Hair Color Trends That’ll Make 2018 Absolutely Brilliant for Brunettes
Once you get the itch to change up your hair color, it’s hard to resist a few strokes of honey here, a few ribbons of caramel there. While brunettes haven’t always gotten to cash in on trending shades like platinum and pastel, we’re finally seeing a whole fresh fleet of hair color trends for brunettes that are anything but boring. Luckily, there are enough brilliant brunette shades to go around. For those partial to ashy tones, earthy mushroom brown and greige might be the lucky number. For those who favor warm shades, rich cocoa butter and rose brown might tickle their fancy. And for those looking to completely revamp, the bold blackberry and tiger-eye trends are waiting in the wings. This year, every brown-haired girl is going to be treated to the best brunette color ideas yet. Check out the hair color trends for brunettes that are taking over salons in 2018
This brilliant rose-hued rendition of rose gold for brunettes works whether you’re starting with caramel brown or deep mocha. From metallic copper-rose to soft blush-rose, rose brown is ready to fit your personal style. It takes shine and shimmer to the next level.
This hue favors the ashy gray-brown tint of the popular portobello mushroom. Start with that in mind, and you’re well on your way. The multi-dimensional hair shade gets rich blended color from an ashy base layered with highlights and lowlights. Focusing on only cool to neutral browns is the ultimate key to getting the earthy tint.
This devil-may-care color is just the vibrant pop that ladies with brown hair need this year. Rich, deep shades of reddish-purple are seamlessly blended into dark brown hair for a finish that adds the perfect subtle touch of intrigue.
How you know you’ve spotted a root beer mane in the wild: you’ll see a medium-to-dark brunette with rich swirls of warm color, thanks to auburn and amber highlights. The trend is all about that bold, syrupy finish achieved from adding major warmth to brown hair.
We’re hearing that greige just might be the new black, especially come fall and winter. The ashy mix of beige and gray creates the perfect neutral shade that favors our beloved mushroom brown, but incorporates a light biscuit beige in lieu of medium brown.
Cocoa butter came onto the scene recently to give incredible dimension and fresh life to a classic hair color. The shade starts with a beautiful chocolate brown base, but then runs wild with tiny touches of color, courtesy of babylights and subtle balayage, that include dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, and beige blondes.
Yep, we're talking your old-school bag lunch favorite: peanut butter and jelly. With purple hues, like that of the blackberry brown trend, and rich swirls of caramel, you take a medium-to-dark brown base to delicious new dimensions.
This gemstone-inspired balayage trend is definitely for the bold. Warm-toned brunettes can ask for sweeping strokes of auburn, gold, and bronze shades to get the tiger-eye look. You end up with stunning swirls of vibrant color.
Brunettes are starting to take a walk on the dark side with ultra-dark espressos and cacaos that look striking against fair skin. We’re loving the ashy and cool-toned takes on the shade, especially when subtle icy babylights are woven into the color.
Bronde is the ultimate compromise for those brunettes that want to be blonde, but don't want the maintenance. Neutral biscuit balayage perfectly complements a neutral brown base for a totally cohesive finish.
We're loving this back-to-the-basics mentality, and you can easily make this classic color even better with warm hazelnut balayage throughout. If you're into keeping things natural, this trend is a no-brainer.
What better way to revamp your chocolate brown than some summer bronzing? This brunette steals every ounce of luster and polish we could dream of, thanks to metallic bronze balayage.
We can’t get over the utterly syrup-like finish on this silky mane. A deep cool mocha base gets a sweet twist from warm cinnamon brown. When in doubt, cinnamon won't disappoint when revitalizing deep brown bases.
Give even more life to springy curls and a warm brunette base with syrupy hazelnut highlights. The shade gives the perfect sun-kissed dimension we want for spring and summer.
This trend is the perfect refresh for dark chocolate hair that wants a silky mocha finish. Adding very subtle balayage from midway to the ends brings out the ashy, cool-toned base shade.
Embolden your ultra-dark brunette locks with this deep red-brown tint. Instead of coating strands in an orange-based red, use a true blue-based red for a dramatic pop of color that looks incredibly rich on super dark hair.
We're seeing ash-gray everywhere this year, whether with all-over babylights or face-framing balayage. This deep cool brown base gets a smoky finish that looks edgy and stylish.