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Found: The 30 Best Fall Hair Colors for 2016

Fall is always a fun time of year to take inspiration from the changing colors and try something new with your hair hue. This season’s looks range from bold and bright to soft and light. Check out our favorite hair colors for fall and enjoy picking out your favorite for your next hair appointment!

  • #1 Dimensional Blonde

    An asymmetrical cut paired with multi dimensions of blonde like this design by Douglas Carroll Salon is a hit this fall!

    Dimensional Blonde Haircolor for Fall

    More ideas from Douglas Carroll Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones work best for this rich blonde. Hair that is medium to thick and naturally straight is best for recreating this haircut.

    Tip:

    This is a great way to bring all over blonde hair into fall without going too dark. Ask your stylist for different levels of darkness and tone lowlights.

  • #2 New Age Sunset

    We love this darker, red-based hair color with pops of vivid red orange paired with a short sassy cut by Goertz Hair.

    Dark Red Hair Color for Fall with Orange Highlights

    More ideas from Goertz Hair

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair to light skin toned beauties who look great in blues, oranges and reds wear this color well. Hair that is starting in the red family makes this color easiest to achieve.

    Tip:

    Keeping reds bright is sometimes a task. Use cool water, shampoo less frequently, and grab a great color conditioning treatment like Pravana’s Color Enhancer in Red or Copper.

  • #3 Warm Undercut

    The undercut was all the rage this summer. Bring your cool cut and color into fall with a warm makeover of soft golden copper and rich copper mahogany like this design by Douglas Carroll Salon.

    Soft Golden Copper Hair Color for Fall

    More ideas from Douglas Carroll Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones with soft pink undertones wear this warm color best. Hair that is light blonde to light brown is a good starting point to achieve this color.

    Tip:

    When warming up your blonde, be sure to talk to your colorist about how dark you want to go. Bringing pictures in, instead of picking out of a color book, helps to make sure you both are on the same page.

  • #4 Just a Bit of Lowlights

    Adding soft lowlights to bright blonde hair, like this look from Hair Benders Internationale’, gives it dimension and takes it from summer fun to fall fabulous!

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in blues, pinks and purples are perfect for this blonde look. Hair that is starting out with very light blonde highlights is a perfect base for recreating this dimensional look.

    Tip:

    Make sure to talk with your stylist about how dark and how many lowlights you want in your fall blonde. It’s very easy to be overwhelmed by just a bit too much dark in your light hue.

  • #5 Flip Side

    Candy Shaw brings us this daring design of having two separate yet amazing looks blended into one signature style.

    Two Tone Hair Color for Fall

    More hair ideas from Candy Shaw

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium skin tones with warm undertones look best in this color duo, while hair that is naturally straight and medium to thick in texture works best for this haircut.

    Tip:

    This color selection is BOLD. Ask your stylist to create a softer version for you by adding highlights only on one side, then transitioning to the final look more gradually.

  • #6 Retro Golden Copper

    This retro-inspired style by Identity Hair Salons & Medical Spas is paired with a beautiful blend of golden blonde and soft natural copper to give it an intricate yet simple look.

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to fair skin tones that look good in oranges, corals and pink wear this golden copper beautifully. Hair that is straight and finer to medium in texture make styling this haircut a breeze.

    Tip:

    Make sure to bring pictures in of the color you are looking for to make sure that you and your stylist are on the same page. Your idea of “soft gold” may not be the same as theirs!

  • #7 Apricot Rose Gold

    This pop of apricot in a soft rose gold base by Hair Benders Internationale’ is a beautiful way to brighten up this fall!

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in warm colors like yellow and orange wear this fun color well. Hair that is naturally light brown to dark blonde or lighter is the best base for recreating this color.

    Tip:

    This style is fun and funky! When getting a new edgy cut like this one, be sure to have your stylist show you a few different ways that you can style your new ‘do.

  • #8 Going Green

    It’s not only cool to “be green” with your actions. L Salon & Color group makes this pop of teal green a must for fall!

