We’re Calling It—This Surprising Shade is Going to Be the “It” Hair Color for Fall
Say goodbye to beach blonde and bronzed skin—because fall is coming. It’s the season of touchdowns and turkey gravy, and we love every cozy second of it. After a summer of bright rose gold, cayenne red, and blackberry brown hair shades, we’re craving a hair color refresh that’s not quite warm like the summer sun, but like a pumpkin spice latte. That’s precisely why we’re captivated by what we’re betting is going to be the “It” color for fall: muted copper.
All at once, it can be warm and cool, poignant yet soft, and, well, just about anything you want it to be. Blondes, brunettes, and (obviously) redheads are all getting in on the trend, infusing their strands with rich copper, liquid gold, and deep rust. The end result? Totally personalized and highly revitalized. A muffled, soft, ethereal, muted copper. If you've ever contemplated whether or not you can pull off red hair, think again. This hair color trend is flush with inspiration to dive into red this autumn.
Behold the winner of most likely to be a natural redhead. Joke’s on us, though—because this beauty went from a dark brunette with blonde balayage to this stunning faded rust shade after a single visit to hair colorist, Matt Rez.
For those who want to go red, but aren’t ready to scream it from the mountaintops, this ultra-muted rust shade has your name all over it. It brings out fair skin and light eyes, making it a great alternative to going lighter during the colder months.
This mane might be a looker, but it’s blended with enough strawberry and gold highlights to tone it down from pure red. It’s the middle ground between strawberry blonde and bright copper.
Tune up a bronde base with copper mid-lights and golden strawberry highlights. Colorist Chris Greene created a blend that feels like a breezy early autumn night, and we’re just about ready to light up the bonfire.
This red-brown base is served with hearty sides of rich copper, ginger, and gold; and it’s multi-dimensional enough to keep everyone on their toes. Redhead? Blonde? Brunette? They don’t know, and we don’t even care.
This soft red á la colorist Cherin Choi is the definition of going striking without going anywhere near bright. Dark shadow rooting means it’ll be low maintenance and grow out naturally, while rich copper and spicy ginger shades keep the ends just bold enough for a fun autumn.
Strawberry Blonde Balayage
What happens when you can’t decide between going full redhead and embracing a blonde phase? These sun-kissed strands. If you have pink undertones in your skin, like seen here, then you’ll have no problem pulling off this shade.
Suddenly we have a serious craving for a pumpkin spice latte. We can thank lived-in color expert, colorist Ariel Hauck, for that hankering. For tan and olive skin tones, warm up a chocolate base with soft copper and golden caramel. It’s toasty, cozy, and ready for tailgate season.
Take a soft copper base even further by brightening it up with strokes of honey and gold. This gorgeous color melt is basically making us melt with its fiery personality.
More often than not, brown-haired ladies run for the hills at the mention of “red.” Because to chemically colored brunettes, that reads as “brass.” But embracing warm tones is essential, like seen here with a toasty copper red. Celebrity colorist Matt Rez points out in his post, "Remember that's the one essential tone that connects the darkest level to the lightest." (Hint: It turns out pretty gorgeous.)
It’s soft, muffled, and slightly characteristic of a Rembrandt. This barely-there rust with copper balayage turns the volume way down, making it perfect for fair-skinned brunettes searching for a subtle pick-me-up.
Even brunettes can rock this trend without too much commitment. Take an ash brown base, coat the ends in a rich golden copper, and get ready to rake in the compliments. It strikes the perfect balance between cool and warm.