Copper hair color is spring's latest celeb-approved trend

Heading to the salon? Copper hair color is the talk of the town, from Sydney Sweeney to Kendall Jenner

Patricia Manfield wears a gold shiny leather zipper cropped jacket from Fendi, a matching gold shiny leather ruffled knot slit short dress from Fendi, a gold shiny leather Nano Fendigraphy handbag from Fendi, outside the Fendi fashion show, during the Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022/2023 on February 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy
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Spring has sprung, and copper hair color is on track to be the look of the season. 

As the experts predicted, 2022 hair trends are starting to skew towards warm hues, as the fashionable likes of Kendall Jenner and Barbie Ferreira have demonstrated. The copper 'do—the warm-weather cousin of the pumpkin spice hair trend—is making its way onto runways and Instagram feeds, 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?"

Though we're smitten with the recent expensive blonde and expensive brunette trends, we are certainly considering a switcheroo. Who's with us?



Celebs with copper hair color

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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. 


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