pumpkin spice cover

Red alert! Pumpkin spice hair is a thing! The eye-catching trend has already hit mass, dominating Trader Joe’s merchandizing , cereal boxes, even water bottles. In the beauty space the hue has become a pretty and popular hair color choice; it is an artful and individual way to celebrate autumn, especially if you’re feeling the sexy redhead vibe. Though marketers like us to think they invented the piquant punch of pumpkin, the shade was in salons long before we were sipping the coffee shop tipple: We’ve been writing about this trend for a few seasons; find further reading, formulas, and some inspirational examples of the color, in the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

For tips on matching this color to your complexion and style, and on maintaining pumpkin shades, read this post.


To go pumpkin at the salon, share this formula with your colorist; be aware that it may be adjusted based on your current color and color history. There’s examples of the color pictured below.


Alternatively, superimpose a spiced pumpkin latte on to your head. . .!

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pumpkin tessa

Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group


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