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Brilliant Brown Hair Color Ideas from Madison Reed

The browns have it. From light to dark. Honey-drenched to dark chocolate. Ash to golden. Darkened to the deepest ebony or enriched with a red tint. Brunettes have never looked so good. Amazingly versatile, brown hair color spans the style spectrum. California beach-inspired beauty, check. Angelina Jolie-style elegance, no problem. As the base for an edgy dip dye, perfection.

Even better? It is almost universally flattering. If you are thinking about making the switch to lust-worthy glossy brown hair, the key is to optimize a rich multi-tonal look. Check out our favorite brown hair color ideas right now to find your next color inspiration.

Ash Brown

Universally flattering, this classic hair color is as elegant as it gets. This gorgeous base shade works beautifully when darkened, lightened, tinted, highlighted, or glossed to create multi-dimensional hair color. See if ash brown hair color is right for you.

Torino Brown (5NA) is our ash brown.

Meredith  {{'2016-10-25T22:17:50.000Z' | date}}

Like all hair color it starts out brown and after a couple weeks my hair turns red.


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Chocolate Brown

Natural, rich, creamy. Chocolate brown hair is endlessly enticing. This understated hue stands out on its own terms and radiates a feature softening warmth like no other. See if chocolate brown hair color is right for you.

Verona Brown (6NAC) is our chocolate brown.

kristine V  {{'2018-05-28T22:26:28.000Z' | date}}

I have been thru several hair colors with Madison reed (couldn't decide what I wanted to do). Started at a level 5 Milano brown. Wanted to try a red with Portofino red, went back to a brown with Tuscany brown (level 6) then went dark with Venezia brown (level 4). Have settled with Verona brown level 6. It's the perfect color for me, brown with red high lights, Madison reed supported me and helped guide me thru my decisions to get me to where I am happy with my color. I have my color shipped to me every 7 weeks and love how easy it is. I also love the extras I get in my box, shampoo/conditioner, the wipe for color I may get where unwanted.


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Medium Brown

This is a hair color nearly anyone can wear. It warms a whole gamut of complexions and has a remarkable way of highlighting brown, blue, and green eyes. Add our Color Reviving Gloss to highlight and add to the rich tones. See if medium brown is right for you.

Tuscany Brown (6NGV) is our medium brown.

Christy S  {{'2018-01-23T20:52:56.000Z' | date}}

Beautiful brown with subtle golden highlights...just as described. Color on me turned out very similar to the photo pictured and is very close to my natural color. Excellent gray coverage that doesn't fade out. I'm 4 boxes in and the coloring has been very consistent, both in hue matching and longevity of the color. Makes my hair soft and shiny, instead of dry and brittle like the drug store boxes...and at a great price too! My skin is very sensitive and this color only causes a slight tingle for me, compared to the burning sensation and even sores that the old boxed colors caused me. I had previous golden highlights and was nervous about how the new color would cover/blend. The old highlights were turned to a subtle but beautiful copper color that blended seamlessly.


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Honey Brown

This may as well be called Hollywood blonde. This California beach-inspired color offers the perfect amount of polish to easily dress up or look effortlessly undone. See if honey brown hair color is right for you.

Lucca Light Brown (7NGV) is our honey brown.

Belinda B  {{'2015-03-10T14:49:24.000Z' | date}}

This brown is slightly lighter than the color my hair has become, and it works! I am 55 and also have light graying to cover. I had my home stylist apply this color and had her add just a few highlights, with beautiful results. I keep an additional package of color at home and mix up a bit to cover my roots as needed. I also have the brush-on root cover in my bag. I am often on the road and having to use new colorists; sometimes with unpleasing results. I am bolder now and take my color with me.


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Want Red Hair?

Want to turn your look up to 11? Red color is your ticket to check-you-out hair. But you can also opt for subtler shades, like deep mahogany Firenze Brown or burgundy hair color Trieste Red. Coloring your hair red is definitely a bright idea—how bright you want to go is up to you.


Want blonde hair?

Blonde color runs the gamut from natural to striking. Ashy platinum shades like Roma Blonde deliver rock-star cool. Neutral blondes, like Capri Blonde, are easy to maintain and grow out. And ultra-warm honey blondes, like Sicily Blonde, are more on-trend than avocado toast.


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