Crunette Hair Is The Perfect Balance Of Copper And Brunette

With new hair trends emerging quite often, it can be hard to choose just one for yourself: Even not coloring your hair is a trend! Still, when cutting your hair isn't something you're ready to commit to and wearing your hair in a different way simply isn't scratching the change itch enough, it's probably time to dye your hair.

Changing up your hair color is the perfect solution if you don't want anything too permanent, but still crave something new. Maybe the seasons are changing or you're looking for a pick-me-up. Whatever the reason may be, changing hair colors is a fun way to elevate your look.

If you're not looking for a dramatic change in your appearance, you're most likely not going from blonde to dark or vice versa. The mid-point between the two is usually somewhat of a brown or a reddish shade. If you're indecisive, don't worry because you no longer have to choose — crunette hair is here.

The crunette hair trend - what is it exactly?

Red-based hair colors, like 'cherry coke' red hair, can be a bit too much if you want a more subtle change. On the contrary, brown shades can sometimes be underwhelming, especially if you're already a brunette.

Crunette hair is hence the perfect subtle edge your hair has been waiting for. Named by celebrity colorist and creative director of Evo, Tom Smith, it's a color combination of copper and brunette. "Crunette is an intensely warm and rich lighter shade of brunette with tones of butter and caramel," Smith explained to Byrdie. Think Kendall Jenner at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in 2022.

"[Crunette] is a great choice for those who are drawn to the intense copper shades but are hesitant to wear a brighter or bolder hair color," he said. Also, the combination shade can be a great way to see how you feel with a reddish undertone if you're thinking about transitioning to a redhead.

Achieving the crunette look

As this color combination is pretty specific, you should visit the hair salon to avoid any mistakes you might make when coloring your hair at home. If you don't think your hairdresser can pull off the exact shade of the crunette look, try finding a more skilled colorist. Hairstylist Chad Seale advises to "Look up a hairstylist's reviews online, talk to current and past clients, [and/or] visit a salon in person and ask a hairstylist about their experience and portfolio," as he shared with Better by Today.

Smith also suggests visiting a professional colorist who will understand the task at hand. "This shade requires golden, chocolate, and copper tones — in that order," he told Byrdie, adding that it's also very important to know how much of each tone to use. "Too much copper will have the shade feel too orange, while too much chocolate can make the shade feel deeper and more classic brunette." 

After finding the right colorist who will nail your new crunette hair, all you have to do is rock it. Style it however you like, as it's not too bold of a color to begin with, and no hairstyle should make it overwhelming. To really bring the wow factor home, complement it with the colors of your outfit and accessories, like black and emerald green.