They say blondes have all the fun, but with a delightful range of rich, chocolaty shades of hair, brunettes enjoy a lot of attention too. Whether you are a natural brunette or are planning to dye your tresses in a gorgeous shade of brown, we've got some pretty hairstyling ideas for you to try out.
1. Pixie Hairstyles
A short haircut with the right color to show it off certainly makes a big impression. So, if you're feeling brave enough to cut your hair, we recommend that you go for the pixie. Pixies look super cool when styled properly. You can use a tiny amount of deconstructing gum to style individual hair sections and lend your androgynous hairstyle a windswept effect. Alternatively, slick your hair in place with a dab of styling gel and achieve a wet look hairstyle in seconds.
2. Bob Hairstyles
Bob hairstyles are in great vogue these days and there is absolutely no reason for you to not try one out. The good thing about bobs is that they can be cut and styled to suit any face shape. Get a classic short bob or go for an edgy asymmetrical cut. Create soft waves in your bob by scrunching in some deconstructing gum or go for the ultra sleek look by flat-ironing your tresses. You can also pair your bob haircut with bangs for an upbeat look.
3. Long Bob Hairstyles
Just like their shorter versions, long bobs too are in great trend, thanks to all the celebrities and supermodels going for the medium-length chop. A layered bob hairstyle looks smashing on most women and can help to both lend a sense of volume to the mane as well as to slash out extra bulk if you have thick textured hair. To style your layered bob, spritz some blow out heatspray on your damp hair to protect it from the damages of heat styling and use a round brush to blow dry your tresses to perfection.
4. Tousled Layers
Layered hairstyles help to contour your face and accentuate your gorgeous facial features. As mentioned above, they can also make your mane look voluminous or reduce extra bulk from think hair. Style your layered hairstyle with tousled waves to lend movement and dimension to your gorgeous brown hair. Spritz your hair with tousle waves hairspray, then curl small sections on a medium-barreled curling iron to create loose waves. When done, mist your hair with hairspray to set the texture and break up tight curves with your fingers to create a natural looking, tousled finish.
5. High Volume Ponytail
Although high volume ponytails suit almost anyone with some hair to spare, they look exceptionally good on brunettes. The rich color of your hair makes the ponytail look denser and lends your hairstyle a fuller looking effect. To create a high volume ponytail, apply a tiny amount o volume inject mousse through your mane and massage the product to give your strands a boost. Using a fine-toothed comb, tease the lower layers of your hair to create added volume. Gather all your tresses and secure them into a ponytail using hair tie. Finish with a gentle mist of hairspray to tame flyways and make the volume stay intact for longer wear. You can wear your voluminous ponytail at the nape of your neck, tie it at the back of the head for some height or on the side for a quirky look.
6. Chunky Side Braid
Darker hairs color, such as chestnut, rich brown and dark chocolate, make the weaves in braids look more pronounced. If you too have brown hair and would like to pull off an interesting braided hairstyle that leverages the natural color of your tresses, we recommend the chunky side braid. Not only will it look different from other types of plaits but will also do justice to your gorgeous hair. To create a voluminous side braid, spritz your hair with some strand smoother serum spray to detangle all knots and make your lovely locks look straight, smooth and shiny. Next, create a side part and using a fine-toothed comb, tease the lower layers of your hair to create some volume. Gather your hair on the side of your neck, divide it into three sections and create a regular braid, securing the end with hair tie. Use a toothbrush to gently muss up you braid or loosen the weaves by pulling out gently with your fingers to create a voluminous effect. Spritz with hairspray and you're good to go!
7. Retro Beehive
Brown hair makes for some of the most gorgeous retro hairstyles. If you are a natural brunette and are looking for a hairstyle that looks both chic and unique, leverage the color of your hair to add to the impression of lush volume and go for a retro beehive. This vintage hairstyle is best created with second day hair, which has better texture and grip. Start by spritzing the roots with high lift creation hairspray to give your strands an instant boost. Using a fine-toothed comb, tease the hair around your crown to create volume and height and seal this section with strong hold hairspray. Sweep back and smooth your face-framing hair over the teased section and secure it with bobby pins. You can either brush through the rest of your loose hair and leave it as it is or tie it up in a mid-rise chignon. Finish with a final mist of hairspray and you're done!
8. Romantic Updo
Looking for an updo hairstyle for your thick, brown hair that is easy to create but high on impact? Try out this romantic bun that has a delicate, ethereal feel about it, despite having plenty of volume. Before styling, apply a tiny amount of frizz remove cream to tame flyways and loose fuzzy hair. Gather all your hair at the back of your head and twist it into a chignon, securing tightly with bobby pins. Slide your fingers under the top and the side layers of your hair to loosen up your updo. Gently pull out a few face-framing wisps to lend your hairstyle a romantic touch. Tuck in a floral pin for added drama and finish with a generous spritz of hairspray.
9. Twisted Half-Up
A gorgeous hairstyle for those of you with wavy or curly brown hair, this half-up will show the delicate, romantic side of your personality. Texture and movement are the highlights of this 'do. Although this half-up hairstyle has plenty of tousled hair sections, you don' want frizz to ruin its appeal. Therefore, smooth in a tiny amount of frizz remover cream through your hair before styling to make your tresses smooth, soft and well behaved. Trace out a hair part of your choice, twist multiple sections of face-framing hair on both side of the part and secure them at the back of your head using bobby pins or a barrette clip. Mist your twisted half-up hairstyle with hairspray and you're all set!
10. Sleek Bun
High on elegance, this sleek bun offers the best of both style and comfort and is an ideal hairstyle to wear to work or a soirée. Make your strands soft, smooth and shiny by misting them with strand smoother serum spray prior to styling. Trace out a hair part of your choice, comb and gather your hair at the nape of your neck and plait it into a regular braid. Spiral and secure the braid into a bun, tucking in bobby pins as you go and mist your updo generously with hairspray for long lasting hold.