The old adage says that blondes have more fun, but this year brunette shades are having a whale of a time. You may have thought that, beside a mahogany tint, a dip dye or a purple hue, there wasn’t much to do with brunette shades. Au contraire!
The last few years have seen a surge in creativity when it comes to hair colour, with a whole rainbow of possibilities opening up – even to those of us without the income to change things up at the salon every season. Today you’ll find a full spectrum of exciting shades and inventive colouring products in larger beauty stores, giving all of us the opportunity to play with colour. Even us brunettes!
In fact, this season, brunettes are having a blast. That’s because two of the hottest hair colouring trends share a brunette base. Ash brown, which gives the silver hair trend a darker makeover, and rose brown which injects fun, flirty pink tints to brunette locks – perfect for dark-haired beauty-lovers who didn’t want to bleach their hair into oblivion for the pastel hair trend.
So, which look should you try?
Try ash brown if…
Do you have a slightly darker aesthetic and a cool complexion? Ash brown hair will look sublime on you. This isn’t the sort of ash brown you’re used to seeing on supermarket shelves, though. Instead, this is a colour literally based on the greyness of ash itself.
Contemporary and bold without being attention-seeking or unprofessional, this cutting-edge colour is somehow both striking and understated. Add some silvery highlights or balayage if you want to take the look even further.
Try rose brown if…
Do you love an unabashedly feminine look? A great choice for those who love softer styling and colourful, pastel shades, rose brown works wonderfully against all skin tones. A great pick for spring, we’re pretty sure you’ll find yourself falling a little in love with this delicate, romantic shade.
Which brunette shade do you prefer? What’s your favourite dye for brunette hair? Have your say below!