Mushroom Brown Hair Is Trending—And It’s Much Prettier Than It Sounds

A medium ash brown base gets this flawless finish from major highlighting and lowlighting throughout. If you have straight hair, we’re thinking this sleek look is definitely the way to go. - Pinterest

Sleek Babylights

A medium ash brown base gets this flawless finish from major highlighting and lowlighting throughout. If you have straight hair, we’re thinking this sleek look is definitely the way to go. Pinterest
This perfectly blended earth shade captures the mushroom brown color with its fully cool-toned look. The monochromatic finish just might be our favorite approach. - Pinterest

Ash Bronde

This perfectly blended earth shade captures the mushroom brown color with its fully cool-toned look. The monochromatic finish just might be our favorite approach. Pinterest
Soft and subtle is key here. This look uses various medium ashy shades to get that earthy hue. It’s made even trendier with a perfect medium-length, layered cut. - Instagram/@salsalhair

Soft Blending

Soft and subtle is key here. This look uses various medium ashy shades to get that earthy hue. It’s made even trendier with a perfect medium-length, layered cut. Instagram/@salsalhair
This version is the closest thing you’ll get to a sunkissed ashy look, thanks to light neutral blonde balayage throughout the dark mocha mane. This approach will bring out warmer skin tones. - Pinterest

Sunkissed

This version is the closest thing you’ll get to a sunkissed ashy look, thanks to light neutral blonde balayage throughout the dark mocha mane. This approach will bring out warmer skin tones. Pinterest
This slightly warmer shade is full of dark chocolate and neutral brown and blonde highlights. It’s more neutral, but still gets that cool toning from the violet-brown color. - Pinterest

Warmer Base

This slightly warmer shade is full of dark chocolate and neutral brown and blonde highlights. It’s more neutral, but still gets that cool toning from the violet-brown color. Pinterest
This dark ash base is kept minimal and monochromatic, but the heavy beige blonde and ash brown face-framing catches the light in an effortless, natural-looking way. - Pinterest

Beige Face Framing

This dark ash base is kept minimal and monochromatic, but the heavy beige blonde and ash brown face-framing catches the light in an effortless, natural-looking way. Pinterest
This medium mushroom brown color uses babylights to get a cohesively blended ashy shade. Can we talk about how stunningly it complements her warm complexion and green eyes? - Pinterest

Blended Bob

This medium mushroom brown color uses babylights to get a cohesively blended ashy shade. Can we talk about how stunningly it complements her warm complexion and green eyes? Pinterest
This ultra-dark cool brown gets some beige blonde and light ash brown balayage highlights for a more dimensional look that gives an edginess to the trendy wavy lob. - Pinterest

Dark Balayage

This ultra-dark cool brown gets some beige blonde and light ash brown balayage highlights for a more dimensional look that gives an edginess to the trendy wavy lob. Pinterest
These silky strands blend down into a soft ombré effect with a grayish ash shade that completely encapsulates the earthy mushroom tint. - Pinterest

Silver Sombré

These silky strands blend down into a soft ombré effect with a grayish ash shade that completely encapsulates the earthy mushroom tint. Pinterest
This subtle version lets natural brunettes ramp up their signature shade. The dark chocolate base is given a multi-dimensional look from light ash brown balayage. - Pinterest

Ash Brown Balayage

This subtle version lets natural brunettes ramp up their signature shade. The dark chocolate base is given a multi-dimensional look from light ash brown balayage. Pinterest
Go fully into the ash trend with this muted metallic hue that still gets that cool factor from subtle balayage. This look is for the edgiest of ladies. - Pinterest

Muted Metallic

Go fully into the ash trend with this muted metallic hue that still gets that cool factor from subtle balayage. This look is for the edgiest of ladies. Pinterest
This ash bronde gives a lighter mushroom brown shade and ups the cool factor with a grayish tint. We love how this color treatment makes her blue eyes pop. - Pinterest

Icy Babylights

This ash bronde gives a lighter mushroom brown shade and ups the cool factor with a grayish tint. We love how this color treatment makes her blue eyes pop. Pinterest
Soft highlights and lowlights enhance this mocha base, while the angled lob length haircut makes it even more on trend for 2018. The ashy colors almost take on a grayish-violet tint. - Instagram/@hairbykacie1

Subtle Lob

Soft highlights and lowlights enhance this mocha base, while the angled lob length haircut makes it even more on trend for 2018. The ashy colors almost take on a grayish-violet tint. Instagram/@hairbykacie1
You get a gradient of cool tones in this style with a mocha brown base followed by ashy brown and icy beige blonde balayage. The seamless finish will grow out easily and subtly as the season progresses. - Pinterest

Ashy Ombré

You get a gradient of cool tones in this style with a mocha brown base followed by ashy brown and icy beige blonde balayage. The seamless finish will grow out easily and subtly as the season progresses. Pinterest
Get eye-catching color with contrasting babylights that go lighter and darker than the dark mocha base. This shade will really make a statement once summer rolls around. - Pinterest

Piecey Babylights

Get eye-catching color with contrasting babylights that go lighter and darker than the dark mocha base. This shade will really make a statement once summer rolls around. Pinterest
This overall finished look is seamlessly blended into an earthy tone full of beige and light ash brown, which complements her peachy skin tone and also works well with warmer complexions. - Pinterest

Ashy Beige

This overall finished look is seamlessly blended into an earthy tone full of beige and light ash brown, which complements her peachy skin tone and also works well with warmer complexions. Pinterest
While the lower half of the hair is covered with ash brown, the dark roots are peppered with lighter icy blonde balayage to create a more pronounced contrast. - Pinterest

Contrasting Highlights

While the lower half of the hair is covered with ash brown, the dark roots are peppered with lighter icy blonde balayage to create a more pronounced contrast. Pinterest
While this style veers the most off course from the mushroom brown color, it shows how cool tones, such as blue, violet, and gray, are able to blend together easily. - Pinterest

Edgy

While this style veers the most off course from the mushroom brown color, it shows how cool tones, such as blue, violet, and gray, are able to blend together easily. Pinterest