Are you craving warm locks and bright strands weaved into deeper shades? If so, butterscotch hair might be a new hair trend you should try. You’re going to be seeing this hair color and style everywhere this fall, but it will look different on everyone — which is one of many reasons why we love it.
If you’re not familiar with the butterscotch hair color, let us break it down for you and, ultimately, show you how to get the look.
What Is Butterscotch Hair Color?
Anyone can get the butterscotch hair color look, but this style and color are easier to achieve if you already have dark or light brown hair. Why? Well, butterscotch hair usually boasts darker roots with caramel, bronde (brown + blonde) highlights toward the bottom of the hair. This creates a multidimensional look that’s perfect for fall. Plus, the caramel and blonde highlights are closer to a warmer blonde or brown color so they look more natural on brunettes. The butterscotch hairstyle is definitely customizable to each person depending on their skin tone, style and desired look. We also love that this hairstyle has a lived-in look, making it an easy style to maintain for months without taking a trip back to the salon.
Depending on your natural or current hair color, your hairstylist may have to lighten or darken your hair to get you to the desired butterscotch look. But it’s all worth it because this hair color is going to be a must-have this season.
Whether you’re a stylist or you’re looking for inspiration for your next hair appointment, here are some practical tips to keep in mind when going for the butterscotch hair color.
Before you head to the salon, it’s essential for you to gather inspiration for the butterscotch hairstyle you want. This isn’t mandatory. We are sure that you could walk into any salon and ask a stylist for butterscotch hair and they will know exactly what you’re talking about. However, sharing some inspiration could help the stylist give you precisely the look you want. Get started on Pinterest and create a mood board full of your favorite butterscotch styles. Make sure to note what you love about each style and color so that your stylist can get a better idea of what you would like your hair to look like.
Visit Your Stylist for a Consultation
During your next hair appointment, discuss your butterscotch hair goals and your budget for the appointment so that you and your stylist can get on the same page. This is an ideal time to share your inspiration photos.
Getting Butterscotch Hair
During the consultation, your stylist will inform you of the processes needed to get your hair to that butterscotch color. Every appointment and process may look different depending on the person, but here is a general idea of how your stylist will get you to a butterscotch look.
Start with a Brown Base – If your hair is naturally brown, your stylist may be able to dive right into highlights. If not, your stylist may have to lighten or darken your base.
Create Warm Highlights – Next, your stylist will paint in highlights. Your highlights will start wherever you want them to. For a more lived-in look, have your stylist start your highlights midway down.
Tone – After your hair has lifted, your stylist will need to tone your blonde to the desired color to create the butterscotch effect.
Make Sure to Take Care of Your Hair Post Salon Trip
Whenever you get your hair colored or highlighted, it’s important to upkeep the style at home by using professional hair care products. Your hairstylist may recommend a hair care routine that can keep your color looking rich and hair looking shiny and healthy. The butterscotch hair is known for having a rich shine to it. To achieve this, make sure you ask your stylist for a hair gloss treatment recommendation.
Are you excited for butterscotch hair? While this will become a trendy hairstyle for fall, we predict it staying around much longer. What’s not to love? Whether you’re looking to add dimension to your hair or transition to an autumn color, this style looks great on everyone.