Hot hair for autumn

Long straight hair of different colors

Fancy a change now that autumn is here? A colour boost might be what you need! Here, we showcase the hot shades for redheads, blondes and brunettes!


The Redheads

Burnished Auburn

Forget fire engine red or amber shades laced with blonde highlights, this season it’s all about rich burnished shades of auburn, like American actress Jessica Chasten (below). If you already have dark blonde or light red hair, you can attempt this look at home with the Clairol dye pictured below, but if your hair is any other colour you should go to the professionals.

US actress Jessica Chastain poses before the Chanel 2016-2017 fall/winter Haute Couture collection fashion show on July 5, 2016 in Paris. / AFP / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Jessica Chastain (Getty Images)

How to achieve it…


Nice’n Easy Permanent Hair Colour Natural Golden Auburn, £5.99


Viviscal Volumising Hair Fibres Auburn, £19.99


John Frieda Radiant Red Shampoo & Conditioner, £5.99



The Blondes

Flattering Bronde

Forget ombré, this season it’s all about bronde which is altogether more grown up and flattering. Bronde is the perfectly blended mix of brunette and blonde that Olivia Palermo, pictured below, is famous for. To nail this look, a hairdresser is your best bet but you could try the L’Oréal Bronde kits below if you’re feeling brave


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Olivia Palermo poses backstage at the Jonathan Simkhai fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

Oliva Palermo


How to achieve it….


L’Oréal Préférence Glam Bronde 02, £7.49


L’Oréal Paris Preference Glam Bronde 05, £7.49



Ice Cool Platinum

If you want to be an on-trend blonde this winter, like Kate Bosworth (below), but don’t fancy bronde, then platinum locks are the way to go. But this shade comes with a warning, it’s the most high-maintenance of all hair colours! Not only are roots an issue, keeping it icy cool and not yellow can be a full-time job. But the products below will help.


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Actress Kate Bosworth attends a Kim Crawford Wines celebration of Summer at The House of Kim Crawford on August 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Kim Crawford Wines)

Kate Bosworth (Getty Images)


How to achieve it…


Scott Cornwall Colour Restore Iced Platinum Hair Toner, £12.99


PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver Shampoo, £3.19



The Brunettes

Glossy Raven

Dyed jet black hair used to be the sole reserve of teenagers in the midst of their goth phase, but not anymore. Now raven locks – like Kourtney Kardashian (below) – are considered to be altogether more stylish. To keep black hair looking its best, frequent trims are a must, as split ends show up more in this shade than any other.


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: TV personality Kourtney Kardashian attends the NBCUniversal 2016 Upfront Presentation on May 16, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Kourtney Kardashian (Getty Images)

How to achieve it….


ORS Olive Oil Heat Protection Serum, £4.39


L’Oréal Excellence 1 Natural Darkest Black, £6.93



Warm Coffee

Of all of the brunette shades out there, this is the most wearable and flattering. The tones manage to be warm, shiny and rich all at once. The trick is very subtle hand-painted highlights smattered throughout the lengths, like Jessica Alba (below) – so this is another shade that will require a professional to get it right.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Jessica Alba attends the Ralph Lauren fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

Jessica Alba (Getty Images)

How to achieve it…



Nice’n Easy Gloss Conditioner for Brunettes, 99p


Charles Worthington Colour Revive Mousse, £9.99


Umberto Giannini Indulgent Shine Spray, £5.61


Laura Coventry