Chocolate Brown Hair Is the Ultimate Color for Summer
Just when we thought it was time to call up our colorist and talk about taking our brunette strands to a summery shade of platinum blonde, something unexpected caught our attention. Spring was in full swing, and brunettes far and wide were still RSVPing “no” to the peroxide party.
This summer, don’t expect to see brunettes bending to the will of beachy blondes. Instead, brown-haired ladies are freshening up their locks by reinventing a classic color: chocolate brown hair. It’s the dreamiest shade of brown for the summer season, thanks to its warm tone and oh-so glossy finish. Brunettes both light and dark are getting in on the action—and blondes are, too. (Emma Roberts, we’re looking at you.) Check out these 12 gorgeous examples of chocolate brown hair color, and get ready to book a pre-Memorial Day salon appointment. You’re guaranteed to find something fresh for summer.
These Chocolate Shades Bring the Heat for Summer
Solid Dark Chocolate
You're guaranteed to turn some heads with a mane of this solid dark chocolate shade. Contrary to popular belief, it makes your summer tan pop just as much—and same goes for your bright summer lipstick.
Sun-Kissed Chocolate Brown
Stylist Nikki Lee dubbed this summer-ready color "Sunlight Brunette," and we're definitely on board with the subtle touches of sunny gold.
Here's something chocolate brown hair makes sure of: You'll have the glossiest hair around. This ponytail catches the light like no sandy blonde ever could.
Chocolate brown is already a warm brunette shade, but this color takes it even warmer—almost, dare we say, spicy. It's a surefire way to add some fun to a simple bob.
Stylist Jaye Edwards called this color "Sparkly Brunette," and now we know exactly what we're telling our stylist. The tiniest, most subtle of warm chocolate and caramel brown babylights catch the light in the most perfect way.
Because when you have a killer angled cut like this one by stylist Carolynn Judd, all you need is a rich chocolate brown to see you through the season.
This is a brunette beach babe if we've ever seen one. This chocolatey color is perfect for summer.
Fun accessories like braids and barrettes are majorly trending this summer—and just happen to look oh-so cute on warmed-up brunette strands.
Chocolate Color Melt
For those with naturally very dark hair, this color melt by stylist Cherin Choi is the perfect low-maintenance look. Spend your summer Saturdays having fun in the sun, not in a salon chair for color touch-ups.
Chocolate Chin Bob
Easy like a Sunday morning. That's what this short brown bob says to us. Enjoy a stylishly low maintenance summer, ladies!
We'd love to channel these warm brown curls all summer long. With a side of this shaggy haircut, please.
Don't be afraid to end things on a bold note, like this subtle chocolate ombré look. It melts into a rich caramel color.