If you have dark brown hair and are looking for a subtle way to change up your look, consider trying the “Gold Obsidian” hair color trend. The hue is inspired by a black stone of the same name that has warm, golden accents throughout, which is exactly what you can expect after your hair transformation.
Stephanie Brown, celebrity hairstylist and master colorist at IGK Salon, coined the term, dubbing the golden brown shade one of the coolest Fall hair colors. “For dark, almost black, brunettes, go with an almost gold undertone for the hair,” she said. “Warmer hair is more flattering for most skin tones, rather than dark ashier tones.”
Brown notes that the hair color can easily skew to look like a different one, so keep a few things in mind at your appointment. “Be careful to not go eggplant,” she said, which you can avoid by making sure your colorist doesn’t add red tones to the hair. Brown’s inspiration for the look is actress Shay Mitchell, who has golden-brown highlights throughout her ends. Though Mitchell has long waves in this photo, the hair color looks great on many other hair textures.
If you’re looking to try the “Gold Obsidian” hair color for the cooler season, but have no idea where to begin, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up the prettiest examples of the trend swept through curly, straight, and wavy textures, in both faint and more vibrant ways. Check them out, ahead, and let the precious stone and these photos inspire your next hair change.