Chestnut brown hair is one of those magical shades that is never quite one color but the best parts of several different ones. It hovers somewhere between a light to medium brown with a reddish tint that positively gleams in direct sunlight. The coppery undertones (or overtones?) place chestnut hair approximately halfway between Lea Michele and Julianne Moore in the celebrity hair color chart... and who wouldn't want to be rubbing shoulders with such renowned Hollywood talents?
If you don't have one already and would like to try a chestnut shade, browse the Féria collection by L'Oréal Paris to give you an idea of all the options you have. It boasts a myriad range of multi-dimensional colors that never appear dull or flat thanks to 3x the normal amount of natural-looking highlights contained within the dye. There are a lot of colors to chose from so take your time to really browse and figure out which one is best suited to your skin tone.
Once you've made the all-important decision, you're going to need a hairstyle repertoire that will do your new chestnut color justice! To start building one, all you have to do is scroll through our handpicked selection of five great looks below. They all have accompanying tutorials so all you need to do is pick which one you want to try first!
If you're anything like L'Oréal Paris spokesperson Eva Longoria, a classic blowout could be the only hairstyle you'll ever need. It'll take you from day to night and it's a hairstyle that just looks good, whatever you team it with.
Get the look: Spray your hair evenly throughout with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Blow Out HeatSpray by L'Oréal Paris. Dry it in sections with a round brush, wrapping all the hair around it then gliding it through to the ends as you dry. Once everything is dry, part your hair on your favorite side then finish with a mist of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.
You don't have to be a boy scout or a sailor to appreciate the value of a good knot. They make for some seriously pretty hairstyles that are just perfect for drawing attention to a brand new hair color!
Get the look: Brush your hair through then take two large chunks from either side of your face and tie them in a knot at the back of your head. Pin them into place then twist and pin some more pieces around it to make the know appear bigger. Muss ad desired with your fingertips and finish with a mist of LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.
When it comes to any hair-related indecision, there's one unspoken yet golden rule: if in doubt, ponytail. This one is especially cute thanks to the curled ends and camouflaged elastic, so what are you waiting for?
Get the look: Use a 1" or 1 1/2" curling iron on the lower third of your hair (or half depending how long it is) then secure into a low ponytail. Take a section of hair from the pony and wrap it around the elastic, pinning it underneath to hold it in place. Spray all over with LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray and you're good to go!
Do you like to stand out from the crowd? Are voluminous hairstyles totally your thing? If so, an Audrey Hepburn inspired beehive could be the perfect undo to help you show off your chestnut locks.
Get the look: Brush your hair through then spray the roots on top and at the crown with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray. Tease the hair from the back with a fine-tooth comb to build height then smooth it over and pin at the back. Gather the rest of your hair into a small French twist and finish with a generous mist of LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.
This deliberately disheveled chignon is a tousled masterpiece. The unkempt nature of this style ensures that more strands are left loose to frame the face and soften the overall silhouette. This means that when the sun shines or there's a bright light behind you, you'll have a kind of momentary chestnut halo!
Get the look: Part your hair on one side then twist and pin the hair in large chunks to form a low side chignon at the nape of your neck. Pull a few small, wispy strands loose to frame your face and complete the look with some LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.
What do you think? Which chestnut hairstyle will you go for?