It’s that time again: as the days get shorter and the weather colder, it’s time to embrace your darker side with fall hair colors. Warm tones and shades inspired by pumpkin spice are trending right now, and the Amarena cherry hair color trend is the latest iteration to take over social media. The dark red color can be achieved with balayage highlights or a solid color with hints of amarena cherry.
“It’s not exactly red and it’s not exactly brunette,” says Jason Lee, hairstylist and founder of haircare brand Mela & Kera. “It’s somewhere in between – a great way to be dark and dramatic. It’s sultry, mysterious, and definitely sexy.” Spread among starlets like Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder, and Julia Roberts in the ’90s, the amarena cherry trend is making a comeback.
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#1 Camila Morrone with Amarena Cherry hair color
Because Amarena cherry hair color can be multiple shades, the color works on most skin tones. Because there’s a purple hue running through the color, Lee says those with cooler tones will look great with this color. This means that a deeper shade of burgundy is achievable, making it a standout among fall hair colors.
#2 Zendaya’s Amarena Cherry hair color
For those with warmer skin tones, like Zendaya, Lee recommends a reddish version of the fall hair color.
This color can be a dramatic change, so it’s important to have an initial conversation with your barber and colorist beforehand. “Tell them you want a dark, brunette shade that has deep red hues throughout,” says Lee. “Then you should work with the colorist to determine what the right shade of red is for you and your skin tone and eye color.”
#3 Lourdes Leon with Amarena hair color
He recommends bringing inspirational images with you so the barber has a base image to work from. There are many variables, like choosing balayage or a single color, or deciding between a warmer tone or a more purple tone, that should be discussed with your colorist to ensure the end result is as close as possible to your desired look.
#4 Sophie Turner’s Amarena Cherry hair color
Once you exit the salon, the easy part begins. Because the color is dark, the shade lasts longer than lighter dye jobs, meaning it doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. Lee recommends touching up your color every 6 to 10 weeks to stay vibrant.
He suggests rinsing with cold water, which helps create shine by holding the hair cuticle in place so the color lasts longer. Glossy and straight is the best way to style amarena cherries as it enhances the dramatic effect.