Ash Brown Hair Color Ideas for Pinays

You might be confused on what shade to pick when deciding on a hair dye. Let us make your life easier by explaining what ash brown hair color is. 

Brown hair is flattering on almost anyone. It is a go-to color especially for Pinays because brown makes your skin warmer and adds that healthy glow. If you have morena skin and you want to dye your hair, here’s a suggestion for you: try ash brown hair color.

Ash brown is a medium shade of brown with a tinge of gray. It’s a subtle shade that looks sophisticated when done correctly. If you’re a newbie to the world of hair color, consider getting ash brown hair color. Here are ways on how to pull it off.

1. Medium ash brown hair color

Dark brown hair color: Closeup shot of a woman with long ash brown hair wearing a white blouse outdoors
Textured hairstyles and layered haircuts become more defined with ash brown hair color. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’re looking for a brown shade that’s quite unique, go for ash brown hair color. It blends seamlessly with your naturally dark tresses, and if you have long wavy hair, this hair color gives it more definition.

Editor’s tip: Don’t let your hair color fade! Switch to Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner to keep your hair color vibrant while protecting your hair from dryness. 

2. Dark ash brown hair color

Woman with a side bun hairstyle and ash brown hair color
Put your ash brown hair on a loose, side bun when attending special events like weddings. Credit: Shutterstock

If you love putting your locks in an updo, dark ash brown can add some definition to your hair. And when the light shines on your tresses, your hair shows this beautiful brown sheen that keeps your hair from looking flat.

Editor’s tip: Finish your loose bun by spritzing TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray to create a laidback, textured look. 

3. Ash brown blonde hair

Ash brown hair color: Asian woman with short ash brown hair
Take the leap and dye your entire hair ash brown. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Falling in love with ash brown? Go ahead and dye your locks from root to tips. Then, add some blonde streaks and let these sit on top of your ash brown base for a trendy look.

Editor’s tip: Give your colored hair a spa treatment by applying TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask once a week. This replenishes lost moisture so your hair remains soft and smooth. 

4. Ombre

Caucasian woman with ash brown ombre hair wearing a jacket outdoors
Rock the color transition from your roots to your tips. Credit: Melodie Jeng

Ombre has been quite around for some time, and you can apply this gorgeous hair trend when getting ash brown hair color. You can dye your roots and the upper half of your hair ash brown, then gradually transition to another shade like light brown or ash blonde as you approach the tips.

5. Short ash brown highlights

Ash brown hair color: Asian woman with brown short hair smiling
Make your simple bob more appealing with ash brown highlights.

Wear this trendy hair color with a haircut that’s also in like a chin-length bob. Ash brown can make your short hair look even fresher and more updated, resulting in a more youthful look.

6. Balayage

Woman with long wavy ash brown balayage hair wearing a jacket and skirt ourdoors
Go for ash brown balayage hair for a more natural look. Credit: Melodie Jeng

If you want your ash brown hair to look more natural, go for balayage highlights. This coloring technique is like hand-painting your hair, letting the color peek through with your natural hair color as the base.

Now that you know all about ash brown hair color, it’s time to visit your favorite salon and get this color. Don’t forget to take a selfie because we’re sure your look will be Insta-worthy.

7. Light ash

Asian woman with light ash hair
Stand out with light ash brown hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Dare to make a bold move and dye your hair light ash brown. This shade has more gray than brown and is an edgy color choice if you want to make a statement with your hair.

8. Sleek and shiny ash brown hair

Woman with sleek and straight hair wearing a white blouse and light blue trousers walking on the runway
Enjoy a good hair day with sleek and shiny tresses. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Ashy hair colors often look matte by default, but you can add shine to your ash brown hair with a coat of hair serum. Sleek and shiny hair is a perfect day-to-night look that you can easily pull off. With hair like this, you can easily go from office-chic to party-ready in a minute.

9. Ash brown straight, layered hair

Closeup of a woman with long straight brown hair with heavy eyeliner and light makeup
Jazz up your straight, ash brown hair by going for a layered haircut. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’re not a fan of ombre hair color, you can add a bit more dimension to your hair by going for a layered haircut. If you have long, thin hair, layers will definitely keep it from looking flat.

10. Ash brown lob

Woman with a center-parted ash brown lob wearing a white dress walking on the runway
Whether it’s blunt or layered, a lob makes for a fresh, new look. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Have you just gotten a fresh, new haircut? Add a new hair color into your makeover list as well. With an ash brown lob, you’ll be sporting two hair trends in one look. Give your hair a clean, center part for that classic, polished ‘do.

11. Very Dark Ash Brown

ash brown hair color: model has dark ash brown hair color and she is looking at the camera while her hair looks beautiful
Dark ash brown hair looks great with voluminous hair. Credit: Shutterstock

You can also go dark with a dark brown base when getting ash brown hair color. This is perfect for girls who rarely have the time to visit the salon regularly. Since the color is not far from a Pinay’s natural hair color, the roots don’t show and growth is not that obvious.

12. Ash Brown Highlights

ash brown hair color: girl with a yellow jacket and long hair is leaning on the wall while looking at the camera
Hair highlights give your hair dimension. Credit: Shutterstock

Highlights combine with your natural hair color, giving your hair dimension. Best of all, it makes you look younger and fresher.

13. Yellow-hinted Ash Brown

side view of model is shown where her hair is up in a ponytail
Love the sleek texture of this ash brown hair. Credit: Shutterstock

We are just falling head over heels for this ash brown hair color. The shade is not common and suits warm skin tones. The hint of yellow also makes your hair seem glowing when light hits it. How gorgeous, right?

With these ideas, are you now ready to rock ash brown hair color? To which we say, go ahead! Have fun picking the perfect shade for you.

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