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It’s time for your next dye job.
There’s sadly no way for me to stop asking my stylist to give me blonde hair every six months (and to be told no, every six months) but at least I can still pine after celebrities and their ever-changing hair colors. As the seasons change, I think we’ll all be getting the urge to book a salon appointment and change things up. Before you know it, you’ll be swapping out sarongs for sweaters, sandals for duck boots, so why not add a little dye touch-up to the list? Whether you want to mimic the Fall mood on your head–like say, go super dark or red for Thanksgiving–or you can to brighten up a cold season–hello, sunkissed!–we’ve assembled a master list for you. 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.
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Doesn’t cold weather make you feel sultry and a little mysterious? Think dark–not blue-black, but nothing sunkissed. A warmer undertone helps the look feel less like a wig and more like a new attitude, and will help avoid that awful, “Oh you dyed your hair” conversations.
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For an edgier look, chopped locks help this dark look become as cool as can be.
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The shag is here to stay, so style a darker fringe like Instagram baddie Orion Carloto. Nothing says rocker chick more like a layered, dark ‘do.
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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.”
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For added dimension to waves, Zendaya rocked the sunkissed look with a subtle ombre at the end of her miles-long hair.
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Kaling has also worked some warmer tones into her dark hair. Adding rich texture is a simple way to update your beauty aesthetic for the new season.
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Another ombré enthusiast is Eva Longoria. Her cinnamon-tinged color brought a new element to her trendy bob.
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To really make her ‘do pop, Halle Bailey added some honey tones in her hair. If the Little Mermaid can do it, so can you.
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Streaks of cinnamon also found their way into Jenna Dewan’s sleek brunette bob.
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A sprinkle of cinnamon grants Aldridge’s some definite edge.
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Alba’s ombré blends several fall colors for an effortless step into September.
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“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.”
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Nothing says “French girl chic” like a super natural head of blonde hair. The subtle highlights and lowlights really complete the look.
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Biel has also recently given off “dirty brunette” vibes via her go-to wavy locks.
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Lively’s latest look is less boldly blonde and more in step with the mushroom blonde moment.
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Waterhouse has also stepped out in a hairstyle that feels part of the thriving mushroom blonde family.
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Sarah Jessica Parker
SJP has often straddled the line between blonde and brunette manes.
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Beckinsale is fall ready with her ombré highlights.
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“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.
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Thompson regularly showcases her darker ‘do in a variety of styles, providing major fall hair inspo in the process.
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Is there ever truly a time that Kunis’s dark strands aren’t radiant?
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Shahidi’s shiny curls are an example of hair color done correctly.
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Some rich lowlights can be found in the Jane the Virgin lead’s locks.
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When the Duchess of Sussex’s hair isn’t in a sleek or messy bun, her subtle highlights are on full display.
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Lizzo’s luscious locks complemented her Old Hollywood glamour look at the 2020 Grammys.
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Red always has a moment in the fall, and fall 2019 (and 2020) is no different. Brown recommends coppery colors to match the changing leaves, but bright and rich deep oranges are also a fun option.
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Stone has worked several shades of red hair. Her latest is a softer take on the fiery hue.
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Bosworth’s red locks airs more on the copper side of things, which is a color trend on the rise.
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The actor hasn’t gone red in a few years, but her distinct shade of bright orange feels fresh.
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If considering a switch to red, who better to use as vision board material than Rihanna at the 2015 Met Gala?
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