Brown hair is one of the traditional and natural hair colors that can get a bit boring after wearing it for a while. It’s the color most women were born with, after all. Therefore, it’s only normal to want to spruce things up style-wise and make your brown hair more interesting. One of the shades that have sparked interest in the past few years is the Honey Brown Hair Color, a scrumptious mixture of dark blonde and light brown that sincerely looks good enough to eat. Here are 45 ideas that you can take to your stylist.
1. Classic Honey Brown Hair Color
As mentioned in the introduction, by definition, honey brown hair is a combination of light brown and dark blonde. This is the classic version where the two shades have simply been mixed. But there are many others, darker and lighter, ombre, and with highlights.
2. The Gigi Hadid
Even supermodel Gigi Hadid sported honey brown hair for this photoshoot for Vogue sunglasses. Her hair is styled in a summery wet, gelled look, but the color enriches her golden goddess features.
3. The Messy Ponytail
Honey brown hair is indicated mostly for women who have sun-kissed skin, as it will deeply highlight it. We also recommend that you use a bronzer with some shimmer in it or some highlighter and then you can really see that beautiful color at work.
4. The Jennifer Aniston
Actress Jennifer Aniston has opted for a highlighted version of honey brown hair. She has a few beige highlights and lowlights running through her locks here and there, just so that they can put even more of an emphasis on her amazing blue eyes.
5. The Half Up Half Down
This is a very cute hairstyle for a casual night out or even for a more casual type of special event. Or maybe date night? Honey brown hair works great with a bold lip such as scarlet, wine, plum or oxblood lipstick.
6. Honey Brown Hair Extensions
If you need to add a bit more volume or length to your hair and can’t or don’t have the patience to wait until your own grows, then you can turn to extensions. The next step would be to get a dyeing job in honey brown or find extensions in your desired color.
7. Autumn Honey Brown Hair
This shade is also the perfect choice for autumn. It’s sweet and soft which makes it the embodiment of September. You can change it in the following months or in winter, but September definitely says honey brown hair.
8. Bed Head Honey Brown Hair
This volumized half up hairdo is perfect for those lazy cold days when all you want to do is stay in bed with a cup of hot coffee and a good book. You can try this hairstyle whether you have long or medium hair.
9. Summer Beach Waves
It’s very easy to create beach waves. You can try the old-fashioned way of braiding your damp hair and sleeping on it. Or you can use your hair straightener. Find some tutorials on YouTube. We promise it will only take a few minutes!
10. The Nicole
This former Pussycat Dolls leading lady started out as a raven brunette, which we loved, but we absolutely worshipped her look when she switched to this honey brown shade. It highlighted her beautiful skin as well as her coffee-colored eyes.
11. The Beyonce
Speaking of gorgeous ladies, here’s Beyonce with her natural flowing curls in a slightly lighter and matter shade of honey brown hair. Notice how she added a few strands of blonde right at the front to illuminate her face.
12. The Straight Middle Part
Honey brown hair easily lends itself to being a great color that you can wear to the office if you happen to have a stricter dress code at work. You can style your hair with a straight middle part and just a few soft beach waves.
13. The Nina Agdal
You may know supermodel Nina Agdal from her work with Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated. She has always been a fashion darling chosen for her unique look, which is partly due to her honey brown hair.
14. The Messy Side Part
A messy side part is one of the easiest casual hairstyles to create and wear. Use a bit of hair wax to pull strands of hair to one side and then some hairspray to keep it all in place. For an all natural look, you may want to go nude on the makeup as well.
15. The Music Festival Look
Festival fashion is a thing now, and you know it. What you wear, your makeup, and how you do your hair are now just as important as the lineup and the people you choose to go there with. So, think carefully about the hair color you select.
16. The Rosie Huntington-Whitely
Although she is a blonde most of the times and that’s how we came to know her, supermodel and Jason Statham’s wife Rosie Huntington-Whitely has been known to take a trip or two to the brown side of the palette as well.
17. Elegant Honey Brown Hair
Not only is this particular shade of brown sweet and precious, but it is elegant as well. It has a certain touch of class to it that other shades simply cannot pull off. Therefore, you can seriously consider it for your wedding.
18. The Jennifer Lopez
When she wants to accentuate her tan or that J-Lo glow we all know and love, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez goes for honey brown hair. It’s the shade that compliments tanned skin best.
19. Honey Brown for Long Hair
Although you can use it for any type of hair, this shade might be the best fit for long tresses, simply because long hair allows it to unfold in all its glory. If you want more ideas for long hairstyles, here’s a whole article we wrote on them.
20. The Kim Kardashian
She’s had many style transformations over the years in her attempt to find a perfect style. One of these transformations included a mane of honey brown hair which made her look more like a mom than ever before. Way to go, Kim!
21. Boho Honey Brown Hair
The bohemian style is all in the accessories. If you like it, you can try wearing a thin flower crown and large hoop earrings. Make sure your hair is casual and flowing because that’s what boho chic means, after all.
22. Straight Honey Brown Hair
If you have straight hair, it will be incredibly easy to see your stylist’s work when it comes to honey brown. All the layers, highlights, and underlights will be noticeable every time you turn your head. That brings us to this.
23. Honey Brown Hair with Highlights
Honey brown is such a versatile color that you can even add highlights to it. For example, you can ask your stylist to use other shades of honey, such as white honey or golden honey, depending on the grade of your tan or the color of your eyes.
24. Honey Brown Curly Hair
These are sweetheart curls, which are perfect for a date night, prom, or for when you are a bride’s maid. In other circumstances, they are also great if you simply want to update your Instagram by flaunting your gorgeous new hair color.
