dewy skin and the perfect shade of bronze, sun-kissed color are always top of mind
during the summer. What’s not, according to celebrity colorist at Adel Atelier,
Miranda Shaffer? Our hair color.
see a lot of clients coming back to the salon with sun-bleached,
oxidized color in the fall," she explains. The usual hair-color request:
something different. Below, the top hair color trends to expect for fall,
straight from the experts delivering them.
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Brown, master colorist at IGK Soho, explains that bright blonds tends to go
from paler, whiter highlights to more golden blondes or creamy blondes come
fall. "Ask your colorist for buttery tones—you will still feel bright, but
you’ll have some warmth in your hair to help when you’re not as tan," she
While our first instinct is to reach for the root cover up or call our colorist the instant
we see new growth peeking through, celebrity colorist at Adel Atelier, Kazu Suzuki, says we should embrace our dark roots
come fall. "Blended dark roots
will give you a trendy youthful look and contrast well with any hair
color," she says. "However, it is harder to maintain if you have
heavy gray roots, which can look like stripes without constant root touch
Red Hot Hair
predicts a lot of warm, coppery hues for fall—"like a Zendaya ‘Red Goldstone Coppery Red.’" The stone-inspired red is bright and deep,
"reminiscent of fall’s changing leaves."
color trend Brown says to look out for? Cinnamon Brunette—"think Beyonce
at the Lion King premiere," she says. "Brunettes will also go for
warm, cinnamon ombré pieces that are very soft and warm. Just a few pieces of
this warm color brightens up the face and adds dimension to make the hair look
shinier and fuller."
After something fun? Now’s your chance: Celebrity hair colorist Nikki Lee says we’re about to see "rosy blond" hair—"almost like a strawberry blond, but with richer reds"—everywhere come fall.
Suzuki says, "instead of going warmer with a darker blonde, icy-cool blonde continues to be trendy as we move into the colder
months." However, she says the ashy hue isn’t for everyone. "It’s
very hard to maintain, and it can also be aging to some complexions because it
enhances the gray undertones in the skin." If this is the case for you,
Suzuki says to ask your colorist for some cool, golden blonde highlights to
Balayage, Balayage, Balayage
If you’re seeking change, but not one that means visiting the salon for touchups every other month, balayage—hair color that’s painted freeform away from the roots, concentrated towards the mid-shaft and end—is your new best friend. Virtually removing the fear of the "grow out," Suzuki contends the trend is very easy to maintain and is "very flattering for most of women of any age."
Dark Chocolate Brown
says that her brunette clients tend to want little to no highlights come fall,
and opt for a rich, dark chocolate brown. "Just really shiny and slightly
usually see pastels trend in the fall, but Brown is confident that lilac
pink—aka RaPINKnoe—will be huge this year. "People resonate with it
because Megan Rapinoe is such a strong, powerful woman who stands up for other
women and demands equal pay. While lilac and pinks have been popular, Rapinoe
made this color powerful."