Fall may signal the arrival of sweater weather and pumpkin spiced everything, but it’s also the start of skin and hair feeling dry AF. With that in mind, you probably don’t want to rush to the salon to go completely rose gold for the season. After all, bleach plus thirsty hair is a disaster waiting to happen. Instead, you might want to try a more season-appropriate, subtle rose gold look. Sacramento, California–based hairstylist Patricia Nikole, also known as @paintedhair on Instagram, gave us the ultimate rose gold hair inspo for this fall. It’s like a combination of fallayage (warm-toned balayage ICYMI,) and this summer’s rose gold hair trend. The result is gorgeous, and Patricia Nikole broke down all the details for Allure on how to get it.
To start off the rose gold look, Patricia Nikole did some lowlighting throughout her client’s hair to lighten up her chocolate color a bit. “I didn’t lift her too light, so the color will hold a lot longer,” she adds. Then, Patricia Nikole mixed up a custom color formula with golden blonde and reddish copper dyes from Oligo Professionnel. She even added an unexpected splash of violet. (Be sure to ask your stylist for this combo if you want to try this look out for yourself.) Next, she used that as a toner all over her client’s hair and let that process for about 10 minutes. Finally, she washed it out and styled her hair into soft curls.
Because you don’t have to worry about bleaching all of your hair and coloring it rose gold, Patricia Nikole said this look is definitely low maintenance. You don’t have to worry as much about touch ups and further drying out your hair. Obviously, it’s a fun way to play with your hair color “and take in those lovely fall tones,” too, she says. “It’s a plus to those who might not be able to wear fashion colors to work,” she adds.
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