Brunette Hair Colour Ideas

5 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Brunette Hair Colour at Michelle Marshall Hair Salon in Cardiff

Brunette hair is often very underappreciated!  The truth is that, with the help of the hair colour experts at Michelle Marshall hair salon in Cardiff, brown hair is anything but boring!  In fact, it is one of the most subtle, attractive and versatile hair colours out there.

Whether you’re looking to add an extra dimension to your hair with some warm balayage highlights, mix in a brighter pop of colour, or perhaps boost your volume with hair extensions, there are plenty of exciting ways to transform your brown hair while staying true to your brunette base colour.

If you aren’t sure where to go next with your brown locks, why not consider trying something that will enhance your shade?  To find the look that works best for you, ask your Michelle Marshall stylist for hair colour ideas for brunettes, or find your own inspiration from our beautiful brown hair looks below.

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1. Try Out A Blonde Balayage

If you want to warm up your look by adding some face-framing blonde to your tresses, then say hello to balayage!  This super-popular hair colour trend is ideal for giving your brunette hair a natural sun-kissed vibe.  To get the look, your Michelle Marshall stylist will keep your brown colour on top and only lighten the ends of your hair and will keep to warm gold and caramel tones to avoid your hair looking streaky.  As the colour will concentrated at the ends of your hair, there won’t be a harsh line when your roots start to grow through, making this a great low-maintenance look!  Check out our guide to balayage here.

2. Highlights & Lowlights for Brunettes

You could think of highlights as a tiny step towards  a complete hair colour change. If you’re not ready to go lighter all over just yet, highlights are a great way to dip your toe into the water rather than diving straight in!  Ask your hair colour technician to add highlights of your favourite shade so you can find out if you like it.  Depending on your preference, these can be chunky or thin, subtle or bold.  For a sun-kissed look, choose a shade that’s only slightly lighter than your base colour or you could consider adding warming copper tones.

If going lighter, even just with highlights, really isn’t for you, lowlights could be the answer. Lowlights are similar to highlights in that they add an extra dimension to your hair colour, but with lowlights you’re darkening certain parts of your hair.  Pick a colour that’s darker by two shades or more to add depth to your brunette hair.  For a simple switch, you could add darker brown sections all over. Alternatively, if you’re looking to incorporate another colour, how about trying deep red lowlights for a striking colour combo.

3. Try an Inky Dark Shade

For a touch of drama, you could choose an all over colour that’s darker than your current shade.  This allows you to maintain your brown mane while still experiencing something different.  No matter your skin tone, going darker can make for an eye-catching change.   You could also consider adding some fashion colours to your hair  – although blondes take pastel colours the best, brunettes can take darker, inky blues and purples for a quirky vibe.

4. Get A Stylish New Haircut

Colouring isn’t the only way to refresh the way your brown hair looks – a stylish new cut can also completely transform your brunette locks.  If you’re ready for a major change, you could consider a cropped pixie cut.  If you prefer a little more length, how about trying an on-trend ‘lob’ for your new style?

5. Add Hair Extensions

If you’re not comfortable trying a new colour or going for the chop with a shorter cut, consider extending the length of your hair instead.  Hair extensions can transform your hair by adding both length and volume.  Ask your stylist for strands slightly longer than your natural hair to help create the look of added thickness, or mix in super-long extensions for a dramatic length change to enhance your brown shade.  Find out more about hair extensions at Michelle Marshall salon in Cardiff here.

Book Your Brown Hair Transformation Appointment at Michelle Marshall Hair Salon in Cardiff

From chestnut brown to chocolate, soft, light brown to dramatic dark hues – we can find the perfect brunette hair colour for you at Michelle Marshall salon in Cardiff.   You could enhance your natural hair with a glossing treatment, or work with your Michelle Marshall hairdresser to create a bespoke colour that’s tailored to your skin tone.

Discover how you can achieve your desired result with the help of your hairdresser today. Book now by calling us on 029 2061 1566 or by using our quick and easy online booking system.