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Fall hair color ideas: light or dark?

/ 08.26.2015
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How will you color your hair this fall?

Updating an existing hair color in time for fall is something a lot of people do every year, if only to revive their tresses after summer. If you think your mane could benefit from a new hue this autumn, there's one question you need to answer: do you want to go lighter or darker?

Sunkissed strands

Enhancing the lightening effects of summer on your hair will keep the sun shining on your beauty look all year round. Whether your locks have a wind-whipped beachy feel or more of a subtle honeyed tone come September, you can keep it bright and breezy until spring with added highlights, balayage, or an all-over color.

Styling tip

Colored hair is more prone to dryness and can thus become brittle and susceptible to breakage when put under unnecessary stress. So, cut back on heat styling whenever possible, and always use a heat protectant when you can't avoid it.

Deeper, darker tresses

Swapping a lighter hair color for a richer, darker tone is the perfect way to update your whole look for the season ahead. Going darker will transform your hairstyle, giving it added shine and a deep, multi-dimensional finish.

Styling tip

If you aren't 100% sure about a darker hair color, try a bronde look before going full-on brunette. It'll show you what going a few shades darker looks like, without being totally irreversible should you decide you don't love it.

What do you think? How will you color your hair this fall?

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