25. The Wavy Honey Brown Bob
If your haircut is a long straight bob and you also have fine hair, you can always add a few waves to it using your hair curler. Remember always to use a product that protects your hair from the heat as well as a glossing agent.
26. The Julianne Hough
Actress Julianne Hough is the living example of the wonders honey brown hair can do for tanned skin and blue eyes. You don’t even need makeup anymore when you choose the right hair color. Just a bit of mascara and a matte nude lipstick will do.
27. The Sienna Miller
The same goes for British actress Sienna Miller who has always been a huge advocate of a bare skin. She is absolutely gorgeous, and she knows it, that’s why she has never shied away from wearing very little makeup, including on the red carpet.
28. Honey Brown Hair Color on Black Hair
If you want to lighten up your black hair a bit this summer but don’t want to go all the way to blonde, honey brown might just be the intermediary solution you’ve been looking for. You can either dye it completely or just get some honey highlights in your hair.
29. The Jessica Alba
Of course, we will start by making the very obvious pun that Jessica Alba was in Honey and she also has honey brown hair. And we will finish by saying that she simply looks outstanding because she has the perfect skin and eye color for this shade.
30. Dark Honey Brown Hair
You can even go a bit darker if you’re a bigger fan of the brown than of the blonde. Remember that this shade is a combination of brown and blonde, but that it’s a sliding scale. Only you get to decide where to draw the line.
31. Afro Honey Brown Hair
We absolutely adore it when girls get creative with their afros and depart a little from the traditional brunette color. Think of your hair as an appendage that allows you to express both your personality and your creativity.
32. Honey Golden Brown Hair
Another version on the color spectrum of honey brown hair which you can try is golden brown. You can start off with the basic honey and add a few golden lowlights here and there, just to give it that regal and luxurious glow it needs.
33. Honey Brown Hair Color with Caramel Lowlights
Speaking of lowlights, how about caramel? When you use honey and caramel in the same recipe, it results in something delicious so why not try your own hair? Talk to your stylist about this combination.
34. Honey Kissed Light Brown Hair
This color is so gorgeous that even the name sounds poetic. Apart from the shade, we also love the styling choice here. It involves a deep side part with all the hair from one side pulled to the other in a sexy and sultry look of sheer confidence.
35. The Scarlet Johansson
So far, we’ve seen Scarlet Johansson as different shades of blonde, a read head in The Avengers, a brunette in Ghost in the Shell, a chocolate brown haired girl in Chef, and many others in between. Here she is with honey brown hair.
36. Warm Honey Brown Hair Color
There’s nothing like a warm honey brown hair color on a cool and crisp autumn day. It simply looks stunning and elegant. You can create those little waves with your hair straightener and use just a touch of hairspray to keep them in place throughout the day.
37. The Sofia Vergara
The beautiful and funny star of the hit TV series Modern Family has opted for honey brown ombre. Her hair starts out with a light brown at the top and smoothly melts into a sweet and delicious honey tone toward the ends of the strands.
38. How to Get Honey Brown Hair Color
You can try it yourself at home by mixing two shades of blonde and brown that you find most attractive. You can also buy shades of honey brown from a drug store brand of hair dye. Or, the easiest way, you can go to the stylist and let him or her fix you up.
39. Light Brown Honey Hair Color
If you want a lighter shade of honey hair, you can always opt for more blonde into the mix. In this way, your hair will be more summer-ready than anything else, and it will highlight your tanned skin even better than the darker version of this shade.
40. The Sarah Jessica Parker
It looks as though our girl Sarah Jessica Parker is aware of that trick where you place a few strands of blonde around your face too. They are useful if you have brown hair because they enlighten your face and bring out the color of your eyes.
41. Honey Chestnut Brown Hair Color
Here’s another trick for you. If you go for a darker shade for the underlayers of your hair, it will seem as if your hair is a lot thicker than it actually is. When it comes to honey hair, you can always pair it off with chestnut brown if you want to try this little tip.
42. Honey Brown Braids
As you probably already know, braids have been the highlight of the season for a few years now. The world has returned to French braids, Dutch braids, and fishtails, and it doesn’t seem to want to let go anytime soon.
43. The Miley Cyrus
Here’s a throwback pic of singer Miley Cyrus back from the days when she still identified as the good girl next door and just a little bit as Hannah Montana. She used to have long, glossy hair with beach waves and bangs parted down the middle.
44. The Minka Kelly
You know her from Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Charlie’s Angels, and her long relationship with Chris Evans if you follow celebrity news. Minka Kelly is absolutely gorgeous and we do believe that part of her success is due to her hair color, honey brown.
45. The Layered Long Hairstyle
If you have thin or fine hair, you can always try a layered hairstyle. Layers typically add volume and depth to any haircut, so that it seems your hair is a lot fuller than it actually is. This trick works on both short and long hair, so go ahead and give it a try.
Our list of 45 yummy honey brown hair ideas definitively proves that brown hair never has to be drab again. Honey brown is scrumptious, has a lot of dimension to it, and it will help give more body to your hair. You can choose between honey chestnut brown hair color, light brown honey hair color, warm honey brown hair color, honey brown hair color with caramel lowlights, or honey golden brown hair. Let us know in the comment section below which one is your favorite!
Betty has over 15 years of experience in writing and editing for hairstyle publications. Her career started soon after graduating, leading her to winning many awards and opening her own salon at a very young age. She specializes in hair coloring techniques and hair care. In her spare time, Betty enjoys running outdoors, learning new languages, and occasionally binging a Netflix series.