The Biggest Fall Hair Trend in 2022 Is All About Subtlety

Though we’re still in the thick of summer and enjoying the slower, longer days that come with it, there is a bit of excitement building for the crisp, cooler fall months ahead. Along with the new boots and other sartorial swaps we’re looking forward to making, we’re also keeping an eye on the latest hair colors for the season.

And there’s one overarching trend that’s reigning supreme this fall: subtle, warm tones. Yep, after years of icy blondes and eye-catching highlights, we’re going to be seeing a lot more golden blondes, subdued caramels and coppers.

Ahead, we’ve pulled some variations of the look you could try next.

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1. Honey Blonde

Some good news for any blondes out there who have lived in fear of warm tones for the past few years: Buttery, golden hues are in (and, let’s face it, they’re much easier to maintain than platinum).

2. Copper Tones

For our friends who have naturally dark strands, a few, well-placed copper highlights can brighten up your entire face.

3. Bronzed Balayage

Another option for brunettes is a bronzed balayage. Tip: Keep things within two shades of your natural base color for the most seamless grow out.

4. Expensive Brunette

For our brunettes out there who are looking a subtle change, try "expensive brunette." The trending style boosts your natural hair color (usually by way of some lowlights, babylights and/or gloss to give the overall shade dimension so it doesn’t fall flat.

5. Spiced Red

It is the most requested hair color of the past two years, after all. We especially love this rich gingerbread hue for the fall. (Tip: Keep your strands vibrant by swapping in a toning mask whenever you start to notice the color fading.)

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Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...