The verdict is in folks, it’s not just blondes that have all the fun. Brunettes are here to stake their claim and to show you how much fun honey brown hair can be! Brown is no longer boring. It’s glossy, shiny, versatile, and makes a perfect pallet for nearly all types of color!
Honey brown hair can be elevated by styling it in different ways, toying with the length or even playing with colors. With a few highlights, one can add so much depth and even volume into their hair to catch the light and make it look fuller and brighter. So, if you’re looking to boost your brunette locks, we have a list of our favorite honey brown hair looks that are perfect for the spring!
30 Honey Brown Hair Design Ideas
1. Honey Brown Hair with Loose Curls:
Lovely, luscious honey brown hair has been brought to life with large, loose curls. These curls perform the essential task of boosting volume while also ensuring the hair catches the light at different turns, making the hair appear full of life and light!
2. Loose waves with lowlights:
Feeling flirty? Amp up your honey brown hair color with beautiful lowlights and loose waves to create movement and fun in your style. This can be done on hair that is from medium to long length. Wear it out or wear it at home, it’s perfect for any place!
3. Dark Honey Brown Hair with highlights:
Dark honey brown hair can be elevated to whole new heights by simply painting in some blonde balayage highlights into the layers of the hair. This adds movement and volume as the eye moves from the dark to the light. Wear it down or wear it up, either way, the look is beautiful!
4. Yummy honey brown highlights on short hair:
Sometimes, a few honey brown highlights are all you need to make your look shine! Styled in beachy waves, the highlights draw the eye to the varying colors in the hair, to the seamless blend of dark to light. This style is perfect for date night!
5. Root beer hair:
The stylists are calling it “root beer hair”! This style is a play on dark ombre, created by incorporate honey brown highlights with amber and dark brown tones. The idea is to emulate the colors found in a frosty glass of root beer and we are living for it!
6. Tumbling beachy waves in medium hair:
Dark honey brown hair is complemented here with gentle, balayage style low lights to add depth and dimension into the hair. Styled in loose waves, this look is perfect for the office.
7. Face framing highlights on medium length hair:
Looking to change up your style but not quite ready for a big change? We recommend face-framing honey brown highlights that open up the face and contrast beautifully against the dark canvas. Styled as an angular lob with gentle waves, this look is perfect for the office.
8. Soft layers with warm lowlights:
Looking for a subtle way to play up your hair color? Try breaking up the look with honey brown highlights painted into the layers. This adds depth without the stark contrast of highlights and has the added benefit of warming up the whole look.
9. Modern Bob styled in Dark honey brown hair:
Dark honey brown hair has been elevated with this sexy modern bob and honey brown lowlights. Parted down the middle, one can see the fine and heavy low lights that break apart the hair and capture the light beautifully.
10. Cappuccino Highlights in Medium Honey Brown Hair:
Coffee lovers! Your favorite beverage has inspired this beautiful honey brown hair color. Cool tones of blonde have been laced through warm honey brown hair and styled with curls to create this wonderful tumble of contrasting hues.
11. Long layers with honey brown highlight
To all the lovelies with long brown hair – have you tried incorporating honey brown highlights into your look? The result is this beautiful play of light scattered amongst the long layers, creating depth and adding movement to your hair.
12. Face-framing highlights in dark honey brown hair:
Adding face-framing honey brown highlights to your look is a great way to bring some light to your beautiful cool dark hair. Styled into a lob with loose waves, this youthful look is perfect for any age!
13. Long layers in honey brown hair:
A wonderful way to wear your honey brown hair is my incorporating long layers and styling them with large Velcro rollers. This technique adds volume to the roots and a gentle flick at the ends. The sleek look is perfect for the professional office.
14. Soft Honey Brown Highlights in medium length hair:
Brighten up your medium length hair with soft and gentle honey brown highlights! These ombre highlights have been styled to fall gently around the face, drawing attention to the cheeks, jaw, and décolletage. This look is perfect for any age.
15. Layered Lob with Beach Waves:
A modern way to wear your dark honey brown hair is to style it into a long bob (or a lob) with long layers. For added volume and whimsy, use a large barrel curler and style the length into loose waves. The look is fresh, youthful and super easy to manage!
