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50 Must-See Brown Hair Color Ideas for Women Who Want to Go Brunette

If you haven’t tried going brunette yet, it is time to make a change in favor of brown hair. Or in case you are a proud owner of a dark chocolate mane, after looking through these awesome ideas for a makeover, you will absolutely want to kick it up a notch. Spark some color with highlights, look glam with balayage or feel cute and cozy with ashy mushroom brown hair.

Choose a brunette hairstyle from this gallery and make it yours today!

1. Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights. So subtle and sweet, this easy to maintain style will effortlessly breathe some life into your hair. Style it with chunky curls for a truly sultry feel.

If you haven’t tried going brunette yet, it is time to make a change in favor of brown hair. Or in case you are a proud owner of a dark chocolate mane, after looking through these awesome ideas for a makeover, you will absolutely want to kick it up a notch. Spark some color with highlights, look glam with balayage or feel cute and cozy with ashy mushroom brown hair.

Choose a brunette hairstyle from this gallery and make it yours today!

1. Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights. So subtle and sweet, this easy to maintain style will effortlessly breathe some life into your hair. Style it with chunky curls for a truly sultry feel.

2. Glossy Dark Hair with Highlights. An almost black shade gets the volume and extra dimension from chaotic bright reddish strokes that complete this beautiful brown hair color.

3. Extravagant Dark Chocolate Brown. A mesmerizing shade of rich dark chocolate can leave anyone speechless. Barely noticeable traces of red highlights make sure every angle is your best angle, especially under the sun.

4. Brunette Hair with Copper Brown Streaks. Simple and beautiful. Copper shades are great for anyone who wants to start their transformation from something volume-boosting.

5. Cinnamon Hair Color. Brown hues at the top with feisty reds and copper through the length will definitely help you make whichever statement you’re looking to make.

6. Brown Shade for Fine Hair. Subtle highlights or lowlights are perfect for dark hair. Add just enough color, while keeping the hair safe and healthy.

7. Brown Hair in a Cocoa Hue. Warm and fuzzy, cocoa makes you think of hot drinks by the fireplace, but it’s also one of the best shades of brown! It’s ideal for fair-skinned people but generally works for everyone!

8. Walnut Brown Hair Color Shade. Feel a little closer to Jessica Alba with walnut brown balayage highlights. It looks so natural; you’ll forget you dyed it in the first place!

9. Rich Chocolate Hair Color. When we think of a perfect brown shade, we want to imagine something like this. Voluminous, thanks to caramel babylights woven throughout, you and your new style will absolutely become the center of attention.

10. Dark Brown Hair in Chestnut Tones. If your skin has peachy or pink undertones, adding red-brown to your hair in highlights will complement your skin the best. As an alternative, you can use chestnut color as a one-fits-all solution.

11. Dark Brown Hair with Highlights. Deeper shades of brown revealed from a different angle. Face-framing caramel highlights look particularly cute with some light waves in your hair!

12. Brown Hair with Highlights. Elevate your brunette hair color by topping it with warm highlights using a hand-painted balayage or foiling – add a gradient to the hair that will make you ready for any occasion!

13. Honey Brown Hair Color. A cute solution for ladies with cooler skin undertones. Go lighter near the face to accentuate your features.

14. Chocolate Brown Hair Color Idea. A seductive blend of roasted coffee and dried cranberries – that’s how we’d describe this noble color.

15. Brunette Hair with Caramel Highlights. A balayage done by a professional hairstylist creates a natural contrast on your hair and vibrance that’s perfect for any age and style!

16. Brown Hair Color in Copper Tones. For a softer look and overall gentler feel, add some lighter hues to your brown hair. The medium copper-brown is perfect for those with warm and fair skin tones.

17. Brunette Hair with Babylights. Can’t ever go wrong with a cute chocolate hairdo and sun-kissed highlights that frame the face nicely.

18. Cinnamon Brown and Dark Auburn Blend. Turn your dark hair colors into a lighter shade of cinnamon brown, or dark auburn, or a blend of both to add dimension. Cut your hair in layers for more texture.

19. Medium Brown Hair. If you’ve always wanted to go for sweet and sexy Audrey Tautou’s bob, this natural shade and straight-across cut will be perfect for you.

20. Dark Brown Hair Color with Highlights. Imagine having a long luscious mane like this! With a few highlighted strokes, you are no doubt bound to feel a tad mysterious and romantic.

21. Brown Hair with Bronze Highlights. Try something a little more complex with dustier shades of brown. Added bronze highlights will pop once you curl your hair!

22. Cool Brown Color. Colder shades of brown hair are an absolute must-have for girls with cooler skin tones.

23. Dark Brown Hair Color with Babylights. Whether you don’t want to commit to loud highlights or it’s a no-no at your school or workplace, you can still add accents to your hair color. Babylights are highlights that are turned way down and are perfect for your situation!

