Autumn’s hottest colour trend? Pumpkin spice hair, of course!

All Things Hair | 20 September 2017

Honestly, rocking pumpkin spice hair to go with your fave latte is the way forward! 


Desperate to switch up your hair hue for autumn? Feeling out of the loop want to know what autumn hair colours are hot-to-trot? If that’s you, the only hair colour you should try this season to keep you ahead of the mane game, is pumpkin spice hair!

Aptly timed with the ritual roll-out of Starbucks’ famed Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL, FYI!), this warming hue marries together copper, ginger and auburn colours, for a showstopping yet subtle effect. And when you get a glimpse of the ladies we’ve found rocking the trend, you won’t be able to look away.


9 ladies who’ll make you want to try pumpkin spice hair this autumn


woman with brown orange hair worn in a bob cut and loose waves
Pretty pumpkin spice hair. Credit:

1. Classic pumpkin spice hair

As mentioned earlier, you can quickly banish any ideas of block-coloured, orange hair. This trend is all about working subtle saffron hues into your tresses – think: warm auburn and copper variations, blended with pretty pumpkin tones.

There’s also no need to worry if you don’t have Rapunzel-like locks, because this works well on both long and short hair lengths – so be prepared to see everyone rocking this new hue soon! Credit: @lechandeliersalon

side view of a woman with long wavy hair worn in a an orange ombre
Pumpkin spice ombre. Credit:

2. Pumpkin spice ombre

The easiest way to rock this trend is to work your pumpkin spice hair colours, using ombre or balayage techniques.

These hair colouring techniques are great because they have a far more subtle finish, compared to their bolder colour cousin – highlights. And the best part? You don’t even have to worry about your roots growing out! Credit: @yorcheb

dark hair pumpkin spice colour on long wavy hair
Pumpkin spice hues on dark hair. Credit:

3. Pumpkin spice + dark hair

Got dark hair? Well, don’t be fooled into thinking that you can’t jump aboard this hair colour trend. You can easily tap into pumpkin spice hair by adding richer, auburn hair colours and keeping your roots dark.

Not only will this will help anchor the lighter hues, but it will also perfectly frame your face. One pumpkin spice hair to go please! Credit: @djvictory

side view of a woman with reddish hair worn straight, wearing sunglasses and a black dress
Pumpkin spice hues on light hair. Credit:

4. Pumpkin spice babylights

If you’re concerned that this hair trend will be too much of a drastic change for your light locks, then you can cast those fears aside.

All you have to do is get some pumpkin spice babylights, which will evenly work in some warmer orange hues throughout the lengths of your hair. Trust us, you’ll instantly look like an autumnal strawberry blondeCredit: @handecan

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Editor’s tip: Want to embrace this beautiful pumpkin spice hair trend? Don’t forget to swap your regular wash and care system for one specially formulated for coloured hair, like the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Colour Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner

close up shot of woman with curly hair in a burnt orange colour
Curly hair? Bring autumn to your mane with this spicy shade! Credit:

5. Pumpkin spice curls

Think having natural curls means you can’t get in on the PSL trend? Well, this curly-haired trendsetter will totally make you think again.

Idea for brightening up your mane when there’s not enough light during the autumn days, this curl-enhancing shade is bound to make your mane a hot topic of conversation. Credit: @juulialira

close up shot of woman with pumpkin spice hair colour with a pixie haircut
Pimp up your pixie haircut with this spicy hair colour! Credit:

6. Pumpkin spice pixie haircut

Pixie cut wearers rejoice! Rocking pumpkin tones with your short mane is an understated way to play with autumnal colours. Need proof? Just take a look at this dreamy picture above and then you’ll understand what we mean. #Slay! Credit: @princessstiefel

close up shot of woman with shiny pumpkin spice hair worn long and in loose waves at the end
Channel your inner Jessica Rabbit on your next night our with this sultry shade. Credit:

7. Shiny pumpkin spice hair

Desperate to attain a pumpkin spice hair colour that screams silver screen siren vibes? Then consider going for this vibrant, sultry and showstopping take on the trend.

Whether you choose to rock the colour sleek or freshly blown-out, one thing is for sure: you’ll look like Jessica Rabbit 24/7. And honestly, who wouldn’t want that? Credit: @lakesanu

backshot of woman with pumpkin spice colour in an ombre, worn straight
Seeing red? Us too! Credit:

8. Pumpkin spice colour melt

Working in a mixture of pumpkin orange, golden blonde and red wine highlights (like this PSL fan has done) will give you a unique shade that looks as beautiful as an autumn sunrise.

Rest assured, when you pair this surreal-looking shade with a sleek style, you’ll make your mane look like a masterpiece. Credit: @kevindikk

backshot of woman with pumpkin spice hair that's been styled into a half up half down fishtail braid
Wondering how pumpkin spice hair will look when styled? Here’s an example! Credit:

9. Pumpkin spice hair + half-up, half-down fishtail braid

Have you always wondered what pumpkin spice hair would like when styled? Just look at how this mega-babe has fashioned here pumpkin locks into a half-up, half-down fishtail braid! Not only does the woven braid enhance the look of her spicy hue, but she also manages to show off her lengthy tresses, too. Credit: @kimberlymariestylist



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