Brunette but NOT Boring...check out these great options for dark hair June 13, 2019 14:30
Calling all natural brunettes and lovers of the lush, dark chocolate hair hues. Find your best brunette hair colour that defies that boundaries of what it means to have "brown hair" while also complementing the length of your hair.
Known in the industry for her extensive background in training and education, as well as being a Master Stylist at Morgan & Morgan Hair Collective since 2001, Jennifer Morgan @jennifer.morgan.hair is the go-to girl with any colouring conundrum and her passion and skill set are enviable in the hairdressing community.
So in this blog we ask her to give you with inspiration as well as advice for how to talk to your Morgan & Morgan colourist about what you want for your brown hair.
IDEAS FOR SHORT HAIR
If you have short brown hair, ask us about colour blocking! They'll layer different tones on top of each other to create depth and dimension. Get inspired by one of the particular colour blocking looks below.
CHESTNUT BROWN HAIR
Colour block with some chestnut hues. Chestnut Brown Hair has a warm finish with red accents and is a perfect way to add dimension and a little colour.
MILK CHOCOLATE BROWN HAIR
At the lighter end of the brown hair spectrum, Milk Chocolate Brown hair still has plenty of dimension and shine. Milk Chocolate Brown is easy to maintain if your natural colour is somewhere between brown and dirty blonde. Dimension is added using baby-lights around your face.
CHOCOLATE BROWN HAIR
This deep, dark Chocolate Brown hair colour complements all skin tones. You can wear Chocolate Brown monochromatically or use it as a base colour to add brunette-inspired highlights or lowlights to.
IDEAS FOR MEDIUM, SHOULDER LENGTH HAIR
If you have medium, shoulder length hair, a lower maintenance brunette look might be right for you. Talk to us about highlights that start off of the root for a more modern look that is easy to maintain. Don't be afraid to show your stylist one of these looks so you can talk through what you want.
CHROME BROWN HAIR
With Chrome Brown Hair you can be natural and edgy at the same time. Silver under-lights add an element of fun and can be a subtle contrast or your first step into more fantasy hair colours. The chrome shade complements brown hair without overpowering it. You'll be surprised at how much movement this bit of colour adds to your brown hair.
ASH BROWN HAIR
It's official: ash is not just for blondes. This Ash Brown adds a cooler tone versus the more traditional brunette hair colours that pull in warmer shades. Those of us with cool skin undertones will likely find this a complementary shade.
GILDED BROWN HAIR
Caramel highlights on dark brown hair create this Gilded Brown. For movement and dimension, face framing caramel highlights might be the trick. The placement of the colour is likely to draw attention to your eyes and highlight your cheekbones.
IDEAS FOR LONG HAIR
We've all heard of balayage, but have you heard of a tri-coloured balayage? Talk to us about this technique which pulls in three different tones for a multidimensional look. Having long hair definitely gives you more to work with when it comes to creating a brunette look, and we think these 3 long hair looks will get you started to finding the best brunette for you.
TORTOISE SHELL BROWN HAIR
Tortoise Shell Hair takes you from dark to light brown hair with a toffee brown ombre. This technique is popular among celebrities and is easy to maintain due to a long dark brown root (with a toffee brown finish on the ends!).
ROSE BERRY BROWN HAIR
Rose Berry Brown brings some red into your brunette hair. With this look your brown hair transitions beautifully into red with a well-blended balayage. You can go subtly red at your ends which you see here, or you can ask for a more intense red at the bottom of your hair.
BROWN HAIR WITH A POP OF COLOUR
Brunette hair can have a Pop of Colour too! Weave in some pastel shades without straying from your brown with this peekaboo look. The pastel strands are strategically placed throughout your hair so they peek through as your hair moves. You can try any colour you like, including the blues and purples you see here.