And it's inspired by your favorite childhood cereal. 

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When hearing the words “Cinnamon Toast Crunch,” some of us may think about the scrumptiously sweet cereal that your mother would never buy but that you’d be able to eat at your friend’s house—the one with cool parents who’d allow such sugary breakfast foods fly. (Thanks for nothing, Mom.) But this spring, it’s taking on a whole new meaning.

Cereal cravings aside, St. Louis-based stylist Kristina Cheeseman transformed that sugary vision into the ultimate spring hair color for brunettes. She recently took to Instagram, posting her creation and dubbing the multi-dimensional color, “Cinnamon Sugar Crunch.” And now we’re craving the color, too.

The shade hits the perfect balance between neutral and cool tones, marrying a brunette base with cool blonde in a way that will keep the color super low maintenance. It’s the easiest way for brunettes or dark blondes to lighten up their strands for spring and summer, once and for all, without needing a touch-up appointment in six weeks. A color makes your hair look as good as something oh-so sweet tastes? Not a bad gig.

"Two things that appeal to the senses! As I was looking at her hair, noticing all the dimension and brightness, it reminded me of cinnamon and sugar toast with a twist," Cheeseman told us. 

First, let's all agree: The bronde color is way more interesting than basic blonde highlights. This similar shade, by Birmingham-based stylist Kris Crozier, was created by using a combination of balayage and babylights for the “perfectly sun-kissed spring look.” Just so happens, the stunning swirls of color bring about a few rumblings of cinnamon-sugar cravings. We’re sold again.

Or go totally low maintenance with a full-on ombré finish, like seen in this spring-ready brunette mane by Dallas-based stylist Chelsie Meyers. It keeps the base dark and melts into a cool bronde, letting blonde subtly take over at the ends.

While everyone else is going caramel or golden, why not go fully cinnamon sugar crunch? It’s the sweetest hair color for spring we’ve ever laid our eyes on.

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In our minds, a fresh hair color for spring is always a good idea. But don't stop there—there's plenty of color inspiration to be had all year long. 

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