Color How-To: Cinnamon Chocolate Balayage

Photo courtesy of @coloredbykp

When Modern Family's Sarah Hyland debuted her new haircolor on Instagram late last year, the hair world instantly fell in love. The shade quickly became known as cinnamon chocolate and combined rich auburn tones with a warm chocolate base. Since then, countless stylists have created their own variations of the shade and each time, we fall in love all over again. Kristina Petrini (@coloredbykp), a Connecticut-based balayage specialist, breaks down her take on the color below: 

Get the Look:

  • Use Paul Mitchell The Color 5nn (1 oz) + 4rb (1/2 oz) with 13-volume developer (1.5 oz)
  • On previously lightened hair, level 7 mid-ends, gloss with Paul Mitchell The Demi 6r (1 oz) + 6ro (1 oz) with 6-volume developer (2 oz) on dry hair for maximum longevity