There’s something about the changing seasons that makes clients eager to change up their look. Fall hair color trends have become a thing for exactly that reason. Typically named for autumnal treats like “pumpkin spice” or “caramel apple”, traditional fall colors are typically deeper and richer than shades that are popular in the warmer months.
To help you get ahead of the autumnal color curve this year, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite fall color formulas from milk_shake colorists across North America.
Fall Copper Hair color
Copper hair is having a moment! While deeper ruby reds have traditionally been a go-to for fall, this year we are seeing a trend towards reds that are brighter and more orange. These three takes on copper should cover just about every client that comes in requesting this look.
Copper Look #1: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CjqESuGvA1N/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Gina used a foilayage technique at her client’s part: 8.43/CG & 8.3/G +10 Vol medium weave alternating foils with 7.4/C & 6.4/C + squirt of 6.6/R +5 Vol using a thin slice / weave. Her client had previous blonde highlights in between, which she left as-is. Finally, Gina used Lifestyling Amazing spray to finish and style
Copper Look #2: https://www.instagram.com/p/CjgbUnavWmq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Used the GLOSS:, 35g of 6.4/C and 8g 6.6/R. Her client’s natural color is a match to a 7.3/G.
Copper #3: https://www.instagram.com/p/CjomOjIMCDc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Jordan used equal parts milk_shake Creative Permanent Color 7.4/C and 6.16/AR + 10 Vol Oxidizing Emulsion over previous highlights.
Fall blonde hair color
The traditional warm, butter blonde still reigns for fall. Those clients who went lighter and brighter in summer tend to tone things down a bit as the temperature drops. Lately we’ve been noticing a growing number of icy, wintery blonde requests being thrown into the mix.
Blonde Look #1: https://www.instagram.com/p/CiimAPaPBUw/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Tiffany used baby lights technique with Decologic Level 9 lightener. She pre-toned with Silver Shine Light Shampoo and then toned with The Gloss 9.03/NG (20g) 10.81/BA (20g) with (40g) GLOSS Activator.
Blonde Look #2: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjc47CWLeFU/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Educator Abby used 1 oz. of 10NA Creative Permenent Color with 3 oz. of the 30 vol. Oxidizing Emulsion. She hand painted her client’s ends with Decologic Level 9 + 20 Vol Oxidizing Emulsion and for the base tone, Abby used Smoothies 9.07/NV 1 oz. To 1.5 oz Activating Emulsion. For the mid-length and ends mixed ¼ oz.10.13/AG, ½ oz. Silver, Pearl, and ¼ oz Lavender + 2.5 oz. Light Activating Emulsion.
Blonde look #3 : https://www.instagram.com/reel/CjsxsBYuY0x/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Stylist Laura used the milkshake clay lightener to balayage and 7B+8V in the GLOSS to lowlight.
To tone, she used 7BA in the 9 minutes colour to root melt and 10NV in Smoothies on the ends
*before & after by @sabcatsim_hair
Fall Brunette hair color
There is nothing quite like deep, rich chocolate brown hair for the fall. Besides looking great, going darker for fall can be a great way to give damaged hair a bit of a boost. Color molecules from semi and demi permanent hair color work to fill in the gaps in hair strands, making it appear smoother and shinier. Here are a few milk_shake color favorites:
Brunette# 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/CjoGqCSAtyA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Sabcatsim used Creative Permanent color in 3.31/3GA + 10 Vol Oxidizing Emulsion.
Brunette Look #2: https://www.instagram.com/p/CjbJJBmL_NY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Nichole used Decologic Level 9 lightener + 40 Vol Oxidizing Emulsion and Creative color 7.44/CC (orange).
Contact your local sales rep to get milk_shake color in your salon!