The Chocolate-Brown Hair-Color Trend Looks as Good as It Sounds

Chocolate makes for a decadent treat that you just can't help but lick off the spoon, but if you really look at the rich, deep brown color of the sweet, you might notice it also makes an inspired hair color for brunettes. Because of this, the chocolate-brown hair-color trend is going viral on TikTok and shaping up to be a popular choice for anyone with dark hair — or looking to go darker — this year.

Not only does the shade just sound nice (doesn't it make you hungry?), but it's also a really pretty, dimensional brown. Picture the chocolaty swirls in a bar of candy or brownie mix, then visualize that color on your head.

What Is Chocolate-Brown Hair?

"Imagine the color of a brownie as the level of the brunette background of this trend," Matt Rez, celebrity hairstylist and Redken brand ambassador, tells POPSUGAR. He describes the color as "a dark-to-medium neutral-brown base accentuated with cool-gold balayage highlights interwoven throughout the perimeter." But that's not all — to really make the color pop and take your chocolate-brown hair with highlights up a notch, you need to incorporate small money pieces at the front of the head, framing the face and drawing the eye in.

Chocolate hair is flattering on all skin tones "as long as the level of the color is adjusted to the lightness or darkness of their eye color and [the] overall tone of the silhouette complements the client's skin tone," Rez says. As with any good hair-color treatment, a professional stylist will be able to make these tweaks to ensure you find the perfect chocolate-brown hair-dye concoction for you and leave with your best version of the color.

Those who have existing deep-brunette hair with gold highlights, similar to the "winter gold" hair-color trend, should consider getting a gloss treatment to help enhance their color and bring it to a dark chocolate-brown hair color. Rez recommends the Redken Shades EQ Gloss, which is a salon-only treatment. "Especially the new Natural Chocolates line, to add dimension, shine, and condition," he says.

Sounds delicious, doesn't it? Ahead, get a helping of brownie-batter-brunette hair-color inspiration.

Chocolate-Brown Hair Idea

This chocolate-brown hair color is punctuated by the lighter money-piece highlights framing the face.

Chocolate-Brown Hair Idea

Chocolate hair looks stunning when styled in waves or curls. It helps show off the dimension in the look.

Chocolate-Brown Hair Idea

Chocolate-brown hair with highlights is super flattering on all skin tones and makes you look expensive.

Chocolate-Brown Hair Idea

Camila Cabello is a perfect example of the dark chocolate-brown hair color.

Chocolate-Brown Hair Idea

Your stylist should help customize the chocolate-brown hair dye to best fit your overall look. For example, this style has low- and highlights, giving the style a lot of dimension.