It's Here: Byrdie's Fall 2017 Hair Color Guide

Fall, we have a thing for you. We love you for your crisp, perfectly cool temperatures (a much-appreciated respite following the dog days of summer), the debut of Starbucks’s frothy autumnal menu, and, of course, the luscious shades of hair color that flood our social media feeds via fall fashion week, red carpets, and our favorite celebrities.

Unsurprisingly, it’s been the season of blond. From Katy Perry’s glowing platinum pixie to Allison Williams’s freshly flaxen strands, it’s no secret that the warm months of summer inspire bright highlights, ice-blond toners, and buttery balayage aplenty. Pretty? Indubitably. Predictable? You betcha. Therefore, we look forward to the moodier hues of fall with an almost unbearable air of enthusiasm. And since September is fast approaching, we’re already in hot pursuit. Here at Byrdie HQ, we like to be one step ahead and ID the trends months in advance so we can book our color appointment and, of course, pass them on to our readers. (Because you guys are the best!)

After pestering high-profile colorists for their expert intel and inspiration this season, we have, shall we say, the definitive guide to fall hair color. The predictions are in, and we’ll be the first ones to say that they’re good. From gray to ruby to onyx, all you have to do is decide which one you’ll try first.

Keep scrolling for our official fall 2017 hair color guide.

Slate gray

Ruby red

Cool Onyx

Spiced Espresso

Alchemic Gold