    Brown Hair Color with Green Highlights

    More hair ideas from L Salon & Color Group

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that are light brown naturally (or colored) look great with this pop of color. Hair that is strong enough to lighten to a pale blonde is required to recreate these green highlights.

    Tip:

    Many extension companies now carry bright colors. If you want to experiment without the lightening, talk to your stylist about tape-in or fusion-colored extensions.

  • #9 Blonde Blend

    L Salon & Color Group brings us these bright blonde highlights that blend down into a fall-perfect soft brown.

    Soft Brown Hair Color with Blonde Highlights

    More hair ideas from L Salon & Color Group

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in warmer colors such as yellow and brown wear this blonde highlight best. Hair that is naturally light brown is the perfect base to create this color.

    Tip:

    This haircut requires a bit more maintenance. Plan on stopping in for trims every four weeks to keep your shaved side and back blend looking fresh.

  • #10 Touch of Grey

    Just a touch of slate grey peek-a-boo highlights changes the whole look of your platinum blonde hair. L Salon & Color Group pairs this color design with a slight wave and an angled bob haircut to create the perfect edgy look for fall.

    Platinum Blonde Hair Color with Slate Grey Highlights

    More hair ideas from L Salon & Color Group

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that have a cool undertone wear this chilled out blonde and slate grey best. Hair that is already blonde is best for achieving this color, but that doesn’t leave out the rest of us. Light brown to sandy blonde hair can be lightened to platinum blonde, too!

    Tip:

    Want to give peek-a-boo highlights a try, but don’t want to fully commit? Look for clip-in extensions in a variety of colors and change them up every day!

  • #11 Copper Crown

    Hair Benders Internationale’ gives us bright copper hair paired with a rich mahogany through the top for a soft edge this fall.

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to fair skin tones that look great in yellows, oranges and reds wear this bright hue fabulously. Hair that is medium to light brown is the perfect starting point to recreate this color.

    Tip:

    If your hair is too dark, naturally or colored, you may need to prelighten the front section to get your copper to pop. Don’t go too light though or it will fade quickly. Set up a color appointment with your favorite stylist to avoid any at home disasters!

  • #12 Beige Bombshell

    Multidimensional high and lowlights give this bombshell look from Identity Hair Salons & Medical Spas a soft, beigy feel that is great for fall.

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones are a perfect match with this fall blonde. Hair that is naturally light brown or lighter is a good base for soft blonde highlights.

    Tip:

    If your blonde locks got too light this summer, this is a great way to bring your blonde into fall. Have your stylist add heavier lowlights underneath and finer pieces around your face.

  • #13 Violet Vixen

    Adding violet highlights to your dark brown hair, like this design by Paul Kenneth Salon, is a beautiful choice for the fall.

    Dark Brown Hair with Violet Highlights

    More hair ideas from Paul Kenneth Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in purples, pinks and blues wear this hue fabulously. Hair that is naturally dark brown or colored is the best base to start with.

    Tip:

    Most of the time, hair needs to be lightened before the violet can be put on. Check with your stylist when booking your appointment so they have plenty of time to work their hair color magic.

  • #14 Golden Goddess

    Douglas Carroll Salon brings us these beautiful balayaged highlights that have been toned to a golden hue. What a perfect way to bring your blonde into the fall season!

    Golden Blonde Hair Color with Balayage Highlights

    More ideas from Douglas Carroll Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in warmer colors are best for this golden highlight. Hair that is already blonde makes this transition very easy.

    Tip:

    When toning overly blonde hair to this golden hue, it can fade off easily. Make sure to rinse your hair using cool water, turn down your heat tools, and grab a color conditioner like Pravana’s Color Enhancer in Honey.

  • #15 Golden Glow

    This bright and fiery golden copper by Goertz Hair is bright and fun for fall!

    Golden Copper Hair Color for Fall

    More ideas from Goertz Hair

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light skin tones that rock out a wardrobe with bold colors like yellows, oranges and reds are perfect for this bright glow. Hair that is starting at a dark blonde or lighter is the best base for recreating this tone.

    Tip:

    Be bold with this hue! You can add highlights of other colors such as red, violet or even blue to change it up.

