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5 gorgeous styles for chocolate brown hair

/ 07.21.2014
5 gorgeous styles for chocolate brown hair
5 gorgeous styles for chocolate brown hair

They say that blondes have more fun but with a whole host of rich, chocolatey shades to choose from, maybe brunettes are on a level playing field after all. Silly stereotypes aside, brown is the second most common hair color on earth and famous heads including Lea Michele and Jennifer Lopez all make a great case for it! So, if you want to take your hair color to the next level, going brunette is definitely an option to explore.

With an extensive range of multi-faceted shades that won't fade, the Féria collection by L'Oréal Paris boasts a whole host of exciting colors. Never dull nor flat, these dyes offer three times the highlights and won't wreck or ravage your hair as they do so!

One really convincing thing in favor of such a big change is how good brown hair looks in all kinds of different styles. To help give you a few ideas of exactly which 'dos will work best, we've handpicked five gorgeous looks and teamed them with easy-to-follow tutorials. All you have to do is scroll through and get inspired!

Who knows, maybe you'll find your new favorite hairstyle...

Buzz-worthy beehive

If you're all about vintage beauty, a retro beehive might be right up your street. It's guaranteed to make one voluminous style statement thanks to its interesting silhouette.

Get the look: Section off some small pieces of hair at the front then spray the roots on the top and crown of your head with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray by L'Oréal Paris. Tease the top layers of hair with a fine-tooth comb then smooth it over gently and pin at the back into a half-up 'do. Tuck and / or pin the sections of hair at the front behind your ears or wrap them around and pin at the back. Finish with a mist of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to finish.

Ponytail

You just can't go wrong with a ponytail, fact. Whether you're headed to the gym or to a party, it's a practical yet pretty hairstyle that won't let you down!

Get the look: All you have to do is part your hair deep on one side then sweep the bangs in the other direction. Use a medium-barrel curling iron to curl the ends then gather your hair back into a pony and tie. Hide the elastic with a small piece of hair then pin underneath to secure it. Complete your new look with plenty of Bold Control Hairspray and you're good to go!

Cute curls

With more movement, curls and waves help your strands to catch the light which, in turn, shows off the depth of color they have.

Get the look: To keep natural curls well-defined and frizz-free all day long, apply Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Curl Taming Cream before blow-drying with a diffuser. As you dry your hair, wind individual pieces around your index finger to help them keep their shape. Finish with some LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray and you're done!

Best bob

Anyone who ever saw Chicago can attest to just how good a sharp brunette bob can look. Whether long or short, this style is always going to look awesome. It's also a comparatively shock-free step on the ladder to a more radical short cut, should you need to work your way slowly up to one.

Get the look: This style is all about achieving a sleek finish so you need to prevent frizz from the get-go. To do this, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream evenly to damp hair then blow-dry using a paddle brush. Once dried, use a flat iron for any final touch ups and mist with SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray to finish. This will add shine and keep flyaways at bay.

Pretty pixie

If you're feeling brave enough to go short, a pretty brunette pixie is a great look. Sure, there's less hair to show off your color with but that makes it all the more noticeable! After all, a short cut with plenty of attitude like this will never fade into the background.

Get the look: Apply a small amount of Frizz Vanisher Cream to damp hair and blow-dry. This will help to keep your hair smooth and frizz-free throughout the day. Next, apply a little Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum through your hair, twisting and tousling as you go to create a piecey finish. Shape as desired with your hands and you're good to go!

What do you think? Which brunette style do you like best?

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