Fall Flavors: The Ultimate Fall Colors and Haircuts
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Fall Flavors: The Ultimate Fall Colors and Haircuts

New Season, New Reason

As the seasons change and we have to say goodbye to summer, we welcome new beginnings.

Fall has always been the season of starting over as the leaves wither, die and fall to the ground for a fresh start. Try giving your hair fresh start too. Beating the heat has always called for less hair on our head.

But let us not limit our haircuts to spring and summer because I promise, you can achieve some popping haircuts all year round. Fall has always been the season to bring out the deep reds, chocolate browns, burnt oranges, and Ombre hair colors but have you tried these hair colors in a cut. Pixie cuts, bobs and so many cuts you can never get bored.

Now is the time for the real fashionistas, hair is the key to maximize fashion at its highest level. Although haircuts in 1, 1b and 2 are undeniably pretty, go out of the ordinary and make the season pop with your choice of color.

How can you not talk about fall and not discuss color?

light blonde hair

Embracing Change with Fall Colors

Deep Red Rebel

Raging rebel red has always been a color that turns head. Can we be honest here?

How many times have you noticed a red car and can’t take your eyes off of it? Exactly, I feel the same way about red hair. We have seen some of the most recognizable faces with red hair. Rihanna had many women consider red as a hair color at one point. The color red has associated with fierce.

Don’t get it confused; red has many tones from fire engine to maroon. I believe the deep blood reds and maroons cater to the season. To accomplish the cover, I will provide you with a few pointers when coloring.

Tips:

Be sure to use a developer that lifts. For example, if you are bleaching your hair first to lift it, decide which developer would be best.

The higher the developer, the blonder it will get. A 20 will lift it, a 30 will lift it higher, and a 40 will lift it the highest blond possible. Playing in color, I always advise you play in tracks especially if you are not a professional.

Don’t experiment in your hair if you have never tried it before. The same tips apply to people if you plan on coloring your natural hair. Please skip the lifting process if your hair is already blonde. The hair color or rinse you chose will come out exactly how seen on the box if the hair is lifted to its lightest state.

If you want a subtle red, make sure the hair is a dirty blonde instead of a platinum blonde before adding the color.

curly short red afro

Hershey Chocolate Brown

Who doesn’t love chocolate right? Natural brunettes have always been in style.

Often, our brown and black women have black hair, but have they ever tried to go brown? When I think of the color brown, I think of chocolate, coffee, and hazelnuts. Browns have a broad spectrum of range just like red.

Brown can be deep chocolate all the way to light brown before reaching what we consider dirty blonde. I associate brown with durable, soft and sensual. The same tips apply when coloring.

Tips:

Be sure to use a developer that lifts. For example, if you are bleaching your hair first to lift it, decide which developer would be best.

The higher the developer, the blonder it will get. A 20 will lift it, a 30 will lift it higher, and a 40 will lift it the highest blond possible. Playing in color, I always advise you play in tracks especially if you are not a professional.

Don’t experiment in your hair if you have never tried it before. The same tips apply to people if you plan on coloring your natural hair. Please skip the lifting process if your hair is already blonde. The hair color or rinse you chose will come out exactly how seen on the box if the hair is lifted to its lightest state.

If you want a subtle brown instead of a bright brown, make sure the hair is a dirty blonde instead of a platinum blonde before adding the color.

chocolate brown hair

Bad Burnt Orange

The burnt orange hair color has become very popular over the last few years.

The most I ever see the color is in the fall. It compliments many skin tones, but it sets the beauty standard for darker skin tones. It caters to the mahogany, cinnamon, honey, and warm brown tones. The vibrant dark ginger color has been known to turn heads considering it is so bold yet calm.

The perfect fall color if you want your hair to match the leaves on the trees. Most of the same tips apply when coloring.

Tips:

Be sure to use a developer that lifts. For example, if you are bleaching your hair first to lift it, decide which developer would be best.

The higher the developer, the blonder it will get. A 20 will lift it, a 30 will lift it higher, and a 40 will lift it the highest blond possible. Playing in color, I always advise you play in tracks especially if you are not a professional.

Don’t experiment in your hair if you have never tried it before. The same tips apply to people if you plan on coloring your natural hair. Please skip the lifting process if your hair is already blonde. The hair color or rinse you chose will come out exactly how seen on the box if the hair is lifted to its lightest state.

When coloring your hair burnt orange, I suggest you use the highest possible developer. The colors you will need will be two bottles of orange, a bottle of red, and a bottle of brown. You want to use the full bottles of orange and a little brown and red.

Test the color when mixed on a piece of paper towel to see if that is the color you would like to use.

teyana taylor caramel brown

Ultra-Ombre

Ombre has been all the rage for quite some time now. Ombre is transitioning one color into the next color repeatedly.

