Espresso Hair Color: Why We Love This Shade

Find out why we love this subtle trend.

If you’ve been looking for a hair color option that has high impact while still being low maintenance, you’ll be thrilled to hear that espresso hair color has been trending. This soft caramel-colored brown shade has all the same tones as a coffee shop special and is one of the most versatile color options out there. Keep reading to find out why we love espresso hair color and why it might be your best bet for your next mini makeover.

espresso hair color long straight hair
This creamy color is one of our favorite trends we’ve seen so far in 2017.

1. Espresso hair is super low maintenance.

As far as dyeing your hair goes, espresso hair color falls on the lighter end of the maintenance scale. Regardless of what shade of brown your natural color is, this creamy color won’t be too far off and it will seamlessly grow out into a soft ombré. If you’re aiming to have your color last far into the later stages of an ombré style, make sure to protect your strands with Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist before any heat styling.

2. This shade practically goes with with everything.

Some hair color experiments (hello, pink hair!) steal the show and limit what kind of outfit and makeup combinations you can rock. This coffee-colored hue is like your favorite camel coat: it goes with everything and is an easy way to look and feel on-trend.

3. It’s perfect if you’re new to the hair dye scene.

New to the hair color world? Save your debut as a redhead for a little farther into your journey. Opting for a variation on your natural color that’s noticeably different from your usual hue is the best place to start. Make sure you’re taking proper care of your newly dyed strands, though, and wash and condition your hair with TRESemmé Color Revitalize Shampoo and Conditioner.

espresso hair color darker
Create the espresso color on the darker side of the brown spectrum.

1. Dark Espresso

This variation of the espresso hair color leans more on the dark side. If you enjoy your darker browns, then lighten up your ends just a little. This will still give it the espresso feel, with a darker vibe.

espresso hair color on curls
Give curls a pop of color to add dimension.

2. At the Ends of  Your Curls

We think this color looks phenomenal on curly hair! Give the ends of your curls some lightening here and there to add dimension to your style.

espresso hair color loose curls
This color looks fab with some loose curls.

3. Loose Curls

Give your espresso hair color some body and movement by adding loose curls. This look is most effectively created with a hair curler or wand. Let your curls set and then loosen them by finger-combing your strands.

espresso hair color with cream
Add some brighter pops of color to give it that coffee and cream vibe.

4. Espresso with Cream

Go extra light with your soft caramel tones and add that espresso and cream look to your hair. We love how the extra bright tones really make this style pop.

espresso hair color Layered and Textured
Give this color some fun texture!

5. Layered and Textured

Espresso hair color deserves a fun and textured style go with it. Adds some layers and a beachy texture to nail this look. Make sure your wavy style stays all day with a couple spritzes of Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray.