. To maintain vibrant brown locks, invest in color-safe shampoos and conditioners such as Mizani’s True Texture Cleansing Conditioner for Coarse hair ($28). A dry shampoo may also come in handy to keep your locks looking their best between washes.
Wavy Brunette Balayage
Brunettes seeking a touch of caramel without going blonde will find this wavy brown balayage the ideal look. Combining natural warmth and softness with just a hint of caramel for dimension and lightening their look. Warm up your brown locks with this gorgeous bronze balayage. Ideal for women with warm complexions, this vibrant shade will highlight eye colors while making your eyes pop out from their sockets. When you want a lighter look without drastically changing your hair color, ash brown balayage on brunettes may be necessary. This gradual transformation from darker to lighter won’t damage or harm your locks and will grow out quickly over time.
Dark Caramel Brown
This warm caramel hue looks incredible on brunettes with long locks. Your stylist can apply it through balayage or all-over coloring techniques; remember to use Olaplex to maintain healthy locks beforehand. Eva Mendes’s caramel baby lights on her wavy locks are eye-catching and pleasing, framing her features while brightening up her complexion. You could try Lucy Hale’s layering warmer brown tones at the roots with lighter honey highlights on mid-shaft and ends for an eye-catching yet low-maintenance color palette that exudes a rich and dynamic hue.
Deep Cocoa Brown
If you prefer cool tones, this rich chocolate brown is an ideal hue to enhance them. With its seamless transition from dark cocoa to cinnamon hues, this beautiful hue makes balayage highlights stand out – looking gorgeous on both chin-length bobs and waist-grazing locks alike! If balayage differs from your style, highlights can still add depth and dimension to chocolate-brown hair. This girly iced chocolate strand makes a statement with pretty waves and a center part.
Deep Brown Brunette on Layered Curly Hair
Brown hair may seem less exciting to those who believe blondes have more fun, but its versatility should not be overlooked. From classic to edgy, depending on its tone, it is naturally flattering for all skin tones. Try soft copper balayage for curly locks with volume; this hue can give them the appearance of sun-kissed locks when styled with a face-framing center part, as Katie Holmes has done. Embark on an experimental hair journey if you have long dark brown locks; experiment with various hues to achieve an original style. Consider opting for rich mocha tones or Blake Lively-inspired warm brown-to-rosy-toned locks.
Lighter Brown Balayage
This golden blonde balayage on brown hair features radiant hues that complement warm skin tones beautifully. Lighting strands and staying within their natural shade is easy for low maintenance and seamless grow-out. Light brown balayage looks stunning when styled on long wavy hair with cute curly layers, creating a lush and voluptuous style perfect for any special event! Bouncy curls help the balayage blend seamlessly with the natural color for an eye-catching finish! Dark brown balayage fades to pale blonde highlights on the ends for a soft and subtle effect, less damaging than ombre, and won’t leave noticeable lines as your hair grows out.