A new season means a new opportunity to change up your hair color and try on a different look. If you’re in the mood to experiment with a brighter or deeper shade and are wondering which colors are making a splash this fall, you’ve come to the right place. You should never feel compelled to have to follow trends, and not all trendy hair colors will be right for you. But if you’re completely feeling out of the loop, there are plenty of resources to help out: 

Here are three trendy hair colors every woman over 40 can rock this fall. 

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Candlelit Brunette

Candlelit brunette (also known as dimensional brunette) is a golden color that adds warmth and richness to hair and can complement a lot of skin tones. You can add a few caramel and darker tones to brown hair and tailor them to bring out the shades in your eyes. Think: golden highlights that give up an amber glow in the sun. 


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As beauty lovers know, “red” isn’t a color — it’s a spectrum that consists of shades as diverse as strawberry blonde to cherry-cola and everything in between. It’s not uncommon for red to make an appearance once temperatures drop — it’s an autumnal favorite. But this season you can expect so many different shades of red to dominate, including orange tones and deeper burgundy colors. 


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If you’re curious about red, one of the hottest colors to try now is dimensional copper, seen here on Megan Fox but also spotted on celebs like Kendall Jenner and Sydney Sweeney. You can highlights and face-framing pieces to this hair color to really make it pop. 


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Buttercream Blonde

If you have blonde hair and want to find a new spin on your fave color, add a few warm highlights to create “buttercream blonde,” a versatile and flattering shade. This shade can make your blonde lighter and brighter, but it’s more low maintenance than platinum blonde and you may even be able to get away with touching up highlights a few times a year to keep it looking its best. 

Celebs with gorgeous buttercream blonde hair include Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, and Rita Ora. 


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So, what are you waiting for? Whether you want in on brunette, red, or blonde hair trends, there are plenty that will bring out the tones in your eyes and work harmoniously with your skin tone. Speak with your stylist about the kind of maintenance you can expect from the hair color of your dreams.