40 Stunning Chestnut Brown Hair Colours for 2023

Chestnut brown hair is a colour that looks just like – you guessed it – the nut from a chestnut tree. It combines brown and red hues for a naturally gorgeous colour. And, despite its popularity during the colder months, it can be worn all year round.

It’s not just us, Emma Roberts, Audrina Patridge and Olivia Palmero are all fans of chestnut hair. Once you’ve seen all the stunning examples we’ve found for you; you’ll want to convert to the nutty side, too. Not sure which tone is for you? Keep scrolling to discover the best chestnut brown hair colours to try now.

Glossy Chestnut Hair

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If you’re looking for an eye-catching chestnut hair colour, this glossy shade is seriously perfect for you.

Playful Chestnut Tones

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Anyone else saving this gorgeous look to their hair inspo Pinterest board?

Classic Chestnut Brown

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Just another example of a classic chestnut hue, this ultra-flattering hair colour works for all hair lengths, types and skin tones. Keep your colour looking amazing with TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Shampoo for up to 12 weeks!

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Chestnut Brown Highlights

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Liven up dark brunette bases with reddish-chestnut highlights.

Cinnamon With Chestnut Highlights

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Chestnut doesn’t have to be applied all over your barnet to look beautiful and these subtle highlights prove that.

Curly Chestnut Hair

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Chestnut hair looks even more glam and glossy when curled.

Reddish Brown Chestnut

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Featuring rich brown and playful red tints, this rich chestnut brown is a winter fave.

Chestnut Hair With Auburn Tones

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Coupled with a medium nutty brown base and dark auburn tones, this gorgeous hair colour is exactly what you need to stylishly shake things up.

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Editor’s tip: Protect your coloured strands with the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yoghurt Hydrate & Repair Shampoo.This mighty shampoo will help prevent colour fade while also nourishing your strands.

Light Chestnut Hair

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If you’re a natural blonde tempted to get chestnut hair, this Olivia Palermo-approved shade is perfect for you.

Chestnut Caramel

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This colour is a little bit chestnut and a little bit caramel – a winning colour combination if you ask us!

Honey Chestnut Hair

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These perfect beachy waves prove honey brown and chestnut brown are perfect for each other.

Chestnut Spice Ombre

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Another way you can get in on the chestnut hair trend? With an ombre dye job, just like this beauty. Protect your coloured strands with a gentle shampoo like Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo, designed to repair signs of damage while nourishing from the inside.

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Chestnut Bob Cut

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A touch of chestnut gives this lovely long bob haircut a fresh new feel.

Dark Chestnut Hair

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Combine the right shades of chocolate and chestnut undertones to get this sultry hair colour.

Warm Chestnut Balayage

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When it comes to popular chestnut brown hair colours, this tiger eye-inspired nutty balayage is one of our absolute faves.

Reverse Chestnut Balayage

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If anyone’s going to convince you to try reverse balayage hair, it’s this stunner. Don’t forget the pearl hair clip!

Romantic Chestnut Brown

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This romantic rose brown hair look works best on a chestnut brown base.

Chestnut Copper Ombre

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We know it’s quite a mouthful – try saying that to your hairdresser! But we think you’ll agree that the results speak for themselves.

Chestnut With Cinnamon

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Blend together chestnut tones, cinnamon and auburn shades, and you’ll get this multi-dimensional, natural-looking chestnut hue.

Chestnut Bronde Hair

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This sun-kissed bronde colour is a great way to boost your hair’s lightness, while still being a beautiful brunette.

Chestnut Brown Curls

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See? Even curls look great with a blend of light chestnut streaks.

Chestnut Brown With Chocolate

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Simply add hints of chestnut to chocolate brown hair to get this delicious shade.

Icy Chestnut

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This cool take on chestnut brown is perfect for those who prefer icier, ashy tones.

Chestnut With Caramel Highlights

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The strategic placement of these highlights will help give a dark chestnut base extra dimension. Love!

Chestnut Latte Hair

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Want to match your hair to your Starbies order? This eye-catching chestnut latte look is the one for you!

Chestnut Hair With Bangs

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Got bangs? Here’s how you can incorporate some chestnut into your look.

Chestnut Flamboyage

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The combination of ombre and balayage (aka flamboyage) will help you achieve this stunning hair colour.

Chestnut Brown to Blonde

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Melting a dark chestnut base into creamy blonde ends like this will instantly give brunette strands a summer-ready feel.

Chestnut Face Frame

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Face-framing highlights are still making us swoon, and you can easily get in on this trend with a few chestnut ribbons.

Chestnut Blow Dry

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What’s not to love about this sophisticated blow-out style?

Nutty Tones

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Want cosy autumnal vibes all year round? Bring the season to you with this subtle blend of nutty tones.

Golden Chestnut Hair

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For all the bob and long bob lovers out there, this is a perfect example of the trend working for shorter lengths.

Beachy Blends

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Who wouldn’t want their hair to look sunkissed? This is the perfect shade to pair with beachy waves.

Warm Chestnut

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This gorgeous reddish-brown will warm up any brunette base in an instant.

Medium Chestnut Waves

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When teamed with subtle waves, this shade instantly gives more dimension and volume to any hairstyle.

Chestnut Red Bob

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This tousled, piecey bob is everything! Plus, the stunning chestnut tones makes it that extra bit more special.

Blonde to Chestnut

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For dark blondes who want to test out the chestnut waters, this reddish-brown hue is a great stepping stone.

Gorgeously Nutty

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This glossy shade gives the illusion of bouncy, healthy-looking strands.

Chestnut Layers

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Channel ’90s vibes with this layered cut and cool-girl hair colour.

Soft Chestnut

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If you want your hair to look shimmering, opt for this toffee and chestnut hybrid shade.

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