No hair colour is the same. And just like there are varying tones of blonde, you can bet your brunette bottom there are different shades of brown, too.
Whether you're after a dramatic dark chocolate hairstyle, a trend-setting 'Dirty Brunette' do, or a light brown hair colour to complement your fake tan, we've picked out the best celebrity-inspired brunette shades to take to your favourite hairdresser.
The latest brown hair colour to trend on social media is 'chocolate cake'. According to Arizona-based colourist, Liz Cook, "chocolate cake" hair is deep, vibrant, and relies on balayage highlights to emphasise the face. It also helps add brightness to the deep brown tones. She told Allure: "The highlights are what will really set the color apart from other brunettes. Traditional brunette is a more neutral and slightly ashy color. This spring, however, it’s all about vibrancy and richness."
And if you're about to be brand new to the brunette gang, we recommend investing in a great quality hair dye like Schwarzkopf Only Love Permanent Hair Dye 468 Mocca Brown. With three natural ingredients within the formula; calming oat milk, nourishing soy protein and caring argan oil, Only Love is gentle to hair and respects your scalp, whilst giving intense colour and perfect grey coverage.
Just remember these two tricks when it comes to maintaining your glossy chocolate colour:
- Rinse with cold water. Turn the taps as far as you can bear to seal the hair cuticle after washing and lock in that colour and shine.
- Use heat protectant. Important for all hair colours, but particularly for brunettes who are hiding years worth of bleach underneath. Too much heat will cause faster fading.