Hair Color Trend Alert: Pumpkin Spice
Everything starts coming up pumpkin spice in the fall. Of course, everyone’s favorite pumpkin spice latte makes its triumphant return to Starbucks, sending coffee lovers into a frenzy. But you’ll also start to see pumpkin spice making the rounds in cookies, cakes, donuts and other treats. Even scented candles get the popular pumpkin spice treatment.
Now you can enjoy not just the delicious taste of pumpkin spice, but also the beautiful look of it. This season’s hot hair color trend is inspired by the taste sensation that has everyone welcoming the return of fall. Pumpkin spice hair is a vibrant and warm color that will turn heads and have you looking right at home with the changing leaves.
Here are a few tips for getting this look for yourself:
Go to a Professional
Do not try this at home. Red hair dye is persnickety enough as it is, and pumpkin spice is a specialty color that requires a precise blending of hues to get right. You can’t get this color out of a box.
Go to a professional to get the precise color. Your colorist may also need to lift or color correct your current shade to provide the right base for the new color. These are things you would not be able to do at home — and likely don’t even know that you need to do.
Consider a Custom Blend
You don’t have to choose an all-over color to get this look. Consider changing up the color to rock a unique twist on the trend. For example, you might talk to your stylist about an ombre blend of pumpkin spice and another color in the red family. Or you might choose to add streaks of ruby or auburn to cut through the pumpkin spice and add dimension.
Talk to your stylist about the options to get a better understanding of what you might like and what might look best on you.
Get the Right Hair Care Products
Red hair dye fades out faster than other colors. Pumpkin spice is a specialty blend that will quickly turn to a generic copper hue before then fading out to a brownish/blondish hue, depending on the intensity. You need to purchase the right hair care products to protect the color and to make it last longer.
One of the most important things you’ll need is a quality sulfate-free shampoo that won’t strip the hair. Stay away from shampoos designed to enhance red hair. These are made to deposit red dye into the hair as you wash, and the colors in the shampoo can shift the balance of your color away from the pumpkin spice your stylist so painstakingly created.
So what are you waiting for? The weather is getting colder, and a trip to the salon for a whole new look is just what you need to feel reinvigorated. Why not try out this warm, new color that will leave you looking radiant and fresh? Plus, you’ll be right on trend.