If fall was a color, it would have to be oxblood. We see this vampy red hue in the changing leaves, Halloween costumes, and in all things fall beauty, including our manicures, lipsticks — and more so than ever this season — hair color trends.
It’s no wonder this crimson hue would look great on the hair, offering the depth and richness of dark hair with the vibrant glow of auburn and copper hair colors. If you’re ready to cozy up to this rich fall hue, scroll on as we share five ways to make over your hair routine with a gorgeous, oxblood hair color.
Why we love it: Oxblood highlights allow you to ease into the world of scarlet hair color. Whether you only want to rock the look for a temporary moment in time or you don’t want to mess with your base color, oxblood highlights are a safe middle ground. Similar to a black cherry hair color, the rich ribbons of oxblood color are a great way to add dimension to dark hair.
Get the look: If you have outgrown highlights, you can easily transform them into oxblood highlights at home with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Burgundy. This semi-permanent dye lasts four to ten washes so it’s perfect for a short-term, oxblood hair color fix.
If you don’t have highlights, grab a quarter-inch section of hair and coat your strands from the roots to the ends with the semi-permanent color. (We recommend wearing gloves.) Continue this process, evenly distributing the oxblood highlights throughout the rest of your strands. Allow the color to sit for 15 to 30 minutes before rinsing.