17 Unique Golden Brown Hair Color Ideas + Skin Tone Pairing Tips

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Cindy Marcus
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A golden brown hair color is a blend of medium brown and light blonde. It’s a great way to lighten up naturally dark to medium brown hair or darken naturally blonde hair color. This gorgeous hue lets you capture the flow of the sun with various shades and styles that you can wear with ease. Who says brunettes can’t have fun?!

The light caramel goodness adds a shiny overcoat to your hair, not to mention depth and texture. With this dual-tone, you are sure to have your beautiful face brightened. Paired with any length of hair, golden brown hair dye never fails to give you that sun-kissed look! Also, with colors so natural, you won’t be having a hard time having your hair dyed. Taking care of it is as easy as one, two, three!

See these updated photos of golden brown hair color ideas that will give you all the positive energy and compliments for the season!

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#1: Subtle Golden Brown Highlights

This is a low-maintenance golden brown hair color on dark brunette hair, yet still right on-trend. What I love most about this look is the tone of the golden brown highlights. I kept it golden, but not brassy. The cut is also easy and can be versatile with styling, keeping your whole look low-maintenance but fashion-forward.

Fashionable Warm Golden Brown Hair
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#2: Fashionable Warm Golden Brown Hair Color

Fashionable hair right at your fingertips – this warm golden brown hair with highlights on dark hair really has an amazing glow. A simple tousle gives that dimension and accentuates your hair’s glossy finish. This is a dark golden brown hair color but there are lighter options as well.

Lucious Long Golden Brown Balayage
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#3: Lucious Long Golden Brown Balayage

Long golden brown balayage is the perfect look for you to make a dramatic change from dark hair. This look is very noticeable, yet not overbearing to someone wanting change. When going from extreme dark to light, your hair may not get as light as you would like it to. For that reason alone, a look like this is perfect. A lived-in balayage such as this is low-maintenance. You won’t be required to dye your hair so often if you want golden brunette hair.

#4: Light Golden Brown Balayage

A light golden balayage will be the perfect low-maintenance color for your brown hair. It will complement your skin and eyes, which is important when picking your shade of blonde to create a golden bronze hair color. Make sure you get the right home cosmetics for your hair. They will help you keep your hair healthy and shiny, like the Pureology Strength Cure range.

golden highlights on dark brown hair
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#5: Golden Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

Talk about real dimension and movement! Reveal the beauty of this hue of golden brown when you go under any light. It’s one of my favorite golden brown hair dye ideas.

Sweet golden brown ombre hair color
Photo Credit: Instagram @sharplookbylaura

#6: Sweet Caramel to Golden Brown Ombre

End your waves with sweet toffee shades dripping from your rich brunette base. This golden bronze hair color trend makes your locks appear lighter and way prettier! The caramel to golden brown hair color is a beautiful transition.

Sexy Golden Brown Weave
Photo Credit: Instagram @norastylez

#7: Sexy Golden Brown Weave

Accent every turn of your marvelous waves with luscious mocha hues for more defined texture and movement. These stunning long pieces are sure to turn heads your way! It’s the best golden brown hair color on black hair that you’ll see.

Healthy-Looking Light Golden Ash Brown
Photo Credit: Instagram @hairby.kd

#8: Healthy-Looking Light Golden Ash Brown

Update your long healthy locks with a glossy mocha hue that screams sophistication and elegance! Style your hair straight for shine or wavy for a multi-dimensional finish with this type of golden brown hue.

Bright Light to Dark Golden Brown Ombre
Photo Credit: Instagram @elie_klein_hair

#9: Bright Light to Dark Golden Brown Ombre

The color of the base is dark chocolate brown hair while the ends are a light golden brown shade. This is a beachy long layered cut and is probably the most ideal haircut for golden brown hair. I think a bronde hairstyle is very easy to recreate at home. It’s versatile and suitable for many ages and lifestyles. Long layers will allow you to style your hair in so many ways.

