Popsugar.com August 10, 2021



"Honey Chestnut" Is the Sweet Hair Color Currently Taking Over Our Fall Look Books


Cozy sweaters, moody nail colors, and neutral lipsticks aren't the only things taking over our virtual look books now that we're nearing the end of summer. As the superior season — yeah, we said it — there's nothing more refreshing than kicking off the start of fall and accompanying cooler weather with an all-new hair color that sounds just as delicious as the spiced candles we'll inevitably spend the next few months lighting. One hair color in particular already has us ready to sprint to the nearest colorist to give our hair a much-needed autumnal upgrade: "honey chestnut."

This color features a brown base that's been highlighted or lightened using the balayage technique. "This has dimension without over lightening or 'doing the most,'" colorist Rex Jimieson of Chicago's Maxine Salon told POPSUGAR. He added that if your hair has never been colored, you can achieve this highlighted look without the use of bleach. "It works on virgin hair that you want keep healthy but lighten with either foils or balayage. That means no old color or rinses or glosses of any kind or you and your colorist will be disappointed."

If you're feeling inspired to try out the trend, we rounded up a few of our favorite takes on the "honey chestnut" hair color. Click ahead to check them out.