It’s only fitting that pumpkin spice is most prominent during the Halloween season, especially since it lurks around and pops up everywhere, like a villain in a horror film. Pumpkin spice can be found virtually anywhere: candles, hand soaps, candy—if it can be pumpkin-spiced, chances are it already has been. However, just when we thought we’d had enough pumpkin, Cosmopolitan opened up our minds to a new trend: pumpkin spice hair. Before your eyes roll into the back of your head, give this look a gander.
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Laura Estroff of Kennaland Salon in Brooklyn explains the methodology behind the warm, spicy tones of this colour (and its sister seasonal colour, gingersnap): “We’re seeing that pumpkin spice hair has more copper undertones whereas gingersnap tends to fall under the category of brunette with red undertones,” she tells Cosmopolitan.
Gingersnap is just as appetizing—er—eye-catching as the pumpkin spice coloration, picking up the essence of the cookie quite well.
The trick behind this coloration is balayage, or “hair painting,” where the stylist strategically places colours throughout the strands to get just the right variation of highlights against the base colour. If you’re wary of it looking too copper or red, you can work with your stylist to find the right colouring for your skin tone.
To keep your pumpkin and ginger colour in top condition, we recommend L'Oréal Colour Vibrancy Nourishing Shampoo ($5).
What colour are you dying to try this season? Tell us in the comments!