Although it sounds like it shouldn’t work, mushroom-brown hair colour is just beautiful. In fact, it’s become one of our favourite shades for brunettes right now. As super as the real food they’re named after, mushroom-brown hues can elevate your hair game in 2023, with rich, earthy goodness. That’s why Tina Mehmi , from our […]
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Although it sounds like it shouldn’t work, mushroom-brown hair colour is just beautiful. In fact, it’s become one of our favourite shades for brunettes right now.
As super as the real food they’re named after, mushroom-brown hues can elevate your hair game in 2023, with rich, earthy goodness. That’s why Tina Mehmi , from our innovative Colour Workshop team, has shared nine amazing mushroom-brown hair looks to bring out the best in your brunette tresses.
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1. Light mushroom-brown balayage
“Mushroom-blonde balayage is the way forward for spring and heading into summer,” explained Tina. “Mushroom-brown hair can look quite flat with certain complexions, so golden-blonde balayage is just the remedy to add lightness and make your eye colour pop.”
2. Base mushroom hue with caramel highlights
Why not break the rules with a cool mushroom-brown base and delish caramel brown highlights. Did somebody say sunkissed? You’ll feel it, even if you haven’t seen any rays since last year.
3. Earthy mushroom-brown waves
“A lighter mushroom look is nice if you’ve got a medium to dark skin tone, adding more interest and movement to your hair,” explained Tina. “But most importantly, this earthy shade can also bring out your tan.”
4. Two-toned mushroom-brown locks
Part of mushroom-brown’s appeal is that it comes in a wide range of light and dark hues; making two-tone styles a match made in heaven. Tina noted, “For this two-tone look, you can use a cooler reflect brown then add another lighter shade to create a lovely contrast”.
5. Muted bronde mushroom-brown
A shimmery bronde infusion is a gorge way to give dimension to brunette locks, luminating the mid-to-end sections of cool mushroom-brown.
6. Pretty mushroom-brown hair with light tones
“Mushroom-brown on pinky skin can look quite harsh,” said Tina. “Here we added some light, bright tones to ensure a finish that wouldn’t clash with our client’s complexion.” If you’ve got longer lengths, flowing curls paired with curtain bangs make this a mushroom ‘do worthy of the red carpet.
7. Cool mushroom-brown lob
“Here’s a true mushroom-brown hair colour with an extra drop of coolness in a lob style,” explained Tina. “Our client’s natural tresses have a lot of red in them, so to neutralise it, we used extra, cooler pigments.” Tina added that: “Indian and Asian hair tends to be quite warm naturally, so adding the cool colouring will create a perfect mushroom-brown shade.”
8. Mushroom-brown with a sunny money piece
We all know how well money pieces work with dark locks; they’re sophisticated, nostalgic and bring full attention to your features. If ‘90s trends are your jam, this is your new hairstyle.
9. Dark mushroom-brown balayage
We’ve already shown how a light mushroom-brown balayage brings spring-like lift. On the opposite end of the scale, a dark-brown mushroom balayage is super-sultry and indulgent, and coupled with long locks, is the true definition of swish-ability.
Just as mushroom-brown hair is our favourite brunette shade right now; we’ve also got a thing for burgundy. Find inspiration for days in our guide.