Similar to low-rise jeans creeping back into popularity, hair color trends can be cyclical-and fall 2020 is proving to be a prime example. Familiarity is key as we continue to self-isolate, with classic fall shades and natural hues acting as a comfort zone. "We're definitely making the switch to darker, richer tones for the fall this year," says hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons. "We've all grown to accept more of our natural shades this year, so we'll be sticking to lower-maintenance colors for fall that are a bit closer to our natural shade and easy to maintain."
Fitzsimons says to think about darker, richer tones: dark reds, chocolatey brown, espresso with warm tones, caramel highlights, and toffee. These colors are warm and cozy, just how fall is intended to be. Scroll though to find some major hair inspo, courtesy of celebrities who've embraced our new favorite wintry shades.
Brunette hair can be an incredible canvas for highlights, lowlights, and everything in between. But this year, make an all-over, cooler-toned coffee shade your new signature, like Angelina Jolie.
For a more complex-yet low-maintenance-take on brunette, opt for a warm coffee balayage à la Regina Hall. No purple shampoo required.
Chrissy Teigen wears a caramel toffee shade all over for a warm hair look that we love. It's the kind of transitional hair color you can let grow in for a while.
Beyoncé's hair looks gorgeous and glam in a light and dimensional toffee shade that is so easy to maintain.
Take red hair a few notches warmer for winter with a dusky crimson. Zendaya's hair color has hints of chardonnay red with onyx and auburn accents for dimension.
Classic braids like Rihanna's feel fresh for fall when done in a spicy red shade.
Kerry Washington wears her lob in a deep chocolate brown with a an auburn tint that peeks through only in certain light.
Gemma Chan's mix of neutral and light tones makes for a cold brew-inspired shade perfect for fall.
We're always inspired by JLO's beauty looks. Here, she wears her angled lob with chunky caramel highlights, bringing in some cool '90s vibes.
Miranda Kerr's face-framing highlights are more subtle and easily blend in with her light brown strands.
Shay Mitchell's dark espresso shade has a warm tone to it that adds dimension to the entire look.
Mandy Moore's espresso shade is strong from her hairline to her ears and then lightens as you get to the ends with a warm, caramel hue.