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45 Brunette Looks We're Falling for this Season

by Mary Kaleta | September 14, 2018
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We love how this look still is light at the ends but embraces darker colors at the top and throughout. This is the perfect transition look or a way to keep summer alive all year.
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We love how this look still is light at the ends but embraces darker colors at the top and throughout. This is the perfect transition look or a way to keep summer alive all year.
Photo courtesy of @kaseybertucci
The braiding on this style really brings out the color beautifully.
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The braiding on this style really brings out the color beautifully.
Photo courtesy of @sydneyannlopezhair
This gorgous blends looks perfect from every angle.
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This gorgous blends looks perfect from every angle.
Photo courtesy of @styledby_debbe
Another wonderful summer to fall transition look. And those face-framing highlights—can you believe?!
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Another wonderful summer to fall transition look. And those face-framing highlights—can you believe?!
Photo courtesy of @stephanie_stylist
We heart this color and the braided part.
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We heart this color and the braided part.
Photo courtesy of @sarayousif_
This color is a great option for those wanting to go deeper without committing too much to the dark side.
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This color is a great option for those wanting to go deeper without committing too much to the dark side.
Photo courtesy of @mikaatbhc
Everything about this photo screams playful. We love how the color and unique placement of the hair stands out among a sea of hair on Instagram.
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Everything about this photo screams playful. We love how the color and unique placement of the hair stands out among a sea of hair on Instagram.
Photo courtesy of @meltedbymish
This honey brunette is oh so sweet.
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This honey brunette is oh so sweet.
Photo courtesy of @maryh.ott
Hair goals/dream hair/bombshell; basically, this is what every client would kill for.
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Hair goals/dream hair/bombshell; basically, this is what every client would kill for.
Photo courtesy of @mane_ivy
This subtle combination of light and dark looks amazing together.
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This subtle combination of light and dark looks amazing together.
Photo courtesy of @thehairwhich
The brunette tone created here looks au naturale with a chic edge.
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The brunette tone created here looks au naturale with a chic edge.
Photo courtesy of @lana.mai.hair
Jordan created this stunning brunette balayage in two sessions on a client who had previously used black box for two years.
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Jordan created this stunning brunette balayage in two sessions on a client who had previously used black box for two years.
Photo courtesy of @jordan_kindel_salon
These bouncy brunette curls induce major hair envy.
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These bouncy brunette curls induce major hair envy.
Photo courtesy of @jadecarthyhair
We were drawn to this killer brunette look because of its straight, beautiful length.
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We were drawn to this killer brunette look because of its straight, beautiful length.
Photo courtesy of @hobbschelsey_hairstylist
This color and blend are EVERYTHING!
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This color and blend are EVERYTHING!
Photo courtesy of @hairstylist.madison
The cut and angles on this particular look really emphasize the color.
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The cut and angles on this particular look really emphasize the color.
Photo courtesy of @hair2dyeforu
The dimension created throughout this look makes her long locks more interesting and pretty.
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The dimension created throughout this look makes her long locks more interesting and pretty.
Photo courtesy of @hairbykristenpetrucha
It's no secret we're big fans of lobs. So when this lovely style is paired with such a rich color, we're basically obsessed.
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It's no secret we're big fans of lobs. So when this lovely style is paired with such a rich color, we're basically obsessed.
Photo courtesy of @hairbykheylitristen
The deep chocolate and cherry hues in this style blend together beautifully. We love how this look is so different from the rest.
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The deep chocolate and cherry hues in this style blend together beautifully. We love how this look is so different from the rest.
Photo courtesy of @hairbykenzie.t
When your highlights are inspired by your pup’s fur 😍 how cute would that be if it were true? Gorgeous color! Featuring @ruka.thedazedog
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When your highlights are inspired by your pup’s fur 😍 how cute would that be if it were true? Gorgeous color! Featuring @ruka.thedazedog
Photo courtesy of @hairbykellichristine
We love the blend in this stunning mocha melt.
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We love the blend in this stunning mocha melt.
Photo courtesy of @hairbykatlin
Who needs a golden hour when your hair is the perfect golden brunette every hour of the day?!
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Who needs a golden hour when your hair is the perfect golden brunette every hour of the day?!
Photo courtesy of @hairbykategoodwin
This melted copper tone was created using Redken Shades EQ.
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This melted copper tone was created using Redken Shades EQ.
Photo courtesy of @hairbyjayleen
This combination of dark roots and ashy ends has us drooling.
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This combination of dark roots and ashy ends has us drooling.
