I think autumn gets a bad rap. Yes, it means summer is over – did it even begin? – and yes, it can be an absolute nightmare to dress for – freezing in the mornings, boiling by lunchtime – but it’s all my warm-toned dreams come true. So, you can imagine my joy at the copper hair trend. Bonfires, golden leaves, pumpkin spice: super-warm tones are inherently autumn (read: I’m already on board).
Auburn is a failsafe – the brown undertone flatters all skin tones – but if you’re after added-drama, go for a rich copper. Just like rainbow brights, copper tones can fade quickly so be sure to go sulphate-free with your shampoo and conditioner and turn down the temperature on your shower. This will keep your colour looking fresh.
Keep it monochromatic or add high/lowlights for dimension. Not ready to give up your balayage? It’s not just for blondes, you know. Ginger shades look great rooted with a warm brown.
By Beth Ludolf