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Heat Up Your Look this Fall With These Gorgeous, Rich Hair Color Ideas!

With honey blonde, champagne reds, and rich caramels and chocolate, the forecast for fall hair color ideas are delicious. Whether you want to explore your darker side or want to lighten up this fall, tis the season to try something new with your hair color. We’ve got you covered with the 4 hottest hair color ideas this fall season.

Honey Blonde

Hair color this fall is taking on warmer tones including blondes. This golden shade of warm honey blonde is a great way to enhance naturally warm skin tones. If you don’t want to go all the way, consider adding some honey high lights or low lights to enhance your glowing skin. Warm honey blonde looks gorgeous with long flowing hair or untamed waves.

 

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Champagne Red

Take your blonde to another level with this trendy champagne hair color twist. Because it’s cooler than copper and strawberry blonde, champagne red is a great choice for skin with blue undertones or olive skin. If you have paler skin, champagne is also a great way to add depth as lighter blonde colors can wash out women with lighter skin. This color pairs well with a sweet bob or pretty pixie.

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Caramel & Chocolate

Embrace fall hair color with a deep chocolate shade complimented with accents of a rich caramel hue. Fall is a great time to experiment with darker color, and these irresistibly warm and velvety hues can make skin brighter and more youthful. Pair this color with layers or waves to show off the gorgeous dimension.

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Cinnamon Stick

Now that you’re done swimming in the pool and sitting in the sun for a while, it’s officially the  the best time to enjoy those vibrant red colors again! Paired with pale or cool skin tones, cinnamon red is a fun way to give your look a punch of color. Whether long or shorter, this spicy color looks great with bangs.

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Dark Chocolate

Go au naturale with a shade in rich dark chocolate. If your go-to color is black, consider warming up your look with a shade lighter. This is a subtle way to modernize your hair color without a drastic change. Shine on with a super smooth and straight look for your dark chocolate locks.

If you don’t want a major haircut but want to change up your look for fall, hair color is a great way to experiment with your look. Our tans may be fading along with shorter evenings and lazy vacations, but we can still hold on to a bit of warmth with fall’s rich (warmer) hair shades. For more terrific looks check out our Hair Color Ideas Pinterest board.

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.


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How Fall Hair Color Trends Have Changed

Reinvent Your Hair Color With These Subtle Trend Changes For Fall

Right after Labor Day everybody gets tired of the summer sun kissed looks and starts looking around for something a bit more earthy in hair colors. So I thought it’s time to look at some of the subtle changes I’m seeing in the fall hair color trends this year. Just like any other year, there has been a bevy of celebrities that have observed unique subtle hair color trends for fall, and their sense of style has been followed by many across the globe.

When talking to your hair stylist bringing in pictures is always helpful, as it can put you both on the same page. Your strawberry blonde may not be the same as your hair stylists’ idea of a “strawberry blonde” but an image it’s a great visual guide. A picture insures that you’re both singing from the same hymnal and reduces the likelihood of unpleastent surprises. So here are some of my thoughts about the fall hair color trends.

Get-Kate-Hudson--sublte Balyage a Fall Hair Color Trends

Balayage

Whatever flavor you like your highlights, this fall, it’s all about a more natural sun kissed look. To achieve that celebrity style for today, don’t be afraid of showing a little root this fall and learning to embrace your natural hair color. Balayage is the perfect option to achieve that look, just make sure your hair colorist is well trained in the French hair painting technique and has taken classes or is certified.

The perfect sunny day’s hair look is the rich caramel tone. However, warm, honey-streaked locks are gorgeous any time of the year and work well with most skin types especially those with olive and warm complexions. Jessica Alba and J-Lo are great examples of a perfect caramel shade.

 

zig zag highlights a Fall Hair Color Trend

Dimensional Blondes

Solid “Playboy Bunny” blondes are adding more depth into the hair with deeper medium tones to keep it softer and more natural like Kate Hudson. The key is having your hair colorist apply lowlights or medium tones in a strategic way so they don’t appear like stripes but soft ribbons. Zig zaging highlights and lowlights is the perfect way to achieve a dimensional modern blonde.

 

Face Framing Highlights one of the Fall Hair Color Trends

Brunettes

Brunettes like Lilly Aldridge are adding softer face framing highlights to enhance layers around the face. The key is to keep to highlights only two shades lighter so you still have a brunette feel without over lightening the hair.

Another great way to spice up a brunette without adding highlights is by adding some copper or cherry-chocolate tones the brown. These look great on warm and olive skin tones.

