Bring a recent photo of Zoey Deutch and her glossy copper bob to your colorist, and they'll tell you to manage your expectations. Going faux red is notoriously difficult — but it's not impossible. In fact, head into the salon and ask for cinnamon, a trending and low-maintenance balayage shade for fall, and you might just walk out with the perfect bright, believable hair-color.
According to colorist Ryan Trygstad, who works with iconic redheads like Jessica Chastain at the Mark Ryan Salon in New York City, finding the right tone is actually intuitive. "You have cinnamon in your cupboard, so it's easy to visualize that warm golden-brown color," Trygstad says, adding that fall is the perfect time to try it out. "You can keep any light strands, like your post-summer ombré or blonde balayage, then blend red-bronze tones throughout. The result is a full-bodied shade that's warm, dimensional, and reflective."
Ahead, find photo evidence of how the color reads on different hair textures. While you're processing, pick up Trygstad's tips on upkeep to maintain your subtle cinnamon look through fall and beyond.