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Root Beer Hair: The Thirst-Quenching Trend That’s Perfect For Brunettes This Season

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The summer of 2017 has been blonde-centric, to say the least. Icy greys, pastel pinks, even the enigmatic beauty of the rose gold blonde. However, brunettes unite – this season really is for you.

Pause the hair stylist, customer conversations about “extra ashy”-ness and welcome in the hottest trend of the season; root beer hair.

Warmth is finally back and it looks beautiful. In true autumnal style, root beer hair is a multi-dimensional wonder of deep brown tones with rich, auburn high and lowlights, swirling together in a hazelnut-y hair dream. This shine-enhancing palette is fabulously low maintenance and easy to customise to your own skin tone. Go super warm with thicker, bolder reds through the highlights or keep it subtle with soft cinnamon streaks through the ends of your layers.

This trend looks particularly amazing on long, choppy bobs or hair with chunky layers.

Of course, some of the rich and famous have already spotted the trend and fully embraced it. Sarah Hyland has an abundance of multi-tonal warmth running through her waves, giving it added depth. Olivia Munn rocks the root beer trend with an on-trend, collarbone length cut, splashed with warmth and perpetuating her incredible shine.


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The root beer look works flawlessly on a choppy, long bob. With deep chocolate undertones, the auburn, weighty highlights, from root to tip, add extra depth, perfect for beach styled waves – ideal for a low key, minimal make-up look.

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The chic, collarbone length cut is one of the hottest lengths right now. Coordinating the all-powerful bayalage trend with the root beer palette, means rich, deep brown long roots and swirls of hazelnut luxury running from mid-length to tips, lightening slightly through the length.

The root beer trend works for long hair too so don’t panic. Starting lower down, the rich, cinnamon high lights tend to be finer on a longer style and emphasise the natural shine of the hair on each and every wave, giving it a healthier, and more indulgent, overall feel. Long layers are key and intensify the multi-tonal effect of the seasonal, warm hues.

The trend works to its full advantage here, when the flaming tones shine brighter towards the tips of the hair. For a less natural, but more on-trend vibe, the roots are super-warm and rich, exaggerating shine to its full potential. Tips are bolder and more amplified in colour, but remain overly brunette.

For less of an overall auburn effect, the root beer style can be used in a more focused way around the face. With opulent chocolate as a base colour, the hazelnut tones are stylishly brushed throughout the layering around the cheekbones and jawline, not forgetting a flick of colour throughout the tips.

Whether you decide to go for a full head of chunky, autumnal highlights or finer, more natural tones, this trend was made for the brunettes to take centre stage this season and start turning some heads.


What are your thoughts on the root beer hair trend? Thinking about updating your hair this season? Share your opinions with us in the comments on Facebook and Twitter.

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