Out with the old and in with the new. As winter approaches, it’s officially time for a refresh on all things trends, and that includes the latest in hair color and style. As we transition away from bold, bright blondes for summer and into some darker hues for the colder months, some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities have already begun to debut what could be the hottest hair look of the season: “winter-gold.”
Winter-gold hair is a warmer, more muted take on highlights, making it a perfect fall and winter transitional look. Worn already by the likes of Kaia Gerber, Olivia Wilde, Lily Collins and Hailey Bieber, winter-gold hair is essentially “a brunette shade that uses gold as the dominant tone, rather than red, chocolate, or ash,” explains celebrity hairstylist, Tom Smith. Utilizing this golden shade to tone the highlighted areas of brunette hair results in a subtle yet stunning, dimensional look.
For anyone looking to try this look themselves, Smith recommends asking at the salon for a level six or seven shade of brown with gold tones and allowing your stylist to slightly tailor the shades to best compliment your skin tone. Changing your hair is a big commitment, which Smith recognizes, so for anyone who is intrigued by the look but hesitant to dive in, he suggests trying a demi-permanent color if you’re already at a lighter tone in order to test drive the look before you commit.
If A-listers like Hailey Bieber and Kaia Gerber are trying out a look now, it’s only a matter of time before it takes over the internet. I don’t know about you, but I know I’ll be making a trip to the salon ASAP. Winter-gold, here we come.