Mandy Moore is rocking the latest brunette hair colour trend

The trend takes inspo from your morning coffee

BeautyCrew Beauty Editor / August 15 2019

When you hear the phrase caramel mocha, you instinctively think of a super-sweet Starbucks order, not hair – but the latest balayage trend has taken inspiration from the caffeinated beverage in the form of soft caramel highlights with a deep chocolatey base.

Mandy Moore is one celeb who has jumped on the trend early. She was spotted on the This Is Us Emmy press tour with subtle toffee highlights through the lengths of her dark brown hair.

The trend was recently coined by hairstylist Caitlin Duggan of Gloss Color Studio in Upstate New York. In an interview with Allure, Duggan explained, “this color was basically built in two sessions”, utilising traditional balayage techniques. To create the look, she lightens the hair and then colours it with a gloss in a variety of auburns, warm strawberry-toned blondes and peach.

Thinking of trying this sun-kissed brunette hair colour yourself? Duggan recommends asking your colourist “for warmth, richness, and pops of contrast” and returning for a balayage and gloss refresh every 12 weeks. For after-care, she recommends a sulphate-free shampoo, conditioner and heat protectant. “I also love products with UVA and UVB protection.” 

This isn’t the first time Mandy has dabbled in the world of balayage. The singer and actress ditched her brunette hair last year for this blonde hair colour.

What do you think of this coffee-inspired hair colour trend? Let us know in the comments below. 

Main image credit: @mandymooremm

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).