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The Autumn Hair Colours You Need to Know About

By Ellie Child - 10 months ago | Updated
Two models in autumn wear

Autumn is the season of change, the season of letting go. For many, the turn of a new season can prompt a new mindset, a new wardrobe or, most importantly, a new hairdo. The summer months have drawn to a close; gone are the days of sun-kissed highlights and pastel pink nails. Instead, it’s time to mix things up with more romantic, sultry tones – you know the ones, we’re talking maroon reds and vibrant ambers.

So, what are the professionals saying and what are the autumn hair trends for 2019? Well, the general consensus among hair colourists is that natural hues are making a strong comeback (and thank god for that, because I don’t think our tresses could take much more bleaching). Alongside that, you can expect some copper tones with a refreshing twist.

We’ve collected a bunch of inspirational pics that showcase some of the best autumn hair colours. Whether you’re looking to dye your own ‘do or you're looking for a little something to show your hair stylist, we’ve got you covered for what’s hot this autumn.

1. Ombre Copper

Try and find us a more mesmerising hair video than this, we dare you. Hair stylist Steph Powell is showing us how it’s really done with her twist on the classic copper colour. Here, natural brunette tones are lightened up with copper-gold hues. The #hairenvy is real and this is a must-have autumn hair colour, right?

L'Oreal Paris Preference Permanent Hair Dye

Achieve a fiery copper colour with this hair solution from Revlon Professional. This semi-permanent hair dye is enriched with provitamin B5, grapeseed oil and ionic pigments and helps you achieve an out-of-this-world vibrancy.

2. Natural Colours

We’ve always been told to embrace our natural hair colour, only to then be bombarded with images of platinum blonde and vibrant red-haired models. With social media showing us only the boldest, brightest and glossiest hair hues, it can be hard to love the tresses we were born with. But fear not! You can expect to see a lot more toned-down, natural shades gracing the pages of Vogue.

Bumble and bumble While You Sleep Overnight Hair Mask

Bumble and bumble While You Sleep Overnight Hair Mask

£27.15 £40.00 (33% off)

Treat your natural locks to some extra TLC this season. Not only will this repair any previous damage but it will give your lengths a little extra ‘oomph’. Try out the Bumble and bumble hair mask in the evening and let the formula get to work so your natural hair feels silky smooth and frizz-free come the morning.

3. Blonde Colour Melting

Just when you’d got your head round what balayage was, another autumn hair trend comes out of the woodwork. 'Colour melting' derives from ombre hairstyles: it basically bleeds two colours into one, making it look a lot more natural in comparison to the classic ombre style. This particular colour melts into the natural hair tone, starting with darker roots reaching a lighter, cooler hue.

Sachajuan Colour Protect Shampoo

Sachajuan Colour Protect Shampoo

£12.95 £25.00 (49% off)

Protect colour treated hair with this professional hair care product. The Sachajuan Colour Protect Shampoo prevents your colour fading, meaning that your melt-in-the-middle style will stay just a gorgeous even when you're not in the salon chair.

4. Rose Gold Balayage

Let's face it, rose gold isn’t going anywhere. It has made its way into our lives in the form of jewellery, interior decorations and now hair dye. This style primarily works best on lighter hair tones as the dye takes to blonde hues a lot better. If you do have a darker hair tone but want to rock this catwalk-ready look, lighten the tips of your hair before using a permanent or semi-permanent dye.

Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Tint

Welcome in the autumn months with this fab hair must-have. The Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Tint in 'Bunny' coats hair with a lavishly rich pigment that can be built up or down for a rose gold sheen.

5. Caramel Highlights

Brunette gals, this one is for you. The aim here is to really enhance those gingery-gold tones that some brunettes naturally carry. When that autumn sunset hits those freshly dyed strands, expect heads to turn.

Wella Color Fresh Semi Permanent Colour

Whether you go for chunky highlights, subtle strands or a balayage, this semi-permanent colour delivers a colour that you will love. With a bunch of warm, light golden tones up for grabs, you can easily find a shade that complements your natural locks.

6. Bright ‘n’ Bold Orange

It’s time to channel your inner Hayley Williams with this one. Sure, the main autumnal trend is to enhance your natural tones, but if you’ve kept your hair natural all year round and want a change then this is the look for you. Besides, how else are you going to match your hair to the autumn leaves in your next Instagram post?!

Garnier Olia Bold Permanent Hair Dye

You want a rockin’ orange shade and the experts at Garnier have bottled up exactly that. Better still, it contains a range of vitamins and oils to keep your hair at its glossiest.

7. Face-Framing Highlights 

If Dua Lipa has taught us one thing this year, it's that we can have it all when it comes to our hair colour. Her face-framing highlights have rocked the world of social media, encouraging millennials and Gen-Z's everywhere to bleach the two front sections of hair that frame the face. The best part? This look isn't going anywhere any time soon!

BLEACH LONDON White Heat Super Cool Colour

BLEACH LONDON White Heat Super Cool Colour

£6.00 £6.50 (8% off)

Start your face-framing journey at home with BLEACH LONDON. This non-permanent hair colour cream mask works in just as little as 30 minutes to transform your tresses. Its the perfect at-home colour treatment for commitment-phobes!

Mix things up this season and test out some of these fabulous autumn hair colours. Once you've got the colour sorted, it's time to grow those strands into thick and voluptuous tresses. Check out The Ultimate Guide To Hair Vitamins for a little extra inspo.

Ellie Child

Written by Ellie Child

With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.

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