Color How-To: Sandy Brunette

hair by @mizzchoi

These days, blondes aren't the only ones having fun. Enhanced, natural-looking brunettes have taken over our Instagram feed and we are all about the trend. The best part? There are endless variations, and a drastic change can be achieved by simply adding highlights throughout. 

Always on top of the latest trends, Cherin Choi (@mizzchoi), one of Los Angeles' most in-demand colorists, transformed her client from solid black virgin hair to a seamlessly-melted sandy brunette. Here's how: 

Get the formula: 

  • Full highlights using babylights on the top and back of head. 
  • Comb through the ends using Redken Flash Lift 20 and 30 volume. 
  • Tone with Redken Shades EQ 7gb (butterscotch), 7nb (chestnut), clear and a splash of 8c (cayenne).

YOUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - FREE

Enjoying this story? Subscribe to the American Salon Newsletter

Get inspirational trends, techniques, tips, education and the latest beauty news delivered right to your inbox! To read on the go, sign up today to get weekly beauty news and updates.

Suggested Articles

Oribe educator Mandee Tauber created tousled waves to complement Cinq à Sept's latest collection for the virtual runway.

Sebastian Professional International Artist Anthony Cole created abstract buns to complement Christian Siriano’s "life at home"-inspired collection.

With fewer appointments and less clients in the salon at once, it can be a challenge to earn the same paycheck you did pre-COVID.