September 20, 2016

At this point, we shouldn’t be surprised by yet another pumpkin spice creation. The pumpkin spice trend has conquered almost every kind of food out there, and now it seems to have infiltrated our beauty habits. The trend has literally gone to everyone’s heads with pumpkin spiced hair colour and it’s all the rage on Instagram now.

Perfect fall color and cut by: @kellymccormickhair #balayage #pumpkinspicehair #fallhair

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At the mere thought of pumpkin spiced hair colour, it may sound a little too orange and intimidating. However, it’s actually a really beautiful hair colour – one that serial hair experimenters would fully appreciate. It’s similar and widely compared to its sister seasonal colour, gingersnap, but there’s a subtle difference. Gingersnap is classified as a brunette with red undertones, whereas pumpkin spice is infused with more copper undertones, which means it’s an auburn shade with highlights. There’s just something about this warm-toned hair colour that evokes a Fall feeling, even though we experience a year-round summer over here. But hey, one can imagine right?

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The trick behind this gorgeous blend of colours is called balayage, or “hair painting”. The hairstylist will place colours through your strands to get the right amount of variation of highlights against the base colours. If you’re afraid of looking too orange or red, you can work with your hairstylist to find the right shades to suit your skin tone. For those who are still on the fence about jumping on board the red train, there just doesn’t seem to be a better time to try out a new hair colour. So, take a look at these stunning rich reddish hues that are taking over Instagram and consider yourself a part of the pumpkin spice movement.