Seasons change, and with them, so do hair color trends. Your bleach blonde locks might have been fashionable on the beach this summer, but apple-picking and sweater weather require an updated look.

Stay on-trend this season with the hottest hair colors of 2018:

Cold Brew

Cold Brew Fall Hair Color Inspiration

Photo by The Salon of Classic AutoSmith on Instagram

This fall, you can ask your stylist and your barista for the same order. The new color trend uses a dark mahogany base with various blonde hilites throughout to achieve a look that mimics a cup of coffee with a dash of cream.

Jewel Tones

In the last few years, we’ve seen an emergence of bold, funky colors go from the runway to the real world. Pastels are a hot option for festival season, but darker hues will be more prominent as we transition into fall and winter. Are you brave enough to rock this trend? Go for a sapphire blue or a rich violet and you’ll be sure to turn heads.


The Salon of Classic AutoSmith Red Hair Color

Photo by The Salon of Classic AutoSmith on Instagram

With the changing leaves, brilliant reds briefly pop up in fall foliage around the world, so red is a naturally popular hair color choice. Whether it’s a more natural ginger or a bold crimson, chances are you’ll be seeing a lot of redheads this season. Going red has long been a favored option in fall, but this year stylists are encouraging clients to go Flannel, a combination of copper, auburn, mulberry and deep-red shades inspired by everyone’s favorite autumn clothing staple.   

Toasted Coconut

Toasted coconut hair for fall 2018

Photo by Autri Taheri on Unsplash

Celebs like Lauren Conrad and Emilia Clarke are sporting the updated ombre this fall for a refreshing break from the dark shades traditionally embraced in the cooler season. Aptly dubbed “Toasted Coconut,” this trend features a deep brunette at the roots that gradually blends into light-colored ends. For those with darker roots, Toasted Coconut looks great even as it grows out and is the perfect low-maintenance color option.

Glossy & Natural

Natural glossy hair for fall 2018

Photo by The Salon of Classic AutoSmith on Instagram

Not ready to take the plunge for a new color? Lucky for you, the natural look is in. You can still stand out without the use of a dramatic color change by making sure your hair is healthy and shiny. If your tresses are a bit on the damaged side, try an Olaplex treatment to bring them back to life.

Are you ready to transition your hair for the season? Schedule a hair consultation to get started. This October, you can receive a complimentary pop of color with any hilite service!