Photo courtesy of @hairbyashj
How fun is this hair! We love the volume and the way each strand is beautifully painted.
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How fun is this hair! We love the volume and the way each strand is beautifully painted.
Photo courtesy of @hairbyamybee
We mean...do we need any words here other than HEART EYES?! We're obssessed.
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We mean...do we need any words here other than HEART EYES?! We're obssessed.
Photo courtesy of @hairby_chrissy
Even on shorter lengths, brunette tones can look stunning and give shape.
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Even on shorter lengths, brunette tones can look stunning and give shape.
Photo courtesy of @hairartist_soph
This hair reminds us of days at the beach yet still makes us feel cozy for fall. It's an excellent example of how to help clients transition for autumn.
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This hair reminds us of days at the beach yet still makes us feel cozy for fall. It's an excellent example of how to help clients transition for autumn.
Photo courtesy of @hair.by.ham
Bring on the deep tones! There's something so magical about a dark brunette hair color, and this nails it.
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Bring on the deep tones! There's something so magical about a dark brunette hair color, and this nails it.
Photo courtesy of @glambyadrienne
A natural blend that looks healthy and classy.
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A natural blend that looks healthy and classy.
Photo courtesy of @gingersnapstyling
This chocolate color is simply delicious.
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This chocolate color is simply delicious.
Photo courtesy of @gerilynghaisarzadeh
The lightening blends so well in this look, and we cannot get over that shine!
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The lightening blends so well in this look, and we cannot get over that shine!
Photo courtesy of @dvcolour, @gianhair, @shesdonemyhair
So.Much.Dimension! These caramel highlights leave us speechless.
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So.Much.Dimension! These caramel highlights leave us speechless.
Photo courtesy of @cynfacecandy
This pumpkin spice look was created using this formula: Full base color with partial teasylight & olaplex . Base~5n/5.35 30 vol w/olaplex. Toner 6.12/8.02
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This pumpkin spice look was created using this formula: Full base color with partial teasylight & olaplex . Base~5n/5.35 30 vol w/olaplex. Toner 6.12/8.02
Photo courtesy of @createdbyami
This red-ish brunette shows that you can offer your clients a variety of dimensions and color options aside from a traditional brunette look.
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This red-ish brunette shows that you can offer your clients a variety of dimensions and color options aside from a traditional brunette look.
Photo courtesy of @coloredbykp
This style gives off classic, pretty-girl vibes. Naturally, we're envious.
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This style gives off classic, pretty-girl vibes. Naturally, we're envious.
Photo courtesy of @coloredbykiki
This seamless blend gives us all the fall feels.
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This seamless blend gives us all the fall feels.
Photo courtesy of @coloredbycaitlin
That color. Those waves! What can we say except we're in love with this entire combination.
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That color. Those waves! What can we say except we're in love with this entire combination.
Photo courtesy of @christinesbeautybar
This look inspires us to remember the summer days while giving off the confidence to embrace the cooler months.
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This look inspires us to remember the summer days while giving off the confidence to embrace the cooler months.
Photo courtesy of @brittanyloveshair
We appauld this darker brunette look that pairs well with the framing highlights.
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We appauld this darker brunette look that pairs well with the framing highlights.
Photo courtesy of @beccajoyhair
Let's talk about volume goals! This windblown look is a color stunner.
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Let's talk about volume goals! This windblown look is a color stunner.
Photo courtesy of @ashleydennettehair
Simplicity at it's finest. You can't go wrong with a classic brunette.
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Simplicity at it's finest. You can't go wrong with a classic brunette.
Photo courtesy of @amandab_at_maribou
To create this look, create a full balayage with Wella freelights + olaplex using a brush and hands for blending. The look was glazed with Paul Mitchell The Demi 8n , 9a + 6a for 10 minutes.
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To create this look, create a full balayage with Wella freelights + olaplex using a brush and hands for blending. The look was glazed with Paul Mitchell The Demi 8n , 9a + 6a for 10 minutes.
Photo courtesy of @allyson_m_
This glossy look and perfect blend gives off a true taste of fall.
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This glossy look and perfect blend gives off a true taste of fall.
Photo courtesy of @aaashlee
The combination of caramel and brunette here becomes the trendy bronde shade many clients are craving.
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The combination of caramel and brunette here becomes the trendy bronde shade many clients are craving.
Photo courtesy of @_hairbygabrielle
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We love how this look still is light at the ends but embraces darker colors at the top and throughout. This is the perfect transition look or a way to keep summer alive all year.
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We love how this look still is light at the ends but embraces darker colors at the top and throughout. This is the perfect transition look or a way to keep summer alive all year.
