36 Light Brown Hair Colors

Light Brown Hair to Blonde Ombre


If you love subtle and seamless transitions this hairstyle will certainly sweep your feet away! Perfect for long locks, this style easily incorporates depth.


I think light brown and blonde go together so well! Definitely notable is this dark chocolate base melted into a sweet caramel shade! Placing some pieces in front will frame the face and give the whole look a brightening effect.

Hot Rich Cider

Death for the right balance of warm and cool tones in a brown guy! This beautiful hair looks natural and healthy, but full of color and stunning volume at the same time.

Glossy Gold

It is perfectly nice to see this smooth and hot mane which begins with darker roots. Styling hair like this is very fun because every wave and curl are greatly enhanced by this divine color’s gloss.

Soft Rose Gold Brown

Auburn Ombre


This one shows a reddish brown family’s lighter and more natural hue, considered to compliment pink undertone complexions. It’s hot and romantic, and you’re sure to stand out in a crowd. Medium duration with Dark Ash


On a lighter foundation, smoky hazel parts appear beautifully. This simple combination offers a high contrast finish that perfectly works on any textured hair.

Dark Reddish Brown Hair


QA with fashion designer Kylie Rush Hairstylist @ Elle Salon in Camp Hill Pa This look is the best of both worlds for perfect pastel pink if you can’t decide which shades look better you can have the best of both! It has the cool tone blend that gives it the smokiness and warmth to bring in and catch the light. Close to makeup, but for hair in the highlight and contouring section! The best thing about this look is the color combos ‘ versatility. When adding the natural hair color of the client, it improves the client’s look, but not yet itself, so it does not overshadow the skin tone and keeps it low maintenance when it grows out. It also works with every skin tone with the balance of warm and cool, regardless of the undertones. It also doesn’t fade to a flat blonde when it fades and it would fade to a dimensional blonde. Any advice that someone thinks about it? I’d describe this look as brown waves of copper rose. The most beautiful thing about this color is how it blends copper tones seamlessly into a natural brunette head of hair without necessarily making it a redhead. It adds warmth to her hair while it looks natural and mixes with its natural brunette color. Be sure that you are aware of the maintenance that it will take. Since the coppery rose color has been spread to previously lightened skin, over time it will disappear. Establishing a follow-up appointment about 8 weeks out would be a good time to reapply the semi-permanent overlay to ensure the fresh color of the coppery rose remains. If you’re in the sun enough or if you swim a lot like that a color can fade and shine much quicker. To order to extend the longevity of your paint, you should wear a sun hat outdoors to shield your color from the sun and prevent chlorinated water. Make sure that your hair care products at home are also color safe, especially if you shampoo your hair frequently. Highlights


QA with creator style Emily Grangaard Stylist @ Second Nature Salon in Denver Co How would you describe this look? I love how you can see the tone and color contrast in the light brown hair, but it’s still gentle and diffused. I do love the sound, without any orange, it’s rich and moist and the brightest parts look sunlit naturally. Any advice that someone thinks about it? This is perfect for someone who wants a fairly low maintenance light standout color. To keep the brightness around the face, this can be easily maintained with toners and a few foils on the hairline. For brunettes who want to enhance their natural color while minimizing damage, I would recommend this light brown hair. A professional hydrating color safe shampoo and conditioner such as Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me is key to preserving the color’s vibration and brightness and ensuring that the lightened ends do not get dry and brittle.The suggestions that someone feels about it? My advice would be to consult with their stylist to understand that it could take more than one session and to make sure they use professional sulfate-free products at home to keep their hair healthy and their color intact. I still say that good hair is 60% of what the stylist does in the living room and 40% of what the customer does at home. Balayage is good because it’s so low maintenance that’s perfect for all lifestyles, but to keep it that way you need to make sure you don’t shred your hair at home with products that dry out your hair and strip the color / gloss. This look would be great for anyone with brunette hair as long as you take care of your beaches at home! Color Melt Hair

QA with Jessica Scott Manager / Master Stylist @ Tangles Salon and Spa in Easton Pa How would you describe this look? With extra brightness pops, this light brown hair is full of volume. My favorite thing about this picture is that she first came to the salon without a year’s color of her hair and a significant line of demarcation from previous highlights of foil! To achieve the brightness, we mixed the hair of this beauty with a high lifting clay lightener Sunlights Balayage Lightener. The suggestions that someone feels about it? Balayage is a good way to go for someone with a busy life or planning! Growing out is seamless, so if you have darker roots and want to be blonde at the ends, you can completely rock that looks without going to the salon every 4 weeks and can go months without getting a touch of color!

