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How to Get a Strawberry Brunette Hair Color

This sweet shade is perfect for spring and summer.
April 20, 2022

Strawberries and chocolate are a winning combination and that holds true when it comes to more than just a sweet treat. Beauty trends draw inspiration from fashion, TV shows and you guessed it — food. And the latest hair trend that’s caught our attention is strawberry brunette hair color.

Celebrities have been donning the decadent shade as of late, and we totally get it given how perfect it is for spring and summer. If you want to change up your hair color for the warmer months in favor of something that strikes the perfect balance between fun and neutral, strawberry brunette has your mane all over it. Keep reading to learn what exactly it is and how to get it. 


What Is Strawberry Brunette Hair? 

The name pretty much says it all — strawberry brunette hair is the deeper, brown version of strawberry blonde hair. It has a rich brunette base with hints of pink and red woven throughout. The color has a medium depth to it, meaning that it’s flattering on a variety of skin tones without looking too stark, but its unique undertones make it a subtle statement hair color. 

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How to Get a Strawberry Brunette Hair Color 

If you want to take this color for a spin, keep reading for three different ways to achieve it. 


1. Strawberry Brunette Money Piece 

A colorful money piece is a great way to test out a fun shade without going all out. You can simply dye the front sections of your hair the strawberry shade to see how you feel about the color on you before committing to the entire head. 

If you’re feeling apprehensive about taking the plunge and committing to a new hair color — even if it is just a small section — there are options for you. Temporary hair color is a great choice when you want to try out a new shade sans the long term undertaking. 

If you already have brunette hair, try spraying the L’Oréal Paris Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Rose Gold to two small sections of your hair to create a face-framing money piece. This will allow you to see what the shade looks like and then wash it out with your next shampoo if you don’t love it. 


2. All Over Strawberry Brunette 

The strawberry brunette hair color has natural dimension thanks to its combination of brown, pink and reddish tones. Because of this, you can sport the solid color all over your hair and it won’t look flat. 

For a totally custom version of the coveted color, you can head to a salon and have a professional colorist mix your shade for you. But if you’re more of the DIY type, you can certainly get the look at home.

If you want a dark brunette color with just hints of red, go for the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Deep Burgundy Brown. It’s a gorgeous permanent hair color that deposits rich, dimensional color onto your strands without wreaking havoc on them. 

For a brighter, warmer strawberry brunette hue, try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Coral Pink. It has a mid-tone coral base with hints of brown and pink in it. 


3. Strawberry Brunette Balayage 

If you want to keep a chocolate base color and just add hints of a strawberry tone throughout your hair your best bet is to head to the salon and request strawberry brunette balayage. The balayage technique creates beautiful highlights that look natural and are incredibly easy to maintain.  

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How to Maintain Your Strawberry Brunette Hair Color 

Once you have your desired shade, it will require some maintenance to keep it looking great. Incorporate these three steps to maintain your new hue. 


1. Use Color-Safe Shampoo and Conditioner 

If you opt for permanent hair color, it’s essential that you use color-safe hair care products. We love the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Conditioner because they’re gentle on color while working to strengthen the hair from the inside out by reinforcing weak hair bonds. Plus, they also help to prevent future hair damage with continued use. 


2. Utilize the Power Of a Hair Mask

Hair masks aren’t just great for addressing damaged hair — they can also work wonders to keep your color looking fresh. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Signature Masque, Color Care Hair Mask is an ultra-creamy formula that works to condition your hair while revitalizing your color and smoothing your strands. 

Apply a generous amount to clean, damp hair and let it sit for five minutes before rinsing. 


3. Add a Hair Gloss Into Your Routine 

Glossing treatments are excellent for maintaining your color and you can do one right at home. For a super quick at-home hair gloss, apply the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing In Shower Acidic Glaze in the shower and leave it on for two minutes before following up with conditioner. It works to intensify shine for a smooth, glossy finish. 

If you find that your color needs toning, try the L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss. In just fifteen minutes, it works to deeply condition your hair and boost your color. 

Next: 26 Hair Colors That Are Ultra-Flattering On Tan Skin

Written by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Credit: IG/@marissaavon.hair

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