“Brown Ale” Color Is a Warm Way to Brighten Up Brown Hair

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Like its namesake beverage, "brown ale hair" has a deep mahogany base and swirls of amber highlights. "It's different from traditional brunettes because of the richness and the depth it provides," Caruso told Glamour. "It’s warm without the brassy or mousy undertones some people associate with traditional brunettes. " He says the shade is perfect for this time of year since it's a great way to go deeper and richer for the cold weather ahead, while still offering a touch of warmth.

He also notes that another bonus with demipermanent color is that it lasts only six to eight weeks, which is perfect if you're just dipping your toes into a color trend. "You get the rich healthy look of brown ale hair without the long-term commitment, ensuring your hair will be happy, healthy, and ready for summer blonding soon enough.

Another reason he says a demipermanent color is key to this shade is because of the crazy shine it provides. "Dark hair needs to look rich and healthy, and the demipermanent color is ammonia-free, to ensure your hair is shiny and healthy," says Caruso.

To get that warmth without veering into brassy territory, Caruso emphasizes asking your stylist for rich and warm highlights — and dimension is key. "If you're cautious about going darker, tell them to start slow," he says. "Add some lowlights or drop your toner down a level or two.

No need to rush — you have all winter to take the plunge. " He also recommends asking your colorist for a demipermanent color if your hair has been damaged from your summer blonde.

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