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Pumpkin spice hair is October’s hottest beauty trend

In addition to finding the flavor in our lattes and muffins this season, pumpkin spice has made its way into our beauty routines beyond the form of masks or lip balms. Just in time for Halloween, pumpkin spice hair color is having a major moment this month. October’s hottest hair trend involves dyeing your ‘do all sorts of deep, rich, red hues. It’s essentially a deep bronze, weaving in hints of gold.

This season brings a noticeable shift from the light, playful colors of summer to richer, more serious hues. Because of this change, it’s no surprise that the edgiest trend in hair color right now is bolder, deeper, and warmer. Enter, pumpkin spice hair color. The look is a fun departure from some of the more extreme bold hair colors we've seen from previous seasons, so if you've never been adventurous enough to rock one of the many variations of rainbow hair trends, pumpkin spice might be just the direction for you. You can try out the trend with all-over color or wear it sparingly with highlights or ombre.

As with any major color change, you should seek a color professional to find your perfect shade. We recommend being very specific with your colorist about how copper or red you would like your strands. Consider bringing photos for inspiration to make sure that everyone is on the same page.

If you’re coloring at home, keep in mind that the trick with these richer tones for fall is to find a deeper color that enhances your natural coloring of your skin tone. For example, the Schwarzkopf color ULTIME Glowing Coppers collection features a multitude of shades, so it’s important to assess all of your options before choosing a color. If you’re a brunette, try 5.84 Chocolate Copper for a rich red with brown undertones. If your hair is on the blonder side, try 9.14 Icy Copper for a subtler pumpkin shade.

Whichever method you use to achieve your new color, remember that the key to keeping your pumpkin spice shade looking vibrant and beautiful is with regular at-home maintenance. Using products developed specifically for color-treated hair, like the Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Diamond Color Shampoo and Conditioner will keep your color bright and your hair healthy. Shampoo every other day (every two if you can go that long), using Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin+ Volume Magic Volume Powder between regular washings for lift and volume.

Using a repair treatment weekly is an absolute must for keeping colored hair looking healthy and vibrant. To replenish your locks, use Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Omega Repair 60 Second Treatment in the shower. In just one minute, your hair will feel smoother, softer, and much less damaged. Finish by rinsing your hair and styling as usual.

Pumpkin spice lovers rejoice - pumpkin spice hair is everything this month! The warm, bold hues of this chic new hair color trend are the perfect way to spice up your strands for fall. And what could be better than matching your locks to your favorite fall beverage? Grab your Schwarzkopf ULTIME products and pumpkin spice up your beauty routine for fall!