These 25 Caramel Hair Color Ideas Are Trending for 2024

Avery Hunt
Avery Hunt Hair Colorist
Amazing Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights
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#1: Amazing Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights

If you’re looking to brighten up your dark chocolate locks and add dimension, give these caramel highlights a try. The blend of base color and highlights creates captivating caramel streaks.

Sexy Dark Brown Hair with a Caramel Money Piece
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#2: Dark Brown Hair with a Caramel Money Piece

Pair your dark brown tresses with a money piece to create a masterpiece. The dimension between dark brown and honey caramel hair color is a match made in heaven. Style with curls to make the caramel highlights pop.

#3: Golden Caramel Color with Long Loose Curls

These rich caramel blonde balayaged strands make these long, loose curls luscious. This lighter tone creates a salted caramel hair color effect that’s also great for most skin types.

Bright Caramel Blonde Highlights for Medium Hair

#4: Bright Caramel Blonde Highlights

To brighten up dark tresses, a light caramel highlight can be ideal. Warm beige caramel blonde will add gold notes to your hair without making it too yellow. For such a color, Levels 5 and 6 make a perfect base. Maintain the tone and shine of these highlights with usual conditioning treatments and salon glossing sessions every 6-8 weeks.

Warm Caramel Highlights on Mid-Length Dark Hair
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#5: Warm Caramel Highlights on Dark Hair

Dark hair colors look fabulous with warm tones like caramel, butterscotch, and honey. Try modern highlighting thoroughly and tipping out the ends to achieve this look. Tipping out enables some of the dark hair to create depth while still brightening the ends. Once all hair is lifted, a chosen toner that compliments your skin tone will tie it all together.

Light mocha caramel shade
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#6: Light Mocha Caramel Shade

A light mocha caramel shade is a cool brunette hair color shade that is very on-trend. Light matte brown tones are unique and allow brunettes to play around with different mocha and caramel hair color shades. For hair that looks soft, has a lot of movement, and to flaunt your cool caramel mocha hair color, use a curling iron to style, then use a wide-tooth comb or paddle brush to loosen the waves, giving an effortless luxe finish.

Dimensional Caramel brown and auburn blend
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#7: Dimensional Caramel Brown and Auburn Blend

A caramel brown and auburn blend is a stunning hair color that reflects warmth and beauty. Dark brown lowlights and warm auburn red highlights blend seamlessly to create radiant, shiny, multidimensional hair colors. Try a warm copper caramel toner over dull, lifeless blonde hair to refresh and bring life and longevity back to your hair color.

#8: Deep Caramel Coffee Balayage

Deep caramel coffee balayage shines radiantly with warmth and brightness. Copper and deep chestnut tones add shimmer and vibrancy, leaving your hair looking soft and shiny. These chocolate and caramel hues look amazing on women with deep skin tones, bringing life and brightness to dark tresses.

Trendy Caramel and beige blonde
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#9: Trendy Caramel and Beige Blonde

Caramel and beige blonde hair is a perfect shade for women with darker hair and tan skin complexions. The darker hair already veers warmth. Caramel tones are rich and give the right warmth without looking brassy. Caramel hair color with blonde highlights and a color melt effect will help balance both tones since it has the right combination of coolness and warmth, producing a natural result.

Sweet & Chunky caramel highlights
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#10: Sweet & Chunky Caramel Highlights

Chunky caramel highlights add deep pockets of depth to help create a beautiful dimension on brunette hair. This caramel color hair can suit all skin complexions as they can be easily modified.

#11: Flattering Honey Caramel Color

Stun everyone with the dimension and body brought by these honey caramel highlights on medium brown hair. Huge, easy waves on a medium-length cut give you that stunning result and dimension for your honey blonde hair dye.

#12: Creamy Caramel Hair

Spice up shoulder-length hair with a creamy caramel hue and beach waves for that deep, dimensional look! This cool caramel hair color with highlights is perfect for any skin type during all four seasons.

Blended Chocolate Caramel Color
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#13: Blended Caramel + Chocolate Color

Mesmerizing sleek curls with caramel and chocolate tones fit for any event, from your local coffee shop run to a casual date night. Just like the candy, the color blend here is great!

Gorgeous Ash Caramel Balayage
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#14: Gorgeous Ash Caramel Balayage

A cozy contrast between dark ash and blonde caramel color! This faded version of toffee hues on beach waves has a softness and impressive allure!

#15: Beautiful Caramel Hair with Blonde Highlights

On this medium, layered hair contrasts intertwined platinum blonde and caramel-hazel strands. The combination of tones creates a dirty blonde hair color effect that will match ladies with a fair skin tone.

