10 Sexy and Sophisticated Ways to Wear Ash Brown Hair

This hair color trend keeps your beloved brown locks on-point.

If you’re looking for a way to add some color and dimension to your brown hair without sacrificing the warmth of your natural shade, then you may want to consider ash brown hair. A smoky, almost grayish-green alternative to a classic brunette color, ash brown hair adds an almost matte, neutralizing element to your current hue. When done right, ash brown hair color adds a subtle dose of color for a tasteful and understated way to change up your style. Are you thinking about giving this color a try? Read on for some inspiration that includes light ash brown, medium ash brown and dark ash brown styles that are all equally sexy and sophisticated:

10 Ways to Wear Ash Brown Hair

ash brown hair wavy pixie
Take advantage of your natural texture with a wavy pixie.

1. Wavy Pixie

Show off your new muted hue of brown hair by wearing your waves in a short and sweet pixie.

ash brown hair straight long
Wear your grown-out strands sleek and straight.

2. Long & Straight

Alternatively, wear your strands long and straight for a statement that’s on the other end of the hair length spectrum. Be sure to protect your hair and prep your strands with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray before you straighten them.

ash brown hair random curls
Curl your hair in alternating directions for a natural look.

3. Alternating Curls

Master the art of the curling iron and show off your new shade of brown hair. By alternating the direction in which you curl your hair you’ll create a much more natural-looking style. Finish off your look with a mist of Suave Professionals Flexible Control Hairspray to keep your style in place.


ash brown hair pulled back softly
Pull your hair back into a soft half-up style.

4. Pulled Back

Pin the top of your hair back into a soft and simple style. This look is all about incorporating soft lines into your hairstyle and showing off your ash brown color.

ash brown hair naturally wavy lob
Wear your lob in natural waves.

5. Natural Waves

Take advantage of your natural texture and wear your ash brown lob in natural waves.

ash brown hair messy ponytail
This messy ponytail is surprisingly versatile.

6. Messy Ponytail

Gather your hair up into a messy ponytail for a style that’s surprisingly versatile. You can wear this style to work, out for drinks, or for any weekend adventures you have planned.

ash brown hair long waves
Use your flat iron to create trendy waves.

7. Flat Iron Waves

Learn how to create flat iron waves and you’ll never have to pack both a flat iron and a curling iron for vacation again.

ash brown hair long loose waves
This ‘no heat’ style will quickly earn a permanent spot in your hairstyle rotation.

8. Air-Dried to Perfection

Embrace the art of air drying for an easier hair routine and healthier strands.

ash brown hair layered medium length volume
Add some major volume at your roots.

9. Voluminous Texture

Add some volume to your roots (and the rest of your hair) by combing Dove Style+Care Volume Amplifier Mousse through your strands.

ash brown hair beach wave bob
This surfer-chic look is one of our favorites.

10. Beach Wave Bob

Learn how to make a natural sea salt spray at home to nail this beach babe look in minutes.

Looking for more brown hair color ideas? Check out these subtle highlights for dark brown hair.

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