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Chocolate Brown Hair Colour Ideas for Brunettes

You heard it here first, chocolate brown is officially the colour of the season! Warm up those wintry days with a shade of chocolate brown that's good enough to eat. From cinnamon to hazelnut, there are so many shades to choose from...

Chocolate block

Girls who like to keep it minimalist and modern will fall in love with block colour hair, which can be styled in any shade of rich chocolate brown. Uniform dark colours look great on olive skin tones and work best when shown off on thick and healthy locks, so keep your hair trimmed and nourished this winter by booking frequent trips to the salon for cuts and treatments.

Rich chocolate balayage

A subtle balayage can look deliciously rich and smooth in transitioning shades of chocolate brown. A natural approach to highlighting, ask your colourist for dark roots that seamlessly blend into warmer ends. A rich chocolate balayage is perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance hair colour, as it's the visible roots that really make this look. For a natural-looking transition, speak to your colourist about applying your colour using a gloss smudge. This particular chocolate brown look is perfect for those with cool skin tones and pairs well with messy hairstyles, such as waves or a messy ponytail.

Milk chocolate highlights

For girls who can't quite decide between light or dark brown hair, why not have the best of both worlds by pairing up a warm brown base and milk chocolate highlights? For an urban chic look, create contrast between lowlights and highlights by wearing your hair in boxer braids. Milk chocolate brown highlights look great on warm skin tones and work particularly well at accentuating dark eyes. Dreamy!

Smooth mahogany

If you're blessed with naturally smooth and silky hair, you'll love how this rich mahogany brown can accentuate your natural shine. Go modern minimalist with a block colour or add texture to your locks with subtle copper highlights. Get the sleek and smooth appeal by applying a hair oil to damp hair before straightening with a heat styling tool. Don't forget the heat protection spray either!

Textured chocolate brown highlights

Bohemian babes will love these piecey chocolate brown highlights that add texture and definition to dark hair. This look is achieved by creating a subtle contrast between light and dark shades of chocolate brown highlights. Not one to be attempted at home, speak to your colourist about the best colour combination to suit your skin tone. Wear your colour in carefree, boho waves by applying a texturising powder to your locks when damp and allowing to dry naturally.

Cinnamon swirl

Keep warm this winter with hair so cinnamon chocolate sweet, it's good enough to eat! These brightening highlights are perfect for warming up even the coolest skin tones and are best shown off when teamed up with thick, healthy-looking waves. The harsh weather can take its toll on your hair, so step up your hair care game this season by investing in a nourishing shampoo and conditioner. Applying a weekly hair mask will help strengthen your locks from within and using a hair oil will give you a healthy shine that lasts for days. Remember to use a heat protectant when styling your waves with heat styling tools.

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