We might be smack in the middle of winter but when it comes to our hair, we like to imagine we’ve been laying on a beach somewhere. If you’re looking to embrace sun-kissed hair in the most natural way possible, you’re in luck! Honey brown hair is trending, and it’s the perfect balance between light and dark shades to get you through the colder months.
Looking to learn more about honey brown hair? Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about the sweet shade plus six of our favorite ways to wear the look.
What is honey brown hair?
For the brunettes out there looking to go warm, it’s time to meet honey brown! The light brown hair color with hints of natural-looking honey throughout is truly the best of both worlds. Brunettes can stay true to their roots while adding a low-maintenance touch of brightness and dimension to their mane.
If you’re starting out with very dark hair, your colorist will need to use bleach to lift your color before applying the golden honey shade. While bleach will always cause damage, your stylist can work with you to ensure that you leave the salon with your strands looking and feeling their best.
How do you care for honey brown hair?
Now that you’ve fallen in love with honey brown hair, here comes the fun part: maintaining your new hue. While honey brown is on the low-maintenance side of salon color, it’s still important to pack your routine with products formulated for color-treated hair.
First, swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner with a color-safe system like the Biolage R.A.W Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner. Formulated with coconut milk and meadowfoam, the system helps protect color-treated hair, leaving it soft and shiny with lasting color vibrancy.
If your strands are feeling extra dry after a color session, incorporating a weekly hair mask into your routine can do wonders for the look and feel of your strands. The Pureology Superfood Treatment is formulated with goji berry extract and olive oil to help fortify and strengthen damaged hair.
The damaging effects of heat can do a number on the vibrancy of your color. We recommend investing in a heat protectant such as the Biolage Thermal Active Setting Spray, which protects hair against heat styling while adding body and volume for long-lasting control.
Who does honey brown hair work best for?
The best part about honey brown hair is that the shade looks stunning on almost everyone. Whether you opt for a full head of honey brown highlights, or a honey brown balayage, the color is the perfect transition into natural-looking summertime hair that flatters any skin tone.
Ready to take on honey brown hair? Keep scrolling for six of our favorite ways to wear the look.
The Best Honey Brown Hair Ideas To Try Now
Honey Brown Highlights
Anytime you’re looking to edge into a new hue without going overboard, look to highlights. Honey highlights help bring warmth and dimension to your natural hue—without the commitment of all-over color.
Golden Honey Brown
Need a bit of extra warmth to help you through winter? Ask your colorist to add a hint of gold to your honey brown hair.
Honey Brown Balayage
Even with new hair coloring techniques popping up left and right, we could never forget about balayage! If you’re looking for a low-maintenance way to show off your honey brown hair, give a traditional balayage a try.
Honey Brown Midlights
If you’ve never heard of midlights before, let us break it down for you. Created by Redken brand ambassador Matt Rez, the midlight technique involves connecting your highlight color to your base color for a natural, non-streaky look. Looking to learn more about midlights? Check out our complete guide.
Honey Brown To Honey Blonde Ombre
If there’s one hue that’s almost equally as stunning as honey brown, it’s honey blonde. Craving a look that’s a mix of both dark and light? Ask your colorist for an ombre that incorporates both shades.
Chocolate Honey Brown
If you’re looking for a seamless way to enhance your chocolate brown hair, honey brown blends seamlessly into the shade. If you want a look that’s extra sweet, this rich, dimensional shade is for you.
Interested in trying honey brown hair? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.