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Why caramel is the new chocolate

Chocoholics, don't panic, we mean hair color. Caramel brown is a delicious mid-season shade for when we've had enough of wintery colors like chocolate and dark brown. Incorporating some golden hues to your brunette shade is a calorie-free way to add some sweetness to your look!

Who suits caramel?

While caramel is a shade that is flattering to most skin tones, those who will really make the most of this golden brown shade have warm-toned complexions, as the honey hues will bring out your natural glow. Curly hair and waves are particularly at their best when teamed with caramel, as the light reflects off the color, creating texture and depth.

How to go caramel

You don't have to go 100% caramel if you're not sure whether the color will suit you, or if you'd rather a subtle change. Highlights or lowlights, depending on your current color, can be an excellent way of discreetly updating your hair and/or testing out a new shade.

Styling caramel hair

What hairstyles look best with caramel-colored hair? As we said earlier, curls and waves are always a great choice. Messy updos and braids also look beautiful in caramel tones, whereas edgy, graphic styles should be best avoided, as the romantic character of caramel can clash with hard, modern cuts.

How to maintain caramel-colored hair

As with any hair color, it's important to use shampoo and conditioning treatments tailored to the tone. Coloring your hair darker can add weight (the inverse for blonde shades) so don't apply too much product after washing. A styling mousse and finishing spray are usually enough to leave you with bouncy curls or waves that hold all day. If you feel you're starting to lose volume by the evening, switch up your look by flicking your caramel locks up into a messy chignon. Delicious!

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