41 Stunning Chestnut Brown Hair Colours for 2021

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire!  

Chestnut brown hair is an autumnal colour that combines brown with red hues. Despite its popularity during the colder months, this colour can be worn in the summer months, too.

Emma Roberts, Audrina Patridge and Olivia Palmero are all fans of chestnut hair. Once you’ve seen all the stunning examples we’ve found you; you’ll want to convert to the nutty side. Ahead, 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. Credit: @hairby_desi

Reddish Brown Chestnut

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Featuring rich brown and playful red-tints, this rich chestnut brown is a winter fave. Credit: @chrisgreenehair

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. Credit: @karinadkl

Editor’s tip: Protect your coloured strands with the Nexxus Colour Assure Shampoo and Conditioner. This mighty duo will help prevent colour fade while also nourishing your strands.

Chestnut Brown Highlights

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Liven up dark brunette bases with reddish-chestnut highlights. Credit: @faithforhair

Cinnamon With Chestnut Highlights

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Chestnut doesn’t have to be done all over to look beautiful and these subtle highlights prove that. Credit: @hairbybritny

Woman with long curly chestnut brown hair
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Chestnut hair looks especially glossy when curled. Credit: @tim.carli

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. Credit: @samwarringtonlondon

Chestnut Caramel

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This colour is a little bit chestnut and a little bit caramel — a winning colour combination. Credit: @jazzystyles___

Honey Chestnut Hair

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These perfect beachy waves prove honey brown and chestnut brown look so good together. Credit: @glittery_hippie

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. Credit:@luvmehair

Chestnut Bob Cut

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Just a touch of chestnut gives this lovely long bob haircut a fresh new feel. Credit: @aliciaurbanhair

Dark Chestnut Hair

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

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 favourites. Credit: @saranolenstylist

Reverse Chestnut Balayage

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If anyone’s going to convince you to try reverse balayage hair, it’s this beauty. Don’t forget the pearl hair clip! Credit: @blondemanezstudio

Romantic Chestnut Brown

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This rose brown hair look works best on a chestnut brown base. Credit: @ultrafadebyrich

Editor’s tip: For flawless styling, try applying a hair serum – like the TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Serum – to help add a healthy-looking sheen to your locks.

Chestnut Copper Sombre

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We know it’s quite a mouthful, but the results are simply stunning. Credit: @beautyfied_by_josie

Chestnut With Cinnamon

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

Chestnut Cappuccino Swirl Hair

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

Chestnut Brown Curls

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See? Even curls look great with a blend of light chestnut streaks.Credit: @sintoniacacheada

Chestnut Brown With Chocolate

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Just add hints of chestnut to chocolate brown hair to get this delicious shade. Credit:@hairbytaylormissingham

Icy Chestnut

This cooler take on the trend is perfect for those who prefer icier, ashy tones.

Classic Chestnut Brown

Just another example of a classic chestnut hue, this ultra-flattering hair colour works for all hair lengths, types and skin tones.

Chestnut With Caramel Highlights

This is a fail-safe colour combo you’ll love! The strategic placement of these highlights will help give a dark chestnut base extra dimension.

Chestnut Latte Hair

If you’re looking for a coffee-inspired take on the trend, this eye-catching chestnut latte look is destined for your mane.

Chesnut Hair With Bangs

Happen to have bangs? Here’s how you can incorporate some chestnut into your look.

Chestnut Flamboyage

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

Chesnut Brown to Blonde

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

Chesnut Curls

This deliciously rich finish is exactly what you need to make curls feel new.

Chestnut Face Frame

Face-framing highlights are dominating 2021, and you can easily get in on this trend with a few chestnut ribbons.

Chesnut Blow Dry

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

Nutty Delight

Bring autumn to you with this subtle blend of nutty tones.

Playful Chestnut Tones

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

Golden Chestnut Hair

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

Editor’s tip: The VO5 Tame & Shine Spray controls flyaways and adds a lustrous shine, making it the perfect finishing touch for any coloured hairstyle.

Beachy Blends

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

Warm Chestnut

This gorgeous reddish-brown will help make any brunette base look warmed-up and fall-perfect in an instant.

Medium Chestnut Waves

When teamed with subtle waves, this shade instantly gives more dimension and volume to this beauty’s hair.

Chestnut Red Bob

This tousled, piecey bob is everything! Plus, the colour makes it that extra bit special.

Blonde to Chestnut

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

Gorgeously Nutty

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


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

Soft Chestnut

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


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