Chestnut Highlights


Caramel chocolate


The suggestions that someone feels about it? My advice would be to consult with their stylist to understand that it could take more than one session and to make sure they use professional sulfate-free products at home to keep their hair healthy and their color intact. I still say that good hair is 60% of what the stylist does in the living room and 40% of what the customer does at home. Balayage is good because it’s so low maintenance that’s perfect for all lifestyles, but to keep it that way you need to make sure you don’t shred your hair at home with products that dry out your hair and strip the color / gloss. This look would be great for anyone with brunette hair as long as you take care of your beaches at home! Color Melt Hair

QA with Jessica Scott Manager / Master Stylist @ Tangles Salon and Spa in Easton Pa How would you describe this look? With extra brightness pops, this light brown hair is full of volume. My favorite thing about this picture is that she first came to the salon without a year’s color of her hair and a significant line of demarcation from previous highlights of foil! To achieve the brightness, we mixed the hair of this beauty with a high lifting clay lightener Sunlights Balayage Lightener. The suggestions that someone feels about it? Balayage is a good way to go for someone with a busy life or planning! Growing out is seamless, so if you have darker roots and want to be blonde at the ends, you can completely rock that looks without going to the salon every 4 weeks and can go months without getting a touch of color!

Chestnut Highlights


Caramel chocolate

Light Brown to Platinum Hair



QA with Natalie Walls Master Colorist / Hair Designer design designer @ Tiffany’s Hair and Co in Orillia How would you describe this look? The suggestions that someone feels about it? If you’re looking for this light brown hair, no layers and long enough to tie back are easy to maintain. With a smoothing gel, you can let the hair air dry or blow dry with a styling cream. For that soft natural look, I used Pravana Model Behavior and finished with Pravana Hydra Pearls. Ask your stylist to use a neutral toner to emphasize the tone of a more natural balayage.

Mocha Swirl

QA The Beehive Hair Salon in Berlin Ohio How would you describe this look and what is your favorite? What I like to name this color is the soft mocha swirl! My favorite thing is that this color fits well for the blond who want to seek a brunette. It’s not too dark or hot, so once the summer rolls around, it’s easy to get back to the blonde. What items are you going to recommend for this look? The Kenra Professional Bronze Metallics Series color is highly recommended for this color. I love my Aquage Uplifting Foam and Kenra Blow Dry Spray for styling at all times.


QA with Windsor Ontario’s Modify Hair Studio How would you characterize this look and what’s your favorite? This is the perfect alternative to all the blonde in the winter, a realistic bronde. My favorite thing about it is that it is less maintenance than the regular rooted blonde, but it still packs a punch with dynamic highlights and lowlights paneling throughout. During the winter months, it’s very comfortable. Typically I prepare a heat-protective hair like Revlon’s Uniq1 Spray and follow it with a dry blow like Peter Coppola’s Only Blow. Depending on how well the hair of my client retains curl, I may use a working hairspray when curling and I always end up with a shiny spray like Revlon’s Glamourama or Ag Firewall. Which skin tones and s will help eliminate this combination of color / style? I think this light color works best for people with neutral skin tones as well as for people whose hair is within two shades of the end result, of course. The color and style are very appropriate for finer hair because putting the lowlights under the lighter highlights adds some dimension to the hair that otherwise might look flat. Often, the soft wave produces the full hair illusion that still looks touchable. What’s your best tip about this color / style recreating / maintaining? It is important to keep the brown color with regular toning or glossing treatments in the salon because this look is on the ashier side. I also recommend to all my lightened or blonde customers a purple shampoo for home maintenance to keep brassiness out. Regular maintenance in the living room and at home should keep the brown color clean and make sure the colors are not washed out and drabed. Ashy Ombre


QA with designer style Eduardo Eulalio Sampaio Hairstylist in São Josà © do Rio Preto São Paulo – Brazil How would you characterize this look and what is your favorite?

