It's like an espresso shot for dull brown hair.
Now that we’re officially on the cusp of transitioning from beach days to game days, we’re in the mood to swap out our sunny summer strands for a dose of warm fall color. Stand aside, pumpkin spice, because there’s a new caffeinated color trending for fall: cold brew hair. That’s right, we’re ready to step into the season by taking a long, cool sip of this warm brunette shade that offers dull brown strands a major pick-me-up. Cold brew hair recently crossed everyone’s caffeine-crazed minds after a series of dimensional dark brunette colors with warm highlights started popping up on Instagram.
"The best way to describe cold brew hair color is a deep brunette with chocolate red-golden hues," colorist Gio Bargallo told InStyle. Just like how we all take our cold brew a little differently, with a splash of milk or extra ice, this hair color trend is totally customizable, making it perfect for brunettes that want to give a jolt of energy to tired locks. Check out these nine delicious renditions of cold brew hair trending this fall.
Pour us a tall glass of this cold brew, extra ice please. New York-based colorist Kimberly Bonondona takes credit for these rich reddish-brown strokes that blend into a deep mocha base, mimicking the moment our cold brew coffee hits those ice cubes in a glass.
This mane looks like our iced coffee after we pour in a splash of almond milk and watch it slowly melt its way down, creating a deliciously rich ombré finish.
We’ll take our brew with a couple pumps of hazelnut. These silky strands cozied up just in time for fall with subtle warm touches courtesy Houston-based stylist Elisa Ramirez.
It’s hard not to start buzzing over this deep cinnamon paired with the darkest of brown hair. It’s almost like a cherry cola color, but in the interest of maximizing our caffeine intake, we’ll say more like a cinnamon mocha iced coffee.
Nothing captures the rich indulgence of cold brew like toffee brown, which is a warm, burnished shade of bronze. Thanks to LA-based colorist Cherin Choi, this toffee balayage is making us ready to welcome fall with a Starbucks trip.
This particular brew—er, blend—gets its warmth from honey-golden balayage and lowlights. If you like vanilla cold brew, this might be the caffeinated color for you.
We like this mane like we like our coffee: Simple and dark. Orlando-based colorist Brigitte Elia gave new life to these dark brown strands with subtle touches of mahogany, just in time for autumn.
Here’s a confession: We don’t always drink our cold brew black. (Gasp!) We like a little creamer and—sometimes when we’re feeling indulgent—some caramel flavoring. So yes, we’re absolutely loving this caramel color melt.
Since cold brew hair is all about the reddish and golden tones, we’re all about this cinnamon-flecked brunette color that looks like our iced coffee when we do take it seriously (read: ice only).