The top 5 hair colour trends for autumn according to Dionne Smith

The new season begs the question: is a new hair colour on the cards? Celebrity hairstylist Dionne Smith shares her top shade trends.

Hair & Beauty

You might have already bought some new pieces for your wardrobe this season - and now you need a new hair colour to go with them! But with hair colour charts expanding over the past few years to include metallics and bold hues, plus a range of new colouring techniques such as wet-lights and reverse balayage, where do you begin with choosing a new look?

Celebrity and award-winning hairstylist, Dionne Smith who styles the likes of Regina King, Kiki Layne and Venus Williams to name but a few, recommends the top five beautiful hues that will not only revive lackluster post-lockdown hair, but will give you a confidence boost for the new season.

Sza - Pumpkin spice hair
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Pumpkin spice

'The drink of the season is also the order of the day when it comes to your hair colour. It's the perfect update to brunettes who are looking for a multi-tonal and glamorous update. Ask your hairdresser for a mix of copper and caramel highlights.' 

Priyanka Chopra - Espresso hair
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'This deep dark hue is dark at the root, with a mahogany balayage. For those with dark hair this is the ultimate low-maintenance colour by keeping the roots natural meaning less root touch-ups. Ask for mocha brown balayage to be painted on, framing the face and around the ends.'

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Auburn red

The perfect red for blondes wanting to try going red. Red is the colour of the moment and season; however, cherry reds and bright reds require maintenance. An auburn red is the perfect transitional colour for blondes, and unlike the bright scarlets, this more natural-looking hue can be kept vibrant with colour maintenance.'

Ciara - Sunkissed blonde
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Sunkissed blonde

'I predict many of my clients who go for icy blondes and all-over bleach will be opting for warmer sunkissed blondes, the ultimate goal is holiday hair. Babylights are placed in the areas that the sun would hit with natural brown used around the roots and in-between.' 

Jorja Smith - Warm gold
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Warm gold

'For afro/natural hairstyles, weave gold extensions into a protective braid style. This beautiful gilded gold will add a luxe update for Autumn, whilst box braids keep this hair even more low-maintenance.'

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