From pumpkin spice to caramel latte, we love a coffee-inspired hair color! The latest hue worthy of a spot on the menu at your favorite coffee shop? Cold brew hair, of course! Here are some tips and ideas on this trendy and bold hair color.
What Is Cold Brew Hair?
Cold brew hair is a must-try hair color trend that mimics your favorite cold caffeinated beverage. The color technique mimics the beautiful color blends that occur when you mix coffee with a splash of milk and ice. The look is totally customizable—just like your coffee. If you drink your coffee black, your cold brew is likely darker, mixed with reddish hues from melted ice. If you take your coffee with lots of milk and sugar, your cold brew will surely be light and sweet. It’s up to you which shade of cold brew you take your hair color inspiration from!
Why Is Cold Brew So Flattering For Brunettes?
Why is cold brew so flattering for brunettes? Well, it uses a natural brown shade as a base, making it almost fool-proof for a delicious pay-off. For brunettes who are big fans of a warm brown, it also serves as an ideal way to dip your toes into redhead territory sans the commitment, or better yet, it’s perfect for those wanting to sprinkle warm tones in their medium brown hair.
Which Cold Brew Shade Is Right For You?
As we mentioned above, cold brew hair is totally customizable and you can choose any shade you like. You can opt to match your hair color to your coffee order or coordinate your color to your skin tone—the latter would be our recommendation! A good rule of thumb to keep in mind when deciding on a hair color is to choose one with undertones that are opposite of your skin’s undertones. This means if you have warm undertones, go for a hair color on the cooler side and vice versa.
What Should you Know Before Getting Cold Brew Hair?
Keep in mind that this hair color may be best done by a professional. While we love DIY hair color, a trained eye will be able to expertly place highlights and lowlights to create your ultimate cold brew hue, not to mention, they can let you know if the shade you want will work for your skin tone. If you have naturally dark locks, keep in mind that you’ll have to bleach sections of your hair to achieve your desired color. Regardless of your starting shade, this hair color doesn’t require bleaching or coloring your roots, which means you can get away with more time in between touch-ups.
How Should I Take Care Of Cold Brew Hair?
Just as with all dyed hair – using professional masks and treatments to keep it looking good. You should also visit your hair colorist from time to time to keep the trendy look up. Get inspired to try this trendy and edgy hair color!