"Raspberry Bourbon" Hair Color Trend
The "Raspberry Bourbon" hair color is exactly what it sounds like. It's rich, it's spicy, and its warmth is about to take over your Instagram feeds this Winter.
According to hairstylist Kim Bonondona — the pro who spotted this Fall's "Ginger Beer" hair trend — this shade is a mahogany balayage that is eye-catching because of how the colors easily melt together. "The red spices up traditional warm-brown balayage," she said. "Red gives [the look] liveliness and warmth."
She explains that if you want to get the look, be prepared to sit in a chair for at least three hours, as well as dedicate one follow-up appointment (after four to six weeks) for toning. "It will start to fade and lighten to a gorgeous copper shade," she said. "The toner will bring it back to its stunning mahogany color."
Hairstylist Devin Toth of the New York City-based Salon SCK noted that he has also seen the color grow more popular at his salon. "This hair color is perfect for Winter because it has those deeper rich tones that we all gravitate toward in the colder months while also having a hint of spontaneity," he said. "The raspberry hues are unexpected and less conservative than your typical go-to Winter hair color."
He suggests that those who want a more rich version of the color should ask their colorist to pre-lighten their hair with a dramatic balayage or foil highlights. "These techniques will ensure sharp bursts of raspberry hues in the final style," he said. For upkeep he suggests using a color depositing shampoo with a red tint and getting monthly in-salon glosses.
Check out our "Raspberry Bourbon" hair color moodboard, ahead.