Being a brunette is a surprisingly demanding job, especially if you’re a natural blonde or redhead or have been wearing a lighter shade for a long time – dark-colored tresses may seem easier to keep up with, but in order to get that sleek finish and deep, rich hues in your mane there’s a lot of work, between coloring and styling. But the best part of it all is, obviously, choosing a new shade of brunette to try on. Ready?

1. How To Choose A Brunette Shade? (back to index)

You probably already know, there are a lot of factors to consider when eyeing up a new shade to try on your hair. To name a few: your skin undertone and your eye color, but also your favorite makeup shades and your daily fashion style. Last but not least, how do you feel about commitment and pricey salon appointments? Yep, some shades are indeed cheaper to maintain as they don’t require monthly appointments to touch up your roots, whilst other colors tend to be more demanding when it comes to upkeep.

2. Cool Undertones (back to index)

Your skin has a cool undertone if silver jewelry looks particularly flattering on you. Look at the veins on your wrists: if they tend to look more on the blueish side of things rather than green or purple, then it is likely your skin has a cool undertone. I have good news for you: brunette shades allow you to play around with more than one color, as brown hair is naturally adding a bit of warmth to your complexion. This means you can be free to explore shades you didn’t think would suit you so well! A few examples? Let’s check them out together.

Toffee Brown

Warm and romantic, Toffee Brown is a sultry, soft shade of brunette that keeps things classy and natural but with a slight kick of red to add a pinch of spice to its own mix. Flawlessly authentic, Toffee Brown is the perfect colour to channel the elegant brunette energy with a delicate, blushy approach. With toffee brown hair extensions, you can achieve princess-like blowouts that will leave everyone stunned.

Medium Brown

Ladies and gents, the True Brunette Brown at its finest! This shade is the perfectly balanced harmony between darker, fierce brunette shades and softer, lighter shades such as the aforementioned Toffee Brown. Rich and velvety with intense undertones that will make you think of hearty desserts such as a gourmet chocolate fudge, this shade is perfect for those looking to achieve a glossy, romantic and natural shine in their mane. 

Espresso Melt Balayage

The Balayage version of Cliphair's most popular dark brown: say hello to mixed shade Espresso Melt, a true wonder for those that are looking forward to getting darker hair without missing out on the beauty and depth of rich, layered colours. Darkest brown fades into a sultry mix of chocolate and chestnut tones to create a warm, sunkissed balayage that looks effortlessly hued and expensive. If you’re a naturally dark brunette, Espresso Melt Balayage hair extensions will work wonders on your tresses adding a subtly highlighted look with all the glossiness and sweetness of caramel-like tones.

3. Warm Undertones (back to index)

Individuals with a warm toned complexion will love basking in these cooler shades of brunette, enhancing their natural features with sophisticated hair colours that will make them look and feel like a superstar. If your skin glows even in the brightest of white tops and you can rock a golden necklace like you were born to do so, chances are your skin's natural undertone is warm. Let's explore the right shades to make your complexion pop.

Darkest Brown

Not your average brunette shade, darkest brown is the perfect way to channel all the feisty brunette personality with elegance and class. This sultry shade is designed to give a dazzling shine to sophisticated hairstyles and works wonders with sleek hairstyles and updos, as seen on celebrities like Kim Kardashian rocking her natural tresses on numerous occasions. Darkest Brown is a wildcard type of brunette, being a naturally neutral shade that blends with many different hair types. This characteristic makes it a versatile colour to add to your brunette mane for unmatched body and thickness. You can use Darkest Brown hair extensions to get glossy, perfectly framed Hollywood waves or a killer ponytail alike.

Soft Bronze Balayage

Are you in love with that Barbie California sun-kissed look? Then look no further than this sumptuous balayage shade: a root of ash brown fading into a blend of neutral dark blonde and tan notes to create a subtle bronde finish. Great for adding warmth and depth to mousey brown hair or enhancing a previous balayage. Bronzed, expensive-looking and even a little bit retro - if you’d like to go slightly darker without missing out on all the fun that blonde could give, this “best of both worlds” mix could just be what you’ve been looking for.

Lightest Brown

If you’re a blonde that isn’t feeling brave enough to wear the darkness of brunette shades full-throttle yet, but you don’t want to get a classic highlighted look, try to embrace things one step at a time – rocking this subtle and compact light brown shade. With its vibrant and vintage mix of summer feelings and a creamy finish, Lightest Brown has the power of gracefully bring up warm undertones in a simple, effortless manner. Even rising idol Lily-Rose Depp has been seduced by the delightfully romantic energy of this colour! Hairstyles-wise, rest assured that Lightest Brown is a versatile shade that will be able to bring to life a lot of different hairstyles, from sophisticated updos to youthful, long and flowy tresses and boho braids. Grab your light brown hair extensions and explore a range of newly found glamour!

4. Neutral Undertones (back to index)

Neutral undertones have the advantage of being able to effortlessly rock a lwide selection of shades, similarly to those that have been blessed to the unique undertone typical of olive-skinned individuals. If you belong to one of these categories, know that you can never go wrong with beige tones, ashy colours, trendy root fades to bronde and even grey mixes: from sultry medleys of chocolate and caramel-toned balayage and deep, textured mixed shades to compact shades such as light brown, these types of brunette hues will bring your complexion to newly found life.

Chestnut Brown

Do you love the delicate, romantic finish of Toffee Brown but would like something less spicy? This light shade, also known as Chestnut Brown, takes out the red undertone and keeps things soft, feminine and unapologetically gorgeous with the warmth and elegance that only light brown hair can bear. Overall, Chestnut Brown can be described as a slightly paler brunette shade illuminated by a rich gold, undertone that will shine under natural sun light like nothing else. Perfect for those who enjoy the richness of chocolate-like shades  but prefer warmer undertones and shine.

Mousey Brown

Even superstar David Bowie was enchanted by the beauty of Mousey Brown hair, so much so that he made it the main character of one of the characters from his song Life On Mars?. Our Mousey Brown hair extensions are a great match to most natural brown roots thanks to their ashy undertones. Unlike the popular backcombed looks of Bowie’s era, mousey brown hair is now naturally light and glossy to brighten olive complexions. 

Medium Ash Brown

For the brunette that likes to keep her cool, our Medium Ash Brown hair extensions feature a soft, cool brown shade with neutral undertones, to blend in harmony with naturally neutral skin undertones. Ash brown is the perfect shade to make dark or green eyes pop and can be worn through thick and thin, staying glossy and classy during winter and adapting perfectly to summer hairstyles as well.

5. Conclusion: (back to index)

Brunettes can wear an incredible range of shades and have fun with bright, colourful hair accessories and funky coloured streaks in contrast with their naturally darker tresses. If you’re longing to enter the Bold Brunettes Club, make sure you make the first step in the right direction by choosing the brunette shade that will suit you best.

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