We might be in the midst of a (frighteningly) long-lasting heat wave here in Los Angeles, but that doesn't mean fall isn't going to happen. So it's finally time to cut off those sun-damaged ends and prep your hair for an autumn color refresh. (Yes, it's better to get a haircut before coloring, so your stylist can be strategic with the dimension.)
To learn about the latest and greatest in color, we sought out Southern California's most in-demand colorists for guidance. What did we learn? Nothing dark happening here. Instead, they're creating bright, look-at-me hues; warm, cleverly placed highlights that mimic a summer spent on vacation; and bronde in every variation under the sun.
In case you're unfamiliar, bronde is the term describing the natural-looking tones that fall somewhere between blonde and brown. When done right, bronde complements nearly every skin tone and requires very minimal upkeep.
Not in L.A.? Don't fret — they've broken down exactly what to ask for and what kind of maintenance to expect — plus, tips and tricks to care for your color between appointments. Important: It's always good to bring in photos! Bookmark this page on your phone, so it's handy when your color appointment rolls around.
Ahead, all the inspiration you need for the ultimate fall color overhaul.