Calling all natural brunettes and lovers of the lush, dark chocolate hair hues. Find your best brunette haircolor that defies that boundaries of what it means to have "brown hair" while also complementing the length of your hair. Whether you have short, shoulder length, or long hair, Redken's Global Color Creative Director Josh Wood has carefully designed a Beyond Brunette haircolor and technique that is right for you. Below we've provided you with inspiration as well as advice for how to talk to your colorist about what you want for your brown hair.
Brunette Haircolor Ideas for Short Hair
If you have short brown hair, ask your colorist about color blocking! They'll layer different tones on top of each other to create depth and dimension. Get inspired by one of the particular color blocking looks below.
CHESTNUT BROWN HAIR
Color block with some chestnut hues. Chestnut Brown Hair has a warm finish with red accents and is a perfect way to add dimension and a little color.
At the lighter end of the brown hair spectrum, Milk Chocolate Brown hair still has plenty of dimension and shine. Milk Chocolate Brown is easy to maintain if your natural color is somewhere between brown and dirty blonde. Dimension is added using babylights around your face.
This deep, dark Chocolate Brown haircolor complements all skin tones. You can wear Chocolate Brown as a monochromatic color or use it as a base color to add brunette-inspired highlights or lowlights to.
Brunette Haircolor Ideas for Medium, Shoulder Length Hair
If you have medium, shoulder length hair, a lower maintenance brunette look might be right for you. Talk to your colorist about highlights that start off of the root for a more modern look that is easy to maintain. Don't be afraid to show your stylist one of these looks so you can talk through what you want.
CHROME BROWN HAIR
With Chrome Brown Hair you can be natural and edgy at the same time. Silver underlights add an element of fun and can be a subtle contrast or your first step into more fantasy haircolors. The chrome shade complements brown hair without overpowering it. You'll be surprised at how much movement this bit of color adds to your brown hair.
It's official: ash haircolor is not just for blondes. This Ash Brown Haircolor adds a cooler tone versus the more traditional brunette haircolors that pull in warmer shades. Those of us with cool skin undertones will likely find this a complementary shade.
Caramel highlights on dark brown hair create this Gilded Brown Haircolor. For movement and dimension, face framing caramel highlights might be the trick. The placement of the color is likely to draw attention to your eyes and highlight your cheekbones.
We've all heard of balayage, but have you heard of a tri-colored balayage? Talk to your colorist about this technique which pulls in three different tones for a multidimensional look. Having long hair definitely gives you more to work with when it comes to creating a brunette look, and we think these 3 long hair looks will get you started to finding the best brunette for you.
TORTOISE SHELL BROWN HAIR
Tortoise Shell Hair takes you from dark to light brown hair with a toffee brown ombre. This haircolor and ombre technique is popular among celebrities and is easy to maintain due to a long dark brown root (with a toffee brown finish on the ends!).
Rose Berry Brown brings some red into your brunette hair. With this look your brown hair transitions beautifully into red with a well-blended balayage. You can go subtly red at your ends which you see here, or you can ask for a more intense red at the bottom of your hair.
Brunette hair can have a Pop of Color too! Weave in some pastel shades without straying from your brown haircolor with this peekaboo look. The pastel-colored strands are strategically placed throughout your hair so they peek through as your hair moves. You can try any color you like, including the blues and purples you see here.