Mocha Chocolate Brown Hair Color for Summer? You Best Believe It

You're about to rethink getting highlights.

While summer hair color trends usually lean toward 50 shades of blonde, this year is all about the unexpected, namely, mocha chocolate brown hair. As seen on Bella Hadid and coined by the model's colorist Jenna Perry, founder of Jenna Perry Hair Studio in NYC, the glossy, cool-toned deep brunette shade is an unconventional and refreshing take on a summery shade. The best part? It will transition well into the fall, too. Ahead, a visual guide on mocha chocolate brown hair color to inspire you this summer — and beyond.

Mocha chocolate brown hair color on Bella Hadid, Zendaya, and Jessica Alba
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Long, Beachy Waves

Bella Hadid with long chocolate mocha brown hair color

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While it might look raven-esque at first glance, "mocha chocolate" hair is, in fact, a deep shade of brown — not black. Just look at the subtle warm highlights painted on the ends of Bella Hadid's long beachy waves.

Sleek Ponytail

Zendaya with a chocolate mocha brown ponytail

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After inspiring many auburn hair colors at salons, Zendaya decided to go darker, opting for a rich mocha shade with a hint of warmth that glistens in the sunlight.

Lived-In Texture

The Honest Beauty founder's deep brunette hair color — courtesy of LA-based hairstylist Brittney Ryan — is reminiscent of her Dark Angel days. If you plan to use Alba's color as inspiration for your next look, consider styling in a visually effortless look that reads as It-girl cool.

Voluminous Curls

Ciara demonstrates how a simple hair flip makes her dark, rich chocolate brown curls look even more voluminous.

Accessorized Pixie

Halsey's colorful hair accessories look extra whimsical against their short deep brunette hair.

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