Posted on February 19 2021
The most common hair colors in the world are brown and black. Despite this, blonde tresses get all the attention. Every day, hair salons are full of clients requesting platinum, honey, and ash blondes.
Listen, only 2% of the world actually has naturally golden hair. This fact translates to a large fraction of the world walking around as brunettes. As such, there are so many people with a preference for the gorgeous hues of chestnut, chocolate, and caramel.
If you prefer your wigs in the brunette variety, you are far from alone. Still, it can be hard to choose just one shade. With all the brands out there, there are hundreds and hundreds of brunette varieties.
To narrow down your choices, we chose our top-selling brands and then rounded up our customer’s favorite hues. This list includes preferred brunette wigs from Raquel Welch, Ellen Wille, Jon Renau, and Rene of Paris. Get ready to want them all!
Glazed Hazelnut (829S+) by Raquel Welch
This Raquel Welch hue is beautifully three-dimensional, thanks to a rich medium brown base and natural ginger highlights on top.
Black Coffee (RL4/6) by Raquel Welch
Don’t be confused by the name. Raquel Welch wigs in the Black Coffee color are brunette, not black.
Consider this hue your traditional no-nonsense brunette. No-nonsense doesn’t mean boring though. This dark brown color on Crowd Pleaser by Raquel Welch (featured above) is blended seamlessly with a medium brown to create a strong bold brunette.
Crowd Pleaser by Raquel Welch (featured above)
Dark Chocolate Mix by Ellen Wille
To better visualize this hue, picture a mug full of hot chocolate. This stunning color on Code Mono by Ellen Wille (featured above) is a dark brown with light reddish-brown highlights tossed in.
Dark Chocolate Mix in the middle of the color temperature spectrum. It isn’t warm or cool - it’s neutral. Human hair wigs tend to run warmer though, so this hue may look different in that fiber.
Hot Chocolate Mix by Ellen Wille
This color is rather similar to the Dark Chocolate Mix above, but it’s warmer. For this color, Ellen Wille took a medium brown and blended it with a reddish-brown and light auburn.
Check out this color on Code Mono by Ellen Wille featured above.
As this is a warmer shade of brown, it will look slightly different on human hair versus synthetic hair. Human hair colors are warmer in tone already and a warm hue will contribute to that difference.
Chocolate Frost R by Rene of Paris
Chocolate Frost may sound like a tasty frozen treat, but it’s actually a delicious brunette wig color. The base is dark brown but it is highlighted with honey and platinum. Check out the customer reviews for this stunning color on Reese by Rene of Paris (featured above).
For this entry, we single out the rooted Chocolate Frost, simply because that shade is a customer favorite. In many wigs, you can find this same color in a non-rooted variety.
6F27 by Jon Renau
This color is a deep brown with bold red-gold blonde highlights. It’s a good choice for those toying with the idea of a brighter shade, especially on a long beautiful wig like Zara by Jon Renau (featured above).
If you aren’t familiar, the letters in Jon Renau wig colors indicate what type of color it is. For instance, in 6F27, the F tells you this shade is a blended color with the darker color solid at the nape.
Jon Renau offers 6F27 in both human and synthetic hair. The color shows up beautifully on either fiber, but do note that human hair wigs will always have a warmer hue. This means it will have less contrast than the same color in synthetic fiber.
What about you? Are you loyal to brunettes? Did your favorite shade make our list? Share your pick in the comments!