Cozy season has officially arrived, and it’s made its presence known through everything from our drink orders (hello, pumpkin spice latte!) to our fashion choices (chunky knits, anyone?) and our cozy home setups (think candles, warm blankets, soft pillows and so on). But if your hair color is still clinging to the spirit of summer, consider this your cue to mix things up. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about a seasonal shade change inspired by autumn/winter 2022’s trendy hair colours.
While sun-kissed strands and super bold brights can embody the summer months as the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop, there’s something comforting about leaning into earthy hues that are filled with the coziness you crave in the chilly months. But this season, it’s not quite as straightforward as ditching the highlights for a darker-hued rug, say the experts, who champion tailored techniques to create plush, glossy looks on blondes, brunettes and redheads with offbeat hues thrown into the mix ( spoiler alert: pastel pink hair has been given an A/W 22 makeover).
Do you feel inspired to book a salon appointment? Keep scrolling as some of beauty’s top colorists share everything you need to know about the Fall/Winter 2022 hair color trends that will define this season.
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#1 Pearl blonde
Spotted on everyone from Kim Kardashian to Megan Fox and Emma Chamberlain, pearl blonde is a slight tonal shift from traditional platinum blonde. As Seniz Alkan – Color Artistic Director at Neville Hair and Beauty’s Color – explains, hints of lavender take the edge off and tone down the white of platinum blonde, creating a shade that complements a range of skin tones. “It still takes a lot of courage, time and maintenance,” warns the stylist, who explains that lifting all the pigment from your hair is a lengthy process that can cause damage and should be left to the professionals. “It’s a nice look, but it grows out quickly,” adds Alkan, who recommends maintaining with a silver shampoo and using moisturizing products to minimize breakage.
#2 Deluxe copper
This sybaritic shade first made an impression at Prada’s A/W 22, where Kendall Jenner debuted the elegantly warm hue, which has transitioned into deeper, richer tones this season, as seen on Tessa Thompson, Shay Mitchell and Phoebe Dynevor. “The soft, peachy blonde that was popular all summer has drifted into darker strawberry shades, while earthy iterations of the trend have deepened into the plushness of warm auburn,” notes David McNeil – Senior Stylist & Color Degree Expert at Charles Worthington – who says custom colors make the trend perfect for you. “L’Oréal’s pure pigment orange, red and yellow blisters make it easy to adjust the brunette’s overall warmth, while using balayage to target strands of color means you can control how far you want to take the look.”
#3 Borderline Black
Sombre hues for fall may not be a revolutionary beauty concept, but this fall it means going a lot deeper when turning to the dark side. “Clients are increasingly pointing to images of Megan Fox and Dua Lipa’s dark, silky hair during consultations,” says Alkan, who says blondes and brunettes inspired by the dramatic, inky transformations of Nicola Peltz Beckham and Lily James should keep the process straightforward and threads. shiny through the use of semi-permanent color boosted with a warm toner. While the colorist always advises locking in the look with color shampoo, she suggests ditching the conditioner and instead using a hydrating hair mask designed to keep your color fresh for longer.
#4 Rosé every day
Experimenting with bright bursts of color may seem like a beauty move limited to the warmer months, but this season’s take on the playfulness and positivity of pink has seen a shift towards softer shades with the peachy tones found in a glass of rosé. It’s an uplifting shade that’s been seen on Jessica Renee Williams and Emma Chamberlain and championed by Neil Moodie Studio Colourist Eddie Parker, who describes the statement-making shade as a refreshing change from the ‘dark for winter’ mentality. “These muted tones are a fun, easy, no-obligation way to bring warmth and life to blonde hair as the days darken,” explains Parker, who recommends asking your colorist to glaze your hair with a toner that’s a blend of both shades. .
#5 Mocha Choca Brunette
This deliciously decadent brunette takes inspiration from cafe culture with opulent tones mixed with hints of chocolate, coffee, cinnamon and caramel treats as seen on Hailey Beiber, Emily Ratajkowski and Kaia Gerber. “Now that fall is definitely here, these tones are perfect for brunettes who want to bring out the natural richness of hair that may have been lightened over the summer months,” says McNeil, who explains that it may take longer to brew a custom blend of tones, but it’s guaranteed to give you more multi-dimensional color, rather than just applying a flat brunette shade. “With a soft balayage technique, you can create a decadent chocolate base with luminous cinnamon tones running through it, making a sophisticated statement, but for insecure brunettes, there’s always the option of exploring temporary glosses, which balance tones and boost shine.”
#6 Pleasant blonde
The season for coziness has arrived, so blondes whose sun-kissed strands bounce off beach bars and bikinis might want to take inspiration from this season’s shift towards softness and subtlety. Cozy blonde is a new trend that is being sported by the likes of Barbie Ferreira, Khloe Kardashian and Ciara. “A salon-applied golden-beige toner builds warmth and maintains coolness in blonde hair that needs a little removal; while inverted lowlights using warmer and darker tones allow blondes to come through with depth,” explains Alkan, who notes that more natural shades of blondes are not only lower maintenance, but they complement skin tones that have lost summer browns .