Thinking of changing up your color this season? Well neutrals are in--brown, to be exact. In fact, subtle changes and high/low lights can be just enough to add a pop of color without looking like a snow cone. Here are 10 current trends for altering your natural hair color beautifully.
Shades of Brown Hair Color
Golden highlights can illuminate your facial features. Using a lighter base on your crown of your hair and adding some highlights in caramel to the ends can brighten your complexion and get your curls some extra attention.
For those favoring lighter browns and sandy blondes, this is a great look. Look to blend in highlights that are just 2 or 3 shades lighter than your natural color for a more “enlightened” look.
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Works great for those with larger facial features. This brown-blonde combo is very striking and enhances striking, full eyes or lips. Add a golden honey tone to your natural brown color for this look.
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Want sun-kissed curls without the sun damage? This tone is a fabulous second option. Ask your stylist for a natural look, blending in the sun kissed golden highlights to your hair, but not too much or it will come out in streaks.
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This hue is for those with a dark natural brown base, but it also requires frequent maintenance. Ask your colorist to add a mahogany color by blending some chestnut and mahogany highlights (2 shades lighter than your own dark brown color) mid length along your hair--again, not too many--just a few for a more natural appearance.
As the autumn season approaches, the trees and leaves begin to turn beautiful reds and browns. Chestnut brown will blend in perfectly. Ask your stylist for a dark brown base and light caramel to auburn highlights around your face (mid length to ends). Think of a milk chocolate color with hints of red gold for depth.
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Medium Ash Brown
This color looks beautiful on shoulder-length layers. Add warmth to your face by blending in color to the last 1/4 length of the hair and follow your cut with the color to highlight your layers.
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Dark Ash Brown
This hue works well for just about anyone who is tall or has waist-length hair, to accentuate its full dramatic effect.
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A great shade for olive, dark or golden skin tones. While just about anyone can wear this color, it can appear to wash out pale skin, so beware. Test how it looks on you by asking for a semipermanent glossing treatment that is 2 or 3 shades darker than your natural color.
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Deep shades of olive skin tend to work best with this color. Before committing to such a drastic change, ask for a lighter, natural black first.