Copper hair is the perfect choice for those who can't decide between blonde and brunette! While some are lucky enough to be born with this unique shade that combines all the best aspects of red, brunette and gold, others require the special skills of their hair colourist to recreate it...
Copper hair shades
There are so many different tones to copper hair, it's entirely up to you what colour you opt for. Here are some examples:
Fiery orange – This bold hue is a true showstopper that makes you stand out from the crowd.
Burnt sienna– Instead of embracing the orange tones, a few deep red brunette hues can cool your colour down and add some dark depth.
Pink hints (strawberry or rose) – Pastel pinks and berry shades are a festival favourite. For the Autumn months, a metallic copper with a pink blush might feel more seasonally appropriate.
Dark blue/purple tint – If your skin is naturally cool-toned, you might be put off by the rich warm hues in copper hair colour. But no, if your hair professional adds a touch of dark purple or blue, you can cool the shade down completely.
Copper hair with highlights – You don't have to go entirely copper; a few sunkissed highlights can take the intensity out of the colour, while still leaving you with an ultra-flattering shade.
Copper hair with blonde – Be careful to avoid the Ginger Spice with highlights (circa 1995) look. Blonde and copper can work well together, provided a variety of tones are used and that they blend in subtly.
Copper ombré – Play with different shades of copper, from dark to light, with a beautiful ombré that transitions from rich mahogany roots into fiery gold tips.
How to style your copper hair colour
4 ways to show off your copper hair!
1. Glossy long waves
Use light to your advantage, and style your hair in cascading waves that reflect their different tones with every movement. We recommend French Froissé texture definition cream by Tecni.Art to create the perfect tousled 'just out of bed' French Girl natural waves.
2. Big messy curls
Encourage viewers to lose themselves in the splendour of your ethereal copper curls, with a hairstyle that defies gravity. When blow-drying your hair, use a diffuser attachment and dry the hair with your head forward, cupping sections of hair in the nozzle. This will give you excellent natural volume.
3. Tousled bob or long bob
For a more modern and on-trend style to work your copper hair colour, a long tousled bob with piecey waves is perfect, and fairly low maintenance. You could even try adding a matte texture using a dry shampoo, this year's hottest finish to contemporary hairstyles – confirmed by both the red carpet and the runway.
4. Thick blunt bangs
Want your copper hair colour to be the first thing that people notice about you? The key is a set of eye grazing bangs. A blunt fringe will not only ensure your copper isn't ignored, but will also draw attention to your eyes, just underneath. For those who don't have the naturally thick and smooth hair required for this type of fringe, a more piecey textured version, or even side bangs, also offer the same effect.
For maximum gloss on your bangs, without them becoming greasy throughout the day, apply a shine-enhancing colour protection spray while blow-drying, such as the from Serie Expert, and use a barrel brush or comb to smooth the bangs into position.