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Copper Craze: Unveiling the Allure of this Hair Color Trend

If you just can’t get enough of the beauty girlies this fall, then you’ve definitely spotted the hot and shiny copper hairstyles that have been all over the FYP. There’s just nothing like a glimmer bronze to really get us going, and there are just so many reasons to fall in love with a copper style this season. 

Whether you’re looking for a shine that’s a little more natural or you want to give some dye a try for the very first time, the copper look will definitely rise to the challenge, and we’re sharing all the reasons you won’t want to wait to get this new do for yourself. 

What is the Copper Hair Trend? 

As you can probably tell by the name, the copper hairstyle is a return to more natural coloring in the spectrum of copper shades. It began rising in popularity because of our favorite TV shows — Queen’s Gambit, anyone? — and because influencers like Hailey Bieber were quick to sport the style on their feeds and lives. 

The cool thing about copper hair is that it’s a deviation away from some of the more vibrant and unusual shades that we’ve seen with recent trends. Instead, copper hair returns to its roots, pun only slightly intended. As we embrace makeup styles like the clean girl aesthetic and latte, we’re also seeing more natural hair looks, as well, and they are amazing on just about everyone. 

Why Do We Love the Copper Hair Trend? 

There’s no denying that the copper hair look is everywhere and on everyone, but what makes this the hairstyle to watch for, and why will you want to try it out for yourself the next time you head to the salon? 

These are just a few of the reasons we can’t wait to post our own version of the copper craze look on Insta the second we get the chance. 

It’s Bold 

Yes, copper is a way more natural-looking color than some of the reds that we’ve seen in the past. But that doesn’t mean it holds anything back. If you’re looking for a natural color that still makes a statement, this chic and elevated color really is the way to go. It’ll turn heads without sacrificing natural shade, and it’ll make you feel like the star of the stage every time you walk through the door. 

Copper is a naturally bold hair choice, but because there are so many different styles and shades to pick from, you can easily customize the look so it’s as bold or subtle as you prefer. There’s nothing to build confidence like a new hairstyle. 

It’s Rare 

While our favorite romance novels may have us thinking differently, red hair is actually incredibly rare. In fact, less than 2% of the entire population of the world has natural red hair, so it’s easy to see why so many of us run to the salon for a copycat look. 

In the past, that has usually meant brighter, more obvious ginger styles, but today we’re looking for a more natural approach to such a standout shade. Because copper is much more organic than the brights of before, you may even be believed when you tell them that the shades are all natural. 

It Enhances Natural Red and Brunette Undertones 

In part, this is because copper hair doesn’t reinvent the wheel. Instead, it pulls on the natural shades and colors that are already in your hair to elevate the final look and make for a more seamless transition.

 That allows you to use less dye than if you were interested in a totally bright shade, which is healthier for the hair. It also means that the final product appears much more natural because it builds on a foundation of natural shades and hues. And, of course, you can expect the color to last for longer because it will gently fade into your natural shades. 

It’s the Halfway Between Dark and Light 

One of the biggest benefits of picking out copper tones (yeah, we heard it, too!) is that you have a very wide range of options to pick from. If you’re just not sure where to go with your hair, copper is the perfect in-between shade for the next elevated style. 

While you can lean toward a lighter or darker final color, depending on your preference, most shades generally fall in the medium range, which means it works for so many different types of hair types, textures, and styles. It also means that seamless blending is easy and natural-looking every time. 

Cowboy Cool 

We’ve definitely seen the cowboy bach party inspo on TikTok, and if you’re all about Nashville vibes this year, copper is the color to beat. Colloquially, it’s actually being called “cowboy copper,” and for very good reason. The color actually evokes an old Western feel, with homages to shades of leather and natural desert vista. It’s all you need to embrace an adventurous vibe without having to sleep around a campfire. 

It Suits Most Skin Tones

The wide range of copper shades and options means that copper is simply a flattering hair color — for everyone. Because you can decide on lighter, darker, or in-between shades of copper, using more red, blonde, or brunette, copper is actually a very good hair color for most skin tones. 

It’s easy to customize the shade so that it flatters and complements your skin tone and your natural hair color, which means you’re sure to look and feel your best from the moment you step out of the salon. 

It’s Perfect for Transition Season

We first got a glimpse of the copper hair color at the end of last winter, and there’s no question as to why it’s all over our FYP yet again. This shade is soft and elegant, but it also evokes feelings of nature and transition — and that’s why it’s totally perfect for all your favorite transition season looks. 

For spring, you may want to lean toward copper tones with blonde or lighter reds, whereas autumn is perfect for the dark brown and brunette shades — hello, dark academia! It’s the perfect style for your wandering-Oxford-in-big-sweaters Insta post and will match all your favorite harvest colors. We love a symbiotic seasonal wardrobe. 

It Looks Great Long and Short 

Copper color doesn’t just look good on everyone, it also matches super well with all the different types of hairstyles and looks. It’s one of the most versatile colors you can pick for your locks this season, and whether you want to embrace the lob or try growing your hair super long for the cozy months, every final style is sure to be flattering and elegant. 

In part, that’s because the copper color is so natural. Your stylist can hook you up with fading shades, which will help to give the color and hair the appearance of movement and sleekness, and you can go darker underneath to really make the style look like you were just born with it (well, less of it, but you know what we mean). 

Even if you decide to give yourself a late-night bang trim — we’ve all been there — copper is so flattering that you’re sure to love the final appearance. This is the hair color that can do it all, and that includes growing out short hair in style. 

Get In on the Copper Craze Today 

We love a new beauty look, and there’s nothing more exciting in the world of color and style than the copper shades all the beauty influencers are rocking. Copper hair is really having a moment, and there are many reasons why you’ll want to consider this look for your own when the time comes. 

To start, it’s a super flattering style. You can easily pick a tone that matches your natural hair color and skin tone, so it looks natural and grows out slowly over time. It’s also perfect for many different hairstyles, from the long to the short, which means you can really make a copper haircut your own. And, of course, copper hair is sure to turn heads, which means this look will help to give you the confidence to walk into every room with your head held high. 

These are just a few of the reasons we love copper hair and why you will from the moment you leave the salon. Start your lookbook for copper hairstyles today, and pay a visit to your favorite hairstyles for a can’t-miss fall reveal tomorrow. 

Sources: 

7 Things You Need to Know Before Coloring Your Hair | Everyday Health

The hidden meaning behind 12 of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’s’ most iconic outfits | Business Insider

How many redheads are there in the world? – BBC News

What is the TikTok subculture Dark Academia? – The New York Times

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