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Latest hair colours to ‘drink’ in

Caramel Mocha Balayage

In analysing the Northern Hemisphere’s latest autumnal hair trends, Hair Journal International (HJI) reports that four of the most on-trend seasonal shades are named after drinks.

The colours are called Apple Cider, Caramel Mocha Balayage, Pumpkin Spiced Punch and Ginger Beer. HJI called on experts to describe the shades.

A soft shade of copper blonde with golden and pinkish accents, Apple Cider colour is best suited to a paler complexion, according to Issie Churcher, colour director, Brooks & Brooks, London. She says: “This shade is perfect for natural redheads when introducing a lighter shade, or clients with cooler undertones as it creates an interesting tonal clash of warm and cool.”

Caramel Mocha Balayage is described by Anne Veck of Anne Veck in Oxford as mirroring the subtle infusion of coffee and cocoa. “It’s an effortless weaving of a rich brown base with balayage painted caramel shimmering on top. Think of it as milky coffee and chocolate swirling and dancing.”

To Warren Boodaghians, head of technical at HOB Salons, Pumpkin Spiced Punch is rich, vibrant and earthy. “Going naturally warmer and more vibrant is the way forward for the copper and red palettes. We are moving away from root stretches and freehand for more creative colour placement.”

The Ginger Beer hue can be customised to suit an individual’s comfort level, says Jason Hogan, celebrity and expert colourist at Josh Wood Atelier. “This trend works well for those with pale strawberry blonde and light copper hair, it’s easy to update their look to something a bit deeper and more brooding for autumn/winter.”


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