One of the most stylish hair color choices rising in popularity recently is chocolate brown. With a base of red and gold pigment, this delicious shade has become a salon favorite, and one that we’re obsessed with.
They say blondes have more fun, but the perks of being a sultry and sophisticated brunette shouldn’t be forgotten. If you’re tempted to update your look by going chocolate brown you may want to know if it’d suit you. Typically, your skin tone and eye color has a large part to play in whether a certain hair color would elevate your look.
Before taking the plunge, we’ve highlighted the benefits of chocolate brown hair and the different skin tones and eye colors this rich shade typically suits best.
Does your skin have warm undertones?
If you’re not sure what skin tone you have check out your veins. If they appear greenish then chances are you have warm toned skin.
If so, you’re in luck. Due to the red pigment in the hair dye, switching your tresses to chocolate brown can brighten your complexion and accentuate your natural tone.
If you have a cooler skin tone it is likely your veins will appear bluer, or purple. Whilst rocking a red toned hair color is still possible, something softer than a chocolate brown will be more suitable. Brunette hues with caramel highlights, golden brown, and honey shades are best suited to those with a fairer skin tone. Try Glaze Super Gloss in Blazing Brown for your perfect shade!
If you don’t really notice the color of your veins this may reveal that you have a neutral skin tone. In terms of brunette colors, you’ve won the genetic lottery as any shade of brown will suit you. Whether you want the rich deep chocolate brown or fancy going darker or lighter, brunette will compliment your skin tone regardless. Luckily, Glaze Super Gloss comes in 3 beautiful brown shades – from warm chocolate to deep espresso, each last up to 10 washes – so why not try all 3?
What color eyes do you have?
As we have discussed, chocolate brown dye has red pigment in it. This warm undertone can make blue and green eyes pop. Many people believe that if you have blue eyes blonde is your only option, but this simply isn’t true. Actresses such as Megan Fox, Liv Tyler, and model Miranda Kerr all use brunette shades to make their blue eyes pop.
The combination of chocolate brown hair and brown eyes is super flattering. However, if you have any lighter eye color, such as hazel or grey, a deep chocolate brown can be extremely beautiful due to the contrast.
How to care for chocolate brown hair
Once you have achieved the chocolate brown hair of your dreams, you’ll want to develop a new haircare routine to ensure the color lasts. If you haven’t had colored hair before, getting your hands on a shampoo and conditioner for dyed hair is an absolute must. Also, if you can bear it, washing your hair with cold water will help retain color by closing the hair cuticles whilst also boosting shine.
Whilst you will want to keep your color looking salon fresh, reaching for the box dye might not be a smart move as you could potentially damage your hair. Fortunately, we have the perfect solution to keep your hair fresh in between appointments. The Glaze Super Color Conditioning Gloss in Chocolate Gleam is a 10-minute treatment you can do easily at home. No mixing, no damage and no mess, our color and shine boosting gloss lasts up to 10 washes for that salon finish at home. Plus, 100% vegan, cruelty free, and recyclable. What’s not to like?