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

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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." 

Chocolate cake 🧁 @pulpriothair Faction8 FORMULA DROP for that perfect chocolate 7-03 with a drop of 7-4 and 7-6 If you want to deepen the tone, add 6-4 and 6-66 Base: 3-0 and 10vol for grey coverage Styled with @stylushaircare and protected with @olaplex #riotsquad #rsf8 #btconeshot19_warmbalayage . #pulpriot #pulpriothair #pulpriotisthepaint #pulpriotcolor #springstyle #yellownails💛 #brunettebalayage #brunette #brunettehair #balayage #balayageombre #balayagehighlights #balayagedandpainted #chocolatecake #chocolatehair #behindthechair #chocolatecakehair #chocolatecakehaircolor
Chocolate cake 🧁 @pulpriothair Faction8 FORMULA DROP for that perfect chocolate 7-03 with a drop of 7-4 and 7-6 If you want to deepen the tone, add 6-4 and 6-66 Base: 3-0 and 10vol for grey coverage Styled with @stylushaircare and protected with @olaplex #riotsquad #rsf8 #btconeshot19_warmbalayage . #pulpriot #pulpriothair #pulpriotisthepaint #pulpriotcolor #springstyle #yellownails💛 #brunettebalayage #brunette #brunettehair #balayage #balayageombre #balayagehighlights #balayagedandpainted #chocolatecake #chocolatehair #behindthechair #chocolatecakehair #chocolatecakehaircolor

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

FALL INTO THAT RIOT 🍂🎃🦇🕸🍁💀 Another entry for the #fallintotheriot19 I'm so excited to be teaching this technique this coming Monday at the @saloncentricphx location, here in Phoenix! I'll be covering dimensional brunettes, using @pulpriothair clay lightener and the Faction8 series. FORMULA: Roots 5-03/6-8/5-5/5-4 1:1 6vol Fill -33 with a drop or -66 1:1 6vol All over tone 7-8/7-3/6-34 1:2 6vol . . Style @aiirprofessional texture spray Place @caliandcobeautylounge Tools @fhiheat and @framar
FALL INTO THAT RIOT 🍂🎃🦇🕸🍁💀 Another entry for the #fallintotheriot19 I'm so excited to be teaching this technique this coming Monday at the @saloncentricphx location, here in Phoenix! I'll be covering dimensional brunettes, using @pulpriothair clay lightener and the Faction8 series. FORMULA: Roots 5-03/6-8/5-5/5-4 1:1 6vol Fill -33 with a drop or -66 1:1 6vol All over tone 7-8/7-3/6-34 1:2 6vol . . Style @aiirprofessional texture spray Place @caliandcobeautylounge Tools @fhiheat and @framar
🍫 Dutch Chocolate 🍫 This is an amazing hair transformation. From long and faded to a rich melted chocolate lob. I used a Restore 2n for her base and melted that right into a mix of Restore 6.1(30grams) + 3n(10 grams) + 1n(5 grams). Swipe to see the before. 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 #jackwinnpro #colormelt #meltingcolor #colormelting #colormeltingtechnique #behindthechair #americansalon #btcpics2019 #btcpics #modernsalon #beautylaunchpad #shorthairideas #stylistssupportingstylists #sophisticateshairstyleguide #hairtransformation #beforeandafterhair #featuredhair #trendinghaircolor #hairinspiration #chocolatecakehair #hairandcolor #dutchchocolatehair #chocolatehair #dimensionalbrunette #brunettelob #theunicorntribe #taotam #hairpainters #balayageombre
🍫 Dutch Chocolate 🍫 This is an amazing hair transformation. From long and faded to a rich melted chocolate lob. I used a Restore 2n for her base and melted that right into a mix of Restore 6.1(30grams) + 3n(10 grams) + 1n(5 grams). Swipe to see the before. 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 🍫 #jackwinnpro #colormelt #meltingcolor #colormelting #colormeltingtechnique #behindthechair #americansalon #btcpics2019 #btcpics #modernsalon #beautylaunchpad #shorthairideas #stylistssupportingstylists #sophisticateshairstyleguide #hairtransformation #beforeandafterhair #featuredhair #trendinghaircolor #hairinspiration #chocolatecakehair #hairandcolor #dutchchocolatehair #chocolatehair #dimensionalbrunette #brunettelob #theunicorntribe #taotam #hairpainters #balayageombre
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
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
🍫 2019 Hair Colour Trend 🍫Say hello to #ChocolateCakeHair 👋 This season is all about vibrancy and richness 😘 . . . 😄 Show some 💕 for this #ChocolateCakeHairColor designed by Salon Director, Victor Liu @chezvoushair 😄 . . . . . #hairspo #hairinspo #hairinspiration #hairgoals #hairporn #hairtrends #hairenvy #hairofinstagram #hairstagram #hairoftheday #chocolatehaircolor #chocolatehair #brownhair #hairtransformation #balayage #hairofinstagram #hairofig #bestofhair #2019hairtrends #hairideas #hairpost #hairoftheweek #chezvoushair #chezvous #brownhairdontcare
🍫 2019 Hair Colour Trend 🍫Say hello to #ChocolateCakeHair 👋 This season is all about vibrancy and richness 😘 . . . 😄 Show some 💕 for this #ChocolateCakeHairColor designed by Salon Director, Victor Liu @chezvoushair 😄 . . . . . #hairspo #hairinspo #hairinspiration #hairgoals #hairporn #hairtrends #hairenvy #hairofinstagram #hairstagram #hairoftheday #chocolatehaircolor #chocolatehair #brownhair #hairtransformation #balayage #hairofinstagram #hairofig #bestofhair #2019hairtrends #hairideas #hairpost #hairoftheweek #chezvoushair #chezvous #brownhairdontcare

 

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.

This article originally appeared on instylemag.com.au

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