Jake Nugent, Hair Colour Expert and OSMO Ambassador provided us with these Autumn 2023 Spice-Inspired Trends
Jake Nugent is a hairdresser based in Middlesbrough, UK. Jake has a loyal clientele and a strong social media presence, where he showcases his work and shares tips and tutorials. He is passionate about creating beautiful, healthy, and trendy hair for his customers.
Ravishing Chilli Tones
Red hair is always in style for autumn, this year I think we’ll see a shift towards more rich, vibrant shades. Think deep chilli, fiery paprika, and bright cayenne pepper. In the salon, I’d be looking to create the colour using the OSMO IKON 6.43 (dark coper golden blonde) or OSMO IKON 7.43 (medium copper golden blond) for deeper chiller look. Or, if you’re looking for a lighter chilli then opt for a OSMO IKON 8.44 (light intense copper blonde) for the light chilly. You can then finish at the backwash with the OSMO Colour Revive in Copper or Radiant Red.
For your clients at home care, encourage them to use weekly hair masks such as the Osmo Deep Moisture Intensive Deep Repair Mask £6.99 to ensure their spicy toned hair stays looking healthy and nourished. Team with Osmo Colour Revive Radiant Red £12.99 for those punchy paprika tones.
Copper hair was a huge hit last year and I’d love to see it make a return. It could even be just playing around with toners so blondes can also get the feel. In the salon, I’d be using the OSMO IKON 6.43 (dark coper golden blonde) mixed OSMO IKON Violet Intensify for more of that violet copper rather than red copper finish.
For at-home aftercare and styling, the OSMO Blinding Shine Illuminating Finisher (£10.99) is a great product to ensure a glossy spicy tone. Encourage your customers to then use OSMO Colour Revive Intense Copper to keep those spice rack roots vibrant and resplendent in ginger root, cayenne, chilli, and paprika hues.
To add depth to plain locks, try cinnamon spiced highlights. Cinnamon highlights are a great way to add warmth and dimension to your hair without going too drastic. This trend is all about subtle, natural-looking highlights that add a touch of brightness to your hair. Whether you’re a natural brunette or blonde, slices of cinnamon can add some spice this spooky season. In the salon, I’d get the muted look by applying OSMO IKON 8.0 (light blonde) with 7.43 (medium copper golden blond) to tone the hair.
And remember to advise your clients looking to keep their salon colour for longer, they use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner like the OSMO Deep Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner (£8.99) to hydrate and nourish locks.
Salt & Pepper Blondes
Blonde for me is an all-year colour. There are so many different tones and shades of blonde so you can alter the colour for each season to be more “on trend”. Blonde hair never goes out of style, but this season, we’re seeing a trend towards salt and pepper cooler, ashy and grey tones. Think shades of platinum, icy blonde, and silver. This trend works particularly well for those with cool skin tones, but anyone can pull off a beautiful ashy blonde hue with the right shade and tone. To create this look in the salon, I’d be looking to neutralise the yellow, so it’s got that great ashy look by applying OSMO IKON 9.1 (light ash blonde) mixed with my fave IKON Pastel Metallics in Pearl.
For at-home care, recommend the new OSMO Colour Revive (£16.65) in shade Vanilla Latte as it’s perfect for those who fancy an ashier peppery tone.
Glossy Nutmeg Browns
Warm brown hair is always a classic, but this time, we’re seeing a trend towards richer, darker shades with dept. Think Cloves, Cocoa Powder, Nutmeg and Cardamon. These shades work particularly well for those with warm skin tones, but anyone can pull off a Cocoa brown hue with the right shade and tone.
Glossy Brunette hair will always be a reign strong especially going into the colder months, people love to change their hair with the seasons – mixing it up to match their natural skin tone. I usually advise clients to try lowlights first to see if they enjoy the darker side. In the salon, I’d recreate this look using OSMO IKON 8.3 ( medium golden blonde) with OSMO IKON 9.3 (light golden blonde) and 8.003 (light chocolate blonde) with the Colour Revive Vanilla Latte at the backwash.
For at-home care, recommend the OSMO Wonder 10 Shampoo & Conditioner (£14.99, 400ml) as it’s ideal for keeping hair shiny, split end free and helps reduce breakage. The OSMO Fibre Bond Technology helps strengthen and protect your hair so is a must-use for me.