Photo courtesy of @kaseybertucci
The braiding on this style really brings out the color beautifully.
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The braiding on this style really brings out the color beautifully.
Photo courtesy of @sydneyannlopezhair
This gorgous blends looks perfect from every angle.
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This gorgous blends looks perfect from every angle.
Photo courtesy of @styledby_debbe
Another wonderful summer to fall transition look. And those face-framing highlights—can you believe?!
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Another wonderful summer to fall transition look. And those face-framing highlights—can you believe?!
Photo courtesy of @stephanie_stylist
We heart this color and the braided part.
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We heart this color and the braided part.
Photo courtesy of @sarayousif_
This color is a great option for those wanting to go deeper without committing too much to the dark side.
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This color is a great option for those wanting to go deeper without committing too much to the dark side.
Photo courtesy of @mikaatbhc
Everything about this photo screams playful. We love how the color and unique placement of the hair stands out among a sea of hair on Instagram.
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Everything about this photo screams playful. We love how the color and unique placement of the hair stands out among a sea of hair on Instagram.
Photo courtesy of @meltedbymish
This honey brunette is oh so sweet.
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This honey brunette is oh so sweet.
Photo courtesy of @maryh.ott
Hair goals/dream hair/bombshell; basically, this is what every client would kill for.
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Hair goals/dream hair/bombshell; basically, this is what every client would kill for.
Photo courtesy of @mane_ivy
This subtle combination of light and dark looks amazing together.
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This subtle combination of light and dark looks amazing together.
Photo courtesy of @thehairwhich
The brunette tone created here looks au naturale with a chic edge.
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The brunette tone created here looks au naturale with a chic edge.
Photo courtesy of @lana.mai.hair
Jordan created this stunning brunette balayage in two sessions on a client who had previously used black box for two years.
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Jordan created this stunning brunette balayage in two sessions on a client who had previously used black box for two years.
Photo courtesy of @jordan_kindel_salon
These bouncy brunette curls induce major hair envy.
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These bouncy brunette curls induce major hair envy.
Photo courtesy of @jadecarthyhair
We were drawn to this killer brunette look because of its straight, beautiful length.
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We were drawn to this killer brunette look because of its straight, beautiful length.
Photo courtesy of @hobbschelsey_hairstylist
This color and blend are EVERYTHING!
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This color and blend are EVERYTHING!
Photo courtesy of @hairstylist.madison
The cut and angles on this particular look really emphasize the color.
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The cut and angles on this particular look really emphasize the color.
Photo courtesy of @hair2dyeforu
The dimension created throughout this look makes her long locks more interesting and pretty.
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The dimension created throughout this look makes her long locks more interesting and pretty.
Photo courtesy of @hairbykristenpetrucha
It's no secret we're big fans of lobs. So when this lovely style is paired with such a rich color, we're basically obsessed.
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It's no secret we're big fans of lobs. So when this lovely style is paired with such a rich color, we're basically obsessed.
Photo courtesy of @hairbykheylitristen
The deep chocolate and cherry hues in this style blend together beautifully. We love how this look is so different from the rest.
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The deep chocolate and cherry hues in this style blend together beautifully. We love how this look is so different from the rest.
Photo courtesy of @hairbykenzie.t
When your highlights are inspired by your pup’s fur 😍 how cute would that be if it were true? Gorgeous color! Featuring @ruka.thedazedog
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When your highlights are inspired by your pup’s fur 😍 how cute would that be if it were true? Gorgeous color! Featuring @ruka.thedazedog
Photo courtesy of @hairbykellichristine
We love the blend in this stunning mocha melt.
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We love the blend in this stunning mocha melt.
Photo courtesy of @hairbykatlin
Who needs a golden hour when your hair is the perfect golden brunette every hour of the day?!
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Who needs a golden hour when your hair is the perfect golden brunette every hour of the day?!
Photo courtesy of @hairbykategoodwin
This melted copper tone was created using Redken Shades EQ.
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This melted copper tone was created using Redken Shades EQ.
Photo courtesy of @hairbyjayleen
This combination of dark roots and ashy ends has us drooling.
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This combination of dark roots and ashy ends has us drooling.
Photo courtesy of @hairbyashj
How fun is this hair! We love the volume and the way each strand is beautifully painted.
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How fun is this hair! We love the volume and the way each strand is beautifully painted.
Photo courtesy of @hairbyamybee
We mean...do we need any words here other than HEART EYES?! We're obssessed.
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We mean...do we need any words here other than HEART EYES?! We're obssessed.
