While changing your hair color for every season may seem daunting (especially for those who, like me, can't ever seem to stray too far from the color they were born with), it's not as tough as you think. And certainly not as time-consuming. See, there are ways to switch it up without doing all that much of anything. Think glosses, subtle highlights, and, yes, keeping it exactly the same.
Below, celebrity colorist Matt Rez, Byrdie's go-to guru for all things hair color, describes the biggest color trends for the coming season—and tricks on how to flawlessly transition without doing anything too drastic. "With fall quickly approaching, warmer tones and deeper hues will be making their way back, Rez notes. "Making these changes can be scary for those of you that stick to one look. But this is where the non-permanent bases and glosses come in. Changing up your gloss to a warmer version of your current look is a fun way to subtly change your hair without committing to a permanent color.
However, for those of you out there looking to commit to a big change, Rez's "mid-light" is a flawless tool to do just that. Rez uses this technique to create the most natural, blended look when doing a bold transformation. It connects the deepest lowlight to the brightest highlight, using a transition color between the two. Keep scrolling for your new hair color ideas for fall.
"Deep, rich, chocolaty brown is a hue that will never go out of style," notes Rez. "With summer leaving your locks feeling dull from the sun, a warm brunette gloss is just the thing to freshen up your look."
"If you're a brighter blonde coming into fall, bronde can be a great non-intimidating, transitional color," explains Rez. "To achieve this look, lowlights can be applied as well as a warmer, rich gloss."
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"For those who aren't ready to tread into bronde territory, adding a warm gloss to existing blonde is a great way to warm up your palette and take beachy blonde into the fall season," says Rez.
"Although going deeper may be tempting for many, light blonde is timeless. Though it may not be novel, it's beautiful for any season," says Rez.
"With jewel tones working their way back into fall fashion, it only makes sense the same happens with hair," says Rez. "A vibrant red is a staple for fall, one that's not surprising but absolutely beautiful just the same."
"Although going red can be intimidating at first, it is all about finding the right shade for your skin tone. This is where copper comes in to play. It is a more natural way to ease into the red hair trend," explains Rez.
FYI: Here's how our editor salvaged her bleached hair after a disaster at the salon.