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As summer approaches and lighter hairstyles abound, the crew at Deseo Salon and BlowDry wants to take a moment to celebrate dark-haired beauties! Whether you’re a natural brunette or considering going dark for the first time, here’s to the trendy rebels who dare to embrace their dark side. Check out these five tips for styling trendy dark hair and keeping brunette tones shiny and healthy for a long Colorado summer.

1. Add a Warm Glow to Brown or Black Tones

Dark hair can sometimes feel dull and faded, especially with sun damage stripping away the natural shine. Going dark doesn’t mean you need to forgo the bright, glowing radiance of your summer hair dreams.

Capture the light with a gloss and toner treatment! This luxury hair treatment works to naturally strengthen the cuticle and create a smooth, reflective surface. It’s a great way to repair overexposure to sunlight, chlorine, and general damage and frizz. For brunette beauties, the result is a deep conditioned softness that looks absolutely radiant at any time of the year.

2. Delve into Dimension

One of the challenges of managing brunette hair is creating dimension. Bringing out different shades and textures can make even single tone hues pop. Give it a try by playing with style and cuts!

A-line bobs or lobs are perfect for achieving an edgy look with pure black or deep chocolate hair. Alternatively, soft curls bring effortless volume to warm brown tones. Looking for a quick gym style? A half-up bun paired with post-workout waves is a great way to stay chic while hitting the treadmill.

Be sure to have a secret weapon stashed in your yoga bag for days when your hair needs revitalizing. Oribe’s Gold Lust Dry Shampoo is a luxurious hair treat that’s perfect for restoring worn-out locks.

3. Highlights: Not Just for Blondes

If you’re looking to stay dark, but want to liven up your color, highlights are a sophisticated option for adding depth to brunette hair.

Sombre hair was made for rich velvet tresses. This trendy dark hair color is a softer, more subtle take on a traditional ombre. Unlike the distinctive root line of an ombre, this muted highlight embraces your naturally dark roots for an easy-to-maintain color that fades effortlessly. The key to the perfect sombre is weaving in colors that are a few shades darker and a few shades lighter than your natural hair. Layers bring this style to life and create less of an abrupt contrast from roots to ends

Add this trend to your low-maintenance summer hairstyle list for amazing volume and color!

4. Fashion and Hair Are BFFs

Brunettes have the power to make any color look fabulous! From sleek black and white staples for the daily 9 to 5 to bright pops of a color for a weekend out, dressing for your hair color is the best way to bring attention to your flawless style.

Don’t be afraid to go bold. Jewel tones look great alongside brown or black hair, and these colors include dazzling red, turquoise, and magenta. Also, a little black dress is always a hit. Just as pure white can give blonde hair a dramatic flair, solid black creates an edgy, mysterious aesthetic on brunettes. If you’re feeling too monochrome, then add in some color pop earrings and statement pieces to accessorize your look.

5. Treat Your Trendy Dark Hair Right

Just because you’re a fan of the dark side doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat your hair to the goodness of nourishing shampoo, conditioner, and serum. But choosing the right products for your hair color can be a challenge. Kérastase is a great option for a variety of hair types, and their products work especially well on brunette tones.

A few must-haves include the Fondant Fluidealiste for deep conditioning and smoothing, reshapable styling creme for endless trendy looks, and Bain Chromatique Riche for protecting fresh brunette color.

Book an appointment for trendy dark hair to start on your new color or style journey. If you’re looking for more great summer hair tips for our Denver beauty gurus, then check out these essential rules for protecting your hair from sun damage.

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