June 3, 2023

It isn’t just a change in season that autumn’s arrival marks—it’s a change in mindset too. For me, when it comes to beauty, the shift from summer to cooler climes has me instantly drifting towards hibernation mode and that means focusing on a more nourishing skincare routine (cleansing balms and hair masks are my current beauty BFFs), and embracing deeper hues in my makeup bag in the form of classic berry-toned lipsticks and grungier nail colours.

When it comes to hair, though, along with the inevitable turn to the dark side, celebs and fashion girls have been stepping out in a spectrum of fresh colours for autumn 2021. My go-to hair salon, Muse of London, is taking inspiration from the kitchen cupboard with a spice rack-inspired menu of hair colours for autumn, from turmeric to paprika. While editorially we are seeing everything from icy blonde to raven black leading the way.

Autumn hair colours: Zendaya with red hair at the Emmys

I’m not sure I’ll ever get over how beautiful Helen Mirren looks with her candyfloss pink hairstyle.

Shop the Best Products to Maintain Your Colour

Josh Wood Colour Shade Shot Gloss in Chestnut Brunette
Josh Wood Colour
Shade Shot Gloss in Chestnut Brunette

Josh Wood recommends this semi-permanent treatment gloss for maintaining your colour during the winter months. “We created Gloss to boost colour while conditioning your hair at the same time. It’s a semi-permanent colour, 100% vegan, sulphate-free and loaded with natural ingredients,” he explained.

Autumn hair colours: Rita Hazan True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss
Rita Hazan
True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss

Rita Hazan’s gloss comes in a selection of shades so you can get that shiny, on-trend, healthy-hair look whatever autumn hair colour you want.

Autumn hair colours: Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask
Soulfood Nourishing Mask

Hair masks and treatments are incredibly important and should be used a couple of times a week to keep colour sealed in, and to avoid fading and your hair going dry, brittle and lifeless due to the colder weather,” advised Carly Price. This one from Amika is one of my favourites thanks to its ability to seal split ends and intensely hydrate.

Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo
Bumble and Bumble
Color Minded Shampoo

“When it comes to maintaining fresh colour during the cold months, it’s important to invest in colour-saving shampoos and conditioners that will keep your hair colour looking vibrant and long-lasting,” advised Price.

Living Proof Colour Care Conditioner
Living Proof
Colour Care Conditioner

This new range from Living Proof uses a special “locking molecule” to prevent colour fade.

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

Next up, 7 autumn accessory trends that are already taking over.