Before you know it, you'll be swapping out sarongs for sweaters, sandals for duck boots, and sun-kissed highlights for moodier, darker shades. To help you get a jump start on your new colorway, we asked New York City colorist Stephanie Brown for her best bets for fall. From Bey-inspired honey browns to The Megan Rapinoe™, your next dye job awaits.
The world's most beautiful human wears this style which means you, too, should try the warm brunette look. Brown recommends medium brunettes add a few cinnamon ombré pieces. "You don’t want to do too many because you don’t want hair to look brassy so just a few pops of that warm color brighten up your face," says Brown. "It adds dimension to make hair look fuller and shinier."
"We will still being seeing a lot of mushroom blonde and dirty brunette," explains Brown. " While "bronde" has always had more golden tones, mushroom blonde tends to be more neutral with a few lighter ombré highlights/ woven in."
"For dark, almost-black brunettes, go with an almost gold undertone for the hair," says Brown. Brown warns you to be careful to not go eggplant, which is more of a purple. It's best to make sure your colorist doesn’t add red to the hair.
Red always has a moment in the fall, and fall 2019 is no different. Brown recommends coppery colors to match the changing leaves, but bright and rich deep oranges are also a fun option.
The Megan Rapinoe
"This color is always popular, but I think it particularly resonates with people because she is and amazing athlete and strong powerful woman standing up for women and asking for equal for equal pay," explains Brown. Brown suggests a cool blue or pink dye for fall.
Rooted, golden blondes will be big. "I’ve been seeing more and more of my blondes opting for a rooted look, which has been pretty rare, most blondes love to be bright all around but even I went for a rooted look recently and I love it," says Brown. "It’s lower maintenance, yet you can still be bright." Plus, having those pretty golden butter tones are beautiful when transitioning from summer to fall and losing that tan.
Why mess with a good thing? Spiced reddish browns like chestnut and cinnamon are on-trend season after season—for good reason. “They add warmth and work great on most skin tones,” explains Brown. And they're also versatile: Try a single process like Issa Rae or as an ombré accent on a darker base, Brown suggests.
Apart from being one of Jessica Alba’s most classic films, honey is a smart option for blondes and brunettes alike. “We’ve been seeing a lot of honey styles, but I think it will continue this fall only a little darker and more dynamic,” says Brown. The slightly warmer tone is a solid option for blondes like Saoirse Ronan who don’t want to go full brunette but feel like switching things up
We’ve seen a very platinum, all-over blonde this summer and Brown doesn’t think that will let up anytime soon. Nirvana blondes might go a bit darker and softer but it will still smell like teen spirit come fall.