There are two ways to approach your pre-fall hair color appointment: You can opt for a subtle, low-maintenance tweak (in the interest of staying out of the salon for the next few months), or finally go for the big color change you’ve been mulling over since the start of quarantine.
However you’re feeling about your current color — loving your natural roots or feeling drained by dullness — there’s a highlight or balayage trend that will serve as inspiration for a fresh fall look. From the chic new take on brunette balayage (meet chocolate chai) to a bright-white platinum that will pop up on Zoom screens everywhere this month, scroll ahead to find six budding hair color trends to bring to your next (safe) salon appointment. Pastel Peach
Like rose gold 2.0, peach is a fresh sub-trend we’ve seen on the rise. According to celebrity colorist George Papanikolas, the soft golden tone is a creative color that’s subtle, almost faded. “The vibe is less unicorn-pigmented and more of a sheer whisper of color to give a softer and more demure version of the pastel tones.” Papanikolas says. These peach-dipped ends by colorist Jordan Fisher out of Nashville’s Spoke & Weal Salon are a visual you should definitely bring to your fall appointment. Maybe you’re trying to stay out of the salon, or you don’t want to deal with bleach damage. Either way, a front-lace wig in a golden peach tone, like this one on artist Kendus, is the best low-commitment take on the trend.Chocolate Chai
Like the cooler version of “cold brew” brunette updated for 2020, NYC-based colorist Stephanie Brown calls this remix “chocolate chai.” Brown explains that the dark root color lends itself to the chocolate reference, while the swirls of chai are the painted pieces of pale brown placed around the hairline — but off the root — for low-maintenance, lived-in color. Another visual of a chocolate chai color would be this subtly-lifted balayage brown on actress Olivia Munn, styled by L.A-based hairstylist Kiley Fitzgerald with highlights courtesy of brunette color expert Cassondra Kaeding.Vacation Blonde
Even if summer 2020 didn’t include a terrycloth towel and a cabana, you can pretend it did with the help of your colorist. Bring them this color visual by Bre Trupiano, a colorist out of L.A.’s Andy Lecompte Salon, who calls the sandy and sun-bleached highlight trend “vacation blonde.”With curls (and good natural light), the bright-blonde highlight really pops, as evidenced by model Tatiana Arend. For application, Chicago-based colorist Karissa Schaudt tells us the blonde highlights should be placed all around the hairline, with a little root smudging for depth and a purposeful grow out.Honey Copper
If you have black hair and are looking for a fall highlight that won’t go brassy in two weeks, consider a honey-tinged tone. According to Vida, the colorist at NYC’s Devachan Salon who created this look on influencer …read more