16. Medium length honey brown hair with loose waves:
Looking to refresh your medium length hair? We are currently obsessing over this honey brown hair color, complete with a warm blonde ombre. The overall look is fresh, bright and perfect for just about anything! Style it up with loose waves to bring in some movement.
17. Voluminous waves in medium length hair:
Styling honey brown hair is as easy as it gets! Simple grab a medium barrel curler, part your hair into sections and start curling. Just be mindful to curl each section in the opposite direction from the one before it to ensure the curls remain distinct and boosted with volume. Instant va-va-voom!
18. Gorgeous angular bob with highlights:
Change up your usual style for this modern, angular bob. And then ask the stylist to pepper in some honey brown highlights. We love this combination because of the way it frames the faces and warms the skin tone too!
19. Glossy Angular Bob with a Side Parting:
We lob an angular lob! This one has been style with long layers that draw the eye to the jawline and the décolletage. But the real winner is the glossy halo of honey brown hair color! Parted to the side, this look is well suited for all ages!
20. The ‘Caramel Drizzle’ is dark brown hair:
Have you seen this ‘caramel drizzle’ hair trend? Honey brown highlights have been strategically placed in and around the crown to create depth and dimension into the hair. And of course, to replicate the caramel drizzle seen on your favorite Frappuccino!
21. Beautiful honey-toned highlights in long hair:
A fantastic way of adding depth and dimension into your long hair is by adding varying tones of honey, caramel, and blonde into your hair. Here, the honey brown highlights subtly shine through the lighter tones, adding warmth to the length.
22. Warm Highlights in Short Hair:
Short hair makes a great canvas for color, especially highlights. Here, honey brown highlights have been painted through the short length, in a balayage technique. This technique allows the stylist to strategically place the color to maximize its impact!
23. Bright honey brown hair color on a fresh bob cut:
There is nothing sexier than a blunt bob! Especially if that blunt bob flaunts it’s honey brown hair color. Sleek and glossy, the cut draws attention to the jaw while showing off the shoulders and the soft color delightfully warms the skin tone.
24. Kim Kardashian’s side-swept, face-framing layers:
Glamour goddess, Kim Karshadian West has also been seen rocking lowlights and honey brown highlights in this press image. Her hair has been styled with many face-framing layers, which have been peppered with low and highlights to add depth and dimension to her look.
25. Jenna Dewan’s edgy textured lob:
Actor and dancer, Jenna Dewan is seen here rocking ombre highlights in her dark honey brown hair. This look has been styled with beachy waves that show off the textured haircut beautifully! This look is ideal for anyone with thin hair! Just be ready to use a lot of product for volume.
26. Sarah Hyland’s stunning honey brown highlights:
The Modern Family actress has styled her hair in a lob with deliciously warm honey brown highlights. Parted to the side, the waves bring out the textures in her style, making the look appear fuller, brighter and super edgy!
27. Textured Shag cut with Honey brown highlights:
Modern shag cuts have been spotted on celebs everywhere, so it had to make our list too! If you’re ready to rock a shag, try peppering it with honey brown highlights. These highlights accentuate the texture and add movement and depth to the whole look.
28. Sweet, soft lob with babylights:
Lobs are a popular choice for the working professionals and this honey brown hair color has been paired with very fine warm blonde babylights to add just a little depth and movement to the hair. This look is suitable for the boardroom as well as a wedding – it is wonderfully versatile!
29. Sleek and shiny medium length straight hair:
While beach waves and curls are popular choices, sometimes leaving your hair straight is the best way to show off your rich, glossy, honey brown hair color. Here, the hair has been beautifully laced with lowlights and then straightened to show off each gorgeous brush stroke.
30. Gentle waves in medium length hair:
This look puts us in mind of fall trends! Here, dark brown hair has been laced through with honey brown highlights that fall daintily around the shoulders and around the face, drawing attention to the jawline and cheekbones. It is soft, yet so effective!
Honey brown hair is far from boring! It can be styled in a million different ways, treated to a rainbow of colors and it never goes out of style. So if you’re looking to change up your honey brown hair or if you’re looking to go dark, we hope that this list has inspired you to book an appointment with your stylist right now!
Wear it long or wear it short – honey brown hair suits every skin tone and eye color. All you need is the confidence to make the change and we promise, that in the hands of a good stylist, you will not regret it. Honey brown hair is the way to go!