So long, Summer! The leaves are changing, and so should your hair! Changing your hair color to capture the beauty of Autumn leaves is a great way to celebrate Fall. Whether you’re looking for a dramatic effect, or for a subtle color design, professional experts divulge the secrets to beautiful Autumn inspired locks for all hair types. From Beach to Bonfire
Summer is behind us and now is the ideal time to change the color of your hair too. For all shades and textures, it’s easy to gracefully transform your beach look to a style inspired by warm Autumn fires.
Tone down dramatic highlights from the summer with just a few face-framing touches. Reduce bright highlights before adding subtler highlights. The result? Incredible, natural looking dimension. Layering dark ash and blonde hues will keep your color looking perfect for Autumn. Another hot color trend is platinum blonde hair with an iridescent, silver tint. For something a little edgier, consider warm pastel hues or fiery copper lowlights.
Add some richness to hair’s color with a hair glaze or low-lights that accent your skin’s natural tone. You might also consider adding some dimension to your tresses with a slightly darker shade at your roots that gradually lightens at the ends.
Red Hair Shades Shine in the Fall
A variety of red colors perfectly complement Autumn hues. If you weren’t born with naturally red hair, expert colorists know the ideal red shades that will balance well with your natural hair color and skin tone. Some of the some of the most popular hair color trends this Fall? Strawberry Blonde, Tangerine, and Rich Chocolaty Auburn.
You also can’t go wrong with combinations of warm red hair color and ginger highlights to revamp your color. This looks especially great on redheads with fair skin and light eyes. Burgundy and dark violet color hues are a gorgeous addition to those of us with dark hair or color-treated hair.
Enrich Brown or Black Hair with Dimension and Depth
It’s all too easy for brown shades to become dull looking especially in the cold Fall and Winter months. Consider a few strategically placed warmer highlights to give your hair color new life and depth. Hair painting can help create a very natural hair color effect, versus the more dramatic effect of foil highlights. Try a semi-permanent gloss hair treatment for an even warmer look without too much drama.
You can add some tones to the gloss to enrich the color. One of Fall’s hottest hair designs is chestnut brown with frosty taupe balayage highlights. Chocolate hues are also popular for the Fall. Try a dark chocolate paired with caramel highlights through the mid-shaft and ends for a well-blended ombre effect. Or add some edge with a deep, dark espresso base color with chunky, silver highlights.
Seasonal Color Hair Care
Autumn is a great opportunity to experiment with a new hair shade. If your hair and scalp is damaged from heat, sun, or processing, it’s important get your hair ready before changing your hair color. Expert hair colorists recommend a restorative hair treatment that will nourish and prepare your hair for the color treatment.
If you’re making a few subtle changes like blending warm color tones naturally into your hair, or if you’re looking for a dramatic hair color change, be sure to use the appropriate salon hair care products recommended by professional hairstylists. Protecting your hair color from environmental damage and processing with hair care products specifically made for color treated hair are critical for maintaining your Fall inspired hair color throughout the season.