Coppers sit high on our list, well, high on many lists if I’m honest — the major Colour trend of this year, swoon Colour, bestseller Colour, among others — and, apparently, many of you reading this love the Shade but struggle to use it. And the reasonings are diverse: prettified of overdoing it and becoming a full fledged carrot top, scared it looks better in your head than on your head, worried that it will be too intense, etc etc.
So how do we bridge the gap between you wanting to Copper and you becoming a Copper? By asking yourself the single most important Copper question of your life — how vibrant do you want your Hair Colour?
To help you answer this, I like to divide Coppers into two groups:
Coppers Served Straight Up - pure, uninterrupted Copper Shades.
Copper Cocktails - Copper Shades that have been subdued by adding in another Colour, so you still get the Copper effect but it's less intense.
And once you’ve decided if it’s an intense or subtle Copper Shade you are interested in, keep reading to help pinpoint the exact look you are going for.
Copper Served Straight Up.
Colour Match: 8.44 Intense Copper Blonde
Perfect for: Achieving a bright and full throttle Copper. This Hair Colour is not for the faint hearted courtesy of its potent double Copper pigment that set the Hair ablaze with Colour.
Style notes: Looks incredible on fair skin with Warm, peachy skin Tones.
Colour Match: 6.4 Copper Blonde
Perfect for: A rich, full bodied Copper with a Darker flare— the dramatic Auburn Tones bring this Colour alive, catching the Light and revealing a supremely silky Shade.
Style notes: Mimics a Natural Copper and teamed with curly or waved Hair takes it to a new level of greatness.
Colour Match: Peach Blonde
Perfect for: When you don’t want that typical Copper punch. The Peach Blonde is best described as a Light Blonde infused with mellow Copper hues to get a pastel Peach Hair Colour.
Style notes: This dreamy Copper flows smoothly through the Hair like wind through a meadow and is best over Light Blonde or pre Lightened Hair to get the full Colour impact.
Colour Match: Strawberry Blonde
Perfect for: Creating the magical storybook Copper with a flare of Golden Copper that illuminates the Hair with pillowy hues.
Style notes: Warm Skin stunners, this hue is most definitely for you.
Colour Match: Chestnut Brunette
Perfect for: Injecting volume into your Hair via the way of a Golden, Copper and Red pigment combination that acts like a million little mirrors making your Hair shinier and fuller than ever before.
Style notes: This is our go-to for Brunettes who are looking to chunk up their Colour with more than Gold. Looks incredible with Dark eyes.
Colour Match: Deep Peach (Colour Mixture: 1/2 x 8 Light Blonde + 1/2 x 8.44 Intense Copper Blonde)
Perfect for: Achieving that old Hollywood Copper with whimsical hues that float through the Hair like clouds. This Shade is in its own realm and must be seen to believe.
Style notes: The Deep Peach’s otherworldly Colour adds just the right amount of depth to make those Blue eyes sparkle.
Colour Match: Smooth Strawberry (Colour Mixture: 1/2 x 7 Medium Blonde + 1/2 x 8.44 Intense Copper Blonde)
Perfect for: A Darker variation to a Strawberry Blonde, this Golden Bronzed and Intense Copper blend adds an extra juice of Copper fire that twinkles.
Style notes: We love seeing this Shade on fully straight Hair, so you can see the Colour commotion.