There’s no season we look forward to more than fall. Between cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes, fall has so much to offer. As you watch the leaves change from green to red and orange, why not change up your hair color too? With a line-up of new fall hair color ideas to try, now’s the perfect chance to revamp your look and start fresh.
Looking to get into the autumn spirit? While we’re still weeks away, we’re bringing you fall inspo a bit early this year. From chocolate brown to creamy blonde, we’ve rounded up the 15 best fall hair colors to inspire your seasonal hair transformation.
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This warm, reddish-brown hair color is always on-trend, but there’s just something about a crisp fall day that goes hand-in-hand with this chestnut hue. To keep your newly dyed mane feeling healthy and hydrated, we recommend using L’Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Instant Resurfacing Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. This shampoo and conditioner set works to hydrate your hair while also adding softness and shine.
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Raise your hand if you’re excited for Halloween! It’s the best time to dress up and play with your style, but it’s also the perfect excuse to indulge in chocolate. What could be better? While you can’t eat your hair, you can make it look like your favorite sweet treat with this chocolate brown hue. With notes of caramel, red, and dark brown, this shade creates instant dimension and looks great on all complexions.
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The beehive hairstyle might be a blast from the past, but you know what’s not? Honey blonde. For those looking to go lighter this fall, this pale, golden hue is a sweet color to try. Depending on your current hair color, your colorist will likely have to use bleach to lift your existing color before applying the honey blonde shade. It’s important to note that bleach will always cause damage, but a professional colorist can work with you to maintain the look and feel of your strands.
To keep your blonde hair looking fresh and vibrant, we recommend using Biolage’s Colorlast Purple Shampoo to neutralize brass and unwanted warm tones while conditioning and protecting hair from breakage.
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Maroon falls right between red and burgundy on the hair color spectrum—which makes it the ultimate fall hair color if you’ve been thinking of going red. In order to keep this hue looking the way it did when you walked out of the salon, you need to show your mane some TLC. We suggest using Redken’s Color Extend Magnetics Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner. These products work to gently cleanse and strengthen color-treated hair to keep it feeling fortified and at its optimal vibrancy.
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Ancient folklore has it that finding a penny on the floor is a sign of good luck. Well, if you don’t find a penny, this copper bronze hair color will bring you all the luck you need. This warm, copper hue looks great on all complexions and is a serious head-turner.
Copper bronze hair color looks best with a high-shine finish. That’s why we suggest incorporating Pureology’s Style and Protect Shine Bright Taming Serum into your hair care routine. This product works to add shine, smooth frizz, and tame fly-aways for color-treated hair. This formula contains a signature aromatherapy blend of tuberose, almond milk, and cedarwood so not only will your hair feel silky and smooth, but it will also have a refreshing scent!
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As the seasons change, so does the temperature. The leaves whistle in the brisk autumn air, and the cool breeze runs through your hair. Embrace the cooler temperatures with an ash blonde hair color. Ash blonde comes in a wide variety of cool-toned hues with undertones of gray and white.
Once you’ve achieved this cool shade with bleach, you’re going to want to keep your locks looking and feeling as healthy as possible. We suggest using Pureology Strength Cure Superfood Treatment Mask once a week to help strengthen hair while keeping it smooth and shiny.
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Cinnamon and spice make everything nice. Yes, this phrase even applies to hair! This ginger-red hue is an ideal choice for the fall. You may not be a natural-born redhead, but you can easily fake it with the help of a seasoned colorist.
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Looking blue has a whole new meaning. When it comes to hair, it doesn’t mean feeling down or sad but instead feeling beautiful and bold! This deep navy blue hue is perfect for all complexions and looks stunning any way you style it.
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Pastel may have a reputation as a summer color, but it isn’t going anywhere this fall. If you’ve been watching TikTok, then you’ve probably seen plenty of these two-toned pastel looks. In order to keep your pastel hair color vivid and electrifying, it’s essential to use a shampoo and conditioner set for color-treated hair. We recommend Matrix’s Total Results Keep Me Vivid Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner Duo. This system works to maintain and revitalize fast-fading color-treated hair.
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Lavender is an excellent choice for fall because it’s one of the easiest fantasy shades to maintain. When lavender fades, you won’t end up with a washed-out color, but instead, a sultry gray hue that is equally as stunning. It’s important to not wash your hair as frequently with a pastel hair color, so we suggest utilizing a dry shampoo such as Redken’s Deep Clean Dry Shampoo to stretch the time between washes.
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Auburn is a warm-toned reddish-brown color that is always a top pick for fall. From golden auburn to light auburn, this versatile shade comes in a variety of hues, so you’re bound to find a shade that works for you. If you aren’t able to get back to the salon for a while and need to conceal your roots, we recommend using L’Oreal Professionnel’s Hair Touch Up Root Concealer In Auburn in the meantime.
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A few weeks ago, we noticed that cherry cola hair was gaining traction, and it looks like the trend isn’t going anywhere this fall. This hue features a brown base with violet and red tones that resemble the classic cherry cola you loved growing up. To keep your cherry cola locks free from frizz this fall, use Matrix’s Total Results Mega Sleek Anti-Frizz Serum for added frizz-control and enriched shine. This product will make your hair feel smooth and provide that bright, glossy finish.
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If you’ve been scrolling through Instagram over the past month, you’ve probably seen creamy blonde hair. This luscious, light blonde hue with a hint of warmth can help accentuate your end of summer tan. To keep your hair color brass-free, we recommend Redken’s Color Extend Blondage Anti-Brass Purple Hair Mask. This product works to remove brassy undertones and nourish dry, damaged hair.
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You can never go wrong with highlights, so why not try caramel highlights for fall? Caramel compliments all skin tones and pairs perfectly with many different colors, including mahogany, black, and auburn. To add some volume to your caramel locks, we suggest using L’Oreal Professionnel’s Serie Expert Volumetry Anti-Gravity Effect Volume Spray to lift hair at the root for new and lasting volume.
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If you’re not ready to give up summer hair just yet, pink and orange come together to create a warm-toned hue that is equally fun for fall. Whether you want to dye your whole head or just the ends, this color is so versatile that it looks gorgeous no matter how you style it.
Interested in trying a fall hair color trend for yourself? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.