Cowboy Copper Hair Is Trending—An Expert Told Me All About It

Cowboy Copper Hair Is Trending—An Expert Told Me All About It

The copper hair trend is back, but this year, it’s had a rebrand. That’s right, say hello to ‘cowboy copper’ hair. Thanks to TikTok, this hair colour is set to be everywhere this season, with the hashtag #cowboycopperhair racking up a cool 4.7 million views and counting.

If you’re not yet familiar with this autumn hair trend, then you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve spoken to Emma Vickery, Creative Director at Percy & Reed, to get all the information you could ever need and more. 

Not only that, but we’ve asked Vickery exactly how to make this colour work for you, as we know that when it comes to beauty trends, it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. In fact, sometimes these TikTok terms can feel quite exclusive, but here at Who What Wear UK, we are all about making beauty fun and accessible for everyone. So, if you want to give the cowboy copper hair trend a go, keep on scrolling…

First things first, what on earth is this trend? “This hair colour is the fusion of cowboy (and cowgirl) leather tones with classic redhead shades,” explains Vickery. “Coined ‘cowboy copper’, this shade delves slightly deeper into brunette undertones while being infused with the richness of deep copper accents. This stands in contrast to the conventional golden hues, resembling a harmonious blend of brunette and redhead aesthetics.”

Now that we know what this trend is, it’s important to know how to make it work for you personally. For those with darker skin tones, Vickery says that cowboy copper hair offers a highly complementary option. “Its subdued vibrancy embraces a luscious, buttery caramel tone, steering clear of orange or peach hues, resulting in a captivating effect on deeper skin tones.”

I love how these lighter, caramel colours that frame the face shine in the sunlight.

This hair has a glossy finish that helps to bring out the brunette and copper tones.

“If you have olive skin, you will find a sweet spot with richer, golden-red caramel tones,” says Vickery. This colour is reminiscent of the shade auburn.

Auburn-coloured hair can look so good with pink, orange and red tones in your clothes and accessories.

Have you ever seen such an incredible head of hair? The blend of golden-red and caramel tones is just beautiful.

Vickery says that individuals with fairer skin tones are better suited to a more classic copper shade. “This variation harmonises with their complexion, brightening light-coloured eyes while giving a radiant glow to the skin.”

This is classic copper hair at its finest.

You can really tell that this hair colour has been tailored to the client, as it suits her skin tone perfectly.

Vickery says that moisture is magic when it comes to copper hair. “Hydrate your hair from within and without – sip on water and indulge in hydrating products.” For a hydrating shampoo and conditioner duo, I recommend this pair from Pureology.

It’s important not to forget about your scalp either, and I love using serums to keep mine healthy. “Nurture natural sebum flow, invigorate follicle circulation, and channel nutrients for vibrant locks,” explains Vickery.

“Unleash an extra layer of protection by opting for protein-packed products,” says Vickery. My choice? This mask from Kerastase. 

If you want a shiny finish, then try a conditioning hair gloss like this one from Glaze. It looks like the perfect cowboy copper shade to me.

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