Being brunette is anything but boring. Whether you're a natural brunette or color your hair to achieve that perfect shade of brown, find ways to enhance, style and care for your unique hair needs. You'll discover the brown haircare tips and haircolor trends just for our brunette friends.
Although there are plenty of ways to play around with shades of brown hair, these two techniques are a great place to start.
1. Ombres on Brunettes: This technique creates a transition of haircolor from brown to blonde, starting from the roots. For those with dark brown and light brown hair, this honey blonde ombre with red undertones will look fantastic.
2. Balayages for Brown Hair: This haircolor technique requires a colorist to paint bleach or haircolor just on the surface of your hair, freehand. The result: soft, natural-looking highlights. Since the highlights in this technique are usually a soft blonde, and the base color is a slightly deeper shade, it’s great for those with lighter brown hair. This dreamy rose gold balayage proves brunettes look just as good as blondes do when wearing the metallic haircolor.
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While not as dramatic as leaping from brown to blonde, going from dark brown to lighter brunette also requires some careful consideration. Since lifting hair can do a number on hair quality, ask your stylist to include pH-Bonder during your haircolor service, so you leave the salon with longer-lasting haircolor and healthier strands. To ensure you also get the exact shade you hoped for, confirm that your colorist will be incorporating a toner into your service.
Every new haircolor journey starts with choosing the right shade. From caramel brown hair on the lighter end of the spectrum to chestnut brown hair on the darker side, there’s a multitude of brunette color options to choose from.
Selecting a shade of brown that flatters both your complexion—fair, medium or deep—and undertone—warm, cool or neutral—is key. On this page, Redken suggests your ideal brunette haircolor based on both factors. Get some extra tips from our Redken Artists as they uncover the most popular brunette haircolor trends based on your undertone, from caramel copper brown for a warm, subtle look to lived-in bronde for a cool, edgy effect.
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Color-treated hair isn’t the only type of hair that requires some extra attention. If you’re currently rocking the brown locks you were born with, it’s worth spending some extra time finding the right products, treatments and strategies, so hair continues to look healthy and gorgeous. Below are some easy ways to do so: