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Stuck in a hair-colour rut? It’s time to chill - no, literally. Iced chocolate hair is the cold-weather hair inspiration you need in your life. Creative Ambassador at Headmasters Salon, Gareth Williams is the man with the plan as he lends us tips on achieving this chilly chocolate hair colour. Thanks to its mix of cool and warm undertones, this shade suits nearly everyone. It may be as cold as ice, but it’s not sacrificing our love for it! Scroll on to learn who suits iced chocolate brunette hair, how to rock it, and uncover the best tips to care for it like a pro.
Let’s Break The Ice - What Is Iced Chocolate Hair?
Brunette hair colours will simply never go out of style, they’re easily up there as one of the most popular shades... so it only makes sense. There are brunette hues like mousy brown (your childhood hair colour) and then there’s richer, dimensional colours that can only be obtained by a stylist!
“I love these tones! It’s the perfect way to create depth and shine on brunettes without looking too red”
This brings us to the colour of the moment: true to its namesake, iced chocolate hair colour is just as delicious as it sounds.
Let’s simplify the colour palette used to create this bespoke shade: think a medium to dark brunette base colour with ash blonde (smoky) babylights dusted throughout to keep things on the cooler icy side. The cool-toned babylights or highlights will give the overall look movement and dimension. Two things that are always great to find in your locks! Ask your colourist to finish with a hair gloss - this look needs shine, and lots of it. Et-voila, iced chocolate hair colour is born. Keep clicking for the brunette hair colour option we predict to be huge this season!
In the hair world, it’s a known fact that cooler-toned hues are generally more universally flattering.
“It works brilliantly to tone down red on complexions with a lot of pink in them but it really does work universally on all complexions”
That’s the kind of news we like to hear when shade shopping, as no one wants to run the risk of ending up with a colour that washes them out.
Iced chocolate hair complements both delicate and soft-complexioned brunettes as well as golden skin complexions - hello versatility, we’re a big fan of yours. We can thank the melange of the warmer chocolate hue combined with the crisp, grey undertones of the babylights/highlights. Sussing out your next shade is no easy task, but with a colour like iced chocolate hair, it’s never been easier.
Okay, so you might be wondering why iced chocolate hair is one of our top picks for the cooler season. You wouldn’t be rushing to buy an ice-cream cone in the middle of winter, so why the cooler shade in the midst of the cold? If you’re the type who doesn’t play by the rules, then gorgeous iced chocolate hair might just be for you. We’re breaking the seasonal brunette hair-colouring traditions and stepping into the modern world where we can do whatever TF we want with our hair (regardless of the season). This wintery season can kiss sun-kissed highlights goodbye and embrace the beauty of the cool brunette hues!
If you’re feeling inspired, be sure to come well-prepped for your salon appointment.
“Take some inspiration into the salon with you in the form of 3-5 screen grabs on your phone. Have a look at images your colourist has created on their Instagram to see if you can find the look on there. If you struggle, look to @headmastersuk, @gazzylondon and @lorealpro”
Serving up #Inspo goals!
Here are our top tips to be a brighter icy brunette!
As we mentioned earlier, this look requires a lot of shine. We are emphasising this to ensure you get that mirror-like shine that you (and your locks) deserve. It’s a fact: brunette hair colours wouldn’t be as brilliant without their lustrous shine. For a super shiny finish, you need to get acquainted with L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Colour Glow Oil. This product not only promotes enviable shine, but it actually nourishes hair whilst offering heat protection. Simply smooth onto damp hair for glowing hair goals.
Healthy hair is shiny hair. To keep your locks in tip-top condition, you should be using a nourishing shampoo and conditioner. Pro-approved, bestselling L’Oréal ProfessionnelSerie Expert Vitamino Color A Ox shampoo and conditioner gives hair the colour protection and shine it needs to stay healthy. Indulge in these products to help your hair live its best life.
Unlike their lighter-coloured counterparts, being brunette has the advantage of less maintenance. Despite this, you should still be popping by the salon every 6-8 weeks for an in-salon hair treatment like L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Power Mix. Ask your stylist about this (salon-only) treatment to target your hair care concerns like damaged hair or lacklustre locks. Be sure to ask your colourist for a hair gloss (like lip gloss, but for hair) in addition to your treatment.
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