Trying out red hair may not be for you yet, but if it is something you love (see Kendall Jenner) but are hesitant to commit all in, try this beautiful dark brown shade. Matt Rez, colorist from Milk by GM Reverie in Los Angeles, suggests adding hair gloss for an extended stay with this look. This lush dark brown hue with subtle wine-red undertones on a brunette base suits all skin tones and hair lengths.
Chunky Mocha Highlights
No matter the texture or length of your locks, chunky mocha highlights look stunning against chocolate hair. The warm tones this chestnut color creates make a gorgeous swirl that complements every complexion – ideal for creating long and layered haircuts with plenty of face-framing layers and layers that showcase them all!
For an easier way to add subtle highlights, ask your hairdresser to balayage ash blonde highlights over dark chocolate locks for a sun-kissed glow. The technique will look natural over time and fade into a buttery blonde shade – making maintenance simple!
If you have the patience, foil highlights can add an instant splash of color. Ribbons of sandy blonde or copper brown create a sun-kissed effect that’s simply irresistible!
Muted Mushroom Brown
Mushroom brown is a semi-ashy shade inspired by portobello mushrooms and works for any season, making this trend perfect. Celebrity colorist Aura Friedman suggests that mushroom brown’s cooler tones work best when used on hair that has been lightened to level six or lighter, and this means bringing inspiration photos with you for an accurate result.
Add subtle balayage effects with delicate baby lights by applying mushroom brown shade with these miniature highlights that add natural-looking brightness without competing with dark roots.
Soft Brunette Balayage
When seeking a more subtle style, try soft brunette balayage, which combines light brown and blonde highlights for a neutral color melt that won’t overwhelm their natural base color. This approach can help those taking baby steps toward hair color transformations.
Strawberry blonde highlights blend beautifully with dark brunette hair color for a high-contrast color story that stands out both with straight and loose ringlets. For an effortless modern look, pair this hue with light wavy locks and an eye-catching smoky eye look; finish your face off with Shades EQ Demi-Permanent Violet Rose toner to protect it from becoming brassy over time.
Dark Roast Coffee Brown
Dark roast coffee brown is an easy, low-maintenance hair color to try. With neutral undertones that complement a variety of skin tones, this color works particularly well on medium-length wavy locks.
Add vibrant flair to your dark brown locks by trying Kaia Gerber-inspired caramel highlights on lighter strands – they add depth and dimension and brighten up any complexion!
Rich mahogany with almond-dipped ends is an earthy tone perfect for natural brunette hair. This shade works with any face shape and will accentuate wavy textured bob styles beautifully.
Rich Mahogany Hair with almond-dipped ends
Recreate the look of a forest nymph with lush mahogany highlights that create cascading effects down your hair. This gorgeous mahogany balayage will only draw a little attention to itself while still adding beautiful pops of color!
Vivid mahogany red hair pairs beautifully with dark skin tones and displays bold yet natural beauty. To maintain this stunning shade, make sure that color-safe shampoos and heat protection products are used on your strands to ensure optimal conditions for their long-term maintenance.
This lush mahogany tint pairs beautifully with your kinky curls, complementing their natural color and creating a striking appearance. Keep it sleek with a simple straight ponytail, finishing off your look with Dove Style Care Smooth and Shine Heat Protection Spray to complete the look.
Modern Coffee Brown
This shade is ideal for brunettes looking to break away from blonde. Its golden tones look stunning against warm skin tones and pair beautifully with thick, wavy hairstyles.
To achieve this look, ask your stylist to create a custom blend of highlights and lowlights using a balayage technique – this will add a sun-kissed dimension that makes the color appear more realistic and natural.
To keep dark brown hair shiny and healthy-looking, it is best to use a clarifying shampoo and hydrating conditioner safe for color-treated locks. In addition, for quick touch-ups to stray grays, use TRESemme’s Root Touch-Up spray.