These hair colours will take you seamlessly between seasons

In true autumn fashion, gingers and reds are the colours of the season, but chilli chocolate hair is for those of us that are a bit nervous about going the full way.

Chilli Chocolate

The colour is made up of a deep chocolate brown with an auburn hue, to get the illusion of sun-kissed hair without it looking unnatural. The name came from Amanda Leaman of Joi Salon in Boston, for a pretty self-explanatory reason – it looks like one of those extremely expensive hand-crafted chocolate bars that only get pulled out on special occasions.

Mauve champagne hair

Looking for a way to switch-up your blonde hair? Meet mauve champagne as coined by Arizona-based hairstylist, Tara Nicole, via Allure. Thanks to the mauve-toned formula, this hue changes based on where the light hits. Genius.

Mulled wine hair

We love *drinking* red wine in Autumn so we’re totally here for this new colour trend. Mulled wine hair is all over our Instagram feeds this week and the multi-dimensional tones means it works for all skin tones. Cheers to that.

Toasted coconut hair

If you’re a brunette who wants to dip her toe into more of a blonde hue, let us introduce you to toasted coconut: the hot new hair colour taking over our Instagram feeds. Speaking to Allure, colourist Ami Rexroth explained: “It’s a very rich, dark root that softly transitions and melts into blonder ends”. We are absolutely loving this subtle new take on blonde highlights, aren’t you?

Shadow hair

2018 is official the year of dimension if the latest Instagram trends are anything to go by. More people than ever are avoiding flat colours like the plague, opting for midlights, balayage, ombrè and more to get depth of colour. But it’s not all about highlights, you know. According to Allure, ‘shadow hair’ is growing in popularity, and involves adding natural-looking shadows to your hair to make your colour look seamless, and save you in trips to the salon.

“‘Shadow hair’ is a new hair-colour trend that mimics the ombré of yesteryear,” explains Nikki Ferrara, colourist at Serge Normant at John Frieda in NYC. Combine shadow toning with babylights and balayage to create a “soft, organic root”, says U.K.-based colourist Josie Wright, and you can actually go 4-6 months without retouching them – sign us up!

Coffee balayage

There’s a new balayage in town and we’re loving the concept! Coffee balayage mimics the usual technique but using coffee colours from the dark espresso to the soft latte shades, combining to make this glossy bob a tonal dream.

Gem Roots

Gem roots is the current Instagram-trend fulfilling our crystal-obsessed dreams. From magenta to pastel shades of green and pink and silvery blonde ends, it sounds like it shouldn’t work but OH, it does.

Fruit Juice Hair

Another trend that will have brunettes jumping for joy, the latest colour style dubbed ‘fruit juice hair’ is total hair goals. Coined by hair guru Alisha McAlister, she explained: “I’m not sure what to call this! It’s a mix of blended fruit colours. I started this hair colour thinking I was doing a simple base and tone. Then my amazing client surprised me! She said, “I want something different!” So yay for stylist choice night!”. We think it’ll be a big hit this summer.

Rose Brown

Finally! A pastel trend that brunettes can get involved with! The rose gold trend isn’t done just yet, as rose brown is gaining traction on Instagram. Instead of having to dye your hair bright blonde to achieve the look, this works with darker hair colours. Created by hairstylist Thi Thao Tu, it’s done by using a combination of bleach, Olaplex treatment, and brown and red dyes. We’re SO into this!

Ghosted hair

This gorgeous look has nothing to do with the dating term, but rather what’s hiding in the shadows of the gorgeous hue. Why’s it different from platinum or silver? It’s the addition of carbon, quartz and oyster white that you don’t see at first glance. First crafted by Jason Hogan of Josh Wood Atelier on this wavy short hairstyle, it’s definitely going to be a biggie this year.


Hailee Steinfeld is our latest hair hero. Her chocolate colour always looks so healthy and smooth, with some very subtle highlights to add natural warmth to her brunette.

Strawberry Blonde

Emma is always redhead goals. This season she’s upping the blonde hair colours and making copper take a backseat, but never abandoning her trademark ginger ‘do.

Rich chesnut

Not everyone goes lighter for summer, and Lily Aldridge is tempting us with her rich roots and chestnut ends. A very subtle balayage that will allow your lengths to grow out worry-free between appointments.

Golden copper

Julianne Hough shows blondes how to transform into a redhead with this golden copper colour. It’s bold, but the lighter undertones give her a ‘born with it’ rather than ‘from the bottle’ look.

Dark Auburn

Adding reddish tones to brunette hair will immediately help to warm up your complexion. That, or jump on the fake tan train.

Golden blonde

If you’re not ready to go full platinum, golden blonde is the way to go. Wear it with messy curls like Rita to really amp up the beachy vibes.


After shaving off her long blonde locks and experimenting with platinum to white-blonde tones, Cara’s gone back to her roots with a cocoa-coloured pixie.

Golden bronze

Heidi’s super-shiny bronze shade is slightly darker than her usual all-over highlights, but a hint of blonde keeps it nice and summery. If your bleached hair is in need of a break, this could be the shade for you.

Honey blonde

The reigning queen of blondes (in conjunction with Blake Lively, of course), no one does sun-kissed and sensual like Rosie. Take a cue from the model and go for a slightly dirtier, deep blonde for spring.


The perfect in-between, bronde is the shade if you want to lighten your look but keep it totally natural, like the beautiful Lily-Rose Depp.


Ever the siren, Amy Adams demonstrates that ginger biscuit is the colour en-vogue. Perfect for those with paler complexions who want to bring warmth to their appearance in spring.


The bronzed goddess herself shows us that caramel is the colour you need in spring alongside a refreshing, textured cut.

Dirty blonde

Queen B’s lightened locks from way back are still summer hair goals. Keep it sleek and straight to really show off your new ‘do.

Warm brunette

We are almost too distracted by those stunning (I repeat, stunning!) accessories to fully appreciate Emma’s hair colour. Upping the warm undertones and reddish hues brings new life to her brunette locks.


We get the feeling Selena isn’t about seasonal hair – she is about what works for her. And with skin that pale and dewy, she’s made the right decision by opting for a strong, almost-black tone and an effortless ponytail to enhance her natural beauty.


We love tonal beauty here at GLAMOUR, and Kerry Washington is goddess goals with her chocolate hair and glowing skin.

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