Some of us love the umami taste of mushrooms and their psychotropic and stress-relieving benefits. In fact, some swear by the healing powers of reishi, while others feel personally attacked by the thought of ingesting a fungus full of spores. Regardless of your personal feelings about mushrooms, the mushroom brown hair color trend is about to take over. You may not like shrooms, but this brunette hue may be exactly what you need for fall. Learn more about this hair color trend below!
What Exactly Is Mushroom Brown Hair?
Unlike us, the color job is pretty low maintenance. Depending on your mane’s length, it can take anywhere between three and six months to grow out. Longer hair can go even more time without an appointment and last as long as a year. It’s perfect for the person who wants to find a great compromise between a light brown and a dark blonde. Celebrity colorist Stephanie Brown dubs it an ashier version of a bronde. Stephanie breaks down exactly what you have to ask for at the salon if you want to achieve the perfect mushroom mane.
How to Pull Mushroom Hair Off
Stephanie suggests you approach your salon with a request for a light brown/dark blonde subtle ombré. You need to make sure your colorist nails a few variations of light brown and dark blonde pieces in your mushroom hair color. If your colorist seems confused by your request, you can also describe the look like an “ashier bronde.” Stephanie suggests bringing in inspo pictures to your appointment as a visual cue is always helpful.
Mushroom Hair Color Inspiration
See some of our fave takes on the trend below. You can even bring these to your next salon appointment so your stylist knows exactly what you want. Try to find someone with a similar skin tone and face shape as you to know what the hue will look like on you.
If a hair color in the bronde family is in your future, discover the best shade for your skin tone HERE!