"Chocolate Almond" Is This Year's Take on the "Pumpkin Spice" Hair Colour — Only It's Better
According to our iCals, autumn is still a mere 35 days away, but one thing that can get you in that cosy spirit in no time is an early autumnal hair colour change. Somewhat fittingly, then, the season's next hair trend to reach pumpkin-spice levels is also sweet enough to stash in your candy bag: "chocolate almond."
Like a hybrid between Werther's Original and Almond M&Ms, this ridiculously flattering colour mixes swirls of creamy caramel with golden beige and works best on people with a darker base. While you can choose the level of lightness you want depending on how much maintenance you're willing to put in, according to Chicago-based colourist Karissa Schaudt, it should still "fall under the warmer brunette family" and be painted on via balayage for the most natural effect (plus, easier upkeep).
"This look adds golden undertones to brown hair that will create a healthy appearance and reflect tons of new shine."
"My current recommendation to any client would be a low-maintenance hair colour [that is] created to have a seamless grow-out and require minimal upkeep — especially during a pandemic, when touchups aren't as scheduled," she recently told POPSUGAR. "This look adds golden undertones to brown hair that will create a healthy appearance and reflect tons of new shine. Mixing multiple colours, like brown and red, will look incredibly natural."
Whether you're after barely there highlights that only glimmer when the sun hits or bolder streaks of blonde weaved throughout, we've rounded up our favourite takes on the "chocolate almond" hair colour trend that'll transport you straight to autumn (Besides, if there's anything we've learned in 2020 so far, it's that time is an illusion and nobody — and we mean nobody — really knows what day it is.)