Lovely Fall 2016 Hair Color Ideas and Trends

A new season is upon us! Chances are the summer heat has taken a toll on your hair and now is the perfect time to restore some lustre to your crown jewel. Whether you are inspired by color palette changes in nature or the catwalk, the fall season offers an opportunity for reinvention. Before you begin your color transition, ask your colorist for a protein-rich, hydrating treatment to help lock in your new shade. With all the extra nourishment, your hair color will look stunning and your texture will feel soft and silky too.

You’ll be ready to accept holiday party invites with any of these fresh hair colors. Here are ten stunning color trends for Fall 2016 that you won’t want to miss.

Ice Princess

Buttery blonde gets a lift with streaks of platinum blonde and soft lilac for optimal contrast. This is a great way to transition from warmer temps to the cooler months ahead. Achieve this look with bold streaks paired with lighter ends for super dimension.

Blonde Pixie Cut with Lavender Highlights 

Blonde Pixie Cut with Lavender Highlights - View 2 

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Icy blonde hair works best with fair skin and light colored eyes. Finely textured hair is best worn short to promote fullness, volume and ultra-dimension.

Tip:

Weekly deep conditioning treatments will keep hair nourished. Violet-infused shampoos help maintain blonde brightness and combat brassy undertones.

Vanilla Latte

Golden curls dance with champagne highlights creating soft contrast that adds richness and depth. Achieve this look with an ultra-fine highlight of light ash-blonde tones.

Lovely Vanilla Waves with Champagne Highlights 

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Golden blonde hair works best on fair to medium skin tones and light colored eyes. Hair is best worn in full curls or lush waves to promote dimensional coloring.

Tip:

Take a break from hot tools by re-creating this look with a fingerwave and pin curl set.

Caramel Crush

High striking contrast adds delectable drama with chocolate and sandy shades set against a wheat base. Achieve this look with strategically placed bold streaks of light and dark tones.

Caramel Highlights - Short Sideswept Style 

Caramel Highlights - Short Sideswept Style - Side View 

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Medium blonde hair works best on fair to medium skin tones and light colored eyes. Hair is best worn in a short crop or mid-length cut in a sleek shape to emphasize color placement.

Tip:

Multi-hued hair offers versatile styling options. Wear it straight, wavy or with full-on curls for added fun.

Apricot Spice

The refined elegance and high shine of this delicious hue is perfect for blondes looking for a change. Achieve this look with a dash of copper added to your warm, golden blonde shade for subtle flair.

Smooth Apricot Hair with Long Bangs 

Smooth Apricot Hair with Long Bangs - Swirly Side Style 

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Light copper blonde hair works best with fair skin and light colored eyes. Hair is best worn in a blunt mid-length cut for a super reflective effect.

Tip:

Use a large barrel curling iron to smooth texture for a controlled finish.

Honey Swirl

A lovely auburn base is definitely sweetened by soft honey and caramel strands. This represents a perfect way to refresh your summer ombre. Achieve this look with a soft, cascading balayage highlight accenting the crown and face-frame.

Long Honey Colored Wavy Hair 

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Medium red-copper blonde hair works best on fair to medium skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn long with soft, voluminous waves for an ultra-glam look.

Tip:

Use a shine-enhancing hair serum to nourish ends and for an overall healthy sheen.

Berry Fusion

Ginger locks are given a boost with this ravishing berry infusion. Keep the ends lighter to remain on trend and sassy. Achieve this look with a rich medium red shade for a radiant finish.

Beautiful Wavy Berry Colored Hair 

Beautiful Wavy Berry Colored Hair - Side View 

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Medium red hair works best on fair to medium skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn long or medium-length with full radiant curls.

Tip:

Use a color-enhanced shampoo and conditioner to maintain this vibrant shade.

Toffee Melt

Being brunette should never be boring. This chic toffee shade is anything but boring, offering a soft sheen reminiscent of cashmere. Achieve this look with a light golden-brown gloss treatment for subtle richness.

Rich Retro Toffee Colored Waves 

Rich Retro Toffee Colored Waves - Shoulder Length - Side View 

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Medium golden brown hair works best on fair to dark skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn long or medium-length with soft waves.

Tip:

Try a rich Argan oil treatment to keep hair healthy and shiny.

Hot Cocoa Mix

This short crop is a geometric delight with color-blocked patterns of caramel and rich chocolate tones. Achieve this look by pairing complementary shades within the same color family.

Sweet Cropped Cocoa Highlighted Style 

Sweet Cropped Cocoa Highlighted Style - Smooth Bangs 

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Multi-dimensional brunette hair works best on medium to dark skin tones and brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn in a short, striking crop to make this color pop.

Tip:

Use a flat iron to keep strands sleek and glossy.

Rum Raisinette

Rich brunette is delicately enhanced with warm cinnamon undertones. The result is a stunning shade with a velvet finish. Achieve this look with a warm spicy-brown hue for a decadent finish.

Rum Raisin Wavy Style 

Side View - Rum Raisin Wavy Style View 2 

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Medium to dark brunette hair works best on fair to dark skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn in a mid-length cut with light layers to promote movement and shine.

Tip:

Use a medium barrel curling iron to create cute curls for a soft, wavy look.

Blackberry Tart

A decadent alternative for raven haired beauties is this cool, plum shade. It adds the perfect depth to dark brunette hair without looking dull and flat. Achieve this look with a violet toned gloss treatment for long-lasting color and high shine.

Rich Blackberry Colored Brunette Style 

Rich Blackberry Colored Brunette Style with Cascading Curls 

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Dark brunette hair works best on fair to dark skin tones and light or brown colored eyes. Hair is best worn in a long-layered cut with extra fullness.

Tip:

Try a sea-salt spray, texturizer or serum to create casual, beachy waves.

Now that you’ve chosen your next great look, be sure to protect your color investment. Use salon-quality shampoos, conditioners and styling products that are sulfate and paraben-free to make your hair color last. Help protect hair from changing temperatures, indoor heating and the elements with hydrating treatments and your favorite anti-frizz lotion. When in doubt, a cute hat or an updo style can turn a bad hair day into a good hair day!

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By Kerri-Logan 11/01/2016 14:34:00

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