Copper isn’t limited to hair texture either. Earlier this year, hairstylist and colorist Daisy Henson told Allure she’s been seeing a lot of people with kinky, curly, or Afro-textured hair gravitating to the color. Allow SZA’s gorgeous auburn Afro to convince you. You could even add some copper to your favorite protective styles.
Instead of trying to figure out the right shade and depth of copper works with your complexion and its undertones, leave the work to someone with a trained eye, aka a professional colorist. They’ll be able to gauge whether you should go with a cooler-toned variation or a warmer one. (They’ll also take your eye color into consideration, Bodt notes.) For your hair appointment, be sure to bring in photos (or showing your colorist TikToks) of the copper hair your desire, too, Kener recommends.
However, if you prefer to take on this project at home, “a good rule of thumb is to choose [a shade of copper] that has similar undertones to your skin,” Bodt says. You may want to check out Good Dye Young’s Riot and Peach Fuzz shades. The brand’s co-founder and colorist Brian O’Connor recently shared with Allure that sales for them have been skyrocketing lately.