The color: Chocolate Mauve
Description: “This is a practical way to wear Fall’s more muted tones without playing into clichés like pumpkin spice,” noted Edelman, who described the shade as a harmonious blend of mauve, deep chocolate, pink, and warm, light brown.
Who it works for: Because it melds cool and warm hues, this is a flattering color on all complexions. It’s also an excellent option for someone who wants a more subtle rainbow hair look.
Technique: After creating a shadow root using chocolate brown, Edelman painted irregular, diagonal sections of the hair with multiple tones, alternating as she went. Ask your colorist to concentrate the darker shades on the lower layers, while focusing the lighter shades on the top. “Even though the color is unnatural, following the light/dark placement that occurs naturally is always a good idea,” she shared. “I think that’s what makes this toe the line of natural and unnatural.”