Brown Hair Color Shades for Filipinas: The Best Shades to Try

Not all browns are created equal. Here’s how you can pick the brown hair color shade that best flatters your skin.

Thinking of switching up your hair color? Whether you’re having your hair dyed for the first time or you change your color every month, one thing’s for sure: You can’t go wrong with a brown hair color shade. It’s a classic hue that suits any haircut, any occasion, and any outfit, and it’s beautiful against Filipina skin. The key to making it work lies in figuring out which shade of brown would be the perfect match for your skin tone, and that involves figuring out your skin’s undertone.

There are many ways to identify your skin’s undertone. If the veins on your wrist are blue and if silver jewelry looks nicer on you, you most likely have cool undertones. If you have greenish veins and if gold jewelry is more flattering on you, your undertones are most likely warm.

You can also figure out your undertone by checking how your skin reacts after spending the day out in the sun: if you usually turn red, you’re most likely cool-toned. Warm-toned girls, on the other hand, tend to tan easily.

Now that you’ve identified your undertone, you’re ready to find the perfect hair hue for your skin. Read on to discover the best brown hair color shade for your Pinay skin!

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  1. Fair skin
  2. Medium skin
  3. Deep Skin
brown hair color shades for Filipinas - Sandy Brown
Brown hair color shades for Filipinas: Sandy brown hair will suit girls with fair skin. Credit: iStock

You’re in luck: Your light complexion won’t look washed out easily, so you can rock almost any hue. Take advantage and go for light brown shades: honey and butterscotch shades will give a rosy glow to girls with warm undertones, while ashy hues and sandy browns will flatter mestizas with cool undertones. On the other end of the spectrum, a deep chocolate hue will also look striking against porcelain skin.

brown hair color: girl is wearing a red top and her straight hair goes well with her skin color
Dark brown hues go well with fair skin. Credit: Shutterstock

A dark brown hair color greatly contrasts your fair skin and makes you look even fairer. It makes your face look more glowing and sends out an overall vibe of freshness, sweet innocence, and beautiful simplicity. Remember how fair Snow White’s skin was? All that’s thanks to her jet black hair.

brown hair color shades for Filipinas: Warm Highlights
Brown hair color shades for Filipinas: Warm highlights will make brown hair look gorgeous with medium skin. Credit: iStock

Girls with medium skin can pull off a wide range of brown hair colors, from blonde-brown to deep khaki. If your skin has cool undertones, your hair will look gorgeous in a walnut brown hue or a vibrant cocoa shade. Chestnut brown hair will suit ladies with warm undertones beautifully, as will chocolate hues with hints of red. If you’re having your hair professionally colored, ask the hairstylist to add golden highlights–it will add dimension to your hair, making you look younger and healthier.



Editor’s tip: Keep your brown hair color from fading by using products formulated especially for colored hair. Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner prevents dryness and dullness while maintaining your color’s vibrancy.

brown hair color: girl has wavy hair that is the shade of mahogany
Medium skin is safe with almost all shades of brown. Credit: Shutterstock

Take advantage of your awesome medium skin color by using a brown hair color that has a hint of red like mahogany. This hue is great, especially if you want to look fair because it tends to make your skin glow. And if you just add highlights, it will give your hair dimension and make it look even more fabulous than a fully colored hair.

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Brown hair color shades for Filipinas: A rich toffee shade gives morena girls a sun-kissed glow.

Brown hair can play up the gorgeous sheen of your morena complexion. If you’re not looking for a drastic change, you can’t go wrong with a hue that’s a shade or two from your natural hair color. Rich ebony brown is an easy choice for morenas with cool undertones–keep it frizz-free and dial up the shine to make a statement! Regularly use wash and care products that will moisturize and nourish your hair to keep the frizz away, like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo in combination with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner.

Girls with warm undertones, meanwhile, can’t go wrong with mahogany or toffee hair colors. Don’t be afraid to go light, especially during summer–these hues’ golden sheen easily brings out your natural glow, making you look like you’ve been spending your days by the sea.

brown hair color: girl with long and straight hair is smiling at the camera
Deep skin matches dark hues. Credit: Shutterstock

You should feel lucky if you have deep skin. And in terms of coloring your hair, you can experiment with darker brown hair colors because they make your morena complexion even more stunning. One of the advantages of dark hair colors is that it doesn’t need frequent visits to the salon for touch-ups. The roots may start to grow but they stay discreet.

There’s a brown hair color shade to suit every skin tone–including yours. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Whether you go for a rich caramel color or a decadent chocolate hue, remember: your chosen hair color should complement (and not clash with) your skin.

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