Somehow it’s already almost autumn, and it’s time to start your search for the best fall hair colors. Like the rest of the world, hair color is in a bit of a weird place this fall. Over the summer, bold shades of red and blonde exploded, but with another lockdown potentially in our future, low-maintenance shades are starting to take center stage again. However, low effort doesn’t mean boring, and for autumns hair colors, there’s a bit more happening than your typical sunny blondes and balayage brunettes. As the weather gets chillier, hair is about to get a lot warmer, and be prepared for red to be the shade of the season (we called it back in February). At-home experimentation is going strong, as are throwback trends like chunky highlights and e-girl stripes. And, of course, there’s the usual crop of drink-inspired shades to quench your thirst.
We asked top hairstylists for the coolest fall hair trends to try—covering the span of everything from pink and gray to stunning variations on blond, brunette, black, and red. We also threw in a few DIY options just in case (but be sure to read our guide on how to color your hair at home first). Read on for the best fall hair color ideas, and get ready to screenshot.