Orchard Red Is the Fiery New Hair Color Trend Perfect for 2020

What better way to kick off 2020 than with a new hair color? And, since it’s winter, we’re favoring darker shades. But that doesn’t mean we don’t like a little lift.

If you’ve always wanted to be a redhead but are afraid of the commitment, orchard red is your new BFF. The latest must-try shade combines a dark base and a multidimensional balayage. We have colorist Karissa Schaudt to thank for the distinctive hue that boasts copper and auburn undertones.

Since winter is the perfect season for growing out your last chop, orchard red is the ideal way to perk up your strands without cutting them. See below for some rich orchard red inspo courtesy of Instagram.

Red Undercover

Take a subtle approach with barely-there red accents.

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Dark and Dramatic

We love how the red blends into the dark base.

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Lighten Up

Orchard red is a great transitional tone because it lets you gradually go lighter. Opt for auburn highlights to really make the balayage pop.

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Mull It Over

If you already have lowlights, this take is perfect since it offers a seamless blend. The low-key mulled wine shade also adds volume, making it ideal for anyone with fine strands.

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Radiant Red

A reddish-brown mane is an easy way to embrace the trend.

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Not a fan of ombre? Try a one-dimensional yet playful cinnamon with hints of ginger.

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