Hair Fashion Styler


Kate Reid

Considering our current climate of hair color trends, featuring shades like bold blackberry and bright rose gold, we’re willing to cleanse our palettes for a brief moment by going back to the basics. No one said the basics need to be boring, though. We’ve come across a brilliant shade for brunettes that gives incredible dimension and fresh life to a classic hair color. KEVIN.MURPHY recently launched its 2018 COLOR.ME collection, and it’s chock-full of hair color inspiration for every style. Our current fave: cocoa butter. This blend starts with a beautiful chocolate brown base, but then runs wild with tiny touches of color, courtesy of babylights and subtle balayage, that include dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, and beige blondes.

Kate Reid, COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY Design Director, told us: “The trick is working with a multitude of dark blonde to brunette shades that mirror and reflect to create seamless dimension…Out with the thicker, chunkier balayage face framing and in with the softer seamless cascading flow in Cocoa Butter.”

It comes down to focusing on the whole, not the pieces. Creating a seamlessly blended look with multi-dimensional color, as opposed to using heavy balayage with pronounced color contrast, is the vision. If you’re a little worn and weary on trendy hair colors, this beautiful rendition of a classic might be your next move. Check out these cocoa butter hair color inspirations before booking your next salon appointment.