How to Choose a Fall Hair Color

by Colleen Welsch on September 13th, 2018

There are lots of things we love about fall: sweaters, pumpkin-flavored foods, and the opportunity to change our hairstyle. A return to cooler weather sends many women to the hairdresser in search of a new fall hair color. But with so many to choose from, how do you decide what’s right for you? Keep reading for our top fall hair color recommendations of 2018.

8 Top Fall Hair Colors for 2018

Copper Red

We’ve been seeing this pumpkin-inspired fall hair color all over the runways. Copper is a bold option that works best with warm skin tones. Ask your hairstylist for red hair with copper undertones rather than burgundy. Just expect to spend more time than usual at the hair salon – red shades like copper tend to fade more quickly than other hair colors, so they require more touch-ups. Hint: use keratin hair fibers like Toppik™ in a matching color to cover root show-through between colorings.

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Chestnut Brown

This brown shade also has copper undertones, but it’s a subtler way to embrace the copper trend this fall (and without so many visits to the hair salon). Plus, this dark reddish brown is flattering on all skin tones. Ask your hairstylist for a single process of chestnut hair color for an easy-to-wear update to your hair color this fall.

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Icy Blonde

Platinum blonde continues to be a popular fashion hair color. This ice-blonde look will get you noticed but beware because bleach can be very damaging, especially for fine or thin hair. So if you want to go for it, only attempt this look with the help of a professional. Use a toning shampoo to prevent brassiness. And take Viviscal supplements twice daily to provide hair follicles with the nutrients they need to keep hair strong and healthy against potential styling or coloring damage.

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Subtle Ombre

Ombre continues to be a hair color trend this year. But the 2018 update of this color trend is much subtler than in seasons past. That’s great news for natural brunettes who are looking for just a little bit of a change for fall.

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Ask your hairstylist for an ombre where the ends are only slightly lighter than the tips, to subtly brighten the face without damaging the hair. This change will turn this hair color staple look into one of the latest hair color trends for fall.

Jewel Tones

We’ve recently seen celebrities stepping out with deep blue hair and we’re loving it. Jewel tones like emerald, burgundy and navy are the perfect fall update to the colored hair trend. Plus jewel tones are flattering on most skin tones.


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But achieving these jewel-tone fall hair colors usually do require bleaching especially if your natural hair is dark. We recommend using a jewel-toned wig or colored non-damaging extensions so you can try the look with minimal damage to your natural hair.

Honey Blonde

If you’re already blonde, adding some warmth and depth to your locks is a great way to transition to fall without going brunette. Ask your hairstylist to add honey-toned low-lights to your hair.

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Dark Chocolate

Deep, chocolate-y brown hair is a hit for brunettes this fall. Ask your hairstylist for a rich, warm brown with subtle caramel highlights. The best part? For natural brunettes, this fall hair color is practically maintenance-free!

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Cool Brunette

Another celebrity-inspired look, this rich brown makes up for its lack of warmth with a satiny gloss. Ask your hairstylist for a deep, cool-toned brown and schedule a gloss treatment every few weeks to keep hair shiny and reflective.

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What hair colors do you want to try this fall? Let us know in the comments!