Dark Hair Trends This Year


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

After going a while without seeing your hairstylist, I bet you can't wait to get in and revive your hair! Maybe you also want to try a different shade and do something new. Whether you just get a toner to give your hair a refresh or go for a brand new all-over color, here are some gorgeous trends for dark hair.

Chocolate Truffle

"Look closely (or zoom in) and you’ll see that Priyanka Chopra's hair has two shades of brown mixed in. Guy Tang, colorist and creator of #mydentity, calls it "Chocolate Truffle," which combines warmer and cooler brunette tones together. "This works perfectly on Priyanka because the chocolate pieces around her face and throughout her mids and ends complement her warmer skin tone while the truffle base enhances her deeper, cooler eye color. If you’re looking for a change this year but don’t want a dye job that's too extreme, consider this the happy medium."

—Elizabeth Denton + Wendy Sy, Allure

Gloss Brown/Almost Black

"Juuust a tad lighter than black, this super-rich brown hair color is all about shine and dimension. Rather than recreating this 2020 trend with box dye, try experimenting with an at-home gloss (Kristin Ess Signature Hair Gloss is my personal fave) to pump up your shine."

—Ruby Buddemeyer + Ama Kwarteng, Cosmopolitan

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Light Brown

"We fully believe that light brown hair is magic—it complements anyone and everyone. No matter your hair type, texture, eye color or skin tone, light brown hair is simply destined to look good. It's a universally flattering hair color and one that's perfect for displaying summery highlights. It also requires little to no maintenance (especially when compared to other popular hair color trends—like peach or platinum blonde). While it's never been a hair color that's gone out of style, its effortless upkeep and warm vibe is why we think it's especially popular right now."

—Kaitlyn McLintock, BYRDIE

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