Beautiful Light Golden Brown on Long Hair
Photo Credit: Instagram @hairbyvioletta

#10: Beautiful Light Brown on Long Hair

This look is glamorous natural golden brown hair. If you’ve ever had a blonde ombre that turned orange and then yellow, you might want to consider a golden bronze hair color.  For this look, it’s necessary to have longer, thicker hair. To keep your color longer and your hair healthy, I recommend using a sulfate-free shampoo. I feel this is the key to great hair care, as sulfate is a really harsh chemical product, which fades the color out quite quickly. If you wake up in the following morning, just brush through the curls again, and do a messy high ponytail, and it will look just like you left the salon a few minutes ago! Good luck!

Stunning Golden Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights
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#11: Stunning Golden Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights

Personally, my favorite features about this balayage golden brown hair with blonde highlights are the different dimensions. The blend of blonds and deep golden brown should be smooth and effortless especially when the sun hits your hair, bringing out the shiny beautiful colors.

Gorgeous Sunkissed Golden Brown Hair
Photo Credit: Instagram @beautybytiff

#12: Gorgeous Sunkissed Hair

The best thing about this is the beautiful warm tones that can complement your skin tone well. I also love the shine from the golden tones that reflect the light. Make sure your lifestyle allows for upkeep. With this look to stay fresh and seamless, I recommend coming no later than 8 weeks. I’d also say this look is perfect for you if you have light brown to dark blonde hair to achieve these tones. If you’re unsure about an all-over color, ask your colorist to enrich your brown hair with golden highlights instead.

Chestnut Brown
Photo Credit: Instagram @hairby_joeschmo

#13: Golden Chestnut Brown

The color is creamy milk chocolate brown hair with caramel swirls. This is a super easy cut and color to maintain. Because of the length, you could get away with color refreshing every 8 weeks and a cut every 12 to 16 weeks. I think this cut can be done on all face shapes. Tweaks will have to be made to make sure it fits each lady perfectly, but these are small tweaks.  All in all, this is a super easy and trendy shade of golden brown that can be worn by anyone from the new mom to the high school graduate heading off to her first semester of college.

Perfect Honey Golden Brown
Photo Credit: Instagram @hairbykrc

#14: Perfect Honey Brown

This is honey golden brown hair, and I absolutely love this color! This look is for a subtle rich color, the loose waves were the perfect finish to show the depth of this natural color. Just like honey, golden brown hair shades produce a nice shimmer. If you want a low-maintenance color that still has a lot of richness to it, this is the perfect color for you.

Rich Medium Brown Hair
Photo Credit: Instagram @cristan.richardson

#15: Rich Medium Golden Brown

This look is a warm, dimensional medium golden brown hairstyle. The best things about this would have to be the richness of the color and the multi-dimensional tones. I’m not a fan of flat, one-color hair. It’s just not natural, everyone has natural highlights and lowlights in their color so making everything flat and one-dimensional just doesn’t provide a good platform for beautiful shiny results.

The different tones catch the light and help to showcase any styling. Even when you go home and style it yourself, you’ll feel like it’s a salon visit every time you style. I think this particular golden brown tone is good for a large percentage of women. The soft warmness of golden brown hair dye will be flattering regardless of whether your hair is thick or thin. The medium/long layers provide some body and volume while keeping the style very romantic and comfortable.

Glamorous Dark Golden Brown Hair Color
Photo Credit: Instagram @danidoesdopehair

#16: Glamorous Dark Golden Brown

Some streaks of golden blonde caramel highlights and honey brown could give your typical dark brown hue a golden, glamorous makeover. I just love these golden brown tones.

Golden Copper Brown Balayage
Photo Credit: Instagram @hairbysheilamacchia

#17: Golden Copper Brown Balayage

Sun-kissed in all the natural ways! Get glowing hair this season with the right amount of caramel blonde dye to create these golden brown undertones in your hair.

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