Spring's Breakout Hair-Color Trend Is Dark, Rich, & Super Glossy

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Typically, the first hint of spring spurs the urge to book a salon appointment to bring back your bright blonde highlights before summer. But this season, if you're keeping up with the trends, you may find yourself side-stepping, forgoing the platinum peroxide altogether for the dimensional, dark brunette shade de jour: a rich, chocolatey brown.
Not only is dark brunette easier to maintain — which means enjoying the renewed sunshine on Saturday morning, instead of spending three hours in the salon — it's also uniquely flattering, as evidenced by Mandy Moore's flirty chestnut, jawline-skimming cut, Emma Roberts' piercing brunette lob, plus every other A-lister who's gone back to brown as of late.
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Ahead, photographic proof of how rich brown is dominating our pre-spring mood boards. Let the promise of glazed chocolate shine in a sea of windblown blondes be all the inspiration you need to elevate your color and cool-girl aesthetic this season.
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Lucy Hale

"Diary of a girl who changes her hair a lot," wrote Lucy Hale alongside to her most recent Instagram post, a profile shot showcasing her fresh, shiny, mahogany bob. The light blonde to rich brunette color change came courtesy of celebrity colorist Kristin Ess.
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Emma Roberts

The Scream Queens actress recently took her previously platinum blonde lob to the dark side, the color almost identical to the one at her root — a piercing, dimensional brunette that makes her green eyes pop.
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Katherine Langford

From brown to fire engine red, and back to chocolate brunette, the gorgeous Katherine Langford is championing all our favorite 2019 hair-color trends.
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Mandy Moore

Along with her freshly chopped, chin-skimming lob, Mandy Moore took took her hair a tinge darker, with a rich chocolatey glaze, courtesy of her stylist Ashley Streicher.
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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron hasn't had hair this dark since her role in Aeon Flux. So needless to say, she shocked us all when she showed up to this season's Oscars red carpet with a glossy, chocolate brown bob.
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Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke recently went back to her roots (literally), taking her formerly platinum blonde hair — which she admitted was a pain in the butt to maintain — back to its natural, dark brunette color for her Oscars red-carpet appearance.
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