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Hair Color Ideas - Brilliant Brunettes

Easy Brown Hair Color Formulas


From rich, chocolaty hues to cool, icy browns, these colors can work on almost anyone. Read below and start trying these easy, dark hair color ideas.

1. Rich Chocolate With a Copper Shimmer

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Apply a fine fine foil throughout the top of the hair with the accent color and then apply the base color in between the packets and cover all remaining hair. The glaze will be performed at the shampoo bowl and applied to towel dried hair.

Natural Level: 3

Base Color: Redken Shades EQ 03NB

Accent Color: Redken Blonde Icing Ammonia Free + Redken Blonde Icing 20 Volume Conditioning Crème Developer

Glaze: Redken Shades EQ 05C

2. Deep Brown With Caramel Accents

Natural Level: 6 - Color treated 

Base Color: Wella Color Touch 5/0

Accent Color: Kaleidocolors Bleach (blue tone) + 20 vol developer

Glaze: Wella Color Touch 7/73

3. Dark Brown With Golden Accents

Natural Level: 5 - 20% Grey

Base Color: Joico Vero K-PAK Color 5N + 5G + 20-volume developer 

Accent Color: Joico Vero Ultra Caramel + 30-volume developer

Glaze: Verochrome B5 + 6G (process 10 minutes)

4. Golden Brown With Caramel Highlights

Natural Level: 5

Base Color: Wella Koleston Perfect 6/0 + 7/3 + 20 volume developer

Accent Color 1: Wella Koleston Perfect 12/22 + 30 volume developer

Accent Color 2: Wella Koleston Perfect 8/2 + 40 volume developer.

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