What Are the Names of Some Brown Hair Dye Shades?


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The names of some brown hair dye shades are espresso, chocolate brown, dark golden brown, medium ash brown and dark reddish brown. Hair dye names may vary from one manufacturer to the next.

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Other names of brown hair dye shades include light cool brown, toffee, French roast and Havana brown.

Hair dye manufacturers may have different names for the same shade of dye. For example, one Garnier Nutrisse shade is known as medium golden mahogany brown as well as chocolate caramel. These and other dyes also can be combined to produce a hair color, thus increasing the options available.

As of 2015, major manufacturers of hair dye include L'Oreal, Clairol and Garnier Nutrisse. Each company offers multiple shades of brown hair dye, ranging from light to dark. These companies may have different names for the same or very similar shades. For example, Clariol's light golden brown dye is very similar to Garnier Nutrisse's light ash brown.

An individual who wishes to use hair dye should take into consideration their skin tone as some hair dye shades look better than others. Skin tones are either warm, cool or neutral. For example, a light golden brown dye works well for someone with warm skin tones.

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