We don’t know about you, but when the temperatures drop and the leaves start to turn, we start itching to change up our hair color. After all, bright highlights are great for summer days at the beach, but they don’t exactly go with fall sweaters. If you’re looking for a little inspiration for new autumn highlights, these are our favorite fall hair colors for brunettes.
The 5 Best Fall Hair Colors for Brunettes
1. Honey Highlights
This is our pick for the best autumn highlights for brunettes. If you love highlights but want something a little bit different for fall, honey is the perfect shade to brighten brunette hair in a natural-looking way. Ask your colorist to paint face-framing highlights for a flattering, modern look.
2. Ash Brunette
This light brunette color is somewhere between brown and blonde, which means it’s the perfect shade for brunettes who want to go lighter or blondes who want to try brown hair. Ash means that the tone of the hair color is cool with no hint of yellow or red. To maintain this look, you’ll need to invest in a toning shampoo or conditioner to prevent your hair color from turning brassy.
3. Gingerbread Highlights
Gingerbread highlights are a subtle way to warm up brunette hair for fall. This look keeps your natural roots and adds subtle gingerbread highlights at the ends and around the face. The highlights warm up your complexion while making your hair look thicker and fuller. And since this look embraces your natural roots, it’s as low-maintenance as it is pretty.
4. Golden Black
If you have very dark brown hair, try this fall hair color for brunettes. Ask your colorist to add golden undertones to your hair with subtle face-framing highlights. The result is a perfect neutral brunette shade that looks fresh for this fall.
5. Cold Brew
If you prefer a warmer shade of brown, try the Cold Brew trend. This chocolaty, multi-dimensional brunette shade has red undertones that are very flattering for most skin tones. Auburn highlights add dimension and movement, which makes fine hair look thicker.
Maintaining Healthy, Shiny Brunette Hair
Brunette hair looks best when it’s shiny and healthy, so follow these tips to keep your new fall hair color looking nourished and radiant:
After coloring your hair, wait at least 72 hours before shampooing. This will help the color to “set” and reduce fading. If your hair looks greasy, try freshening up roots with dry shampoo.
When you’re ready to wash your hair, only use products that are gentle on color-treated hair like Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Shampoo and Conditioner. They gently cleanse and lightly condition with Ana:Tel™ complex plus the key nutrients Biotin, Keratin and Zinc to leave hair looking naturally thicker and fuller. After washing your hair, rinse hair with cold water for added shine.
Promote healthy hair growth from the inside for gorgeous hair on the outside with Viviscal Hair Growth† Supplements. The combination of AminoMar™ plus key vitamins and minerals in Viviscal is scientifically proven to nourish thinning hair and promote existing hair growth so your hair looks healthy and gorgeous.*
Heat styling can remove color from the hair and leave it dry and dull, so always use a heat protectant before using hot tools.
If your hair is falling a little flat, try Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir. This body-boosting, leave-in treatment leaves hair looking thicker and fuller.
What’s your favorite fall hair color for brunettes? Let us know in the comments!
†Existing hair growth