While warm shades have been growing in popularity, the Copper tone movement was set into motion early last year when Bella Hadid debuted the shade on the AW21 runway for Versace and is quickly becoming a symbol of strength.
Since then, we’ve seen a range of red tones pop up — from Kendal Jenner to Barbie Ferreira and Kaia Gerber — each with their own rendition. Heading into summer, we’ll see not only a trend toward warm strawberry blondes and golden brunettes but a desire for dedicated copper tones. Available in a variety of finishes, hues range from paprika to Celtic red or intense copper.
Why Copper Tones Are Trending
Many blonde clients are on the hunt for a fresh new way to upgrade their style. By choosing to add copper, they can make a drastic change without going darker into the brunette territory. An easy progression for pre-lightened clients — copper can be applied in a gloss for those who are non-committal to colour. Brunettes can also hop on the trend by pre-lightening their hair for a more intense result or simply opting for darker shades of copper to create a more subtle sheen.
Copper for Curls
Many hairstylists find that adding a hint of copper to clients with highly-textured hair can help show off the intricacies of their waves, curls and coils. No matter the depth, copper adds dimension within a lighter palette that allows texture to really shine through.
Choosing a Shade
Similar to picking any other hair colour, copper shades can be chosen based on the coolness or warmth within your eye and skin tone. Due to its ability to be customisable, everyone can find a version that suits them.
Keeping Your Copper
While longevity has been improved for warm colour families, red tones can often appear to fade faster than other shades. To keep copper hues looking their best colour-specific aftercare should be utilised.
EVERLASTING.COLOUR is the ideal after colour care that can be used in the salon and at home. This range includes:
EVERLASTING.COLOUR TREATMENT — A bond-building treatment that can be applied at the salon to lock in colour, shine and protect against environmental impact.
EVERLASTING.COLOUR WASH — To protect the hair while balancing the pH of the hair to close the cuticle and help lock in colour.
EVERLASTING.COLOUR RINSE — Add shine and condition with pH sealing technology to improve softness and hydration without weighing the hair down.
EVERLASTING.COLOUR LEAVE-IN — Offers thermal protection to cut down on stress caused by excessive heat styling.