With a new season approaching in the distance, it’s time to prepare for those clients wanting a hair colour refresh!

While summer typically sees your salon chair fill up with appointments for sun-kissed strands, autumn is all about the rich, deep hues that are perfect for party season.

Want to know what we think will be the most popular autumn 2020 hair colour trends? Take a look at our predictions below and find out how to prepare your salon for them…

Top-Up Your Hair Toning Services!

Hair toner has always been a crucial part of perfecting your client’s colour. But, for 2020 nailing that exact shade your client has been searching for has been key!

This might be why we’ve seen Pulp Riot High Speed Toners become one of our best sellers in 2020. In just 5 minutes, you start to see the colour pigment making its effect, so you can time it to your clients liking – whether you want to neutralise brassiness or create your own fashion colours such as rose gold, silver and lilac.

Find out more: How to Use Pulp Riot Toners

Glossy Hair Finishes

Silky, shiny hair shades are the main event for autumn 2020’s hair colour trends!

Adding a gloss is the perfect way to revive lacklustre hair colour in need of an update. Redken Shades EQ is the ultimate product for your salon in this respect, having been used by top colourists across the world for years.

Along with adding a demi-permanent wash of no-lift colour to tone, refresh and correct, it also adds the most beautiful sheen to the hair. For clients who are happy with their colour, you can use the Crystal Clear option to simply give hair a gloss that helps make their existing tone feel like new again!

Finish your service off with the OLAPLEX No.7 Bonding Oil to add a final shine and heat protection up to 450°, so you can continue on styling while maintaining hair health and colour vibrancy.

Deliciously Dark Hair Colours

Chocolate brown, caramel blonde, cherry red – these are the hair colours that sound good enough to eat!

These classic autumn hair colours are staying strong for 2020, bringing a luxe feel to salon treatments. Redken Shades EQ can help you again here by adding a gorgeous gloss, or for a permanent colour, L’Oreal Majirel includes a stunning selection of deep and rich colours. With 100% grey coverage and superior colour fade resistance, you can nail this trend in no time.

L’Oreal Majrel featured on our list of The Best Selling Professional Hair Colours You Need to Try.

‘Going Blonde’ in 2020

While some clients will be looking for those luxurious deep tones, ‘going blonde’ is likely to be as popular as ever. With even Emily Ratajkowski being tempted away from her trademark brunette locks to try out a new blonde shade on Instagram, we predict blonde hair will be on the rise again.

Of course, transforming hair from a dark base to a lighter one takes time and skill – more often than not, over multiple appointments to control warm tones and brassiness.

So, when your clients need a major lift, consider Redken Blonde Idol Flash Lift. It can lighten hair by up to 8 levels while conditioning hair with pro-vitamin B5. For 2020, there is a true spectrum of blonde shades out there, from icy nordic blonde, to neutral beiges and warm golden hues.

The key is to get a perfectly clarified colour that is free from any unwanted brassiness and in beautiful condition. Offer an OLAPLEX treatment to maintain hair integrity when undergoing bleaching and keep brassiness at bay with the Redken Color Extend Blondage Anti-Brass Mask.

Related: Everything You Need to Know About Redken

The Root Shadow

With so many clients missing out on their root touch-ups during 2020’s lockdown, we predict many of them making the most of it and growing in some natural colour for a root shadow.

A root shadow is ideal for clients in 2020. It’s easy to maintain, adds dimension and can be personalised to highlight the face in a natural looking way.

Chunky Face Framing Highlights

While once we never thought we’d see chunky highlights of the 90s rear their head again, for 2020 there is a whole new take on them that is sure to translate into autumn hair colour.

Rather than being stripy, chunky highlights in 2020 are being used to frame the face and bring some added dimension to the hair colour. It’s not just for blondes, either – brunettes are now looking for honey, caramel or golden toned highlights for their hair, too.

At Home Hair Maintenance

Don’t worry, nobody here is suggesting box dyes or home hair cuts!

But, there is growing demand for clients to be able to do their own at-home hair maintenance to keep their in-salon results for as long as possible.

One of the latest is the new addition to the OLAPLEX range – OLAPLEX No.0. When used alongside the No.3 Hair Perfector, clients can continue to improve their hair condition between appointments.

For those who like bold and bright hair colours, products such as the Shrine Drop It Hair Drops can be used both in the salon and retailed for reviving colour at home.

Coloured hair that is maintained properly lasts longer. So, having good coloured hair shampoos and conditioners available for your clients to buy can benefit both of you in the long run. Redken’s range of Colour Extend shampoos deposit small amounts of colour to keep the hair tone fresh, while Pureology shampoo and conditioners boast their own anti-fade technology and UV filters to ensure colour lasts as long as possible.

Related: Why Salon Shampoos Are Better For Clients’ Hair

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