Become A Bespoke Brunette

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When you hear the words cool almond, sweet molasses and hazelnut honey what do you think of? The newest coffee drink your local barista is serving up? Maybe. Actually, these are varying shades of hair color that can transform a normal everyday brown hair woman into an eye catching multi-dimensional bombshell brunette. Yes, this is the time of year primed for new colors both in nature and wardrobe so let’s not forget our most important feature. Our hair! If you’re a natural brunette and feel your color options are limited this season, think again. Here are a few fun ways to turn your earthy brown hue into a seasonally bespoke brunette.

Fall Balayage

Balayage is a French hair coloring technique that means to sweep or paint. Balayage, a low maintenance way of coloring your, looks beautiful on brunettes especially in the cooler seasons. A coppery balayage displaying a full transition of colors from rich brown to coppery tones mimicking the changes in nature is very flattering. For those with medium brown hair, a bright honey blonde balayage is a gorgeous look for those wanting to keep a summery feel all year long.

Cool Brunettes

Yes, cooler weather means it’s time for “cooler browns”. Shades ranging from dark espresso to toffee cream are awe inspiring colors of brown that will look fashionable this season. But which hue is for you. If your complexion is cooler, meaning you have a bluish undertone, make sure you opt for darker shades like chestnut or mocha espresso. For those with warmer complexions, having golden or olive undertones, lighter browns like mocha caramel and sweet molasses will look more chic.


If you have blonde hair and want something that’s both fresh and fashionable this season consider adding some warm brown to deepen your golden tone. One way to achieve this look is by adding some caramel low lights. This color affect is perfect for the cooler seasons and will add some nice dimension, while contrasting colors show off the beautiful caramel tones.

For those darker blondes, consider deepening the root with a soft brown tone for a softer color appearance.

So while you’re spicing up your latte this season why not consider spicing up your look too. Now is the time to become a bespoke brunette and stand out from that holiday crowd. Don’t wait until winter passes. Soon those cool shades of brown will be replaced with thoughts of warmer colors signifying a new season.

Jyl Craven
About the author

My love and passion for the hair industry started when I was very young. I have always felt very fortunate in knowing that being a hair designer/educator was my future. I constantly strive to better educate myself and my design team. Making others look and feel their best is what I strive to achieve. My specialty is hair color, but I love cutting as well. To be the best artist you can, I feel you must be well rounded in all of your skills. That is why I also train other salons across the country in all of L ´Oréal Professionnel color and cutting techniques. I have been privileged to work with the most talented artists in the industry. Thank you for visiting our site and I hope to see you in our salon.