Cranberry Hair Is the Sauciest Color Trend of the Holiday Season


By Marci Robin, Allure

I've never been one to change my hair so it's a very on-the-nose color for specific holidays throughout the year, but I have the utmost respect for those who do. Blac Chyna, for example, apparently went pumpkin-orange for Halloween this year, and it looked anything but costume-y. And now, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, it seems another seasonally suitable hair color is taking off at salons: cranberry.

Just like cranberry sauce, much of the hair tagged with the #cranberryhair hashtag is deep red that leans almost fuchsia. More purple than a natural-looking auburn, the maroon shade is reminiscent of a few other dark-red trends that have popped up over the last year, like mulled wine and red velvet, but leans even more in the direction of magenta — just like the famous late-November side dish.

"If this doesn’t give you Fall vibes, I don’t know what will," writes Michigan-based colorist Madison Carlisle, sharing a photo of the vivid cranberry bob she gave her client. Massachusetts stylist Rachel Christine included her process in a caption: "For this vibrant and healthy color change, I started with a Color Prepare Malibu Treatment for a clean palate and shampooed out using no conditioner. I dried the hair completely then used different shades of Pravana Wild Orchid with some added cooler tones in the real orange/brassy areas and some magenta for brightness on the lighter ends."





For this vibrant and healthy color change, I started with a Color Prepare Malibu Treatment for a clean palate and shampooed out using no conditioner. I dried the hair completely then used different shades of Pravana Wild Orchid with some added cooler tones in the real orange/brassy areas and some magenta for brightness on the lighter ends. Luckily no bleaching necessary on this already over processed hair! Integrity of the hair comes first ☝🏻! πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ† Swipe to see the before and inspiration for this gorgeous shade 😁 . . . . . #Pravana #pravanavivids #wildorchid #shadowroot #malibutreatment #maroonhair #cranberryhair #magentahair #redviolethair #curledhair #curlingwand #longlayers #beforeandafter #transformation #colorchange #behindthechair #hotonbeauty #modernsalon #americansalon #trihaircare #bostonhair #truesalonframingham #pinkhair #fckinghair
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Whether you go completely cranberry or incorporate it into your look with balayage, one thing is clear: as perfect as this color is for the holiday season, it will look incredible year-round.

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