Buckle up, everyone. Now that salons have reopened their doors, the food-inspired hair colors are back in full force. The latest one to make waves? Cinnamon brown hair, which has been spotted on everyone from Kylie Jenner to Meghan Markle.
Bold red has been a major trend for 2020, and the biggest color trend for fall is shaping up to be incorporating touches of the shade into your natural base. If you're blond, that might look like golden peach, but if you're a brunette, cinnamon brown is the perfect way to dip a toe into red territory.
It also makes sense that when the weather gets cooler, our hair gets a little warmer. “As nature shifts into our next season, many of us are ready for a bit of change,” says Clairol partner and hair colorist Jeremy Tardo. “These trending cinnamon brown hair colors feel as much like autumn as your favorite sweater or cup of warm tea.”
Stephanie Brown, master colorist at New York's IGK Salon Soho, says she's noticed an uptick in her brunette clients trying red shades, and credits Zendaya's gorgeous copper hue from last year as the start of the renewed interest around it. “Seeing how amazing it looks on her is probably why people are wanting to play with reds now—maybe not as bold, but are trying more of an ombré with it,” she says. She also adds that fall is the perfect time to dip into this trend, since “warming up your color for fall and winter helps add a little glow to your skin when we now see little sunlight.”
If you have a brunette base already, the shade is fairly easy to achieve—all it takes are some warmer highlights. If your hair has naturally been lightened by the summer sun, adding red tones to where it's been sun-kissed is the perfect way to transition to fall for a nice rich color.
“This warmth added to a brunette color palette can be flattering on a lot of different complexions,” says Tardo. “If you have medium to dark skin tones, this hair color is gorgeous on you. If your skin is fair, a bit of warmth in your hair can add the appearance of color to your skin.” He does warn that it can bring out pink in your skin, so if you're already on the rosy side, it's something to keep in mind.
To get in on the trend, Tardo says to ask your colorist for warm brown hues: “They can use a brunette color as the foundation of their formula and add subtle bronzes and reds to the mixture to create this new glow.” If you're confident about coloring your hair at home, he says you can combine Clairol Nice N’ Easy 5W Medium Mocha Brown and 5RB Medium Reddish Brown (just be sure to read our guide to at-home color first). “You can also use these colors individually,” he notes. “If you want a little less red, choose 5W. If you want a little more red, choose 5RB.”
As with any shade, the easiest way to get cinnamon brown right is to bring in plenty of photos to your salon. Scroll on for some of our favorite takes on the trend, below.
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.
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