Fall will always have that back-to-school allure for most of us: new clothes, new beauty, and a chance to refresh our style. Even though most of us are too old to buy school supplies, we never give up that excitement of showing up in fall as a cooler, newer, better version of ourselves — and one surefire way to do that is with a fresh new hair color.
This season's runways were filled with plenty of beauty and fashion flashbacks along with new takes that are bound to inspire you to try a whole new “lewk.” We asked Rachel Bodt, senior colorist for Red Door Salon in New York City, to weigh in on the hair color trends we’ll see making their way from the catwalk to the sidewalk. Bodt, who works on runway stunners like Andreja Pejic, Kiki Willems and Lili Sumner, along with an editorial body of work that includes Olivia Wilde, Tilda Swinton and Jaws Nelson, dished on the season’s hottest hair colors, how to get them and how to keep them looking gorgeous all season.
Let's call this the End of the Age of Ombre: those golden strands have made their way to the final fifth of your hair and, well, they look pretty good. "Essentially, it's most likely people who've grown out their blonde and the ends are super golden, but it's a good look. It's evolved: kind of a neutral, ashy root and a golden end. It's a nice way to grow that ombre out and help it look more connected to the root. The days of that stark line of lighter color vs. a dark root is over. There's some connection between the two colors.
Since this is most likely the end of your ombre color, Bodt suggests going to a professional to marry the different hues of your hair together as well as bring the levels of golden blonde back up on the ends. “This could be like a twice-a-year thing; super easy to maintain,” she recommends. You can also enhance your ends at home with a golden color treatment like dpHUE Gloss+ Golden Blonde.