Light Golden Brown Pops Hair


QA with> Jasmine Cardenas Hair and Makeup Artist @ Downey Ca Salon 1971 This is a light golden look with honey blonde pops. I love the season-friendly feel. It’s light for the spring and summer seasons, but for fall and winter it still has some of the money. For this look, what items do you recommend? As far as color is concerned, I definitely love the golden and beige shades used in this look by Schwarzkopf. They never fail to impress their -4 series. I used Unite hair products for hair styling. I love all their products because they’re not heavy at all on the body, allowing me to give customers a look that’s light and bouncy. What skin tones and s will help eliminate this combination of color / style? The light brown hair is versatile and this look can be replicated by anyone with light to medium brown tones. I’d say straight wavy and curly styles will pull off this look. The trick for each of these s is to place the lighter pieces. My best tip to replicate this brown color is to examine what the consumer already has undertones and colors. On top of red or light auburn tones, we don’t want to add more gold because it will make it too dry. This is a gentle metal that protects the iron. I used a 1-inch Hot Tools curling iron to create waves as far as the style was concerned. Make sure the client takes care of your home work to maintain the feel. In between trips, the use of sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners (like Unite) can extend the color life. Often, I not only do the base when I do retouches, but I make sure that I use a toner in the bowl to give the hair a new look with some creativity overall.

Shoulder Length Soft Spice

QA with Charlene Buonaccorso Stylist / Owner fashion maker @ Cheleganti Hair in Townsville Queensland Australia How would you describe this look and what is your favorite? This is a brown hair that is beautiful and naturally soft color. What I love most about it is her hair’s light-colored texture. All the tones combine so well to give her fine hair full shine and length. The gentle curls on her ends give the illusion that her regular visits are more deep, which is what we strive for. I love that her blue eyes came out of this brown color and made her face shimmer and I love how it made her feel! For this look, what items do you recommend? I am a MoroccanOil and Evo lover and proud stocker. The MoroccanOil Light Oil Treatment is applied every time I start a blow dry for moisture infusion to speed up drying time and add heat protection that is so necessary. What skin tones and s will help eliminate this combination of color / style? This light brown hair hue is best suited for cooler skin tones because the pigment lets the skin tones really shine. It may be too much for the skin to warm skin tones and clash. For this style, fine in thickness and medium in length, it’s the best hair. Too much hair thickness is going to make the finish look even bigger and thicker and you wouldn’t get those complex and detailed ends. When recreating / maintaining this color / style, what is your best tip? For a touch-up treatment, visit the salon every six weeks as hairstyles / colors lose their form and color tone if left any longer. In keeping your salon colored hair in its best condition, a home care scheme is also extremely important.

Because she wanted something subtle but enough of a change I didn’t have to use a toner to make it noticeable. That said, I think a sulfate-free shampoo would help keep the color until her next visit. As far as beauty items are concerned, she has straight / wavy hair and typically does not do any coloring, so it would be better for her to have a leave-in conditioner. What kind of customer do you suggest this look for? This light-colored haircut would be best for someone who is very low-maintenance and very rarely comes to the salon. I think a balayage like this should only be done once or twice a year, so it would be great for someone who has a busy lifestyle and can’t commit to going to the salon as often as possible. As far as this style is concerned, it could be ideal for short or long curly hair. This works for almost everybody! This particular hairstyle’s brown shade would look best on someone with fair to dark skin, but the scanning is subtle. But, as long as you suit the same tone of light as the natural hair, it should work for anyone!


QA with> Rancho Cucamonga Hair Phases Ca How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it? I love the warmly toned scanning light because it looks like the sun just kissed it. It is low-maintenance and has tons of size. The change of color from the toffee to the honey brown is stunning. Created with Redken Full Frame mousse, the textured beach waves were finished with Redken Fashion Work spray for touching hold. The only way these light waves bend the midshaft is to leave out the ends. What kind of customer do you suggest this look for? This look is for the beauties with dark eyes and soft tones that are on the go. Pureology Color Fanatic Leave-In for a perfect hair should hold the ends moisturized without frizz.

Light Ash Brown

A beautiful mixture of smoky gray-brown color to get into the atmosphere. Take out each other’s contrasting brown colors.

Sunkissed Hair Dark Brown Chocolate

QA with> Atma Beauty in Miami Beach Fl How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite? This is a test of virgin brown medium hair. The look adds warmer natural tones without sharp lines which increase her hair’s size and volume. We combined her natural color with three color grades darker, giving her a true light-sunk look. To create and maintain this look, what items do you recommend? To create this look, I used 20vol Wella Freelights and Uberliss Bond Protector to preserve the hair’s integrity. I toned 8/37 and 9/1:1 + 1.9 vol 1:2 with Wella Illumina. I also recommend keeping hair moisturized by the Uberliss bond maintainer at home.How would this look be defined and what’s your favorite thing about it? I love it because it’s gentle and it’s great! Because of how good they are, you can’t tell where the babylights start and stop, and this is probably my favorite part. I’m all about mixing and looking as natural as possible with my paint. Which items do you suggest that this look be created and maintained? To achieve this look, I used Redken’s Flashlift lightener. I definitely recommend a purple shampoo to keep those unpleasant brassy tones away! What kind of customer do you suggest this look for?

