23 Chestnut Hair Color Ideas That Will Take Over in 2020

There are so many different hair colors but one of the most popular is brown. As with any other color, there are different shades of brown both dark and light. One of the must-have brown shades is chestnut. Chestnut is a medium brown shade and it usually has a coppery red tone. The red can be quite bold or just a subtle hue, it totally depends on how you want to wear it. To show you how stunning chestnut hair color can be, we have found 23 different versions of the style. There is something for everyone and there are some gorgeous cuts and styles, too!

1. Chestnut Hair Color Bob

First up we have a chestnut brown bob. This a long bob as the hair has a length that sits just below the chin. While the hair is dark brown with lighter brown and blonde highlights. Both the cut and the color are beautiful and easy to wear. This look will be great for the summer because of the manageable length and sun-kissed color.

Chestnut Hair Color Bob

Source: @domdomhair

2. Glam Color Melt

If you want to glam up your look, then this next hair idea is for you. Here we have long and beautiful hair. The root is dark, then the hair blends to a lighter brown tone and then it changes again to a warm chestnut brown. We love this color melt and the overall style is stunning. The color will look amazing on everyone and the soft waves are perfect for a special occasion.

Glam Brown Color Melt Hair Idea

Source: @hairbyminnatervo

3. Chestnut Highlights

You don’t have to be very bold with the chestnut color, you can use it for highlights instead. This hair is a brown shade that almost looks black with added chestnut brown highlights. As you can see, the lighter brown really lifts the hair and brightens it up. So, if you have very dark hair that needs jazzing up, this is the perfect way to do it.

Chestnut Hair Highlights

Source: @paigeahair

4. Accessorized Hair Idea

This next hair idea is just beautiful. For this look, the hair is very long and is slightly darker at the root but the rest of the hair is a warm chestnut brown shade. The hairstyle is finished off with some cute pearl hair accessories. We love the style, cut and color and the accessories are a beautiful finishing touch. Try the hairstyle for any occasion and try adding accessories for more special occasions like a wedding or the prom.

Accessorized Hair Idea

Source: @natalieannehair

5. Chic Chestnut Long Bob Cut

Next, we have a chic chestnut cut. So, the hair is mid length with curls and added highlights. It just shows a beautiful style that you can try with the chestnut brown color. This is another great style for the summer as it has that beachy vibe. Recreate this or you can try the cut and color with straight hair too.

6. Coppery Chestnut Hair Color Idea

As with any color, there are different shades of chestnut. Some are darker or lighter than others and some have warm coppery tones, just like this one. The hair is very long with both brown and red tones. Most of the coppery color is on the top layer of the hair so it really brightens up the brown underneath. The color is stunning and quite statement making. This color is a great way to spice up your hair.

7. Sleek Ombre Hair

The next idea shows a sleek and stylish way to wear chestnut brown. For this look, the hair is long with dark brown at the root and the chestnut color midway. The color change creates a stylish ombre effect which is quite bold because of the straight style. This is a trendy and easy to wear look that will suit everyone.

Sleek Ombre Chestnut Brown Hair

Source: @maxdomyhair

8. Brown, Chestnut and Blonde Hair

If you like blonde and brown hair, then you need to check this out. Here we have wavy long hair. Most of the hair is dark brown with added chestnut and blonde color. The blonde color is only at the front of the hair which makes the overall style look more natural and sun-kissed. It is just a stunning hairstyle and it is so summery too.

9. Chestnut Elegant Ponytail

This next hair idea is one of our favorites as we love both the color and the style. The hair is a rich chestnut brown shade and the long hair is styled into a sky high ponytail. This is giving us Ariana Grande vibes and it is just stunning. It shows a stylish and glam way to style chestnut brown hair and a ponytail like this can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion.

10. Trendy Brown Hair with Subtle Chestnut Highlights

Looking for something more subtle? If so, this could be perfect for you. This style features a dark brown bob with added chestnut brown highlights. The chestnut brown color is only lightly added so it lifts the darker shade but it is still low-key. A cut and color like this is perfect for those who want chic and easy to wear hair.

Trendy Brown Hair with Subtle Chestnut Highlights

Source: @domdomhair

11. Chestnut Ombre Hair Idea

Next, we have another ombre look to show you. The hair is dark brown with added chestnut ombre. It is a beautiful color combo and it looks amazing with waves. This is a great way to try a brighter color like chestnut because if you decide that you don’t like it, then it will easily grow out. This ombre will suit all hair types and lengths.

