The copper hair trend is back, according to Kendall Jenner and Megan Fox

The copper hair trend is having a major moment right now, with some big names now repping the look

Kendall Jenner, Tessa Thompson and Megan Fox all with copper hair in a cream and pink template
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Copper hair is proving to be the most in-demand hair color for fall, with celebrities like Kendall Jenner (get the  411 for Kendall's copper hair here), Megan Fox and Barbie Ferreira all swapping their natural locks for a new, fiery hue. Here's what you need to know about the copper hair trend, plus a whole bunch of inspo pics if you're planning to jump on the bandwagon...

It's safe to say there's a coppery revolution going on in the hair world. Just as the experts predicted, the 2022 hair trends are all starting to skew towards warm hues and in particular copper. Right now, the bolder cousin of the pumpkin spice hair trend—is making its way onto runways and even our TikTok feeds, with all our fave celebs now rocking the look and inspiring salon visits everywhere. 

"I think it's great to have a change—everyone needs something fresh and new," says Kirsten Kiyan of Beauty Refinery NYC (opens in new tab). "We've had blondes and brunettes for so long, so why not?"

Clearly, it's out with expensive blonde and expensive brunette trends and IN with gingery tones and fringe hairstyles (if Kenny's latest hair look is anything to go by). And low-key, we're certainly considering a switcheroo. Who's with us?

Celebs with copper hair color

So far, we can count at least five major names that have transformed their look with the ultimate fall shade, with actress Megan Fox becoming the latest celeb to fall in love with the look.

If you're getting ready to dash to the salon, be sure to have these reference pics at the ready...

Kendall Jenner with copper hair at Paris Fashion Week 2022

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Megan Fox with copper hair and wearing a gold dress in New York City 2022

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How to achieve the copper hair color

Gregory Patterson, celebrity stylist and DIY expert for Sally Beauty (opens in new tab), provides expert tips for nailing spring 2022's new hair obsession. 

"Red/copper hair reflects light and is beautiful when a third tone of the same family is introduced to add high and low visual pops of reflection," he said. "Think mahogany, cherry, pumpkin colors—they are harmonious and when combined create a beautiful blend of tones that complement each other."

Likewise, hairstylist Neil Moodie (opens in new tab) has seen the color's rise in popularity and thinks it's the perfect way to brighten things up. He does have a word of advice for those who are considering attempting it, though. 

"If you want a brighter red, then you will need a lighter base color to begin with," Moodie says.

wavy red hair meant to depict the copper hair color trend

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Red, though eye-catching, can be a difficult color to work with. According to L'Oréal Paris (opens in new tab), it is a shade that will require regular hair masking and hair glossing, and it is likely to fade quickly. 

We've provided expert-backed tips for dyeing your hair at home, but if you have your heart set on red, it's best to turn to the pros!

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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