Photo courtesy of @hairby_chrissy
Even on shorter lengths, brunette tones can look stunning and give shape.
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Even on shorter lengths, brunette tones can look stunning and give shape.
Photo courtesy of @hairartist_soph
This hair reminds us of days at the beach yet still makes us feel cozy for fall. It's an excellent example of how to help clients transition for autumn.
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This hair reminds us of days at the beach yet still makes us feel cozy for fall. It's an excellent example of how to help clients transition for autumn.
Photo courtesy of @hair.by.ham
Bring on the deep tones! There's something so magical about a dark brunette hair color, and this nails it.
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Bring on the deep tones! There's something so magical about a dark brunette hair color, and this nails it.
Photo courtesy of @glambyadrienne
A natural blend that looks healthy and classy.
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A natural blend that looks healthy and classy.
Photo courtesy of @gingersnapstyling
This chocolate color is simply delicious.
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This chocolate color is simply delicious.
Photo courtesy of @gerilynghaisarzadeh
The lightening blends so well in this look, and we cannot get over that shine!
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The lightening blends so well in this look, and we cannot get over that shine!
Photo courtesy of @dvcolour, @gianhair, @shesdonemyhair
So.Much.Dimension! These caramel highlights leave us speechless.
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So.Much.Dimension! These caramel highlights leave us speechless.
Photo courtesy of @cynfacecandy
This pumpkin spice look was created using this formula: Full base color with partial teasylight & olaplex . Base~5n/5.35 30 vol w/olaplex. Toner 6.12/8.02
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This pumpkin spice look was created using this formula: Full base color with partial teasylight & olaplex . Base~5n/5.35 30 vol w/olaplex. Toner 6.12/8.02
Photo courtesy of @createdbyami
This red-ish brunette shows that you can offer your clients a variety of dimensions and color options aside from a traditional brunette look.
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This red-ish brunette shows that you can offer your clients a variety of dimensions and color options aside from a traditional brunette look.
Photo courtesy of @coloredbykp
This style gives off classic, pretty-girl vibes. Naturally, we're envious.
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This style gives off classic, pretty-girl vibes. Naturally, we're envious.
Photo courtesy of @coloredbykiki
This seamless blend gives us all the fall feels.
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This seamless blend gives us all the fall feels.
Photo courtesy of @coloredbycaitlin
That color. Those waves! What can we say except we're in love with this entire combination.
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That color. Those waves! What can we say except we're in love with this entire combination.
Photo courtesy of @christinesbeautybar
This look inspires us to remember the summer days while giving off the confidence to embrace the cooler months.
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This look inspires us to remember the summer days while giving off the confidence to embrace the cooler months.
Photo courtesy of @brittanyloveshair
We appauld this darker brunette look that pairs well with the framing highlights.
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We appauld this darker brunette look that pairs well with the framing highlights.
Photo courtesy of @beccajoyhair
Let's talk about volume goals! This windblown look is a color stunner.
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Let's talk about volume goals! This windblown look is a color stunner.
Photo courtesy of @ashleydennettehair
Simplicity at it's finest. You can't go wrong with a classic brunette.
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Simplicity at it's finest. You can't go wrong with a classic brunette.
Photo courtesy of @amandab_at_maribou
To create this look, create a full balayage with Wella freelights + olaplex using a brush and hands for blending. The look was glazed with Paul Mitchell The Demi 8n , 9a + 6a for 10 minutes.
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To create this look, create a full balayage with Wella freelights + olaplex using a brush and hands for blending. The look was glazed with Paul Mitchell The Demi 8n , 9a + 6a for 10 minutes.
Photo courtesy of @allyson_m_
This glossy look and perfect blend gives off a true taste of fall.
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This glossy look and perfect blend gives off a true taste of fall.
Photo courtesy of @aaashlee
The combination of caramel and brunette here becomes the trendy bronde shade many clients are craving.
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The combination of caramel and brunette here becomes the trendy bronde shade many clients are craving.
Photo courtesy of @_hairbygabrielle

When it comes time for leaves to change color, there seems to be a shift in hair colors, as well. For brunettes, fall is in the hair—quite literally; summer is often the time to brighten up locks while autumn inspires many to embrace their natural color or seek something darker. 

We've gathered 45 of our favorite brunette looks from Instagram to arm you with inspiration for the client requests that will inevitably roll in this time of year. From lighter brondes to deep chocolates, there are a variety of hues to inspire your creativity during the cooler months. Remember to #ModernSalon for the chance to have your fall colors featured on our page. Happy fall!

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