12. Brown and Chestnut Highlights

The next hair idea shows another way to wear highlights. For this look, the hair is a deep brown color with added chestnut and blonde highlights. The chestnut and blonde compliment the darker root color perfectly. This is a gorgeous and trendy style that will really jazz up your hair. Recreate something similar or add more blonde for a bolder look.

Brown and Chestnut Highlights

Source: @gina.devine

13. Chic and Sleek Bob

We love this next hair idea, it is another one of our favorites. Here we we have a sleek and chic bob. The hair is cut into a short chin length bob with highlights. All of the hair is swept back to create a very stylish and sophisticated look. If you want to completely transform your hair, then go for the cut and color.

14. Warm Chestnut Hair Color

Earlier in the post we shared a chestnut color with a copper tone. If you liked the spicier chestnut color, then this could be perfect for you too. This time the coppery tones are a little more subtle. As you can see, the hair is dark brown with warm fiery chestnut highlights. This is a stunning color idea and it will really transform your hair. It is a great look for the fall and winter.

15. Chestnut Color Blend

Next, we have another stunning color blend to show you. As you can see, the hair is very dark at the root. Then about midway, the color changes to chestnut. It is a gorgeous color that will look amazing on everyone. Recreate this color blend or opt for a similar style with chestnut highlights.

Chestnut Color Blend

Source: @gina.devine

16. Beautiful Brunette Hair

The next hair idea is beautiful and it is great for those who love beach waves. For this look, the hair is dark with added chestnut and blonde highlights. The hair is also wavy which gives the overall style a boho summer vibe. If you want to brighten up your hair for the warmer seasons, this is a gorgeous way to do it.

Beautiful Brunette Hair

Source: @paigeahair

17. Cute Short Cut

Like a shorter cut? If so, check this out. Here we have a short bob cut that is longer at the front and shorter at the back. The hair also has trendy chestnut highlights. This is a chic and stylish hair idea and it will suit everyone. Recreate this or you can try a sleek and straight version of the cut and color.

18. Dark Hair with Chestnut Highlights

Next, we have another subtle color idea. This time the hair is very dark and the lighter chestnut color only gets added towards the ends of the hair. By adding a small amount of color like this, your hair gets jazzed up but in a low-key way. Not only does the hair look very chic, but color like this is also easy to maintain. It will grow out on its own and it can be reapplied if you wish.

19. Chestnut Hair with Blonde Highlights

This next hair idea is so pretty and summery. For this look, the long hair is styled into beach waves. Most of the hair is a chestnut color with added blonde balayage highlights. The brighter blonde really jazzes up the chestnut color and it looks so beachy and stylish. If you want to jazz up your hair for the summer, try something similar. Different blonde shades will suit chestnut hair color, both warm and cool.

Chestnut Hair with Blonde Highlights

Source: @gina.devine

20. Chic Chestnut Highlights

Layered cuts have become a must-have and here is how to wear the trend in style. Here we have dark brown hair with chestnut highlights. We love this because the chestnut color really makes the layers stand out. This is a very chic and gorgeous hair idea that will suit everyone. You can try a shorter version of the layered cut, that would look stunning as well.

21. Retro Cut with Bangs

Everyone loves retro. Whether that be TV shows, clothes and now hair too! Here is a cute and stylish cut that is perfect for those who prefer the trends of times gone by. As you can see, the hair is cut into a layered shag style. It is a beautiful chestnut color. This is fun, unique and edgy hair idea that will make you stand out from the crowd in style.

22. Long Chestnut Hair

If you love curls and long hair, then you need to check out this hair idea. Here we have dark brown hair with added chestnut color about midway. The hair is also styled into soft curls. This is a pretty and easy to wear hairstyle that will glam up your look. The cut, color and style are versatile and will suit any occasion from work to a night out.

Long Chestnut HairĀ 

Source: @maxdomyhair

23. Sun-Kissed Hair

The last hair idea that we have to show you is bold, stylish and sun-kissed. This style features long chestnut waves with added blonde highlights. The blonde shade is quite warm so it compliments the brown perfectly. This is another summery hairstyle and it is perfect for the upcoming warmer seasons. For the fall and winter try an even warmer brown shade such as caramel.

We hope you love these chic chestnut brown hair ideas!

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