 

Softer Reds are Fall Hair Color Trends

Redheads

Red heads like Amy Adams are looking softer and less intense as a hair color trend this fall. Adding more golden brown and warm cinnamon tones can be weaved in with soft highlights or with a color gloss. Glossing is a great way to add depth and warmth to reds or any hair color. A gloss is typically an ammonia free hair color that just deposits sheer tone and helps add shine, luster and condition and is applied to all the hair at the shampoo basin and just sits for a few minutes.

A fall Hair Color Trend

 Ombre

Ombre is still a popular hair color trend, but has evolved from being an extreme look to more natural transition from dark to light by adding a third color. You shouldn’t be able to see where the dark stops and the light starts. A medium tone will help create a seamless transition. Hair that is medium to long in length tends to wear ombre the best. It can be styled anyway, but looks great with a one or two inch curling iron to add soft beachy waves. Many women love ombre so much because it grows out nicely and lets you stretch your hair color appointments out a little longer.

Caring for your fall hair color

Maintaining Your New Color

Most importantly protect your hair color by using sulfate free shampoo and conditioners which will help to protect and preserve your hair color. Remember to maintain regular trims, and moisturizing treatments will keep your hair color looking celebrity worthy and fade resistant. It’s also important when changing your hair color or adding highlights to keep in mind your haircut. A great haircut will go unnoticed if the color isn’t enhancing the cut. For the perfect finish, don’t forget to touch up your makeup. Have fun, it’s just color!

For more great hair colors check out our Pinterest Hair Color Ideas board.

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Contributing author Alex Levy is a Florida native, and proud Team member at Nuovo First Street. A graduate of the Master Program at The Aveda Institute. Advanced training includes Vidal Sassoon Academy, TIGI Advanced Hairdressing Academy, and Loreal Professional Academy. Alex is also a certified L’Oréal Professionnel Balayage Expert. You can follow Alex on Twitter and Pinterest.


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2013 Trending Hairstyles

blonde layered textured pixie haircut

New Year: New You with 2103 Hottest Hairstyles!

There’s no better way to liven up the new year, and a long winter than with a visit to the salon for a fresh hairstyle. We’re opening the style vaults for 2013 to let you in on the latest and hottest trends for the year. After all, new year = new (& improved) you!  Enjoy!

Anne Hathaway: chocolate brown hair and pixie haircut

Short Edgy Haircuts

Celebrities from Anne Hathaway to Miley Cyrus are shedding their long locks for super short, sexy haircuts. Pixie cuts can be a super easy and girly look and a dramatic change from typical longer looks. Arm yourself with confidence, and loads of styling product, for a bold, super short (and sexy!) new haircut. I love Bumble & Bumble’s Texture Cream for pixie cuts!

Blake Lively blonde messy side braid

Brittany Snow sexy blonde side braid

Messy Braid

If you’re not looking for a total change of look, but are wanting to switch up your hairstyle, nothing says 2013 like  an easy, messy braid.  Not only does a braid make an effortless day time look, but paired with a cocktail dress, is an ultra sexy option for a night out! To create an “undone” look like Brittany Snow and Blake Lively, try prepping your hair with some beach spray like d:fi beach bum texturizing spray.

Jessica Biel: Long layered hair with ombre hair color and bangs

Taylor Swift long blonde hair with layers and bangs

Bangin’ Bangs

One of my favorite ways to change up my look without committing to a total hairstyle change, is with a bang change. Jessica Biel and Taylor Swift have the same idea in mind, with their glamorous long hair paired with a flirty new bangs. Keep your look up to date with this year’s hottest accessory: full, eyelash skimming bangs. To keep your look polished (and avoid pesky fly aways) add a finishing touch with Kenra Shine Spray.

Hillary Duff long layered waves with ombre hair color

Ombre (yep it’s still in!)

Another year has passed, and ombre is as hot as ever. (Ombre is a color technique where hair fades from dark to light, or vise versa.) Women around the world (me included!) can release a sigh of relief with the assurance that they can still rock this hot look and avoid monthly retouches at the salon. So rock on ladies, ombre’s not going anywhere for a while!

Messy updo with rhinestone headband
Leighton Meester long wavy brown hair with headband accessory

Hot Headbands

Maybe Blaire Waldorf has been onto something all along. While she’s been teased for her obsession with headbands in the hot TV series, Gossip Girl, headbands have become a hot new addition to hairstyles for 2013. Sorry Blaire, it’s not always easy being a trendsetter!

So while your hitting the gym and resolving to ditch that extra Starbucks, treat yourself to a resolution that will have you smiling and others turning heads. After all, who can resist the hot new hairstyles of 2013? Stay up with all the happenings in hair trends by following our Pinterest Hair Trends and Celebrities Boards.

Collage of 2013 Hairstyle Trends

 

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.


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