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Stay Golden: How To Wear Golden Brown Hair All Year Long

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All the cool girls have been loving ash brown hair these past few years, but we’re finally starting to see a some love for warm tones again. Hence,our renewed admiration for golden brown hair. 

If you want to experiment with warm tones without giving up your brunette hair color, golden brown is the perfect way to do so. For everything you need to know about golden brown hair—including how to maintain it and the best ways to wear the hair color trend—keep scrolling!

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What is golden brown hair color?

If you want all the brightening benefits of golden blonde hair but none of the commitment, meet golden brown. To achieve golden brown hair, your colorist will create a brunette shade blended with golden undertones to add brightness, shine, and dimension to your look. The best part? Golden brown shades complement any skin tone. 

How do you care for golden brown hair?

Golden brown hair is that it’s super low-maintenance, which means you can schedule your touch-up appointments further apart.  While you’re not looking at major upkeep, you should still update your hair routine with a few color-protecting products. 

When you have color treated hair, the first step of your shower routine is often the most important. Begin by swapping your regular shampoo and conditioner for a system formulated for color-treated hair. We recommend Redken Color Extend Magnetics Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner. The formula is lightweight and non-stripping, hair feels fortified, and color radiance is secured for optimal looking vibrancy.

Whether you’re taking your dark hair color a few shades lighter or opting for golden highlights, your colorist will likely need to use bleach to create your final look. Bleach will always damage your hair, but a hair care professional can help minimize the look and feel of the damage. You should also treat your mane to a weekly hair mask like Redken Color Extend Magnetics Mega Mask into your routine. This two-in-one hair mask that is both a treatment and care extender designed specifically for the color care of your color-treated hair.

Inspired to make a change? Keep scrolling for 10 of the best golden brown hair colors you need to know about. 

The Best Golden Brown Hair Color Ideas To Try Now


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Honey Golden Brown Hair

A few strands of honey is all it takes to bring the warmth of your golden brown hair to the next level. 


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Light Golden Brown Hair

This lighter take on golden brown is absolutely stunning (and a major win for fair skin). 


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Brown Hair With Golden Highlights

Nothing quite shakes up a dark brown base like highlights. Ask your colorist to add a few golden highlights throughout your strands for a subtle change that will make your hair look so much brighter. 


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Medium Golden Brown

If your natural hue falls somewhere between light and dark brown, opt for this medium golden brown shade to give your strands a low-commitment upgrade. 


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Dark Golden Brown

If you have naturally dark hair, you don’t have to go much lighter to add a pop of gold to your hue. Opt for a dark brown hue with just a hint of gold to edge into the look without too much commitment. 


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Long And Layered

We’re firm believers that layers make any hair color look better. Ask your stylist for face-framing layers to accentuate your features and enhance your golden brown hue. 


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Caramel And Golden Highlights

Looking to add even more warmth to your brunette strands? Ask your colorist for a mix of golden and caramel highlights for a dimensional look that’s perfect for any time of year. 


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Curly Golden Brown

When it comes to coloring curls, some brunette shades make ringlets appear flat and dull. That’s why we’re such huge fans of this dimensional golden brown hue on curly hair. 


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Golden Chestnut Brown

Who could forget about chestnut? If you’re thinking about adding a hint of red to your brunette strands, consider this chestnut shade with notes of gold your next big color change. 


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Braided Golden Brown

Looking for the perfect hairstyle to show off all that dimension? It’s time to flex your braiding muscles! If you’re new to styling plaits, three-strand braids are a great place to start. 

Interested in trying golden brown hair color? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you. 

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