27 Perfect Examples of Light Ash Brown Hair Color

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Light ash brown hair
Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A light ash brown hair is a hair color that is a combination of silver, blonde, and dirty brown hues. With its cool undertones, you’ll surely have a fresh and brightened ash brown hue.

Inspiration comes from celebrities Chrissy Teigen, Bella Hadid, and Elizabeth Olsen! These hotties took this color to the skies with their stellar manes caught on camera. It’s a universal color with endless options to improve your hair game.

Expert hairdresser Alon Shalom from California shares his rules when getting the color. “Try not to lift the hair too many levels because it brings a lot of red pigment,” he says.

Using stylist-recommended products will help you keep your hair healthy and not overprocessed. Alon advises getting a silver shampoo for once-a-week washes to avoid brassiness. His top brands include Olaplex, L’Oreal, and TG.

Donning this shade needs effort, but you’ll find that it’s worth it. “Make sure you can afford the maintenance. When the roots come out, you must do a root touchup and add some highlights and toner,” Alon tells us as his top tip.

These cappuccino tones will give you an envy-inducing dimension. Here are pictures of stunning light ash brown hair colors for your next color inspiration.

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Long Wavy Light Ash Brunette Hair with Dark Roots
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#1: Ash Brunette with Dark Roots

Creating the perfect ash tone on dark hair can be tricky due to the unsolicited appearance of orange and red tones. Once the hair is sufficiently lifted, a stylist can use a medley of cool tones to achieve the desired ash color. Utilizing a pearly blue-violet color could result in a unique mushroom ash shade, providing a comprehensive makeover to dark hair. This color could also complement your skin tone without appearing excessively blue or green.

Light Ash-Toned Neutral Brown for Very Long Hair
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#2: Ash-Toned Neutral Brown Hair

Change the color of your warm-toned hair to an ash-toned neutral brown! The ash tones will create a mushroom-like or pearly effect in the hair color.

Long Dark Hair with Light Ash Brown Subtle Highlights
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#3: Dark Base with Brown Subtle Highlights

The mushroom brown base color pairs well with the subtle highlight tone. This combo offers slight contrast, yet ensures a smooth transition to softer regrowth.

Dark-Rooted Light Ash Brown for Longer Locks
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#4: Dark-Rooted Light Ash Brown

For a striking contrast, opt for light ash-brown hair with darker roots. Having darker shades next to lighter ones gives your hair dimension and depth. For an even more defined look, use shine paste with the dark-rooted hairstyle.

#5: Gray Ash Brown

Aim for a super ashy look with a gray ash brown during your next salon visit. Gray ash brown suits naturally medium to dark brown hair for an optimal result. If your hair is a single color, the stylist should highlight some sections before applying an overall color for an icy brown finish.

Subtle Smoky Light Ash Brown Color on Long-Length Hair
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#6: Subtle Smoky Brown Hair

For a low-maintenance winter color, a subtle smokey highlight on brown hair would be perfect. The highlights primarily appear on the hair ends, giving a more natural or lived-in look and also providing depth without overly lightening the hair.

#7: Dimensional Ash Bronde

Add layers of ashy tones to your ash-bronde hair to give it depth and shine. Mixing cool light and dark tones will vary the hair color and enhance your hair layers and texture. This look is best styled with loose waves and finished with a high-shine spray!

#8: Cool Brunette with Ashy Highlights

This brunette hair has maintained a cooler shade. Anyone wanting to neutralize unwanted warm tones in their hair will find this formula beneficial.

Mushroom Light Ash Bronde with Soft Highlights for Long Hair
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#9: Mushroom Bronde with Soft Highlights

Mushroom brown works perfectly as a base color for highlights of varied tones. Together, these colors create an exceptional combination. These colors are ideal for people with dark hair who don’t want a drastic change in their new look. The color duo is soft and subtle and blends well with other highlight tones.

Light Ash Brown Babylights with Root Shadow for Medium Hair
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#10: Ash Brown Babylights with Root Shadow

Get an ash brown babylights treatment with a root shadow. Finish your look by blending darker and cooler shades to adjust to the winter. Attempt an all-over babylight highlights approach to add enough lightness into the hair. Then, apply a dark-rooted color that melts into a mushroom ash blonde. This color combo includes notes of violet and blue that outshine any orange and yellows that may appear in dark hair.

