With all the bold and colorful hair trends going viral at the moment, it may seem that the hottest hair shades to be sporting right now are those that echo the vibrance of the season. However, not all of us can (or want!) to rock rose gold hair, champagne blonde or rainbow roots. Some of us would rather try something a bit more understated that’s still fun and trendy. Lately, we’ve been noticing that a lot of women sporting a cool new blend called cinnamon hair color. This hue may be a bit more subdued and understated, compared to the other millennial color trends out at the moment, but it definitely packs quite a punch.
Read on for our current favorite cinnamon hair color ideas:
15 Sultry Cinnamon Hair Color Ideas: The Spicy Hue for You
Why we love cinnamon hair color
Cinnamon hair color is great if you’re looking for something that will transition into the forthcoming seasons without losing its appeal. A classic in its own right, this medium, neutral red shade is surprisingly flattering on a lot of complexions and undertones.
The best part: You technically don’t need to visit a colorist to get this color, as box dye versions are available for most of its single-process versions. If you want to spice it up even more with highlights, a balayage or more complex color processes such as an ombré however, go to a professional.
1. Accent Braid
A skinny braid is a charming accent to your regular down-do, especially now that we’ve hit beanie season.
Second-day waves, or “rich girl bends,” as they’ve been called, showcase a bright, even cinnamon hair color beautifully.
If you’re more into cocoa cinnamon hair color, opt for subtle reddish highlights that can easily transition well into upcoming seasons.
4. Blown Out
Use a paddle brush for a modern, not-too-curly finish.
5. Micro Bangs
A tiny fringe is a quirky, on-trend addition to this textured look, which can be achieved with some curl-friendly mousse such as Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse.
6. Asymmetrical Bob
Alternatively, a sleek, concave, asymmetrical bob provides some high-powered polish.
7. Brushed-Out Curls
8. Angel Curls
Thick, full and angst-free, and perfect to give any regular bob some oomph.
9. Curtain Bangs
Make like a groovy 1970s rockstar/entourage member and split that fringe dead center.
10. Extra-Long Curls
Break up all that intense length with some well-barreled curls.
11. Open Braid
Growing out your fringe? No problem: Affix a chubby braid right at the hairline to give it some visual interest.
12. Natural Curls
Natural-textured women can give dark hair more dimension with cinnamon hair color.
13. Middle Part
A center part is very much on-trend, yet as low-key as it gets. Win!
14. Tight Curls
Tight ringlets get even more personality when rendered in a bright, fall-friendly hue. Make sure they’re defined and tangle-free with a recall cream, like Bed Head by TIGI On the Rebound.
15. Wet-Look Braid
Nail three (!) trends in one go with this gelled Dutch unicorn braid—all on a cocoa cinnamon hair color too.