hair color trends How To Get A Pumpkin Spice Hair Color For Fall

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October 15, 2020
Pumpkin Spice Hair Color

With fall in full swing, perhaps it’s time to give your hair a seasonal refresh with a trendy fall hair color, like pumpkin spice. This coppery hair color is inspired by the delicious pumpkin-spice flavored coffee drinks served at your favorite café. If you’re worried that pumpkin spice hair is too orange, think again. Pumpkin spice hair is a warm brown hair color that has red and copper undertones reminiscent of fall leaves. It can also range in depth and tone to be flattering for multiple skin tones. 

If you want to try pumpkin spice hair yourself, keep reading for all the details on how to find the right shade of pumpkin spice hair for your skin tone, how to get the color and how to keep your color spicy through the entire fall season. 


The Best Shade Of Pumpkin Spice Hair Color Based On Your Skin Tone 

One of the best things about pumpkin spice hair is that it’s customizable — meaning you can create a unique shade that’s flattering on you. Use your skin tone as a guide to find the most complementary shade of pumpkin spice hair for you. 

If you have a fair skin tone, opt for pumpkin spice hair with copper and orange tones. If you have a dark skin tone, go for pumpkin spice hair with honey and deep amber tones. You can also add in golden blonde highlights for additional dimension. If you’re heading to the salon, ask your colorist about adding balayage highlights to brighten up your pumpkin spice hair. 

Keep in mind that adding highlights to your hair will require bleaching. The darker your base shade, the more work will be necessary to achieve your desired end result. Plus, pumpkin spice hair isn’t exactly low maintenance — root regrowth will be noticeable. So, you’ll want to budget time for regular touch ups if you want to keep your pumpkin spice hair looking fresh.


How To Get Pumpkin Spice Hair At Home 

Since this shade is customizable, a professional colorist can help you get the look you want. But you can also get an all-over pumpkin spice hair color at home if you’re into DIY hair coloring. Remember, the L’Oréal Paris Haircolor Concierge is available to you to help you pick the most flattering shade for you. 

The L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Copper is a bright pumpkin spice color that looks beautiful on a wide range of skin tones. It provides shimmering, dimensional color without being too harsh on your hair. 

If you prefer a slightly more muted option, try the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Lightest Auburn which provides a shiny color that's fade-resistant for up to eight weeks. Be sure to follow the instructions on the package to get the best results for your pumpkin spice hair color. 


How To Take Care Of Pumpkin Spice Hair 

Once you’ve achieved your desired hair color, it’s important to use color-safe hair care products to ensure that your hair remains in pristine condition. For your wash routine, try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Conditioner. This duo is safe for color-treated hair and works to repair damage that can occur as a result of bleaching and coloring by strengthening weak hair bonds from the inside out. 

To enhance your color and add shine to your hair, add the L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss in Copper into your hair care routine too. This at-home hair gloss treatment works to tone your color, boost shine and deeply condition the hair in just one easy step. 

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Written by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Credit: Emilia J Evison, IG/@emilia.j.evison