Root Beer Hair Is Trending & Brunettes Everywhere Are Fizzing With Excitement
While it might seem as if hair color trends are a dime a dozen this season, we’re not complaining. From rose brown to pearl blonde, we love seeing ladies switch up their locks like they switch up their nail polish. Now, a radiant hair trend for brunettes is resurging just in time for summer, and we’re more than here for the low maintenance, multi-dimensional blend. Move aside, cream soda—root beer hair is giving all the soda-inspired tint we need.
This is how you know you’ve spotted a root beer mane in the wild: you’ll see a medium-to-dark brunette with rich swirls of warm color, thanks to auburn and amber highlights. The trend is all about that bold, syrupy finish achieved from adding major warmth to brown hair. Incredibly versatile, this hair color works for all skin tones. Simply pick your starting base, anywhere from dark chocolates to medium chestnuts; and accentuate with strokes of the warm red-brown shades of your choice, from gold-flecked amber to syrupy cinnamon. Go subtle or striking—just definitely go root beer. Here are a few gorgeous renditions of the root beer hair trend we’re ready to drink in all season long.
Give your dark chocolate base a syrupy finish with ends coated in warm shades of auburn and cinnamon. The ombré ends achieve the perfect cascading look.
Dark chocolate brown gets a delicious refresh with warm hazelnut ribbons placed around the face. Leaving the ends dark makes the highlights look naturally acquired.
Piecey Amber Highlights
A warm chestnut base makes a perfect canvas for golden-flecked amber highlights. Focused from midway down the mane to the ends, these piecey highlights create an edgy look.
Subtle Amber Highlights
Complement tan and olive skin tones with amber highlights over deep black-brown locks to look enviously sun-kissed.
Accentuate every corkscrew with touches of amber and auburn to add even more dimension to your already personality-packed curls.
This vivid cinnamon brown gives an enviously rich and almost metallic finished look, heavy on the bottom and piecier towards the roots. The blend of warm browns, from chestnut to amber, is giving us major brunette hair goals.
This dynamic color is capped off with a luscious gloss in a vibrant amber red-brown hue that absolutely pops on the deep chestnut base color. Big, loose curls help the rich color catch the light.
Cool-toned base colors and cool skin tones really look great with deeply warm cinnamon, especially coating face-framing layers and ends. This sultry look is calling our name for both summer and fall.
With voluminous curls like these, sun-kissed touches make all the difference by giving dimension and vibrance to brunette ringlets. Tan skin loves rich copper, caramels, and ambers.
This amber-hazelnut color treads closely on the scale to the trendy metallic hue: rose brown. The cascading color creates a breathtaking, smooth-as-syrup finish.
This style gives balayage a break by going with bold all-over color. Root smudging is a technnique used to blend roots into hair color for a seamless transition into full-coverage highlighting, and this look blends dark mocha roots into a rich auburn-cinnamon shade.
We’re swooning over this super robust brown hair color, full of dimension and warmth thanks to beautiful hazelnut highlights that blend seamlessly into the dark brown base.
Even ashy base colors, like this deep mocha, can embrace summertime with some warm-toned balayage. Sticking with darker hues, like chestnut and deep auburn, makes sure the look turns out very stylish, yet not too disparate.
Muted Root Beer
Tread on the safe side, while still giving your dark brown a fresh twist, by adding cooler chestnut ribbons throughout. This unique shade works well with ashy or ultra-dark bases.
Dark roots give way to muted warm color, but with a glossy finish. The blunt bob is chic and stylish, letting the ombré take the spotlight.
A medium chestnut brown gets thick strokes of vivid amber, resulting in a robust color just perfect for summertime. This fiery shade of root beer looks like it’s got just a drizzle of grenadine!