When it comes to fall, pumpkin spice is as synonymous with the the season as the changing of the leaves, plaid clothes and cooler temperatures. It’s not just the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes that are a quintessential fall treat—it seems like every single food is available in a limited-edition pumpkin spice version. Now, pumpkin spice is taking over the beauty world with the rise in popularity of pumpkin spice dye jobs.
We have seen pumpkin used in skin care and incorporated into fragrances, so it was only a matter of time before it made its way into hair colors. People are going to the salon and requesting that their hair be dyed after pumpkin spice. What exactly does pumpkin spice hair color look like? It’s not straight pumpkin orange. It is a deeper, richer shade, hence the spice part. It is a look that is in the copper and auburn color family. In terms of pumpkin spice foods, think of it more like the filling of the Pumpkin Spice Oreo or a classic slice of pumpkin pie instead of the more caramel-y color of the Pumpkin Spice Peeps. However, if you want to dye your hair after the Peeps, go right ahead.
We have seen some amazing hair color trends this fall including smokestack hair, oil slick locks, and, most recently, galaxy hair. We also cannot forget about the brilliant hand-pressed hair dye technique that uses glass. However, what could be more perfect for fall than pumpkin spice hair? People usually dye their hair darker, richer tones for the season but this takes things to another level of seasonal spirit. Another bonus is that you can incorporate other hair color trends with pumpkin spice hair such as ombre, dip dye, and even half-and-half hair.
Is it too late to change the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year from Marsala to Pumpkin Spice? Even if you are one of the few people who hasn’t gotten obsessed with PSLs and pumpkin spice-flavored foods, you have to admit that the hair color is very pretty. Even if it was called “Rustic Fall Leaves” or “Autumn Harvest” it would still be great. It isn’t just pretty because pumpkin spice is involved.
The real question is what comes next after pumpkin spice hair color? Pumpkin spice has taken over food and beverages a long time ago. Now, it has already worked its way into beauty. Is there any area that it will not take over in its quest for world domination? Probably not, which is why you can expect to see pumpkin spice toilet paper coming soon to a bathroom near you. At least it will work well with your pumpkin spice beauty products.