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Popular fall hair colors for your skin tone

Kaylyn Easton

Picking a new hair color can be a daunting task. It’s hard to know what looks best and what’s in season. If you’re on the prowl for a fall color, check out these trendy shades to see what works best for you.

Alexis Bledel

If you have fair to light skin…

Try going red. No, not fiery red but a softer hue like the one seen above on Alexis Bledel. The natural warmth enhances fair skin to keep it from looking washed out and dull. It’s almost a strawberry blonde without looking overly beachy. Going red will add spice to your fall wardrobe and be a unique color among the typical fall espresso shades. Red can be a difficult hair color to maintain, so talk to your stylist about the best way to keep your tresses from fading and what the minimal upkeep will be.

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Keira Knightley

If you have light to normal skin…

Try a muted brown. This hair color, like the one seen here on Keira Knightley, is a great way to go brown without being too overwhelmingly dark. It enhances light to normal skin tones and brightens the face.

Talk to your stylist about keeping the hues natural and almost ashy. Adding too much gold or cool tones will not add life to your skin, but instead could leave you looking rather dreary.

Emma Stone

If you have normal to tanned skin…

Try a vivid chestnut. We can thank Princess Kate for the sudden trend of this classic color, and other celebs are following suit (see Emma Stone). The deep hue is incredibly popular and is actually very flattering on most skin tones. It’s not too dark or too brown or too light, but somewhere in between. The chestnut tones will enhance your complexion and leave you looking fresh all autumn long. Tell your stylist that you are going for more of a natural chestnut in order to avoid an overly dark color.

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