On-trend colour from Brooks&Brooks

We’re feeling inspired… As the colder months roll in, it’s a good idea to appreciate our surroundings and draw inspiration from what we see. Enjoy a host of different colours being brought to the surface; changing leaves; chill icy mornings; striking sunrises and sunsets. Yes! We’re excited to see a beautiful autumn spectrum of colour in hair trends. The team at Brooks&Brooks in London offers its take on the shades that they believe will dominate the coming months. Let’s hear more…   

Marmalade copper meets tangerine copper 

It wouldn’t be autumn without a ravishing redhead with copper tones. But forget bold, global colour, say Brooks&Brooks. This season’s copper has undertones of playful pink and yellow. The mix creates a delicate luminous tone which will suit a multitude of skin tones and open up numerous possibilities for you to entice your clients to try a colour change.  

marmalade copper

Ortega brunette  

It was inevitable that the meteoric rise to fame of Jenna Ortega, aka Wednesday Addams, would lead to a rise in brunette requests. Brooks&Brooks say this season’s brunettes will be glossy and healthy but also incorporate the youthful edge of Ms Ortega, with a grungier, grittier feel – it’s luxe, but it’s luxe with attitude. Changing from lighter shades to brunette can also give the impression of added length, contributing to the ultimate transformation and client satisfaction. 

Ortega Brunette

Pumpkin spice  

As colder weather creates a desire for heat, expect increased demand for warmer shades. Pumpkin spice encapsulates this movement, according to our Brooks&Brooks advisors. It’s a warm brown containing hints of red and copper. Think autumn leaves in the muted seasonal sunlight. The best techniques are those that give the hair dimension, to allow a natural feeling and products such as L’Oreal Professionnel iNOA copper and rosé tones. 

Pumpkin spice

Saturated tones  

The ultimate in beautiful, subtle colour, saturated tones come from a feeling of the autumn dawn. These shades are as light as air and clean. Think of the hair as a canvas on which you are creating a stunning watercolour suggest Brooks&Brooks. Products such as L’Oreal Professionnel’s Dia Light Violet Booster, Violet Booster and a dot of black with 9vl create the perfect look.  

Saturated tones

Switch the stitch and adapt your paint  

Creating change through adding dimension with artful placement will be a colour menu this season. Balayage techniques featuring placements of deeper contrasting shades will give depth and contrast, allowing negative space to breathe. The secret here is to paint on top of the hair, not underneath it. Highlights should be stitch-ribboned for veils of colour to pop. 

We can’t wait to see these trends blossom in the colder months… If this has inspired you, we would love to see your work, please share with us on @colourworlduk 

Looking for some more colour inspiration? Here you go: INSPIRATION


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