Would you like to color? 10 summer upgrades for brown hair...
Do you want to try something new with your brown hair? Then you are exactly right here. And no, blonde strands are by no means the only way for a summer makeover. Our colleagues from the American Instyle asked six top colorists about the hottest nuances for Brunette this summer.
"Ombré is one of the best ways to color brown hair brighter without having to become blonde," says Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham. “I prefer to work with caramel or honey-colored highlights. Because they look super natural and come the most similar to the Sun-Kissed look that you had as a child.”
It doesn't always have to be blonde highlights. Warm red tones, for example, face-framing highlights such as Zendaya, are also ideal for brunettes. According to the matrix ambassador Sharon Spellman, the cool thing: "The subtle highlights are eyecatchers, but are still suitable for an everyday look."
"Ribbon lights are the modern variant of the 90s block strands," says Celebrity Hairstylist Sunny Brook. Blonde strands (also contrasting like ice blonde to hazelnut brown) run like tender ligaments from the approach to the tips (ribbon English for the band). Nice side effect: There is more depth in the crest, which makes thin hair full.
For you, it can be the 90s style par excellence? "Go for chunky highlights," says Hitomi, Master Colorist at Salon Rob Peetoom Williamsburg. If so, now is a perfect time! Jennifer Lopez wears a brilliant variation in the picture above.
Red hair wasn't as popular as it was this year. So now's your chance to try the color, "preferably a warm auburn like actress Ivana Sarkis'," says celebrity colorist Cassondra Kaeding.
"For those who prefer cool undertones, Mushroom or Sandy Brown are good choices," says Tracy Cunningham. Because although warm gold and red tones are really hip at the moment, ash nuances are still trendy.
Even minimal highlights make a difference. For this, strands have to be set lighter in just one shade. Balayage makes the look extra natural. Sharon Spellman says, "The understated style can accentuate facial features and make hair look fuller and healthier."
"Celebrities like singer Dua Lipa and model Bella Hadid love the money piece look," says Tracey Cunningham. Instead of working on the head of hair completely, only the two front strands are colored - and in a conspicuous way. Either in extreme blonde or red.
The name Expensive Brunette isn't because the color trend is so expensive, but because its richness and shine make it look super classy, says Sarah Klein, stylist at Nine Zero One. Dakota Johnson's look, with the deep brown base hair color and subtle blonde tips, is the prime example of the trend.
Riviera Brunette is sort of Expensive Brunette's cousin. The vibe is similar, but more highlights are set.