Seamless Caramel Hue


QA with Joplin Mo’s Oasis Salon and Day Spa This look is super casual as I haven’t tried too hard. I wanted it to look like the brown-colored company. I love the seamlessness of her mix and the fact that she’s not too elevated on her ends. It only seems more plausible. On our ends, we don’t all need to be level 3000! To create and maintain this look, what items do you recommend? In my lighteners, x / div&gt Redken’s pH Bonder is non-negotiable (I used Free Hand Lightener). It maintains the dignity of the hair while allowing a smooth and sunny transition during the lifting process. I finish with a Shade Eq Gloss all my colors. This makes everything beautiful and gives intense shine and conditioning. I worked out of her natural color, and she only has to reach her lightening service once or twice a year. Each 8 to 12 weeks, I suggest a Shades Eq Gloss Service to offer shine and prevent the color from pulling too brassy or becoming dull. Ph Bonder has a third step I’m retailing in order to maintain results at home. Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics and Exreme are my go – to lines after a color service to provide the necessary moisture and protein. I recommend Extreme Length Sealer and Primer particularly for all my girls and guys who want to be light at their ends and develop or sustain the lengths of the mermaid. My own hair has been saved! What kind of customer do you suggest this look for?

Dark Blonde Highlights on Bronde Hair


Weekly Trim Real in Edmonton Alberta Canada I’d call it a sunkissed bronde (a brunette and blonde balance). I love that this particular bronde is natural and gentle to brighten her skin with some face-framing bits. To create and maintain this look, what items do you recommend? To keep the color vivid and help minimize excessive humidity, I also recommend a clarifying shampoo and a purple shampoo. As for styling, I love a good spray of texture to keep the waves apart and live. My goal is to spray the R+Co Trophy. What kind of customer do you suggest this look for? For someone who is brunette, this is the ideal hair and dreaming about turning into a blonde. It helps a customer to do so without losing their hair’s dignity and if they are uncertain about the switch, it eases them into it. It’s also perfect for someone on the go and enjoying low-maintenance hair.

With Strong Sexy Hair shampoo and conditioner, the products I would use to preserve this look will continue. The Strong Sexy Hair line has mango butter which gives the hair and aloe vera great nourishment to help stop breakage and keep the hair strong. I would use Big Sexy Hair Full Bloom, a thickening and volumizing spray, to style the hair when the hair is damp. I always prescribe Big Sexy Hair Big Altitude, a lightweight mousse with a no-product feel, as well as Safe Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Oil to improve the hair’s health and brightness. I’d use Big Sexy Hair Get Layered Hairspray to finish the hair once it’s dry. This is my favorite hairspray because without the feeling of hairspray, it has flash drying technology, but still has a stronghold. What kind of customer do you suggest this look for? I recommend this light brown hair shade for someone with darker hair that wants to be lighter but doesn’t want blonde highlights to be retained. This look will also carry the fair skin tones with great heat. Dark Brunette Meets Blonde


QA with> Las Vegas Nv Advanced Esthetics How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite? To create and maintain this look, what items do you recommend? I used the base color Kadus 5N + 20 vol and the baby light Kadus Lightener. Then I walked through and painted by hand a few pieces left out of the foils. I toned in Redken Shades Eq with a 7P and 9V. To finish the look I used to build loose beachy waves using Monat styling products and the Bioionic Style Winder Wand. What kind of customer do you suggest this look for? This light brown hair is standard and ideal for those busy consumers who are looking for low maintenance while still allowing them to look chic with the lived-in look.


Flattering never goes out of style for everyone and ensures elegance.

Wavy Short Brown


QA with> Flirt Urban Salon in San Diego Ca How are you going to describe this look and what’s your favorite? I love creating a color that’s lived in and caring at my clients. I would use balayage to paint her sunkissed pieces to call this look a beachy and textured look. I love seeing the mixed highlights and bright ends and the brown color is great. To create and maintain this look, what items do you recommend?
Ashen Salon in La Jolla Ca How are you going to describe this look and what’s your favorite? This is a very nice haircut lob. To allow movement and avoid bulk, it is a blunt cut with textured ends. I love the balayage and trendy fashion kissed by the sun. To create and maintain this look, what items do you recommend? What kind of customer do you suggest this look for? This cut is ideal for medium to fine textured hair as it gives the thick ends illusion. For someone who has tamed hair or who is able to style it often, I would suggest it. If the right tone is reached, the color can be perfect for any teint. Obviously she has very dark hair and this summer blonde looks so natural!