Honey Brown Hair Of 2021 Hero Bmag

hair color ideas How To Wear the Honey Brown Hair Color Trend

This hair color will have everyone buzzing about you.

Not every new hair trend is a bright and bold hair color like lavender or blue. This year, it’s honey brown hair that takes the crown for the most buzz-worthy hairstyle hue. Although brown hair color might be simple and classic, it doesn’t have to be boring. The honey brown mix adds a hint of sunshine to brunette hair for a look that serves up serious shine and style. Ready to sweeten up your hair color? Below, find everything you need to know about the honey brown hair color trend, including a few ways you can try it out for 2021.

What Is Honey Brown Hair?

Honey brown hair features a warm, brown base that can vary in tone. There’s more than one shade of honey brown hair but the base is either laced with varying tones of honey highlights or has a golden undertone to give it that sweet-as-honey touch. Since honey brown hair is warm in tone, it’ll be most flattering on those with warm skin tones. The key to making this hair color trend work for you is finding the right brown hair color for your skin tone


How To Get A Honey Brown Hair Color

If you plan to try the trend with highlights, you’ll want to head to the salon so your colorist can expertly place your honey-colored strands. Prefer an all-over honey brown ‘do? You can DIY the shade with the help of at-home honey brown hair dye.

Always keep in mind that coloring your hair at home may seem easy (and it can be), but it will require patience and some knowledge to keep your hair looking beautiful and healthy. We recommend visiting the L'Oréal Paris Hair Color Concierge to consult with a specialist for tips, tricks and product recommendations if you have additional questions about dyeing your hair at home.


6 Honey Brown Hair Color Ideas

Ready to give the trend a try? Check out a few honey brown hair color ideas below!


1. Light Honey Brown Hair

For anyone who is fond of light brunette manes and all-over color, you’ll want to give light honey brown hair a try. Since this option involves a single shade, you can easily DIY the look at home. Use the L’Oréal Paris Féria Hi-Lift Browns Downtown Brown to do just that.


2. Brown Hair With Honey Highlights

If you’re all about a dimensional ‘do, you’ll love lacing your brown hair with honey highlights. Perhaps the most classic take on the trend, this color option offers plenty of movement. To take things up a notch, ask your colorist to add some warm reddish-brown highlights into the mix as well. 


3. Medium Honey Brown Hair

Love the idea of a solid honey brown hair color but don’t want to go too light? A medium honey brown shade might be just what you’re looking for! Color your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Hi-Lift Gold Brown for an at-home hair color transformation.


4. Dark Honey Brown Hair

Just because honey brown hair has golden undertones doesn’t mean you have to opt for light strands. If you favor dark brown hair, upgrade your tresses with a dark honey brown hair color. For a dark honey brown hair dye, try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Dark Golden Brown.


5. Honey Brown Ombré Hair

Are you more low maintenance? If so, honey brown ombré hair is the option for you. Since this take on the brown hair with honey highlights trend features brunette roots that transition to honey blonde ends with a gradient effect, you won’t have to worry about a harsh line of demarcation as your roots grow out—aka, you can wait for longer between touch-ups. 


How To Care For Honey Brown Hair Color

To increase the lifespan of your honey-dipped ‘do, keep the following hair care tips for color-treated hair in mind.

Swap your current hair system for one that’s specifically formulated for color-treated hair. We love the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Shampoo, and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Conditioner, which work together to nourish and boost vibrancy in color-treated hair.

To prevent your color from getting dull, use the L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss once a week to refresh your hair color and give it a glossy finish (like you just left the salon). Formulated with coconut oil, this gloss will leave your hair nourished and feeling soft after one 15 minute in-shower application.

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