24. Dark Cocoa Flamboyage. Want a hair color transformation but not yet confident about it? Don’t worry! You can always try a sombre or a flamboyage that is just enough for peek-a-boo highlights.

25. Chocolate Brown Hair. Such a warm and cozy color! To reach a natural brown hair look, you should definitely show this style to your hairdresser.

Natural-Looking Chocolate Brown Hair
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26. Dark Brown Hair with Copper Highlights. The different shades of warm brown complement your naturally dark hair and make the additional color pop, giving the style more dimension. Tousle and curl it for a voluminous look, and you’ll always be runway-ready!

27. Face-Framing Bronze Highlights. For a creative yet subtle change of your brown hair, add some warm highlights around your face, such as honey, golden, or bronze. Style your hair with flipped-up layers for more volume.

28. Dark Hair with Golden Brown Highlights. Ideal for a peachy or golden skin tone, this color adds dimension to your hair. Complement it with waves for volume and achieve that perfect sun-kissed look with caramel or golden-brown highlights.

29. Long Brown Hair. Having hair like this gives you so much room for creativity! Although, to not ruin your hair in one go, we advise you to start with light brushes of color throughout the length.

30. Chocolate Cherry Hair Color. Deep and mysterious, the color that says “Anything for you!” and even more. The glossy dark cherry for ladies who know what they want.

31. Dark Brown Hair with Light Chocolate. Does the trick, if you wish to add more volume to your fabulous long hair. Also, one of those styles to help you gracefully grow your roots out.

32. Light Brunette Hair with Copper Tones. Hands down, this sensual and warming, copper-rich balayage color should be on your list of hair colors to try.

33. Dark Browns with Rusty Balayage. Just as we’ve mentioned, rich browns and punchy reds are a match made in heaven that works for all skin tones!

34. Red and Deep Brown Balayage. Another fantastic way to style your tempting brunette layers. Bring out the best in your balayage hair with soft beachy waves.

35. Ash Brown Hair Color. An absolutely stunning trend of the previous year that’s still very much alive. Warm and peachy skinned girls, you won’t regret going ashy!

36. Chestnut Hair. A rich, flavored color that shines in the hair and enhances brown and hazel eyes. Gets even better when styled with loose, chunky curls.

37. Light Chocolate Balayage. When you just can’t decide if you want your hair dark or light, keep both! If your stylist can paint free-hand, ask them to do so… in case you are ready for curiously unpredictable results.

38. Brunette Honey Whiskey Shade. Another great choice for low-maintenance girls. The V-shaped balayage frames your face nicely, while cooler tones of honey caramel shine brightly at the ends.

39. Chunky Caramel Balayage Highlights. Think of gooey caramel meeting dark spiced rum. Such a beautiful combo that instantly gives volume and spark to brown hair.

40. Cozy Cinnamon Brown Highlights. Awesome and comforting wintery hair color. Work your way down from darker tones of brown, while adding warming hues of caramel and light brown throughout the length.

41. Burgundy Brown Short Hair. A rather reserved, but still full of vivid tones of red and dark burgundy, this color can be life-changing for our older ladies.

42. Dusty Brown Color. Serene shades of brown with mixed in bronze tones are pure joy. If you wish to look your best with a style that says “just woke up”, here’s what you need.

43. Dark to Light Milk Chocolate Balayage. When you feel the urge to change but don’t want to commit to something big, try this elusive balayage from deeper tones of rich brown to matte chocolate.

44. 3D Brunette Hairstyle. A chameleon style that anyone, including you, won’t be able to take their eyes off. Blueish hues with almost black roots meet a broad range of browns and caramel that create a multidimensional feel.

45. Soft Brunette Balayage. Here you get almost a tri-color solution for your long hair. Lighter chocolates do their volume magic, while deeper browns and cherry-red hues help you step your color game up.

46. Dark Brown with Chocolate and Chestnut. A truly majestic color combination for a feisty lady that loves rocking those warm chestnut and choco tones.

47. Brown to Caramel Blonde Ombre. When you are feeling those light shades for hot summer days but still want to stick to your lovely brunette roots – show this style to your talented stylist.

48. Melted Macadamia Brown Balayage. If you want your hair rest but can’t compromise your good looks, go for a delicate macadamia nut hue and let your hair grow out in peace.

49. Medium Length Brown Hair. So, there are two ways you can get this style. If you’re a natural brunette, simply add a lighter shade on your ends for some color. Otherwise, it’s a great place to start for brunette hair color newbies!

50. Rusty Chocolate Brown Hair Color. Feeling the vibes of Kate Middleton’s styles. She once wore this truly royal shade of brown with grace; now it’s your turn.

It’s a widely held belief that blondes have more fun, but after this imposing list of truly magnetizing browns, caramels, and reds, we’d like to open up a dispute regarding brown hair. We know for a fact how joyous the life of a brunette can be and hope that these exciting, rich colors have stirred up your interest in brunette hair shades too!

by Editors
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