#16: Warm Caramel Blonde Hair

A bright, mellow shade to lighten your waves—these caramel blonde highlights are a real show-stopper! Own sun-kissed tresses that look adorable all year round by opting for a trendy warm caramel hair color!

#17: Black Hair with Light Caramel Highlights

Become a dimensional brunette with sweet honey swirls and hints of caramel in your tresses! It’s a low-key hue that only needs a little maintenance or styling. Dark hair with caramel highlights creates a new color spectrum. It sure works on a short bob or a lengthy wavy haircut.

#18: Light Golden Brown Shade of Caramel Hair

This soft golden brown tone on caramel hair provides unparalleled definition and glow. It’s a natural warm caramel shade that will make you obsessed with the new you!

Yummy Caramel Toffee Shades
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#19: Yummy Caramel Toffee Shades

The magic that a caramel-toffee balayage plus babylights can do! This multi-tonal caramel brown hair color is perfect for ladies who want versatility in styling.

Casual Caramel Balayage on Dark Brown Base
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#20: Casual Caramel Balayage on Dark Brown Base

This is a caramel balayage ombré on top of a natural dark brown hair color. It creates a multi-dimension effect of highlight with caramel. The best part is maintaining your natural color while looking trendy and fresh.

The caramel color on dark hair differs from others, where it lasts longer. And with the brown balayage ombré technique, you will still look good even after new caramel roots grow. This hair color suits natural or colored hair – from black, medium brown to light brown. You can customize the shade according to your face shape and skin tone. Just use the balayage face-framing technique.

Related: Best ways to pair brown hair with caramel balayage.

Caramel Balayage with Color Correction
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#21: Caramel Balayage with Color Correction

A color correction created this gorgeous caramel balayage.  To get the look, remove five inches of hair and then do a color extractor to get rid of some of the red hair tones. Ask for a subtle shadow at the root and keep the tone in the warmer and richer caramel family. This will keep it low maintenance.

This caramel coloring process took a total of 4 1/2 hours. Be sure to use Olaplex every step of the way to help maintain the integrity of your hair. This color will last you about 4 to 6 months with the maintenance of trims, glosses, and treatments.

Romantic Light Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights
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#22: Romantic Light Brown Hair with Caramel Highlights

This light brown hairstyle with caramel highlights offers softness to the color. Balayage is a low-maintenance and effortless color technique. Once your color is done, it can be maintained for months with color toners. And you don’t have to worry about being back in the salon every 5-8 weeks to top up your regrowth.

Caramel tones are popular because they have a broader range of root or base colors, especially for women with darker hair. The caramel hair colour allows for a nice subtle variation. The warmer tones reflect the light more, so your hair looks healthy and shiny.

Dark to Light Caramel Ombre on Natural Brunette Hair
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#23: Dark to Light Caramel Ombre on Natural Brunette Hair

This dark to light caramel ombre for brunette hair is a nice golden caramel hair color. It was turned into a creamy blonde with a slight gold undertone. The best thing about this caramel with a salted ombre is how much warmth can be in the hairstyle. Nowadays, cooler tones are what many girls want.

This carmel hair is for women that still want to be brunette but add a pop of blonde to their life. Having the natural root color melt into caramel creates minimal upkeep. All while still maintaining the all-over lightened look.

Rich Caramel Latte Hair Color
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#24: Rich Caramel Latte Hair Color

This caramel latte color is subtle. It grows out beautifully and gives you the easy boho vibe! It’s also super easy to keep!  To lighten your hair, you should always have products to keep it healthy and shiny. Lighteners will damage hair no matter what. So trim or treatment is a must with this light caramel brown hair color service.

#25: Inspiring Dark Caramel Hair

This is a low-maintenance yet high-end haircut with darker caramel color. This rich dark caramel brown hair color is for laid-back girls who don’t want to maintain their color every 4-6 weeks. It’s more for women who wouldn’t mind going every 8-12 weeks. The most beautiful thing about it is the caramel hair dye’s warmth, as it’s on the warmer spectrum of caramel.

A caramel hair color is a sun-kissed, buttery shade. Expert hairstylists and A-listers alike love it because of its rich golden undertones.

According to Katelyn Hall, a salon owner and blonde hair specialist in Nashville, TN, these are the most crucial advice for ladies considering a hair color change to caramel.

💡 Key Things to Know First

  • Make sure your hair is as healthy as humanly possible.
  • Have a thorough consultation and be honest with your stylist.
  • Understand that taking your hair from darker to lighter is a process.
  • K18 is Hall’s absolute go-to product right now. Ask if your stylist will use it during the color service.
  • Invest in salon-professional shampoo and conditioner only to maintain the perfect caramel tone.

Here are some pictures of the most glamorous caramel hair colors you should try soon.