We’re huge fans of natural hair colors that are taken to the next level. Whereas once upon a time choosing a new hair color was as simple as picking between basic blonde hair, brown hair, black hair, and red hair, nowadays buzzworthy hair color trends have made room for shades like mushroom blonde hair and, one of our personal favorites, copper hair colors like copper brown, copper red, and golden copper. Speaking of the latter, instead of lightening your strands into a generic strawberry blonde hair color, you might want to consider hopping on the metallic bandwagon. This is a seriously pretty hair color idea that stays true to a gingery-blonde hue. Sound like it might fit your fancy? Keep reading to learn everything there is to know about this year’s beloved golden copper hair color trend.
WHAT DOES GOLDEN COPPER HAIR LOOK LIKE?
Golden copper hair is a pale copper red hair color revved up with lighter babylights that blend effortlessly for a warm hair color that borders on the edge of rose gold. Similar to strawberry blonde hair, golden copper hair mixes red and blonde tones for a shimmering, light-bending effect that instantly warms the complexion and brings attention front and center.
WHO SHOULD GET A GOLDEN COPPER HAIR COLOR?
We’re firm believers that you should try any hair color you’d like! However, when it comes to the warm strawberry blonde hues of golden copper hair, fairer complexions with naturally lighter hair colors can rock it best. That said, if you still want to get in on the trend, ask your colorist if he or she can slightly tweak the warmer colors so that they more closely match your undertones.
HOW IS GOLDEN COPPER HAIR CUSTOMIZABLE?
Depending on your skin’s undertones, your colorist will be able to determine which copper hair dye shades will best bring a golden copper hair color to life for your complexion. Where warm reds and blondes pair well with warm undertones, cool undertones are better suited with icy, neutral hues. Regardless of your starting hair color or your undertones, your colorist will be able to tailor the look to your specific needs to create a multi-faceted approach to the trendy look.
WHAT SHOULD YOU ASK YOUR COLORIST BEFORE GETTING STARTED?
First and foremost, you should bring an inspiration picture that represents exactly what you want. From there, discuss with your colorist the different methods for obtaining a golden copper hair color so that you won’t be disappointed with the final result. And keep in mind that if you’re adding golden highlights to your hair, this will require bleaching. The darker your starting shade, the more sessions it may take to achieve your desired level of golden copper hair.
HOW CAN YOU GET GOLDEN COPPER HAIR AT HOME?
If you're more of a DIY dyer, then you're in luck. You can take the golden copper hair color trend for a spin by using the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Copper. Make sure to follow the instructions included with the copper hair dye for the best results.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO CARE FOR GOLDEN COPPER HAIR?
Like all shades in the red hair color family, golden copper hair will require an updated hair care routine. Here, we share a few simple ways to make the most of your pretty new hair color, so take note!
1. Use products formulated for color-treated hair. Stock your shower with a system of nourishing shampoo and conditioner formulated for color-treated hair, such as the L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Conditioner. Then, once or twice a week, swap out the conditioner for the L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Renourishing Butter to give your locks the extra TLC they deserve.
2. Turn down the heat. It’s not just about the products you use, either. Show your strands some love by turning down the dial in the shower—after all, scalding hot water can strip your hair of essential oils, leaving your hair feeling dry and looking dull. Rinse off in lukewarm water instead.
3. Skip the hot tools to give your hair a break. Golden copper hair looks so pretty when paired with curls or waves, so spritz some of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto wet hair, then let your hair air dry for natural, carefree waves sans heat.
Next up: Find more hair color inspo in our article, 21 Fall Hair Colors to Try in 2019.