I’ve seen a new pattern lately, and I’m diggin it. Brown hair has made a comeback, and it’s looking better than ever! Not to say it’s ever been out of style, let’s be honest here, brown hair has always been hot. It’s just lately, women are accepting their natural hue and not fussing with it as much. Many hairstylists cringe when a beautiful brunette sits in their chair and wants to become blonde. Blonde is fab, but when you stay within your natural hair color tone, you will always win out. The rule of thumb is to stay 1-2 shades lighter or darker than your natural hair color. There are may exceptions to this rule, but consider it when thinking of a dramatic hair color change.
Natural looking hair color is still really in style! Streaks, harsh 2 tone color, platinum blonde, are seemingly outdated at the moment, while shine, sun kissed highlights, and natural looking hair color take over. If you’re rocking platinum blonde or streaky highlights and love it, then no biggie! I’m not trying to say these hair colors are wrong, but try to have an open mind as I proceed with some gorgeous inspiration for the new type of beautiful, more natural looking brunettes…
Selena Gomez is so young and beautiful and her hair is simply perfect. She has dark eyes and an olive skin tone and her shiny chocolate brown hair is magic! This sort of hair color shows that when your hair is darker with few to no highlights, it looks healthiest.
Kate Middleton is a natural beauty, and her hair is always looking perfect. This brown just may be her natural color, enhanced with a gloss treatment, which is a great idea for those who just need a punch of shine.
Kim Kardashian’s new hair color has been quite the trend lately. First really brought on the scene by my fav, Mila Kunis, brunettes are lightening up their color, but in an unexpected way. These highlights are warm, light brown or caramel at best, they are subtle, and add beautiful dimension to the hair. This look is still low maintenance, and looks great when the highlights are kept underneath all of the hair, so you never deal with roots. Think of it as the cousin to ombre hair. If you have color on your hair, understand that to achieve this natural looking highlight may take your hair stylist a few extra steps, which may cost more money too. It may not though, but you guys can discuss that during your consultation.
Remember when Mandy Moore came on the scene as a blonde?! Do not miss that, and love her take on brown hair. It’s light and warm, and almost has a hint of red to the brown. This color looks gorgeous if you have green or hazel eyes.
I can’t say the word enough, SHINE! Brown hair, whether light or dark, should be uber shiny. Olivia Munn’s hue is one of my favorites, and if you have an olive complexion and tan easy, you should try this color too.
Just a smidge lighter that Olivia’s hair, Michelle Trachtenberg is doing it just right. She has light eyes and a pale skin tone, so Olivia’s hair color would look too harsh on her.
Are you a brunette? Which is your favorite tone of brown hair?