Though sunkissed summer hair is a look we love, come autumn and winter it’s tempting to opt for a hair colour that’s deeper and richer. So it’s little surprise then, that boxes of brown hair dye have seen a recent spike in sales.
A brilliant way to warm up your complexion through the chillier months, there are shades of brunette to suit all skintones
A brilliant way to warm up your complexion through the chillier weather, there are shades of brunette to suit all skin tones, from multi-tonal honey and ombre looks, to glossy chocolate shades.
The best part is that going brunette can also help boost the health of your hair, since the lack of peroxide (which is used to bleach and lighten) in brown dyes means they’re kinder to your strands, and won’t leave them feeling dry and brittle.
Tempted? From Anne Hathaway’s new look, to Kendall Jenner, Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde, here are the looks to try this season, as demonstrated by the A-list.
Glossy Chocolate Brown
After months of blonde highlights, Anne Hathaway recently went back to her roots with a new chocolate brown shade. Rich and glossy, the colour helps to give her hair a healthy looking shine boost, and complements her peaches and cream skintone.
An easy colour to DIY, look for a medium brown shade, or if you're not sure how deep to go, ask your hairdresser for a consultation.
Deep brunette shades that flirt with almost-black are a super chic way to rock brown hair, though if you’re doing it yourself it’s wise to move slow. A shade that’s too dark could leave you looking a little washed out, while block colour can also leave hair looking a little flat.
The best way to do this is to visit your hairdresser, who can assess the right hue for you, and blend more than one shade for a warmer, multi-tonal finish.
Honey and Caramel Tones
If you’re moving from blonde to brunette, golden honey and caramel tones are a great way to do it.
Ask your hairdresser for balayage (natural looking highlights that are applied freehand) or an ombre look like Olivia Wilde which graduates from dark to light, using these hues to give you the overall effect of a light brown look.
Warm Chestnut Brown
Perfect for autumn and winter, a vibrant chestnut brown with a reddish tint will do wonders if you’re feeling a little drab.
While this kind of shade will work with all skintones, it's best to look for a colour that’s more brown than red if you tend to get a lot of reddness in your skin, as it’ll be more flattering.