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Skip The Line And Get Pumpkin Spice *Hair* Instead

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This many years into pumpkin spice mania, we’ve come full circle from it being cool to buy pumpkin spice lattes to it being ironically cool to buy pumpkin spice lattes. If you want to deck every corner of your home with warm caramel-scented three wick candles, we’re in full support! Crisp cinnamon and sweet vanilla haven’t gotten old.

Another way to let the whole world know you’re the Queen of Autumn? Pumpkin spice hair color! Every fall, we see a surprising number of ambitious hair lovers take on this blend of red hair shades and really make it their own.

Whether you’re dabbling in copper hair for the first time ever or are an old hand at all things red, keep reading to get all the info you need about this trendy auburn hair color.

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What is pumpkin spice hair color?

Any good PSL starts with a base of hot milk and espresso. Your barista adds in sugary flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla before (if you’re lucky) topping the whole concoction with whipped cream. The hair color of the same name dabbles in all these elements, blending warm browns with creamy reds and maybe even a touch of blonde for a perfectly cozy final result that flatters every skin tone.

If you’re starting with brunette hair, it’s important to note that your stylist will have to pre-lighten your strands to ensure you get those perfect copper orange tones. Bleach will always damage hair, but a real pro will leave you with a ‘do that feels (and looks!) super healthy. Not to worry!

How do you care for pumpkin spice hair color?

Redheads are often seen as moody and temperamental...and red hair color can be much the same way. Red pigments can fade quickly after application, so setting up a regular maintenance schedule with your colorist should be your very first step before even exiting the salon.

At home, use color-safe shampoo and conditioner formulas to keep your sweet color looking reflective and gorgeous (we love Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo and Conditioner). Before you even think about switching that flat iron on, coat your hair in a heat protectant like L'Oréal Professionnel's Serie Expert Repair Gold 10 In 1 Perfecting Multipurpose Spray.

The Best Pumpkin Spice Hair Color Ideas To Try Now

Good hair day by @lisafarrall.

Pumpkin Curls

Fall is all about warm sweaters, crunchy leaves, and...CURLS. These bouncy pumpkin ringlets are giving us life!

Good hair day by @thestrawberryblonder.


We’ve been obsessed with short red hair for, oh, the last decade or so. When paired with a bendy, effortlessly chic wave, this copper-toned lob style will refresh your whole look.

Good hair day by @hairbyalisharose.

Pumpkin Espresso

Remove the milk from a latte and you’ve suddenly got this dark red-infused blend of colors that has us totally swooning!

Good hair day by @jamiewileyhair.

Glossy Pumpkin

Like an egg wash over an autumnal pie, gloss is the best way to complement this sweet shade! Redken Shades EQ is our go-to for hair that’s so shiny you can basically see your reflection.

Ready to leave it all behind for perfectly pumpkin hair? Use our salon locator to book a consultation with a stylist near you. `

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