hair color trends How to Get a Golden Copper Hair Color

Stay golden — with a little twist.

May 04, 2022
How To Get Copper Gold Hair

There’s a new buzzworthy hair color trend what seems like every week, including shades like mint green hair and even red velvet hair.

One of our favorites that’s been taking over our social media feeds is copper, with hues such as copper brown, copper red, and golden copper. The latter is a beautiful, unique, warm shade with hints of strawberry blonde and red. Keep reading to learn how to sport this beloved golden copper hair color trend.

What Is Golden Copper Hair?

Golden copper hair is a pale copper red that’s blended with lighter babylights to create a warm hair color similar to rose gold. Like strawberry blonde hair, golden copper hair mixes red and blonde tones for a shimmering, light-bending effect that instantly livens the complexion.


What To Ask Your Colorist For Golden Copper Hair

First and foremost, it’s always a good idea to bring an inspiration picture that illustrates exactly what you want. From there, discuss with your colorist the different methods for obtaining a golden copper hair color, and keep in mind that bleaching will be required if you’re adding golden highlights to your hair. The darker your starting shade, the more sessions it may take to achieve your desired level of golden copper hair.

How to Customize Golden Copper Hair

Depending on your skin’s undertones, your colorist will be able to determine which copper hair dye shades will best flatter your complexion. While 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.

Editor’s tip: If you want to get a feel for which shade will flatter you most in advance, check out the L’Oréal Paris Hair Genius Virtual Hair Color Try-On tool which allows you to upload a photo of yourself or use the live try-on feature to see how various shades would look on you. You can also use the L’Oréal Paris Hair Color Concierge to consult with a color expert who can give you personalized recommendations. 

How to Get Golden Copper Hair at Home

You can also take the golden copper hair color trend for a spin right at home using the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Copper, which provides three-dimensional shimmering color. If you have stubborn grays you’re looking to address while also achieving your new shade, try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Reddish Blonde. Make sure to follow the instructions included with the copper hair dye for the best results. 

How 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. Below, we share a few simple ways to make the most of your pretty new hair color.


Use A Cleansing System for Color-Treated Hair

When you color your hair, you need hair care products that are gentle and formulated to protect your color. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Conditioner which contain UV filters that shield the hair color from fading. 

If you notice that your hair is showing signs of brassiness, use the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Conditioner. They work to neutralize unwanted yellow and orange tones. 


Don’t Be So Steamy

Keeping your color vibrant is not only achieved through the products you use. Show your strands some love by lowering the water temperature when washing your hair — scalding hot water can strip your hair of essential oils, leaving your hair feeling dry and looking dull. Rinse off with lukewarm water instead.


Use Caution When Heat Styling

Heat styling can not only cause damage like split ends and breakage, but it can also cause your color to fade. Be sure to use a heat protectant like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Slayer Pre-Iron Spray Leave-In which protects against heat damage of up to 450 degrees. You can also play with heatless hairstyles to give your strands a break. 


Stock Up On Hair Gloss

If you want to maintain your new golden copper shade, it’s important to use a toning gloss that will keep the color looking fresh. Try the L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss in the shade Copper — it’s infused with coconut oil to give your mane a healthy and shiny finish while enhancing the color. All you have to do is apply to clean, damp hair and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with water and you’ll have hair color that looks like new. 


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Edited by: Shannon Stubbs, Photo Credit: Crystal Simone