As sure as the leaves change every fall, new hair colors emerge to kick off the season. The past few years have seen colorists get innovative with fresh techniques and plays on shades to save us from feeling bored with the same old blond, brunette, and red. But lately, it’s not even the colors themselves that are attention-grabbing. The names too have become increasingly, well, thirsty.
Late summer brought us “Cold Brew Hair“—as in the slightly varying shade of brown you get when you pour milk into your coffee. While “Root Beer Hair” and “Pink Champagne Hair” were the frontrunners for 2017. Even “Lacroix Hair” bubbled its way up into our hair color lexicon.
It’s a recipe we’ve seen time and time again. Name a hair color after a dessert or drink and suddenly bronde balayage becomes the much more appealing (or absurd, depending on your taste) sounding “Blond Roast Hair.” But it’s not all internet gimmick. As ridiculous as it might seem to sit in your colorists chair and request “S’mores Hair,” these names serve to differentiate between subtle tricks and innovative techniques. After all, while “Dark Roast Hair” and Cold Brew color might look like “brunette” to some, there’s way more nuance than you might think. Here, we’re bringing you the best of these colors for fall, with options for blonds, brunettes, redheads, and everything in between. Order up.