Its no secret we are Obsessed with Coppers so when MANE ADDICTS reached out to our founder Sheree Knobel for a few tips on this seasons hottest trend, we happily obliged :)
Copper hair is everywhere these days with celebrities and influencers alike trying the hue on for size. With its surge in popularity comes different iterations of the color to keep it fresh and playful as the seasons change. The internet (namely TikTok) is ablaze over the latest take on copper—cowgirl copper.
Falling a bit more on the brunette side, San Diego-based hairstylist Julia Gaffney describes cowgirl copper as “a balance between the timeless cowgirl leather and the modern-day copper redhead.” She notes that the hue is “not as vibrant as a traditional redhead so it’s a great way to ease into those warm tones without committing to a drastic change. It’s really just enhancing your natural tone by adding the copper to it, rather than totally altering your natural base.”
One of the best parts of cowgirl copper is that it’s a little bit lower maintenance than a more reddish copper. Gaffney notes, “Because there is a brown undertone in the cowgirl copper, it should last longer than the average vibrant copper.” Australia-based hairstylist Sherri Knobel echoes this sentiment, noting “The more worn-in it is, the better it looks.” Knobel mentions that those who want to maintain a hue that is fresh and rich should come in for a gloss every four to six weeks, while those who “don’t mind a little regrowth can stretch their colors out for eight to 10 weeks.”
If you want to give the color a go but are having doubts, Knobel reminds us that “copper is one of the most universal tones.” She mentions that everyone who has sat in her chair to get the cowgirl copper hair color has found a shade that suits them. “It adds so much warmth to the face and for people with a lot of pink in their skin, it counteracts and gives you a golden glow.” Gaffney feels similarly, noting “It’s a universal hit right now and I’m here for it!”
Both stylists suggest that you come armed with a number of reference photos to help discover the best route to take when it comes to coloring your hair. Even bringing a few photos of what you don’t like can help. We took the liberty of rounding up a few cowgirl copper hair colors we’re currently obsessing over that work for every skin tone and hair type.