Fall Hair Color Inspiration: Forest Pine

We’ve been seeing a lot of new color palettes in hair over the last year; pastels, vibrant jewel tones, silver and deeply tarnished metallics have come to the fore. This fall, the color spectrum is shifting into shades that reflect the season, like deep burnished copper, rich browns, and this lovely, forest green. Green hair usually looks punk-inspired and florescent, but this dark, blue based hue is soft, subtle and blends beautifully with other earth tones. Read on for tips on how to wear this trending shade. –– Laura Martin

Step: Use a semi-permanent dye like manic panic to achieve this tantalizing shade.

Step: The cool undertones of this hue work beautifully with ash blonds, slivery browns, and woodsy beige tones. Avoid using warm tones which will overpower the color, making it look grayish.

Step: Apply the color to large sections using a block color technique or creating an ombre effect. Small weaves will disappear, and the shade will get lost.

Step: Protect the finished result with color save shampoo and conditioner to prevent fading and add shine.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA.