Blonde Espresso Hair Is the Newest and Glossiest Combination of Brunette and Blonde
As Autumn rolls in and Winter approaches, many of us crave the cosier things in life — fireplaces, mulled wine, and a steaming hot coffee to warm us up on cold, wet mornings. But what if we told you that you can now add a hair colour to that cosy list? If the newest hair trend on the block: Blonde Espresso — dreamt up by POPSUGAR and Jack Howard, colourist at Paul Edmonds Salon in London — is anything to go by, you'll soon be matching your hair to your Winter caffeine fix.
Sure, we've seen (and loved) beverage-inspired hair colours before (cold brew, pumpkin spice latte, mulled wine), but this one isn't just a pretty hair colour. It's an approach to choosing hues (which we'll dive into later on).
Blonde espresso hair is inspired by Starbucks's Blonde Espresso drink, the coffee company's lighter, smoother, not-so-bitter version of its original roast. So how does that translate to hair colour? Howard identifies blonde espresso hair as still being brunette, but with strategically placed balayage pieces — specifically chosen to complement your skin tone — that melt seamlessly into the brown base. It's not overpowering — for most people, it won't be a dramatic colour change — and is the perfect low-maintenance autumnal hue.
So next time you grab yourself a drink from Starbucks, consider it your next hair colour inspiration. Read on to get the scoop on everything there is to know about getting blonde espresso-inspired hair — including a dive into what the colour is and exactly what to ask your colourist if you're keen to try it — straight from a pro.