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.
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.