'Chocolate cake' is the new hair colour trend for brunettes

Get a richer look to your locks

InStyle Digital News and Entertainment Editor / October 17 2019

There's no denying that brown hair is having a moment. From Bella Hadid to Lily Aldridge, who are amping up their brunette locks with a trend aptly labelled by colourists as 'chocolate cake' hair. 

Arizona-based colourist Liz Cook told Allure, "chocolate cake" hair is deep, vibrant, and relies on balayage highlights to emphasise the face and add brightness to the deep brown tones. "The highlights are what will really set the colour apart from other brunettes.

"Traditional brunette is a more neutral and slightly ashy colour. This spring, however, it’s all about vibrancy and richness."

She continued to the publication, "I named it chocolate cake because the highlights almost remind you of the gooey frosting in-between the dark chocolate layers." 

The hashtag #chocolatecakehair has really taken off, and the results are seriously rich. 

I may or may not have neglected my sister's hair for way too long😅 . . She had suuuper grown out old color (4N), which pretty much blended in with her root color. Because of that, this balayage was basically a color correction. Sometimes, a color correction is not a head of hair with 18 different bands of color and damage! Sometimes it's just your guests that haven't been in for color in a year or two. ANYWHO, I used @redken's NEW Flashlift with ph Bonder Built in... mixed with some Freehand 🤗 Who wants to see a video of the process? . . #sickhairworld #hairsoakedinbleach #njhairpainting #njbalayage #njcolorcorrection #njcolortransformation #hairbynikkiparsons #spabellanj #redkencertifiedcolorist #jerseyshorebesthair #redken #redkenobsessed #redkenjanuary19 #redkenready #styleyourstory #livingproofinc #beachywaves #beachwaves #paulmitchellneuroangle #paulmitchellneuro #sickerthanyouraveragehair #behindthechair #modernsalon #chocolatecakehair

 

If you're looking for more new-season hair inspo, check out the copper blonde hair trend.

What do you think of this pretty new brunette hair trend? Would you try it yourself? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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