  • #16 Chocolate and Caramel

    Adding rich caramel highlights through the top of your chocolate brown hair—like this look by Paul Kenneth Salon—gives your overall style a warmed up glow.

    Rich Caramel Highlights on Chocolate Brown Hair

    More hair ideas from Paul Kenneth Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium to dark skin tones wear this candy-inspired color best. Hair that is staring at a dark brown makes recreating this look easiest.

    Tip:

    Talk to your stylist about how light you want your highlights to be. If you want to keep them subtle, going too light will give you too much contrast.

  • #17 Tousled Sunset

    This messy yet perfectly placed style by Douglas Carroll Salon is paired with rich reds and orange highlights for a stunning finish.

    Fall Hair Color with Orange and Red Highlights

    More ideas from Douglas Carroll Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones with pink undertones wear this fiery color best. Hair that is starting at a light to medium brown is the perfect base for these red and orange higlights.

    Tip:

    Give a whole new look a try this fall too! Ask your stylist if there is a different style that would show off your new color best. I’m sure they would be happy to give you a few different options!

  • #18 Ginger Snap

    Natural ginger hair is hard to recreate, but Paul Kenneth Salon has given us a beautiful natural-looking copper that is just immaculate for fall!

    Copper Hair Color for Fall

    More hair ideas from Paul Kenneth Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair skin tones that look great in greens, pinks and light blues work well with this color. Hair that is Thick and full will make creating this style easy! Starting with a lighter color and adding darker makes this color easy to achieve.

    Tip:

    To keep this color looking natural, make sure you talk to your stylist about not going too bright.

  • #19 Red Pop

    Paul Kenneth salon gives us these bright pops of red underneath and around the face to create a bold look that is easy to create and maintain.

    Bold Hair Color with Red Highlights

    More hair ideas from Paul Kenneth Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones with pink undertones wear this red pop well. Hair will need to be lightened before adding the bright red, but only to a medium blonde, so starting at a medium to light brown will make this step easiest.

    Tip:

    Love this look, but don’t want to commit to the red? Try adding clip-in extensions underneath your hair to give it a trial run before committing.

  • #20 Fall Sunset

    This bright red melting into softer copper ends by Goertz Hair reminds us of a gorgeous sunset.

    Bright Red Hair Color with Copper Ends

    More ideas from Goertz Hair

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to fair skin tones that look great in warm colors are perfect for this bright hue. Hair that is starting out at a light brown or lighter will help in recreating this color. The lighter the hair, the brighter the red and copper tones will be.

    Tip:

    Keeping red bright is always a challenge. Try a red color conditioner, washing less, and turning the heat down on all of your tools.

  • #21 Platinum Blonde

    Both this color and cut are classic and perfect for any season! Pair a bright platinum blonde with a strong haircut like this one by Paul Kenneth Salon and you are sure to turn heads everywhere you go.

    Platinum Blonde Hair Color for Fall

    More hair ideas from Paul Kenneth Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light skin tones wear this blonde nicely, while hair that is light to medium blonde naturally will make achieving this light blonde easier on your hair.

    Tip:

    Keeping up on touch up appointments is a must with this light of hair. Make your next appointment before you leave the salon so you don’t have to try and cover grown out blonde.

  • #22 Crimson Highlights

    L Salon & Color Group gives us this dark brown with strong crimson red highlights to create both texture and drama for a bold look this fall.

    Dark Brown Hair Color with Crimson Highlights

    More hair ideas from L Salon & Color Group

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium skin tones that have a pink undertone wear this color well. To recreate this strong haircut, start with hair that is medium in thickness and straight to help make styling a breeze.

    Tip:

    This color combo can blend quickly. If that is not what your looking for, make sure to tell your stylist so they can place the highlights accordingly.

  • #23 Copper Curls

    Beautiful copper curls pinned up into a fun and fresh updo like this one by Mouton’s Salon makes the perfect look for fall weddings.

    Copper Hair Color with Curls

    More ideas from Mouton’s Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair to light skin tones that look great in pink and green wear this color beautifully, while hair that is starting out at a light brown is the best base for recreating this copper color.

