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Copper Hair Is The Perfect Bright Metallic Color For The New Year

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If you’re hesitating on going red, you should know that this shade is for everyone. With hues from copper brown hair, copper hair with blonde, and copper hair with highlights, there’s no excuse to not dial up your stylist.

We spoke with Alan Edwards, British brand ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel, to get you the scarlet secrets you need to achieve and maintain this color.

Read on to find the perfect copper hue for you, whether you like androgynous hairstyles or traditional long locks.


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Copper Brown Hair

Copper brown hair—also known as cherry chocolate—is just as delicious as it sounds. Approach finding the right shade of copper hair like you would picking out a red lipstick: For copper brown, medium or neutral skin tones work best. If you love a head-turning look, this hue is for you.

Copper brown hair is “best styled with movement in it,” according to Edwards. He recommends L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Bouncy & Tender Cream Gel Duo to get Hollywood-worthy waves. This product will help you show off the gorgeous shine reflecting off your copper brown hair.


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Copper Hair With Highlights

We’re swooning big time over this look. Edwards says copper hair with highlights is best suited on girls that are “fair-skinned with light blue eyes." That doesn’t mean you can’t achieve this look if you don’t meet those criteria, however.

“You need to decide with an expert if you’re going to put in multidimensional tones, as it should all be adapted to your face shape—which is only possible with an expert,” Edwards says.


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Copper Hair With Blonde

If you’re looking for a more neutral reddish shade, think about copper blonde. This shade is an instant highlighter because you can strategically place streaks of blonde to accentuate your best features.

Just keep in mind, that red hair color is susceptible to premature fading. To help stop these pretty gingery molecules from escaping from your hair too early, opt for a dry shampoo to help refresh your mane between shampoos. Pro-beloved L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Morning After Dust dry shampoo will leave your hair feeling like it just got a new lease on life.

Paint the town (and your hair) red and live life as a scarlet siren—just be sure to go to a pro to get the look!

To try copper hair, use our salon locator to book a color consultation with a stylist near you.

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