"It’s a kind of ‘same but different’ or ‘natural but better’ situation that has the sole purpose of giving extra glam and luxe"
During winter, we might get the urge to change something about ourselves and our aesthetic to match the vibe of the season. In a time of darker, longer nights and twinkly lights, we have this change of mood that we want to reflect on our appearance - and what better way to do it than changing hair colors? Thinking about that, we have now a brand new trend for you to try and go crazy on your head - quite literally. Have you heard about the candlelit brunette? Let me introduce it to you!
Brown hair has been under the spotlight for a while now, so we got used to see different takes on that from time to time - and it’s all thanks to Hailey Bieber. The newest one is the candlelit brunette is the one hair color trend that is supposed to, well, light up your face. It has that very well - yet very delicately - blended, glossy tone that will warm up the look and reflect low-level lamps. Can you see where this is going? What says winter more than late Christmas lights that are still up on the houses, fireplaces and cozy, romantic nights? And all of those things have one aspect in common: low-level lamps. So it’s literally perfect for the moment! And the color is so great that it works just as good with the almost spring time we’re getting into, with the sunlight fighting its way through the grey weather. All that because it has that halo of highlights that will frame the face and add a beautiful, healthy glow to the skin.
When you’re a brunette, you may think it means to have one all over flat color, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Even natural hair doesn't always have just one color all over it, so why would yours, that hasn’t been natural for a while - we’re all there now - would have to be? Recreate the different tones you can find in different hair colors and let it look darker or lighter depending on the light. Because let’s be real, It’s fun to have different looks sometimes, so even better if you don’t have to dye it again. And that’s exactly what the candlelit brunette is supposed to do, only adding a shimmering seasonal twist. You’ll only have to get some babylights added to your hair to lift and illuminate the natural color. And that’s it! You’re all set to hop on the trend and have that naturally gorgeous, candlelit look for yourself.
If you got interested and want to try it out, remember that it should look natural and effortless, so minimal contrast is the way to go here. At your salon, ask for babylights - not highlights - that just go as far as one or two tones lighter than your natural hair color. The technique is about tailoring to the tone that will best suit you and your skin tone and natural hair, so it can be tones of gold, caramel or bronze, but that’s the only thing that changes.
The final result should be a brunette look that has been broken up into a multi-tonal dimension look - without looking like you’ve just spent five whole hours at the salon. It’s a kind of ‘same but different’ or ‘natural but better’ situation that has the sole purpose of giving extra glam and luxe. The best way to look effortlessly expensive!