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Cinnamon Brown Hair Color Is Here To Warm Up Your Fall Look

11 October 2018
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Emily Arata

Senior Editor,

As an employee of L’Oréal, Emily works with celebrity stylists to make finding the right cut, color, or style easier than ever before. She's previously written for Allure, Elite Daily, and First We Feast.

Most things in life require a little added spice. When you’re cooking dinner, you might add a pinch of salt to bring out the flavor in your dish. Cookies might benefit from added allspice and nutmeg. When it comes to innovative hair color, we apply the same idea—which is why a shade like cinnamon brown hair is trending.

For everything you need to know about cinnamon brown hair color—including who should wear it and what the maintenance is like—keep reading. Whether you have dark brown hair or grey balayage, you’re going to fall in love with this transitional shade for fall and winter.


What is cinnamon brown hair color?

While the past few years have made icy and ashy shades practically unavoidable, the pendulum was always bound to swing the other way eventually. Just as honey shades start to make waves in the blonde community, we’re starting to see a renewed interest in warm hues for brunettes. Cinnamon brown hair is a play on red that doesn’t require you to go totally ginger—just to wink at it a little.

Starting with a chocolate brown base, your stylist will work to incorporate hints of orange-red all over your head. Instead of overwhelming your complexion by suddenly going auburn, you’ll feel like a brunette with a kick of spice.

Who should try cinnamon brown hair color?

The nice thing about a shade like cinnamon brown is that it enhances your base shade instead of changing it completely. A shift like this is smart if you’re wary of dramatic changes or if you’re a brunette who’s always wanted to try going red.

We also recommend cinnamon brown if you like to maintain a hair routine that’s nice and easy. While a full head of ginger can mean time-consuming touchups, red accents should require less work overall. If you have highlights painted on in a balayage technique, they should grow out without any visible lines of demarcation!

We recommend cinnamon brown for warmer skin tones. Taking a peek at the veins on the inside of your wrist is an excellent way to tell which temperature your skin color leans. If they’re blue, you’re likely cool-toned, while green veins can mean warmer colors are more flattering on you.

No idea what you see on the underside of your wrist? Don’t panic, just give your stylist a call. He or she is the final arbiter of all things hair.

How do you maintain cinnamon brown hair color?

If you’re a color addict, it’s important to recognize that all those salon appointments can really take a toll on the condition of your hair over time. Support your hair color (and health) with a line like Pureology’s Strength Cure. The system, which consists of a shampoo, conditioner, and treatments, cleanses and helps fortify damaged color-treated hair. Discover the perfect balance of strength and velvety softness thanks to Strength Cure’s formula, which includes Pureology’s exclusive AntiFadeComplex.

To bring out the shine in your newly colored mane, we recommend an oil that doubles as a heat protectant. L'Oréal Professionnel's Mythic Oil Huile Radiance is an all-time favorite when it comes to heat styling.

Now, you're armed with everything you need to take cinnamon brown hair for a spin. What a way to transition into cooler weather!

Interested in trying out cinnamon brown hair color for yourself? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.

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