Light brown hair is always in season.
Just like the arbitrary style rules of not wearing white after Labor Day, or never wearing black and blue together, there are beauty rules that should also be ignored. An example is changing your hair color to match the current season. While there’s something to be said for deep, rich brown hair in the fall, light brown hair looks gorgeous all year round.
When it comes to finding your ideal light brown shade, Leland Olson, Style/Color.Master at Kevin.Murphy, says there are a few factors to consider, such as skin tone and undertone. your skin.
“Lighter eyes, such as blue and pale brown, typically reveal cool undertones, while golden flecks in an eye color typically indicate warm undertones,” Olson says. “Looking at the color of the veins on the inside of your wrist helps determine which shade will look best on you. If you’re unsure whether your veins are green or blue, you may have a neutral skin tone. If your veins appear green , you have a warm complexion If your veins appear blue or purple, you have a cool complexion.
Warmer skin tones can turn to natural, warm colors to make their eyes pop. Olson suggests “rich golds, radiant auburn coppers and chocolate browns”. For cool skin types, blue-based or more ashy brown shades will help minimize the natural redness of the skin. “Cooler skin tones should avoid black, orange/copper, and earth tones because they can wash you out and make you look paler,” says Olson. Beige tones are a universal choice for all skin tones.
To keep brunette hair from turning brassy or orange, Olson recommends an in-salon gloss like Kevin.Murphy’s Color.Me Gloss. A gloss is demi-permanent color or a clear conditioner will boost shine and hydrate to help repair hair. Olson says to think of it as lip gloss for your hair.
At home, treat hair with a neutralizing treatment that boosts shine and eliminates unwanted orange and brassy tones. “Using a product like Kevin.Murphy’s Cool.Angel will provide a color-enhancing shine treatment for your hair to maintain freshness between your in-salon hair color services,” Olson shares. “The pigments in this product help to enhance existing tones, neutralize unwanted tones and improve color longevity without building up on the hair.
Since there’s no right or wrong time of year to have light brown hair, we’ve rounded up our favorite celebrities on color to inspire your next look.
Cara Delevingne’s decadent caramel brown hair brings out her blue eyes.
Issa Rae’s rich auburn hair with subtly lighter ends enhances her warm complexion while giving off a less-is-more vibe.
Ombre Light Brown
Alexa Chung’s dark to light ombré features cool-toned highlights. Her effortlessly undone waves show the dimension of her color.
Light brown with golden blonde highlights
The actress’ golden blonde locks add warmth to her brunette base while her soft ’70s curtain bangs play up her features. What’s not to love about this combo?
Now, it’s a hair color that lives up to its name. “Dear brunette refers to a hair color that has an incredible shine, a liquid like glossy finish, but has intentional lift and dimension in the hair to make the color appear to cascade and shine with a shimmer. multidimensional,” says Olson. “Whether it’s a cooler or warmer tone, this trend is all about super healthy hair and rich hair color.” Gigi Hadid’s light brown hair is a prime example.
Hailey Bieber’s copper brown hair is super shiny and vibrant, and like the rest of her beauty looks, will inevitably become a bona fide TikTok trend.
No one rocks light brown hair quite like Jennifer Lopez. Here, the star shows how gorgeous bronze highlights can be. The dimension created by the lighter strands creates a lovely honey brown finish.
Not quite blonde, not quite brunette, Sofia Richie’s in-between color is ideal for those who can’t decide.
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