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Golden Brown Hair Color: 3 Ideas And How To Get It

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Being a brunette doesn’t have to be boring. From dirty brunette to light California girl, golden brown hair color never disappoints. Whether you want to spotlight your natural beauty or add a few contrasting hues of light golden brown to your ‘do, Natalia Nurieva, Russian L'Oréal Professionnel stylist, shares with us why golden brown hair color is so flattering.

We’ve put together a few stunning ideas about the color that will have you booking an appointment with your stylist ASAP. Let’s take a look why golden brown is so universally trendy.

Should you try a golden brown hair color?

Golden brown hair has many shades, Nurieva tells us.

“There are plenty of them—from golden dark chocolate to golden milk chocolate with subtle shades and pigments," she explains. "Natural brown also contains a lot of different shades.”

We’ve compiled a list of reasons why golden brown hair is for everyone. First, it highlights your natural beauty. The best thing about a golden brown hair color is that for most, it’s not too far from your natural color.

Golden brown may also help visually evens out skin tone. This color will never leave you with a washed-out look.

“Golden brown helps to neutralize a ruddy complexion,” Nurieva says.

Interestingly, the shade also requires less upkeep because brown is such a natural hue. Touch-ups or no, you should routinely apply a hair mask or deep conditioner to keep your color vibrant. From the L'Oréal portfolio of products, we love L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Absolute Repair Lipidium Mask. It's a rinse-out formula that promises instant resurfacing for damaged hair.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your golden brown hair color, you’ve come to the right place.

Chocolate Golden Brown Hair Color

This dark golden brown color blend is simply delicious. The glossy chocolate base gives your locks extra shine and the golden ends add a sophisticated depth that appears sun-kissed and natural.

Avoiding a dramatic look? Balayage is French for "sweep." With this coloring technique, your strands are literally painted with a sweeping golden tint for a chic and natural look.

Sun-Kissed Light Golden Brown Hair Color

Undeniably stunning, this light golden brown hair color wins for many reasons. For starters, we love that it’s low maintenance. The contrast is so subtle and natural that all you need to keep it looking fresh is a good hair mask.

“A shampoo and hair mask for dyed hair should be applied during the first two weeks to keep the color pigments," Nurieva says.

Experts recommend the L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color A-OX line for beautiful, healthy-looking golden brown hair color.

Butterscotch Golden Brown Hair Color

As sweet as the candy associated with it, a butterscotch hue is a gorgeous version of golden brown hair. This brown shade is loaded with golden undertones that compliment many skin tones—especially warm ones.

To get this hair color, seeing a stylist is definitely recommended because of the complexity of the undertones. This golden brown hair color could take on a yellow-y tinge if not done correctly.

If you’re tired of dark brown and don’t want to commit to full-on blonde, talk to your stylist about golden brown hair color options that complement your skin tone.

Interested in a customized golden brown hair color? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.