We're Calling It: Autumn Glow Hair Is the Ultimate Brunette Color for Fall 2019
There still might be countless more sweaty days left in the South before we catch any cool autumn breeze, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start talking fall. Summer is nice and all, don’t get us wrong, but nothing beats a chilly day, a warm sweater, and all the fall color. We mean, fall hair color.
It’s never too early to start brainstorming how to take your mane from summer-ready to fall-fabulous. In fact, celebrity stylist Nikki Lee already got a head start on This Is Us star, Mandy Moore. She coined the ultimate brunette color for fall: Autumn Glow.
Think classic warm brunette—but with a glow that’s less summer sun and more autumn sunset. According to Lee, the color should be “rich and warm with flickers of golden light.”
Subtle touches of golden, honey, and caramel blonde on brown hair instantly makes you look brightened-up and fresh-faced for fall. Not to mention, the color is so low maintenance you can go ahead and cancel your next touch-up appointment.
It’s time to embrace your inner Autumn Glow. Here are 11 inspiration shots to show your stylist.
Autumn Girl Glow
Colorist Nikki Lee helped This Is Us star, Mandy Moore, make quite the entrance with a warm brown mane lightened up with "flickers of golden light." She's the ultimate Autumn Glow inspiration.
Lee also dubbed this mane "the perfect transition into fall" by adding a golden glow to a warm mocha brown base.
Give golden blonde a run for its money with piecey balayage colored in an even more vibrant butterscotch blonde.
Autumn Glow Ombré
This glossy mane by colorist Jade Federico embraces all things autumn with a glowy honeyed ombré. Hint: Push back those touch-up appointments and welcome the sunset-like color fade.
If looking like the sun naturally kissed your strands while laying on the beach or traipsing around cobblestone streets all summer is wrong, we don't want to be right. Go with a classic golden blonde for the easiest fall update ever.
Golden Face-Framing Pieces
We all know that our fall sweaters and turtlenecks pair best with a chic topknot. Turns out, every bun looks better with a healthy dose of autumn glow, too.
Set your autumn glow on fire with a warmed-up cinnamon brown. This mane by stylist Bobby Mack is warm enough to set our pumpkin spice lattes boiling.
Take things a little more neutral-toned for a flaxen glow. Brassiness who?
Looking for something a little more va-va-voom? Look no further than a deep mocha mane touched with all the colors of your favorite tortoiseshell sunglasses: caramel, honey, and golden blonde.
This is as close as you'll get to year-round glow—from spring to summer to fall, honey-gold balayage stays in style.
If you're blessed with already-autumnal auburn strands, don't be afraid to add a dose of sunshine around your face.