5 Fresh Ways to Wear Brunette Hair this Season

Miriam Herst | 29 November 2016

Take a step outside of your comfort zone this season with these hairstyle ideas.

From chocolate mauve to tiger eye hair, we are seeing lots of darker color trends, like brunette hair, come into play this season. While some women are beelining to the hair salon to try the latest colorful styles, others will always prefer to stick to their virgin hair. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you’re not down to start experimenting with hair color changes this season, you might simply be looking for new ways to wear your brunette hair.

We’re here to assure you that changing up your look doesn’t have to mean dyeing your hair or even mastering elaborate hairstyling skills. It can be as easy as trying a simple style that you don’t normally wear. From braids to bobs to the perfect top knot, sometimes feeling fresh is only about finding the right inspiration and taking a small step outside of your comfort zone. Keep reading for five ways to wear your brunette hair this season.

Five Ways to Wear Brunette Hair

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A soft and simple style to get you through the chilly season.

1. A Soft French Braid

We consider mastering a simple French braid to be a life skill you just can’t live without. Gathering all of your hair into a French braid and tying it off at the nape of your neck while leaving the ponytail loose is a softer more unique way to rock this style. If you’re working with layers, you might find yourself with some loose pieces around your face. Embrace the extra touch of softness or use some of the Bed Head by TIGI Full of It Volume Hairspray to lock your braid into place.

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A shorter style is all it takes to get a fresh perspective.

2. Cut it Off

Nothing shows of your gorgeous natural hair color more than a head turning short style with freshly cut ends to draw the eye in. Wintry weather means you don’t have to battle with humidity and that makes this the perfect time to rock a shorter style. Your strands will be all grown out by the time summer rolls around and meanwhile you can rock one of the trendiest lengths of the season.

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Consider this a detox for your hair.

3. Go on a Break

There’s no better way to show some love to your natural strands than by leaving the hot tools in storage. Let your texture shine through and give your hair a much needed rest this season. Take the extra half hour in the morning to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa – we promise, you won’t regret it. If you’re hair can’t go without any products or styling, try the Nexxus New York Salon Care Humectress Luxe Lightweight Conditioning Mist. It’ll give you some shine as it works to moisturize your hair.

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Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.

4. Accessorize Your Hair

With all of the inevitable stress that comes with scheduling travel plans, gift shopping and the sometimes tumultuous family time of the holiday season, your hair might be the last thing on your mind. Sweeping your hair into a low messy bun and grabbing your favorite winter hat is the easiest way to look cute, stay warm, wear and still show off your brunette strands.

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A classic hairstyle that works for both night and day.

5. Top Knot

It’s hard to think of a hairstyle as simple yet elegant as the classic top knot. Piling your hair on top of your head draws the eye upwards and immediately brings all the focus to your color. Adding a little extra curl to your hair before you start styling the bun will make creating a voluminous knot easy. A dollop of the Dove Style + Care Volume Amplifier Mousse applied to damp hair will help create and lock in the waves that are the foundation of this look.

Looking for more hairstyles for brunette hair? Check out our article on subtle highlights for dark brown hair

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