#11: Light Ash Brown Highlights on Dark Hair

A pale greyish undertone is perfect on dark hair to form a beautiful metallic brown effect. You can’t also just deny how stunning the waves are in these lengthy locks. The movement enhances the shine of this look’s balayage ombre technique.

#12: Light Ash Brown Balayage Hair

Try a light ash brown balayage if you’re looking for an elegant shade of brown hair. When you visit the salon, ask your stylist for a pearl tone.

#13: Ashy Chestnut Brown

Ashy chestnut brown hair is a staple transition color or middle ground. For someone who doesn’t want their hair too dark or light, a chestnut brown is a great option to give hair a dimensional color that looks beautiful in any lighting. Chestnut brown coloring is also a flattering color for most skin tones and blends well with lighter and darker hair colors, making it very versatile.

Black to Light Ash Brown Ombre
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#14: Black to Light Ash Brown Ombre

Would you like these smooth beach waves on your long hair? If so, you can always flaunt it much more excitingly. This black to light ash brown ombre will appear as if it follows the movement of your waves.

light ash brown hair for asian woman
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#15: Light Ashy Brunette for Asian Woman

Here’s a light ash brown ombre balayage on a mid-length lob that suits an Asian woman like you! A dark root with a melting ash tone will flatter your olive skin and dark eye color. Beach waves with straight ends are in and will add flair to your look.

#16: Light Golden Ash Brown

Though you can never go wrong with a shoulder-length lob and a good amount of waves, there’s still one way to class it up. Light golden ash brown through balayage and ombre is always effective. This medium ash brown keeps your locks versatile and dark with a touch of platinum hue and streaks of beige.

#17: Gorgeous on Dark Skin

Looking gorgeous on dark skin, this is the best light ashy brown hair to die for! It has a subtle touch of brightness to flatter your skin tone. Added beach waves on your long, thin tresses will make you a stunner!

Light Ash Brown on Black Hair
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#18: Light Ash Brown on Black Hair

Flaunt your long, dark tresses with an extra pop of color. Here’s a light ash brown on black hair that works best on beachy waves. Babylights and balayage create streaks of accentuating intensity to brighten up your locks and make a transition from a dark ash brown color.

#19: Short Light Ash Brown Balayage

This is the look to convince you to get a new chop and color right now! Movement and choppy layers in this shoulder-length bob are what enhance the dimension. You can’t imagine this short light ash brown balayage without the waves.

#20: Light Ash-Brown with Platinum Highlights

With platinum highlights, your light ash brown will twinkle throughout the day. The accentuating color outlines the best with soft waves and texture added to your long hair. There’s something about this ashy brown hair that will always make you feel gorgeous.

Light Ash Brown on Bleached Hair
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#21: Light Ash Brown on Bleached Hair

The right balance of brown and blonde will give new life to your long, straight locks. This light ash brown on bleached hair is versatile for all ages. It’s the color that will allow your black or grey strands to grow out naturally.

Very Light Ash Brown Hair
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#22: Very Light Ash Brown Hair

So over with the yellowish or bleached blonde color? You can still lighten your locks with a different tone. Your a-line bob cut, grazing your collarbones, deserves a hint of rich grey hue for its new look. You’ll not believe how this light ash brown hair dye can boost your glam after all.

#23: Light Deep Ash Brown Hair

Hair colors can make or break your style, so choose the best one. Try light deep ash brown hair to make a statement. At times, natural baby highlights are what you need to brighten up your straight, long mane.

#24: Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

Never doubt incorporating highlights on dark brown hair to give shine to it slightly. Big voluminous waves are a great addition, which enhances the body of your mid-length cut.

light ash brown with blonde highlights
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#25: Ashy Brown with Blonde Highlights

Oh-so rich! Gear up your look with blonde highlights, babylights, and subtle hints of ashy tint. Done via balayage, the shades in this ash light brown hair provide a depth illusion at the root, and a softer finish at the hair ends. The payoff will blow minds if you match it with a mid-length chop and delicate waves.

Light Ash Brown on Red Hair
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#26: Light Ash Brown on Red Hair

You can pull off an exceptional dark mane with this combination of colors. Light ash brown on red hair will emphasize your fair skin tone. Feathered layers are another added touch to your long locks, making them flawless.

#27: Over Orange Hair

Wear this over orange hair for a fun and bolder vibe. This has the radiant tones that most ladies would love to have. The finish appears softer when tresses are styled with loose curls and waves.