‘Chocolate Cake’ Hair is the New Trend to Ask for In-Salon

‘Chocolate Cake’ Hair is the New Trend to Ask for In-Salon

Looking for new hair colour inspo? There’s a delicious idea seriously trending for brunettes right now, and celebrities have been first in line to embrace the luscious colour idea.

According to experts, ‘chocolate cake hair’ involves a rich, dimensional look where deep, vibrant chocolate and truffle hues are lifted slightly with subtle balayage highlights to flatter the face and add brightness to deep brown tones.

The name is a nod to the gooey chocolate cream and icing in-between the dark chocolate layers on a decadent, multi-level chocolate cake.  


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The name of the trend follows an uptick in gourmand trends across the beauty board. Not so much anything edible, just that inspiration from sweet, comforting and delicious treats is a go-to right now in a time when we’re seeking fun, playful escapism in all its forms. 

It’s not surprising the uptake has been widespread as brown hair hues can be tricky to update without a full-blown makeover. Adding a touch of depth and shine as well as a few rich, expertly placed highlights, offers a subtle update and the glossing products available in salons these days can also make long hair look incredibly healthy and thick, even when its health is challenged. 


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Celebrities have been jumping on new options for rich brown colour, whether it’s a lush all-over tone or something more shimmering. 

Given ‘colour that glows’ is one of the most common requests in salons right now, this look perfectly fits the bill. 

It’s also a beautifully low-maintenance option, as any highlights are placed to emphasize movement but don’t come anywhere close to roots, so there’s no re-growth. 

What’s more, although the overall effect is deep, it’s the perfect subtle update for summer, where hair can occasionally gain highlights naturally anyway. Just make sure you avoid any brassy red or oranges tones making their way in, by washing and conditioning with a dedicated brunette shampoo. Just like blondes have purple shampoo, brunettes can call on blue shampoo to remedy the issue quickly in the same way.


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