Fall’s Hottest Hair Colors

Question:  Do you change your hair color with the seasons?

I recently asked this question on my Facebook page.  Most of you who responded said you do change your hair color with the seasons.  And the majority go lighter in the warmer months and darker in the fall and winter.

I’ve always done the same.  Now that the temps are dropping, my hair color will be deepening.  There’s something about fall and winter that calls for a richer, darker hue. Not to mention, my hair looks so much shinier and healthier when it’s darker.  I usually go a half shade darker at first before going up to a full shade later in the season.  It’s a more gradual transition.

If you’re considering a change, know what to ask for.  Ask your hair colorist what your current shade is and how she would best recommend adding a little richness and warmth.  Typically fall shades have golden undertones.  Here are some great ways to add a little warmth and richness to any hair color.

Fall Hair Color for Brunettes

Brunettes can’t go wrong with a rich cocoa base and warm caramel highlights.

Fall Hair Color for Blondes

If your typical color is a golden blonde, consider asking for warm low lights in toffee or chocolate brown.

Fall Hair Color for Redheads

If you’re a redhead, dark auburn is the perfect hue for fall.

One piece of advice for the over 40 crowd (myself included), if you go too dark, it can look too harsh and actually age you.  Ask your colorist for some lighter pieces around your face to brighten it up.

It’s Your Turn:  Will you be going darker this fall/winter?  Tell us in the comments.

Get your shopping list of fall wardrobe basics plus 21 days of outfits.  Join me for the Fall Style Me Pretty Challenge!

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