The cooler temperatures and talk of just how much you love layering can only mean one thing—Fall is officially in full-swing, and it's time to get back to basic. Nothing complements that oversized sweater and legging combo quite like a grande pumpkin spice latte (they have almond milk now, you guys!), so it was only in due time that everyone's favorite Instagrammable beverage would transform into a hair trend. Yes, pumpkin spice hair is a thing. Literally, we can't even. "The color can best be described as a rich copper tone with hints of gold," explains Pravana guest artist Jessica Gonzalez, colorist at Benjamin Salon Arts District. It's a true auburn tone drenched in a Sepia filter, and your best bet would be to go for a balayage technique to ensure the perfect balance between the warm blonde and red hues. Do your fair amount of stalking the #pumpkinspicehair hashtag for inspo, and keep your skin tone in mind when consulting your stylist.
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According to colorist and Pravana artistic educator Presley Poe, who created the above look, the best pumpkin spice shade to flatter dark skin is a deep auburn that tips toward the cool end of the spectrum. "Try a more gradient color application," she says. "This enhances the richness of the skin." A blend of cinnamon and neutral-toned coppers are especially flattering against medium complexions, but if you have light skin, you'll want to darken up your base hue so that the cool red hue doesn't look completely unnatural. "Fair skin tends to get lost in darker fall colors. I suggest a deeper base that gradually melts into cool copper tones, but don't go too dark," Poe adds. "Brighter autumn tones, such as pumpkin spice, can bring out your best features, and even create a soft flush to the cheeks that makes the complexion glow."