10 stunning ash brown shades for you to discover!
If you’re asking yourself ‘which hair hue to try next?’ or ‘how can I give my current look a fresh update?’, look no further than ash brown hair.
Okay, we know that ash brown doesn’t sounds like the most exciting of hair colours, but it is, in fact, one of the hottest hues of the moment! Why, you ask? Because, once you’ve found the right shade, it can suit just about anyone – from the fairest complexions to dark skinned ladies.
Now don’t fret if you’re stuck for style inspo, because we’ve done the all the legwork to bring you a round-up of the 10 fiercest ash brown hair hues to try now. Go on, these aren’t to be missed!
10 ash brown hair colour ideas to try now
1. All over dark ash brown
Like any new hair colour, you must first decide whether or not getting ash brown hair will work to compliment your skin tone. But that’s where we come in: after all, no one wants a hue that will wash them out!
So, if you have tanned to dark skin, give this dark ash brown shade a try. It will work to provide a brightening effect for your overall appearance, helping enhance your natural glow! Credit: @mistywind
2. Graduated medium ash brown balayage
The one key thing to know about ash brown hair, is that it works great as a starting shade for graduated colour styles, just like this medium ash brown balayage look. This would work just as well using the ombre technique, melting together numerous hues in one style! Credit: @caroliiine_k
3. Ash brown blend
Transition your cool ash brown hair colour to a warmer and glossy hue, like this Instagrammer, to give your look the best of both worlds!
By blending in the warmer hue with the crisp, grey undertones, this style will work for almost all complexions – seriously, it’s a no-brainer! Credit: @che.r.mariano
4. Ash brown hair with highlights
It’s not all about full-on dye jobs, don’t you know? Sometimes even the smallest addition can make for a big style update. Take this ‘do for example: we love how this medium ash brown shade has been lightened with a full head of highlights, giving more impact and dimension to the finished look. Credit: @jeida11
5. Dark ash brown hue
If you have naturally very dark tresses, yet don’t want to go as far as lightening them a bright blonde hue, dark ash brown can still provide you with a much needed style update.
6. Smokey balayage
Ash brown hair has a rather muted finish, which is why many ladies use the shade to balance out red tones within their hair, or as a starting point for adding further colour.
Want something that’s unique and a little mysterious? Then layer your medium ash brown with a light ash brown shade for a smokey balayage finish. This will look amazing for fair skin ladies, without washing out your complexion. Credit: @tashabobasha83
7. Icy ends
Torn between trying out different hair colour trends? Why choose when you can get a 3-in-1 look? Pairing a dark ash brown hue with contrasting shades of deep grey and icy, platinum blonde, you’ll create a stunning finish which looks incredible on all complexions, especially those with yellow or olive undertones. Credit: @rubyna.kim
8. Cool ombre
Ash brown hair is known for its cool tones, which makes it unique compared most other brown hair shades that are more warm. So, if you love the cool finish that you get from ash brown, make this striking ombre your next look. Credit: @americansalon_mayu
9. Tonal ash brown
Get the most out your ash brown hair colour by subtly blending it with a colour a shade or 2 lighter. This will give your ‘do an uplifting finish and, best of all, it will suit just about everyone! Credit: @sohooc
Editor’s tip: Keep your ash brown hair looking glossy by adding a few drops of the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil, which will also tame flyaways and fight frizz.
10. Stark contrast
If you’ve been praying to the hair gods for a style that’ll stands out, then this dark ash brown shade (with clashing violet tones) is the style for you. And to show off each of those intricate colours, we suggest opting for a set by soft waves. Credit: @che.r.mariano
Editor’s tip: As with any dyed hair look, you’ll need to switch your wash and care system to one that’s formulated especially for coloured tresses. We love the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner for it’s unique colour lock formula.