Why You Should Try Cranberry Hair Color For Fall
Hair Color Ideas and Inspiration

Why Cranberry Hair Color Should Be Your Go-To Shade For Fall

05 November 2018
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Jessie Amato

Junior Beauty Editor

This fall, we are totally inspired by red hair colors. From rich red velvet hues to chili chocolate shades, there are plenty of trends to be thankful for heading into the holiday season.

Looking to ditch your dark brown hair and go red for the holidays? If other red color trends haven’t appealed to you thus far, you’re going to love cranberry hair color. For everything you need to know about the shade—including how to maintain it and the best ways to wear it—keep scrolling.


What is cranberry hair color?

Much like other hair color trends inspired by our favorite beverages and desserts, cranberry hair color closely resembles the sweet Thanksgiving dish of the same name. The cool-toned shade begins with deep red tones and incorporates hints of fuschia and magenta. Whether you’re interested in bright cranberry strands or a more muted look, your colorist can customize your shade to achieve the result you desire. If you’re not quite sure how to ask for cranberry hair color, we always suggest bringing inspiration photos to the salon.


How do you care for cranberry hair color?

Like most vibrant shades, maintaining cranberry hair color can be a lot of work. Luckily, we have a few expert tips to share for prolonging the life of your color.

To maintain your new cranberry hue, you’re going to want to add a few staple products to your hair care routine. Start with a shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated for color-treated hair like the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color A-OX system. Formulated with L’Oréal Professionnel’s exclusive Vitamino A-OX Complex made of antioxidants and UV filters the shampoo and conditioner can help your strands withstand elements that fade color and shine. We also recommend rinsing your shampoo and conditioner with cool water and limiting the number of times you shampoo per week to help maintain the vibrancy of your color.

If you’re big on heat styling, it’s important to note that constant exposure to high temperatures could cause your color to fade more quickly. We recommend ditching your hot tools as much as possible to help maintain your cranberry hue. Apply a heat protectant like the Matrix Biolage Styling Thermal Active Spray to your strands when you decide to heat style your hair. The product strengthens and conditions hair while guarding against heat styling. It’s formulated with blue agave nectar to hydrate hair for healthy, natural volume and shine.


What’s the best way to wear cranberry hair color?

While a full head of cranberry hair color looks stunning, there are tons of less dramatic ways to wear the shade. If you aren’t quite ready to commit to all over color, ask your colorist for a balayage or highlights to add a touch of cranberry to your ‘do.

Ready to give cranberry hair color a go? Use the hashtag #HairDotCom to share your final look with us!

Interested in more personalized hair color tips? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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