5 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Brunette Hair Colour

Update Your Brown Hair Colour at REEDS Hair Salons in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Sawston

Sometimes, brown hair can get a bad rap. But the truth is, with the help of the hair colour experts at REEDS Hair Salons in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Sawston – brown hair is anything but boring! In fact, it is truly one of the most versatile hair colours out there.

5 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Brunette Hair Colour

Whether you’re looking to add subtle dimension to your hair with some balayage highlights, mix in a pop of bright colour, or have a serious boost of volume with hair extensions, there are plenty of fun ways to change up your brunette hair colour while staying true to your brown hue.

If you have reached a bit of a stalemate with your brown locks, why not consider trying something that will enhance your shade? To find the shade of brunette that works best for you, ask your REEDS stylist for hair colour ideas just for brunettes, or find your own inspiration from our beautiful brown hair looks below.

1. Try Out A Blonde Balayage

What’s brunette and blonde all over? If you want to add a touch of blonde to your tresses, it’s time to get familiar with balayage. This hair colour trend continues to remain super-popular – and we’re okay with that! To get the look, your REEDS stylist will keep your brown colour on top and only lighten the ends of your hair –  you’ll get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Plus, since the colour is concentrated at the ends of your hair, there won’t be a harsh line  when your roots start to grow. That means you won’t have to worry about frequent touch-ups! Check out our guide to balayage here.

5 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Brunette Hair Colour

2. Highlights & Lowlights for Brunettes

Think of getting highlights as a baby step towards changing your hair colour. If you’re not ready to opt for an all-over colour change, consider highlights as equivalent to dipping your toes into the water before it’s time to dive in. Rather than completely change the hue of your hair, ask your colourist to add streaks of your favourite shade. Depending on your preference, the streaks can be chunky or thin, subtle or bold. For a sun-kissed look, choose a shade that’s only slightly lighter than your base colour. If you’d like a little more drama, ask for baby blonde highlights.

5 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Brunette Hair Colour

If going lighter, even just with highlights, isn’t for you, lowlights may be a good idea. Lowlights are similar to highlights in that they add dimension to your hair colour. The only difference is, with lowlights you’re darkening certain pieces of your hair. So, pick a colour that’s darker by two shades or more to help spice up your brunette hair. For a simple switch, add darker brown pieces throughout your mane. If you’re looking to incorporate another colour, try deep red lowlights for a striking colour combo.

Of course, keep in mind that anytime you do lighten your hair (whether by adding highlights or going for an all-over lighter shade), you’ll need to bleach your hair – and the darker your starting colour, the more sessions may be required to reach your desired end result.

3. Join The Dark Side

For a sultry switch-up, choose a colour that’s darker than your current hue. A deep brunette allows you to maintain your brown mane while still experiencing something different. No matter your skin tone, going darker can make for an eye-catching change. Look for cool-toned colours if you lean warm and warm-toned shades if your skin looks cool.

5 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Brunette Hair Colour

4. Get A Cute Haircut

Getting a dye job isn’t the only way to change up how your brown hair looks – a fresh cut can also transform your brunette mane. If you’re ready for a major change, give a closely cropped pixie a chance. If you prefer a little more length, try a ‘lob’ for your new style.

5. Add Hair Extensions

If you’re not comfortable trying a new colour or making a major chop, consider extending the length of your hair instead. Hair Extensions can add the look of length and volume to make over your mane. Ask your stylist for strands slightly longer than your natural hair to help create the look of added thickness, or mix in super-long extensions for a dramatic change that helps enhance your brown shade. Find out more about hair extensions at REEDS Hair here.

5 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Your Brunette Hair Colour

Book your Hairstyle Appointment at REEDS Hair Salons in Cambridge, Sawston & Bury St. Edmunds

From light brown to dark brown, or chocolate to hazelnut – we have a perfect brown hair colour to suit your brunette needs at REEDS Hair Salons in Cambridge, Sawston & Bury St. Edmunds.

For appointment bookings and availability enquiries please telephone 01223 833303 (Sawston hair salon) or 01223 363107 (Cambridge hair salon) or 01284 705020 (Bury St Edmunds salon).