Changing Color in the Fall

Hello all it’s that time again – Fall! As the leaves on the trees are changing so should your haircolor. If you’ve been maximizing your time in the sun, then chances are your haircolor has faded or bleached out and you might want to think about asking your colorist to help you with a tune up.
Here are a few simple ways to adjust your color casually and easily.
1.) Have some lowlights painted into your hair. Typically hair is darker underneath so of you pull a darker color through the bottom half of your hair then have a few streaks of darker pulled through the top you will be able to use your washed out color to look like highlights.
2.) Request a toning gloss treatment to be placed on all of your hair. Most professional lines have a Demi or Semi permanent color option that would be perfect. Have your stylist pick a shade that is simply a level deeper than what you already have – or if you’re up to it even a lil darker. I also recommend using a shade that has golden tones or warm (red) tones. It will add lots of shine and richness to a drab looking summer color.
3.) Find a color conditioner. Colored shampoos and conditioners will stain the hair and can help add vibrancy back to a boring shade. Aveda makes some fabulous ones and you can get info on them at your local Aveda store.
4.) Just go crazy and try a whole new shade! I always feel like Fall is the time to try out that amazing auburn you’ve been eyeing or that risky red! The thought is that if you don’t like it then by the time summer rolls around you will probably be able to get back to what you had before.
As usual, I always recommend making major color changes with the help of a professional – but if you are trying out your skills on a friend or yourself and need some advice just shoot me an email at and I’ll do my best to help! Don’t be afraid to embrace change – it’s just hair right?!

One thought on “Changing Color in the Fall

  1. Terah

    I love your blog! I have a question for you….I have naturally ash blonde hair (about an 8) and currently it is highlighted/lowlighted. I’d like to darken my hair to light brown (maybe a 5 or 6). Is it possible for a stylist to heavily lowlight my hair so that some of my natural blonde remains as the “highlights”, but the majority of my hair is brown? I’d like to leave some of my natural color in so it adds dimension. Or would it be better to just do an all-over color to achieve the light brown?

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