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15 Perfect Orange Hair Colors for Fall (or Any Other Time)

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New beauty trends are born with the changing seasons. Well, for some. Orange hair is the hottest hair color trend in beauty this season. If you prefer a subtle seasonal change, the word orange might make you think, “This is not for me!” Orange doesn’t necessarily mean you should be bold and flamboyant.

You can experiment with orange tips, wigs, protective styles, and highlights to get a feel for orange without having to go all out. We spoke to Rachel Redd, celebrity colorist Mark DeBolt and brand ambassador for Mizani Redken. Continue scrolling for more information.


Selecting the right shade: Redd says that it is important to determine if your skin has cool or warm undertones before you can choose the shade. There are many orange and copper tones, ranging from cool or ash to warm to red. Copper-gold shades are best for olive skin tones, while copper-red shades complement deeper tones that have warmer undertones. She says that it all depends on your preference.

Maintaining the orange color: The location and how it is placed will affect how often you have to touch it up. Debolt recommends that you touch up your orange color every four to six weeks if it is a uniform color. For lighter or darker orange highlights, Debolt suggests that you do a 12 week interval.

Similar colors: Copper, cinnamon and ginger

Prices: Hair color services can vary in price, so it is a good idea to check with your salon about pricing.

  • Orange Ombre

You don’t have to go totally orange. The red-orange ombre style proves it. If you are someone who gets bored of trending colors quickly, you can place your color towards the ends of your hair to allow you to trim the color as your hair grows.

  • Dark Rooted Orange

A sleek orange bob is the perfect choice for those who want a bold change. Dark roots can be used to keep your bright color grounded. A runway version of this color could be worn by someone who has a shorter, sleek, architectural hairstyle, such as Ziggy Stardust. DeBolt says that someone with a more casual style can still experiment with orange by adding a subtle wash of orange to highlighted hair, or maybe adding some russet, auburn tones brunette hair.”

  • Ginger Spice

You wouldn’t guess that this gorgeous orange hair was a weave at first glance. It’s as easy as buying a wig to change your hair color. You can get the hair color and cut you want by choosing a custom option.

Redd suggests that you shampoo your hair with cool to cool water in order to preserve the orange color.

  • Marmalade

Celebrity colorist Mark DeBolt and cofounder of Mark Ryan Salon says that you should consider the appropriate orange volume for your hairstyle or haircut. Monica is a hair expert, so we are honored to see how she amplifies this fall trend. Her chic style is complete with a cropped back and face-framing bangs. She says that you can either go for a more natural ginger, copper-gold or vibrant fire red look, or both.

  • Red-Orange Ombre

Jessica Rabbit makes it fashionable. This color combination is perfect for those who are looking to be a gradual trend setter by combining the orange trend with deep red roots.

  • Yellow Orange with Red Highlights

This bright and vibrant orange color with red highlights is sure to make any person want to bring some sunshine into their lives. Consult your stylist before you go for this bold hue. Bleaching may be an option.

Redd notes that it is possible to turn dark hair orange with no bleach, but this depends on several variables. We are informed that if the hair has not been colored with dyes or tints, and it isn’t naturally dark, then you don’t need to bleach the hair to get a copper/orange color. “The preexisting undertones in dark hair are red, orange-red and orange-red. It’s easy to get a vibrant look with the warmth already present in your hair.”

DeBolt also suggests that you highlight your hair if it has been darkened in the past. This will give you an advantage when choosing a hair color. “If you have highlighted your hair, it is not necessary to lighten it to add orange.”

  • Red with orange fringe

The red hair is highlighted with orange highlights to give it depth and a sense of adventure.

  • Copper

A good shade of orange can brighten and warm up the skin. Even if your hair is a shade lighter than your natural color, a few copper-orange highlights can help you achieve this effect.

  • Bright Orange

This bright color will require more care than highlights, a tone that is closer to your natural hair color in terms of time spent in the salon and maintaining your hair’s health. Redd says that while orange and copper tones can be easy to achieve, they require more maintenance to maintain their vibrancy. To keep your curls healthy, you should schedule a weekly deep conditioner and a monthly protein treatment.

  • Burnt Orange

Naturals who wish to try orange highlights or full-color coloring might be concerned about maintaining the bounce and integrity your curls. Redd assures that coloring is possible without causing damage if done correctly. She tells us that you can get orange/copper hair without damaging or disrupting the natural hair.

Redd states that a permanent hair color like Redken Chromatics with zero ammonia and protein extract technology and an oil-in cream developer will increase the hair’s shine, texture, and richness. This also maintains elasticity for hair with textures, which results in bounce and brightness.

  • Highlights in Red and Orange

This pixie will be hot as a fire if you use red as your base and orange highlights at the crown. Although shorter hair may seem easier to maintain, it is essential that you use steam or heat every week for the intricate coloring and heat styling needed to keep your sleek locks looking great.

  • Ginger Orange

Copper-red shades are best for deeper skin tones. They add warmth and give curly hair texture more definition and depth.

  • Fire Red Orange

Redd suggests that you visit your colorist every 10 to 12 shampoos for a gloss treatment to keep the beautiful shine and color of these red-orange loose hairstyles.

  • Amber Highlights

Orange is not for everyone. However, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have fun with the color. Discuss with your stylist how to incorporate color into your hairstyle or hair texture.

  • Neon Orange

What about a perfectly shaped, solid orange bob? Sign us up. This color is likely to work well with fair skin. DeBolt advises that if in doubt, you should try on a sweater – if you’re unsure about which shade of orange is right for you, you can try on an orange sweater to see how you feel.

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