It’s easy to get hooked on fashion and beauty trends that change so swiftly from season to season. There’s always somethingnew and excited destined to appeal to your inner adventuress. But what happens when you want to change up your hair color?
Good news: the runways for Fall 2019 were packed with hues that were actually worthy of the real world — you know, where we mere mortals reside. Here are the hair color trends to keep an eye on as cooler weather approaches.
Hair Color Trends to Try Now
1. Living coral
The Pantone Color of the Year was Living Coral, so it somehow only makes sense that the shade made its way into the hair realm during spring. Fall sees a slightly warmer take on the look with hints of rose gold mixed in for richness.
The effect is bright and brilliant no matter how you approach it. And if you’re already a redhead, you may feel especially comfortable giving this look a whirl.
2. Caramel chocolate
Every year, it seems some shade of brown captures the hearts of brunettes. And this year, caramel chocolate is poised to be The One. It’s not quite light or dark, but more of a mid-range hue that brings out your natural shine while adding a little luster courtesy of some warm, autumnal highlights.
3. Soft blonde
Gone are the whitish blonde hues that tend to reign supreme during summer. Fall is truly about softening things up to balance the sudden darkness that captures the skies.
It’s easy to accomplish that with soft blonde highlights worked into a light brown base. The effect is bright and uplifting—perfect for those dark, drab days when you’d rather stay in bed!
4. Pastel touches
It’s impossible to miss the way a pastel shade makes anyone look a little lighter and brighter. That’s the key to rocking hair this hair color trend: choosing a shade that works well with your coloring and makes you feel amazing.
Options include lilac (as seen here), pale pink and baby blue. Is pastel a little out of your comfort zone? Absolutely — but you only live once. And if you’ve been craving a serious makeover then this could be just what you need to shake things up a bit.
5. Natural gray
Today, the gray stigma is fading fast (check out #grayhairmovement on Instagram). And it makes sense. After all, a silver-gray is only a hop, skip and a jump away from platinum on the color wheel.
A fresh silver mane framing your face may look more amazing than you ever imagined. If you’re worried about the time it takes to grow out your natural gray, have a serious talk with your stylist about gray coloring options. Yes, that’s a thing!
Which of these hair color trends are you considering for fall?
Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.
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