    Tip:

    Keeping up with a bright hue can be a job. Talk to your stylist about how often you will need to come in to keep your cut and color looking great, and consider booking appointments ahead of time.

  • #24 Beige Beauty

    Neutral beige against a strong, dark brown gives an amazing contrast for this season. We love this design by Hair Benders Internationale!

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium skin tones that have cool undertones wear this color best. Hair that is already light makes the perfect canvas for this beige tone.

    Tip:

    Cool colors are not for everyone. To test if you can give this cool beige a try, grab two sheets of paper, one a warm golden and one a cool silver. Hold them up on each side of your face and you will instantly know if cool or warmer tones are best for you!

  • #25 Rich Brown

    Mouton’s Salon has given us a perfect rich brown hue that is exactly what a lot of us are looking for this fall.

    Rich Brown Hair Color for Fall

    More ideas from Mouton’s Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium to dark skin tones that look great in warmer colors are perfect for this hue. Hair that is naturally medium brown provides a perfect canvas for this rich brown.

    Tip:

    Keeping hair shiny and healthy can make your color go from nice to fabulous! Adding a deep conditioning treatment weekly or bi-weekly to your hair maintenance schedule makes a huge difference.

  • #26 Bright Blonde

    Be bold this fall and go against the grain of going darker with your hair. Try this all over blonde by Goertz Hair. It has just the right amount of golden popping through the front to keep it interesting.

    Golden Blonde Hair Color for Fall

    More ideas from Goertz Hair

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light skin tones wear this blonde nicely, while hair that is light to medium blonde naturally makes achieving this light blonde easier on your hair.

    Tip:

    To keep your blonde from getting brassy, try using a violet-based shampoo and conditioner twice a week. Talk to your stylist for recommendations, or you can try my favorite…Pravana’s Perfect Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner.

  • #27 Slightly Ombre’

    Bringing your summer ombre’ into fall is easy! This color melting of rich tones of warm and reddish brown into soft gold by Candy Shaw is right on point.

    Warm Reddish Brown Hair Color for Fall

    More hair ideas from Candy Shaw

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium skin tones that look good in warmer colors are a must for this warm rich hue. Hair that is already light is a great base for a color melt. If your hair is brown, you can easily add the tones and slightly lighten your ends.

    Tip:

    Make sure that you and your stylist are on the same page. Pictures are a great way to assure you are both seeing the same color or technique. Start a folder on your phone for easy access!

  • #28 Red Hair Don’t Care

    You can’t go wrong with a fiery red hue for fall, and this design by L Salon & Color Group is no exception!

    Fiery Red Hair Color for Fall

    More hair ideas from L Salon & Color Group

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in pinks and greens are perfect for red hair! To recreate this red, start with hair that is naturally or colored light brown.

    Tip:

    Red is the hardest color to get out of your hair, and the hardest to keep in! Rinsing with cool water, washing with a sulfate-free shampoo, and using dry shampoo to space out wash days are all great practices to help keep you bright.

  • #29 Pop of Color

    Adding a bright pop of highlight through the top of your hair changes up your whole look. This color combination of rich mahogany and apricot by Douglas Carroll Salon is perfect for fall.

    Hair Colors for Fall

    More ideas from Douglas Carroll Salon

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look good in darker warm tones wear this color great, while hair that is naturally or colored medium brown is a great starting point to recreate this color.

    Tip:

    Love this look, but maybe the apricot isn’t for you? Try out honey blonde, rose gold, or even strawberry blonde! Ask your stylist which tone may suit your hair and skin tone best.

  • #30 Natural Beauty

    Soft, natural ombre’ is always on point for fall. Make them wonder how your hair can make you glow with this hue by Identity Hair Salons & Medical Spas!

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones with a soft natural glow look fabulous in this natural looking ombre’. Hair that is naturally curly and long will make recreating this boho look easy.

    Tip:

    If you are new to coloring your hair and want something natural, this is a great look for you! Bring a picture of how light you are looking to go to your stylist so you will both be on the same page.

    The trees aren’t the only ones having fun this fall. Join them and change your hair for the season. From bold red to a beige brown, the possibilities are endless!