Before & After: Back to Brunette

We’ve all heard it before: sometimes it’s better to go back to your roots. The saying is lived out in this before and after, from blonde back to a natural, healthy brunette shade.
Color by Tressa Yanchuck, based in Victoria, British Columbia.

BEFOREhair color before and after photos

AFTERnatural brunette hair color with highlights

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Blended Blonde Balayage

You want a natural, long lasting blonde hair color, then you want the three B’s: Blended Blonde Balayage. You’re definitely blonde but have enough of a rooty base that you can go much longer than the usual 6-8 weeks between color appointments.

Color and cut by Cassie Stradling

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Buttered Wheat Toast Blonde

Buttered Wheat Toast Blonde – a hair color name a little more fun than just saying ‘dark blonde’ or ‘very light brunette’. Perfect example done by Evelyn Bilauca at the Jonathan & George Salon. What color would you call this shade?

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From Blonde to Brunette

Who doesn’t love a great before and after pic? The bigger the change, the better, right? Nice before and after work by hair stylist Brianna Rice, based out of Los Angeles (Encino) at the Butterfly Loft Salon.

BEFOREhair color makeover blonde to brunette before and after

AFTER hair color trends 2015

Honey Butter Blonde

Honey butter blonde – this color just sounds good, but looks even better. This blonde masterpiece was done by colorist Kazumi Morton, based out of the Jonathan & George Salon in Los Angeles.

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This Brunette

This brunette is subtly sunkissed yet has enough richness and depth so it is a perfect transitional shade from fall to winter. Hair color by Marissa Mae out of the Republic Salon & Blow Out Bar in Folsom, CA.

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Colorist Cherin Choi

Let’s face it – you know good work when you see it. Take a look at the shades being done by colorist Cherin Choi, who is based out of the Ramirez Tran Salon in Los Angeles. Also known via social media as ‘Mizz Choi’, this talented hair stylist has perfected the process of making your color treated hair appear as if you somehow naturally ‘grew’ this shade yourself, fading highlights out with more emphasis at the ends. Take a look for yourself from this before and after – and follow Mizz Choi on her Instagram account for more hair inspiration.

BEFOREhair color before and after blog

AFTERsubtle brunette ombre highlights - sombre