The versions of Ombre you can accomplish are limitless. I have done simple Ombre’s. For example, I want to go blonde but not full blonde. I chose to color everything blonde an inch down from my roots, so they remain jet black or 1b.

You also have Ombre styles you can do try that are even more daring. Starting your roots off dark brown 3 inches, following a light brown another 3 inches then ending in blonde tips.

Your options are truly limitless when it comes to Ombre. Most of the same tips apply when coloring.

Tips:

Be sure to use a developer that lifts. For example, if you are bleaching your hair first to raise it, decide which developer would be best.

The higher the developer, the blonder it will get. A 20 will raise it, a 30 will lift it higher, and a 40 will lift it the highest blond possible. Playing in color, I always advise you play in tracks especially if you are not a professional.

Don’t experiment in your own hair if you have never tried it before. The same tips apply to people if you plan on coloring your natural hair. Please skip the lifting process if your hair is already blonde. The hair color or rinse you chose will come out exactly how seen on the box if the hair is lifted to its lightest state.

After you have lifted your hair, chose 2-3 colors you would like to Ombre. We are talking about fall so maybe try some fall colors we have discussed already. It’s as simple as taking your color brush and applying your 1st chosen color from the roots 2-3 inches down, then your 2nd chosen color another 2-3 inches down and your final color for the tips.

Even the inches are up to you when it comes to coloring!

ombre hair

Favorite Fall Cuts

Now that we have tackled fall colors head on, we can talk about our favorite fashionable haircuts during the upcoming fall season.

Haircuts are always beautiful, and most of the time we tend to get haircuts or shorter styles in the summertime because it carries less heat on our head and is much cooler. Haircuts are lovely all-season round and fall is no exception.

For the remainder of this blog, I am going to give you some ideas on haircuts you can try this fall season. Be sure to add some of the flirty colors we spoke about as well!

The Bomb Bobs

Bobs seem to be the way of life these days. They have always been in style, but within the last several years they are groundbreaking.

I mean I have friends that wear bobs and don’t choose to wear their hair any other way. Bobs have a broad spectrum for the specific bob style you want. Blunt cut bobs, asymmetrical bobs, A-line bobs and banged bobs.

Straight, curly wavy bobs and the list goes on.

Blunt Cut Bobs:

A blunt cut bob is when a stylist cuts straight across with the scissors to give the hair definition and distinction. The bob is straight all the way across around. The style helps shape the face of pretty much anyone.

A Lob or Long Bob:

Picture a regular blunt cut bob and add length, that is what a long bob is. It can be wavy, curly or straight, if the bob hits your shoulders, it is considered a Lob or a long bob. Great for women who prefer longer hair but enjoy a nice neat cut every once and a while.

Asymmetrical Bobs:

An Asymmetrical bob is a bob where one side is long that the other.

The bob begins from the back like any other bob where you would cut it straight across. One side you would continue to cut straight across while the other side you would angle to cut downward. You cut the side with more hair downward.

Asymmetrical bobs give me life because they can be as dramatic as you want them to be.

nicki minaj platinum blonde dark roots bob

Be A Pixie Princess

Pixie styles are short styles where hair is layered and even tapered to create a light feathered effect.

Pixie cuts became more popular in the 70s and 80s as women started wearing shorter hair and feeling more confident. Pixie cuts have variety, and ill briefly explain a few.

Basic Pixie Cut:

A basic pixie cut includes a side part and starts longer and the top and grows shorter at the bottom. Layers are created to give it an airy texture and feel and most of the time the shape all depends on the face shape. Pixie cuts can be described in different ways and fit the person whose head it is on.

Pixie Bob:

The Pixie-bob came into play in the 1950s and had remained relevant since. The cut is as mentioned a Pixie Bob. The cut is super short on the back and side of the head while long in the front and layered. It generally looks like side bangs.

pixie short cut

Fall Colors & Flavors

Fall is in the air as the breeze drifts in and our hair looks for an average slay are at stake!

No more being bland and lacking flavor. Embrace the season and embrace the change. Have fun with the fall colors and make them your own.

Also, don’t be afraid to cut those bundles and grow some courage. Maybe these colors aren’t your everyday go to look but don’t be scared to encompass something you’re not used too when it comes to your hair.

It’s now time to rake the leaves, carve pumpkins and start a new season with new fall colors and cuts!

About Joydan Dawson

Joydan D'nay is a writer and an aspiring publicist. She acquired her cosmetology license in high school. She used that license to financially support herself through college doing hair and nails. Graduating in 2016 with a B.A. in Communication, she has an entrepreneur mindset and ready to get her feet wet in the field of media, public relations, and all things beauty.

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