Yahoo June 23, 2023



15 Copper Hair Color Ideas You’ll Want to Copy ASAP 


Copper Blonde

If you're tired of the best blonde hair colors, try the shade with a copper twist. “Start with previously lightened or natural blonde hair,” says celebrity colorist Ashley Gomila. “Evenly apply a copper toner like Overtones Ginger Coloring Conditioner for a temporary color or Ion 7RC for permanent.”

Golden Copper

“This look is fun and head-turning without being too drastic of a change from deeper tones,” says Dark and Lovely celebrity stylist Derick Monroe. If you’re going to go lighter, Monroe stresses the importance of keeping your hair healthy enough to handle color.

Copper Coin

According to Lorena M. Valdes, a colorist at Maxine Salon in Chicago who coined—ha!—the shade name, copper coin is “the perfect way to incorporate shades of copper and caramel to create a natural dimensional look.” Kendall Jenner's shade, by celebrity colorist Jenna Perry, is one of the more natural takes on red hair.

Pumpkin Copper

Karissa Schaudt, a colorist at Chicago’s Maxine Salon, says the pumpkin spice trend includes all shades of red. “Pumpkin spice hair color looks just as good as the flavor tastes,” she says. “The color is full of bold tones that include ginger, cinnamon, and chestnut. Each of these shades can be interpreted as pumpkin spice or blended together to make one very rich tone.”

Peachy Copper

If you're itching to try the pastel hair trend, take a page from Jennie Ruby Jane and try peachy copper. “Peach is so pretty on so many different skin tones,” says Mark DeBolt, celebrity colorist and co-owner of New York’s Mark Ryan Salon. “Because it’s such a warm color, it makes skin and eyes glow and makes your hair look so healthy.” DeBolt suggests asking your stylist for a peach glaze instead of going the DIY route, but try Lime Crime’s Unicorn Hair Tint in Sushi if you’re confident in your hair dyeing skills.

Copper Orange

Vibrant copper orange is the perfect dye job for warmer months. “This is a fun color to do for summer," says Gomila. “I would recommend applying a demipermanent color to previously bleached hair. A good color line to go with would be Wella Color Charm Demi Hair Color-7RR Light Copper.”

Neutral Brown Copper

Brunettes can achieve Issa Rae's bronzy color at home. “If your hair is naturally light brown, you can easily achieve this color by doing a color gloss like the Kristin Ess Signature Hair Gloss in Copper Penny,” says Gomila.

Ginger Copper

Chrissy Teigen’s ginger shade looks especially stunning on medium skin tones—plus it's super easy to DIY. “Some of the best copper shades come from the land of vivid hair colors,” says Gregory Patterson, celebrity stylist and DIY color and stylist expert for Sally Beauty. “Of course, everything will appear brighter on prelifted hair, but you can also overlay these on top of your existing shades as long as you’re at a natural hair color level 6 and above.” To get the look, Patterson suggests Strawberry Leopard Sundown Semi Permanent Conditioning Hair Color and Strawberry Leopard Fire Semi Permanent Conditioning Hair Color.

Auburn Copper

If your strands have been previously lightened, it's easy to transition to copper hair. Gomila recommends an “allover auburn color application” for highlights and balayage. “I leave the bulk of the lighter strands out and blend in a copper blend to the ends to create vibrant highlights that are the perfect blend of auburn and copper,” she says.

Deep Copper

Megan Fox debuted a chic shade of copper red hair at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar party; the color was created by Meche Salon stylist Jacob Schwartz using Redken Color Gels Oils. “For Megan’s color, we looked through different variations of red,” he said. “Her eyes are so blue, so I knew adding more copper would be the move. I wanted her change to be a full-on moment, but also wanted to approach it with a natural touch, so I kept it a deeper copper tone.”

Cinnamon Copper

One especially popular take on the shade is cinnamon copper, which is “making a heavy wave,” says hairstylist and color expert for Cosmo Prof Presley Poe, who suggests the Schwarzkopf Vibrance line for maintaining beautiful, rich, and reflective red hair tones.

Brunette Copper

Another way to add a red tint to brunette? Copper brunette. “We are seeing a lot of copper brunettes that are high in shine and rich in copper, golden tones,” says Jennifer Korab, celebrity hairstylist and owner of Renaissance Salon & Spa in Hillsborough, New Jersey. “This hair color is soft and seamless. We are seeing a lot of brunettes also add highlights of copper to accentuate and create a warm vibrant look.”

Copper Locs

For a modern take on Ariel's iconic red hair, hairstylist Camille Friend opted for a more subtle copper shade on star Halle Bailey. “When I start designing a character for a movie, I begin with a few questions,” she told Glamour. “What are the actor's skin tones and undertones? What is their eye color and facial shape? Based on that information, I chose a golden-orange shade of red that would look most flattering on Halle.”

Copper Red

Looking for something a bit more bold? Enhance your copper dye job with bright red tones. “You can stain previously lightened hair with Adore Cajun Spice for a less damaging pop of color,” Gomila says.

Caramel Copper

Zendaya hopped on the trend at the Emmys, where she stunned in a bouncy blowout topped with an elegant black ribbon. “It’s the perfect way to incorporate shades of copper and caramel to create a natural dimensional look," Lorena M. Valdes, hair colorist at Chicago’s Maxine Salon, tells Glamour, adding that she highly recommends this shade for brunettes who love seeing warmth in their hair. “From chestnut to caramels and coppers, it works so well, and most don’t depend on a gloss, since color can be used to highlight.”