There’s a time-honored tradition of naming hair colors after food. Brunette isn’t just dark brown, it’s chili chocolate. Blonde is honey-inspired—and don’t even get us started on eggplant. Maybe it’s the easiest way to convince your customer to try a new shade: Name it after something she knows she’ll like, and the color is bound to go over well.
Whatever the case, the latest shade du jour is toasted white chocolate mocha. The shade name was coined by Eric Vaughn, a Houston-based stylist with a penchant for frosty manes.
Want to learn more about this scrumptious shade of dark brown hair? Keep reading.
What is toasted white chocolate mocha hair?
There are some days you order the most extravagant drink on the menu of your local café, just to feel fancy. If toasted white chocolate mocha hair was a beverage, it would be one of those $6 ones that also counts as lunch.
This shade is a luxurious exercise in contrast: very dark roots against bright blonde ends. The chocolate base gives way to caramel pieces that frame the face and brighten your ends.
How do you ask for toasted white chocolate mocha hair color in a salon?
If you’re nervous to duplicate this one, we don’t blame you. As a starting point, make sure to bring in several photos of your end color to ensure you and your stylist are discussing the same look (and ensure no nasty last minute surprises).
Because the part of the look involves such bright blonde, be aware that your stylist will likely use bleach to lift the color from your hair before creating the warm golden hue around your face. Bleach will always damage hair, but an experienced stylist will work to leave your mane feeling healthy and looking beautiful by the time your appointment is over.
Who should try toasted white chocolate mocha hair?
If there’s ever been a shade built around medium and dark complexions, it’s this one. This is the perfect accent of blonde to play nicely with deep skin tones.
Notably, Vaughn’s toasted white chocolate mocha hair will be the easiest transition if you have grown out balayage or ombre—especially since part of your hair will already be lightened.
Although this is a low maintenance color, it’s still crucial to keep those strands looking fresh between salon visits. We recommend swapping your standard shampoo and conditioner for a set that’s formulated to make the most of your professional color. From the L’Oréal portfolio of products, we’re big fans of Pureology’s Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner—especially if you’re experiencing a little dryness. Be sure to make use of a heat protectant to keep your style looking beautiful even while enjoying at-home blowouts. We love Shu Uemura Color Lustre Leave-In Heat Protectant for a grab-and-go solution that can keep your toasty hair color looking beautiful.
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