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A change of seasons is a great excuse for changing up your color, something often easier said than done for brunettes. Darker shades reflect less light, so changes in tone aren’t as noticeable. As a result, most brunettes tend to stick with their signature hue, maybe adding a few caramel highlights in the summer. This look switches it up and creates dimension with ribbons of navy blue painted through the lower layers. The shade is subtle enough not to upset your boss, and trendy enough to take your autumn style to another level. Click the notes to learn more about this trending color placement. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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These delicious shades of pretty brown remind me of nothing so much as the colors of good cocoa powder and almond milk, a delicious and delightful association. After many seasons of ombre, traditional highlights are becoming trendy again, and the crisp edges are perfect for weaving subtle contrast through dark bases without the soft differentiation disappearing. A look like this one doesn’t require a full head of tinfoil, just a clever application. Click the notes to learn the technique and get the professional formulations for these gorgeous shades. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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I’ve been seeing a lot of very subtle ombre lately. Emma Watson, Lily James, and Abbey Lee are just a few of the A-listers who are wearing their hair in a minimal, light-to-dark fade. I’m especially fond of understated melts for brunettes, like this warm blend of peppery brown and spicy dark caramel. Click the notes for application tips and my professional formulations. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


Highlights are probably the most popular in-salon color service because the dynamic, all-over gloss and sheen never fails to leave clients thrilled. As seen in the above pictures of Ashley Tisdale, however, low-lighting can be just as beautifying, especially in the fall/winter season. Deciding whether it’s time to go for a highlight or a lowlight can be tricky but either look can be your crowning glory this Holiday. Learn more in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

chanel brunettes
After looking over the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2015 collection it’s clear that Karl Lagerfeld is into brunettes. There were 67 looks this show and not one was a blonde, not even a bronde! All the models strutting down the casino-themed catwalk wore the same jet-black, bobbed wigs cut on a very dramatic angle. Could this be a swing in the dark direction? I’m certainly for it! With the Fashion Kaiser’s seal of approval I’m sure we’ll be seeing many more brunette bobs on and off the runway this upcoming season. Click through to style notes to see some of my favorite looks.  –– Michelle Rotbart