If you’re looking for a new hair color to rock this winter, look no further. All over the celebrity world and social media alike, chestnut brown hair color is having a moment — and for good reason. This warmer take on the classic brunette look adds just the right amount of dimension to hair, and looks absolutely stunning on a variety of skin tones. Want to know more about which chestnut brown hair color might be right for you? Keep reading to find out.
Chestnut Brown Hair Color: The Basics
At its core, chestnut brown hair toes the line between auburn and chocolate. Unlike other brunette shades that can feel flat and washed out, a chestnut shade gives your hair just the right amount of warmth to look refined, dimensional and extra glossy. The extra dimensionality can also make naturally thin hair look much thicker too! And even better, unless you’re starting with very dark hair, bleach lightening won’t be necessary to achieve this look.
Whether you’re in the mood for a full dye job or just a few strategically placed highlights, it’s important to know which shade of chestnut brown is best for you. We’ve put together a few of our favorite shades to help narrow down your choices.
3 Chestnut Brown Shades to Try
Light Chestnut Brown Hair
We especially love light chestnut brown hair on more golden skin tones. Its warm, bronze-tinted base helps give plenty of life and movement to strands without looking brassy.
If you’re already blonde or have light brown hair, transitioning to a light chestnut shade makes for a simple but powerful (and super-easy to maintain) style upgrade! Wear hair in loose curls or in a sleek, asymmetrical bob for a refined look.
In between colorings, use Toppik Root Touch Up Spray to instantly cover roots and grays. The unique airbrush applicator provides precise, buildable application with flexible color pigments that adjust to perfectly match your hair color.
Dark Chestnut Brown Hair
For a richer shade that looks gorgeous on cooler skin tones, we recommend trying out a darker chestnut. This perfect mixture of warm copper and chocolate can breathe new energy into flat brown strands without too much of a drastic change.
We think this shade pops against pretty much every skin tone from porcelain to ebony, and works well with most hair textures too! From a sleek middle part, to tight curls, a dark chestnut color makes any hairstyle look chic and sophisticated.
If you have light eyebrows, try the Toppik Brow Building Fibers Set. Brow Building Fibers come in three shades, Light Brown, Medium Brown and Dark Brown. The set comes with a brow-shaping wax for the Fibers to cling to, so you can easily make up your eyebrows to match your chestnut brown hair color.
Chestnut Brown Highlights
Don’t want to take the full chestnut plunge but still want to give your strands a boost this season? Then, chestnut brown highlights might be the perfect option for you.
Opt for a few face-framing chestnut brown highlights to give the appearance of more warmth and movement. Ask your stylist to blend them into your roots to help you avoid the dreaded awkward growing-out phase!
For a bolder look that complements more piece-y or textured hairstyles, opt for a smattering of chestnut highlights that gradually lighten toward the ends.
Are you down to go chestnut brown this winter? Let us know in the comments!