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

40. Chocolate Brown Balayage for Mid-Length Hair. Chocolate shades are probably among the most widely adopted brown hair color ideas, and this rich light-reflecting balayage full of warm red undertones explains why they are so popular.

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. Alluring Dark Brown Hair with Highlights. To refresh dark brown hair, add some warm highlights in chocolate or copper shades concentrating on the lengths and ends. For a more romantic look, curl the lengths. The soft waves bring extra volume to enhance the shine and depth of different brown shades.

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. Brunette and Caramel Brown Hair. Lacing brunette hair with light brown pieces creates a match made in heaven. Check how the radiance of these chunky caramel highlights resonates perfectly with her warm skin tone.

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. Gorgeous Brunette Hair with Sun-Kissed Effect. The long brunette hair looks classy thanks to the numerous lifted strands. This hair color creates the after-beach look of the hair naturally kissed by the sun. Romantic beach waves pump up the volume.

11. Glossy Medium Brown Hair. Boost the beauty and shine of your long hair by adding a warm cacao tone for a very gentle color change finished off with natural lowlights. Complete the cozy look with lightweight curls and tousle them with your fingers.

12. Espresso Brown Hair with Chocolate Highlights. To get the look, tone the hair with a deep espresso brown color first, and then add some warm milk chocolate touches. Remember to lift several thick face-framing strands and style them in soft waves to complete a lightweight look.

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

14. Medium Brown Hair with Chestnut Tint. This textured wavy lob starts with dark brown at the roots, which creates enhanced depth and continues with a medium reddish-brown shade making the overall style beautifully warm.

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. Rich Cognac Brown Hair Color for Long Tresses. Although this hairstyle looks one-color, it is infused with quiet copper undertones keeping the dark brown scheme warm and slightly illuminated from the inside.

17. Brown Lob Hair. A splash of sparkling amber highlights on a soft havana brown base yields this amazing dusky brown hair. Her short brown hair really looks cute and soft.

18. Shoulder-Length Brown Hair with a Bit of Auburn. Here is a nice way to get your brown hair perfectly fall-ready since you will need to lift the color only 1-2 tones to deposit some orangey hues.

Fall-Ready Auburn Brown Balayage Hair
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19. Stunning Mix of Dark Hair Colors. Darker shades of brown can also make a breath-taking look. Tone the hair with espresso-brown and color several strands milk chocolate to get the gorgeous deep color flow and a boost of shine. Create some big waves for extra volume.

20. Medium Highlighted Auburn Brown Hair. This brunette hair is so rich and lovely that we just want to run our fingers through it! The combination of dark golden brown and light auburn offers a beautiful blend you can try out on your next salon appointment if you really like warm reddish hair tones.

21. Shiny Cherry Brunette Hair. This style gracefully transitions from dark brown to cherry chocolate while embracing a few copper highlights for a more sophisticated and dimensional look.

22. Glossy Brunette Hair. Dark hair colors such as this dark chocolate brown hair naturally appear voluminous and luxuriant. Add honey-hued highlights and finish up with a good quality hairspray for a knockout-gorgeous appearance.

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. Deep Brunette Hair Color with Strips of Red. Girls wishing to enhance texture in their straight dark strands can opt for more defined splashes of copper, the more so as the ribbons of highlighted hair work great to create movement.

Copper Balayage on Brunette Hair
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26. Sun-Kissed Brown Hair. Dreaming of brunette hair that would have both movement and texture? Your dream comes alive with this million-dollar brown hair. A balayage in a warm light brown shade delivers that sunny shine to your hair.

27. Long Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights. Medium brown hair with golden highlights has been trending for quite a while, but you can still find plenty of creative ways to insert hints of gold into your locks.

28. Playful Light Brown Strands. The medium-length brown hair gains a refreshed look with those small light brown strands. Lift the color visibly on the strands that frame the fame and curl the hair into some playful waves for a glamorous and youthful appearance.

29. Magic Brown Hair Transformation. O-M-G! Have you noticed what that brown hair color did to her complexion? Talk of your hair color making a splash! The brown hair color sure looks fabulous on her. Do you also see that the brown hair appears much fuller?

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. Dimensional Mahogany Brown Balayage. The reddish shades of brown hair are extremely diverse, yet few of them can compete with the richness and depth of the mahogany color palette, with its shades ranging from yellowish to purplish.

32. Dark Cherry Cola Brown Hair. If you are looking for inspiration among seriously dark brown hair colors, consider this gorgeously deep shade tinted with a subtle red and lending a creamy feel.

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. Expensive Glossy Brunette Hair. “Expensive brunette” is one of the newest color trends, applicable to both long and short brown hair and covering all kinds of low-contrast and low-maintenance highlights that add some inner shimmer to dark strands.

36. Midnight Black and Auburn Fusion. This rich-in-contrast balayage seamlessly melts the darkest brown hair color into vivid splashes of red to create dimension and add dynamics.


37. Deep Brown Hair with Amber Highlights. This style ingeniously combines depth-enhancing highlights around the ends with money pieces Illuminating the face, which can be also done on brown hair with bangs and face-framing layers.

38. 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.

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. Chocolate Brown Balayage for Mid-Length Hair. Chocolate shades are probably among the most widely adopted brown hair color ideas, and this rich light-reflecting balayage full of warm red undertones explains why they are so popular.

41. Reddish Brown Color Melt. If your natural base color is not very dark, you can keep it neutral brown and gloss the mid-length with a creamy reddish-brown hue to arrive at the spiced-up yet effortless look like this.

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. Natural-Looking Brown Hair with Bronze Flair. This gal looks like she was born with this muted cinnamon brown shade since it chimes with her fair skin tone marvelously, not to mention the masterfully done color job.

44. Multi-Tone Teasy Lights for Brown Hair. We love the trendy teasylights technique for its power to diffuse inserted hues nicely, which is perfectly illustrated by this hairstyle boasting tons of copper and burgundy tinges with dark brown peeping from beneath.

45. Classy Brunette Look. To show off the beauty and shine of naturally brunette hair, add light brown accents to the lengths and ends, avoiding the roots. Lift the midshaft slightly for a sun-kissed effect and lightweight appearance.

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. 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!

48. Intense Mocha Brown All Over the Head. Coffee gives us a whole range of yummy and inspiring shades, and this vivid chocolatey version interspersed with barely-there highlights prompts how to save brown hair from looking flat.

49. Cool-Toned Balayage for Brown Hair. If you are after dark hair color ideas that suit cooler and deeper complexions, this stunning combination of ashy, plum, and brown hues is what you need.

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

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!

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