Fall and Winter Hair Color Trends Made Easy: Smokin’ Hot Shades for Chilly Weather (Pro Tips!)

Not sure what to do with your hair in the colder weather? We can help! Celeb colorist Meghan Frayne has the lowdown on the hottest shades for chilly temps.

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The temperatures might be getting a lot cooler, but don’t let the chilly weather stop you from rocking some sizzling fall and winter hair colors. To give us the scoop on must-have shades of the season, Angelo David Salon celeb colorist Meghan Frayne shares color-boosting secrets, celebrity inspirations, and so much more!

BettyConfidential: As we begin to transition into the cooler winter months, how should we change up our color?

Meghan Frayne: My rule as we approach the cooler season is to go deeper and richer. This means either creating lowlights around the face or opting for a darker tone to create dimension and depth that blends beautifully. Think autumn leaves as your inspiration as you try to enhance your color for the season.

BC: What celebrities should we be taking inspiration from right now?

MF: We should totally take our cues from Jennifer Lawrence (seen above), especially with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire coming out this month. Her darker hair shade in the film is just perfect for the fall.

BC: Are there any tips and tricks to give color that much-needed boost at home?

MF: Use dry shampoo instead of frequently washing your hair. If you must wash your hair, use cold water to boost your color. For redheads, Pureology’s Copper Reflect Enhancer conditioning treatment will make your hair color more vibrant.

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BC: With a change in color, is it important to change up our hair care routine in the cooler months?

MF: The colder season means less humidity, which is notorious for making hair (and the scalp) dry and prone to static. I suggest—believe it or not—a hair routine that will punch in more moisture. Try using hydrating shampoo and conditioners as well as minimizing the use of alcohol-based styling products.

BC: What are some of your color-preserving hair care must haves?

MF: Pureology’s Fresh Approach anti-fade line works with any hair color to preserve vibrancy and shine. For products that are color-specific, Pureology has the Reviving Red shampoo and conditioner for redheads and the Perfect 4 Platinum line for blondes.  Don’t forget that moisture is vital to keep your hair looking its best, so also invest on products with hydrating properties like the Angelo David Vita Complex leave-in conditioner ($21.50, angelodavid.com).

BC: Is it important to trim your hair once you’ve dyed it?

MF: I suggest getting a trim six to eight weeks after coloring your hair.  During that period, hair has been exposed to constant styling and friction that can lead to breakage. Also, having the proper tools for maintenance is key, such as the Angelo David boar & nylon  bristle brush ($35 – $65, angelodavid.com) to keep hair tangle-free and smooth.

Courtney Leiva is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential and is somewhere in the sky with diamonds.

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