20 Trendy Hair Colors That'll Have You Thrilled for Fall
As far as the seasons go, summer always seems to get the lion’s share of hairspiration. We see buzzy hair colors like beach blonde, sunlight brunette, and strawberry red taking over salons everywhere—and we get it. Summer feels like the perfect time to have a hair moment. Like a “Gracie Hart strutting out of the airplane hangar in Miss Congeniality” hair moment. (Really, it’s more like "us walking into HomeGoods with fresh highlights." But that's neither here nor there.)
Well, forget summer. We’re here to make a case for fall. So far this year, we’ve seen colors like peach cobbler red and cinnamon sugar blonde hit the scene. What’s on the horizon come September? A fresh set of fall 2021 hair trends. Between the cool-toned browns, warm-toned blondes, and all things red, you’ll be struck with plenty of hairspiration. Here are 20 fall hair colors that you’ll be seeing everywhere.
Take chocolate brown to cool new heights—cool-toned, that is. This ashy coffee brown mane by stylist Jamie Wilheim is the perfect fall color.
Go honey-haired, and you'll never go back. This shade keeps your blonde warm (but not too bright) for end-of-summer.
Actually, colorist Jade Federico dubbed this color "rhubarb crisp," which makes it even better. We'll try anything that looks this pretty and is named after dessert.
Because jet black is so yesterday. This year, cherry-tinted black is everything we never knew we needed. If you look closely, you'll see a warm glow about this shade that makes it less severe than full-on black.
As far as we're concerned, red is the ultimate fall color—and this flaming hot shade definitely hits the mark.
Mark our words: Even in the dead of winter, you'll find us dreaming of warm caramel and golden honey hair. Luckily it's never out of season.
Something about this bright, perfect blonde is too appealing to pass up. Roots be darned! For natural blondes, this fall is the best time to go Scandinavian.
This shade is like a kaleidoscope of fall color—and it's the easiest way for brunettes to add some autumn spice to their look.
Shadow Root Blonde
Yes, you can get fresh blonde highlights without risking a hot-mess root situation in eight weeks. Say hello to the shadow root, which perfectly blends a darker root color with lighter highlights for an all-over look that won't have you stressed. (Even if you're going icy blonde.)
Tiger Orange Red
Curls are perfect for taking on fun colors. Every ringlet gets packed with dimension, especially when choosing a fiery color like this shade.
Going gray has never been so popular—and this happens to be the coolest way to do it. Coat your ends in a dark smoky color like this mane by colorist Cherin Choi, and get ready for the compliments to roll in.
You can still keep your chocolate brown strands lightened up for the autumn season with sunset blonde babylights.
Cream Blonde Balayage
Less summery beach blondes—and more subtle autumn blondes. This creamy butter blonde has the right mix of lowlights to keep it low-key and wearable.
This is what we like to call: autumn hair. If you want your strands to look like the beautiful fall leaves, this one's for you.
Baby Caramel Melt
Soften up basic brown hair with smooth caramel color that melts down from your natural roots to make it extra low maintenance.
Warm up your look to match the warm fall colors by adding a dose of blush to sandy bronde hair. It's subtle enough to barely notice it's there—but fun enough to keep things interesting.
Sandy Platinum Blonde
Make platinum blonde feel even more appropriate for autumn by adding lowlights to offset the super light shade with darker shades of sandy blonde.
Honeyed Dark Brown
Who said brunettes can't go blonde for fall? At least, just a little bit. A warm blonde like honey-gold (or caramel brown) is the perfect complement to dark mocha brown, like seen here by Texas-based stylist Charlie Price.
Burnt Caramel Brown
A wash of caramel on chocolate brown ringlets is just the thing to update any look for a new season, especially this sassy pixie cut.