Summer is officially over (we know, we can’t believe it either!). With the weather getting colder and the wardrobe getting cozier, you might be looking to switch up your bright, warm-toned blonde for something a bit deeper. For those searching for a dark and sultry color trend to try for fall 2021, look no further than black cherry hair color.
If you’re interested in learning more about why this deep, delicious shade should be your next color change, we’re breaking down everything you need to know. Keep scrolling to discover what black cherry hair color is, how to care for it, and inspiration for your next trip to the salon.
What hair color is black cherry?
Black cherry hair color is a stunning blend of burgundy, magenta, violet, and black. Your colorist will create a custom blend of these shades to create a hue that is reminiscent of your all-time favorite soda flavor. This color can range anywhere from deep sultry burgundy to upbeat, bright cherry red, depending on your base color and desired level of maintenance.
Your colorist may need to bleach your mane to lift your current hair color depending on how bright you want your black cherry hue to be. It’s important to note that bleach will always cause some damage, but your colorist can help you improve the look and feel of your strands before you leave the salon.
Is black cherry red or purple?
While the classic black cherry hair color is a perfect mix of red and purple tones, the hue is completely customizable, so whether your hair color looks more red or purple is totally up to you.
Who does black cherry hair color work best for?
Black cherry hair color can be warm or cool-toned, which means the hue is suitable for every skin tone. If you have a cool complexion, you may benefit from a cool-toned black cherry. Those with warm skin tones should opt for a warmer version of the shade.
Does the black cherry hair color fade?
Whether or not your hair color will fade depends on the type of service you and your colorist decide on. If you want your black cherry hue to stay around for the long haul, opt for permanent hair color. Be sure you’re ready for a commitment before settling on a permanent hair color, as this hue will not fade, and you will have to wait for your hair to grow out or opt for a color correction. If you want to try black cherry hair color but aren’t ready for a total commitment, consider a hair gloss like Redken Shades EQ.
How To Care For Black Cherry Hair Color
Shades of red are notoriously tricky when it comes to maintenance, and black cherry is no different. Proper maintenance calls for adding hair products to your routine to help keep your color vibrant and fresh between salon visits. Start by swapping your regular shampoo and conditioner for a color-protecting system like Matrix Keep Me Vivid Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner. These formulas gently cleanse and condition while keeping your salon hue vivid.
Shampooing too frequently can quickly strip the life from your salon color, so we recommend limiting your wash days to minimally once every other day. Use a dry shampoo like Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo to refresh your mane between washes.
If your strands feel dry and dull after a color session or two, add a weekly hair mask like Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Deep Conditioning Treatment Mask to your routine to lock in moisture. This argan oil-enriched formula nourishes and softens dry, brittle hair.
Be sure to book a salon appointment once every four to six weeks in addition to your at-home maintenance. This will ensure that your black cherry hue remains in tip-top shape.
Now that you know all about black cherry hair color, you can decide if the shade is right for you.
The Best Black Cherry Hair Colors To Try Now
Black Cherry Hair
A classic take on the color, this hue perfectly blends shades of burgundy, magenta, violet, and black for a stunning color perfect any time of year.
Black Cherry With Magenta Money Piece
If you love black cherry hair color but want a more vibrant look, complement your hair color with a face-framing magenta money piece.
Black Cherry With Neon Orange Peekaboo
Another way to pair your black cherry hue with an eye-catching color is this peekaboo hair color. We love the way the orange pops against the black cherry.
Black Cherry With Copper Highlights
Pair your black cherry hair color with one of the most sought-after hues of the year—copper.
Black Hair With Cherry Highlights
A literal take on the black cherry trend, this style combines black and cherry-colored strands for a perfect swirl of colors.
Black Cherry Balayage
You don’t need to be blonde to take advantage of balayage. We love the way balayage gives this hue depth and movement.
Interested in trying black cherry hair color for yourself? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.