Chocolate cherry hair color is at the center of the brunette-red hair Venn diagram – the rich overlap is the best of both worlds, adding depth and will lift your hair look, especially as the weather turns colder. This glossy, tinted color penetrates locks and actually lasts a good three months thanks to a slower oxidation process. We love a low-maintenance look, especially if it means fewer salon visits in cold weather (although you can do it yourself, too). Think of the universally flattering shade of red as a dark cherry cola or a flavor in a box of chocolates. The color looks delicious in any light, but the burgundy really pops in the sun and creates a sparkling dramatic surprise.
According to Clark, the chocolate cherry hair color trend is “a natural brunette with a hint of red-violet hues throughout the hair.” The key is to play up the red, as it’s what “adds dimension to the hair,” he continues. For reference, “it looks like a brunette color with a subtle reddish tint throughout the hair. It’s not a vibrant hair color, but more of a whisper in the hair,” explains Clark.
Do you need a visual? These distinct hues take up full real estate on our mood board.
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#1 Even Ombré
Full gloss with slightly lighter ends adds even more depth to the shade.
#2 Dip Dye
Exaggerate cherries by increasing the color at the tips.
#3 Streak City
Bold stripes are the technique of the moment, and combined with this striking, on-trend color, you can’t go wrong.
#4 Medium-length layers
Play with variations of the color by concentrating the red in different lengths. This look especially flatters those with medium or shorter layers.
#5 Subtle shade
Chocolate cherry is just as striking when it’s subtle, so show this image if you’re looking for hints of crimson and mixed dark brunette tones.
#6 Cheat Sheet
Copy this formula to Hollywood starlet coco crimson hair and add subtle waves to really seal the deal.
#7 Brunette Barbie
Rich fall hair has never had a more on-point reference image. This timeless shade of chocolate cherry is winter meets iconic.
#8 Painted color
This chocolate cherry version is blended so perfectly it almost looks painted.
#9 Fat Bob
A dramatic color adds depth and makes a bob even bolder.