12 Copper Hair Colour Ideas That Would Make Anyone Want to Go Red

Earlier this spring, a Maryland-based hair colourist named Kasey Oh inspired thousands of double-taps on Instagram for creating a look called the "copper peach ombré melt." She told Allure: "Cool tones are overrated. Let's bring some warmth into people's hair this year." As a response to the cool, ashy blondes that have been trending over the past few years, beauty lovers and their colourists have begun craving sunnier tones (think: more strawberry, less blueberry), which is probably why Google searches for "copper hair colours" have been so sky-high lately.

A few months ago, Joico colourist Mark Mileti described copper hair to us as the sassier sister to auburn and as the brighter and bubblier sister to burgundy. It's a super-warm, rich tone that comes with a bit of a zing, like a copper penny. And as far as red hair colours go, it's one of our personal favourites.

But there isn't just one version of copper hair—there are shades that lean browner or blonder and there are even shades that are more monochrome or more dimensional. If you're thinking about warming up your hair colour this summer, we know you'll find the right copper shade for you here.