Women’s Health

COURTNEY LEIVA of Women’s Health Magazine turned to Erica Reiss for expert tips on transitioning into Fall 2017 hair colors. Erica’s advice:

This fall, the emphasis is on warm hues that look and feel just as cozy as your favorite sweater. “There is something about fall and rich, earthy tones that just go together,” says celebrity hairstylist Erica Reiss. To take your color down a notch, we consulted two expert stylists to show you just how you can transition all those bright, sun-kissed colors you’ve been experimenting with just in time for fall. Trust us: Natural is totally a keyword you’ll want to remember here!


Highlights are still a mainstay in the beauty world, and Reiss says the babylights highlighting technique (which brightens up hair) will still be prominent in the fall months. But if you’re feeling like your current look is a little too summery, Reiss has the fix for you. “If you want to tone down highlights, I would use a very sheer toner to blend the colors better together,” she says.


If you’ve never tried going peachy with your hair, Reiss recommends asking your colorist first if your hair is in good enough condition to lighten your hair enough that it’ll properly reflect the peach tone. “Do smaller sections to add the element of color without committing to an entire head,” she adds for first-timers. “You can always add more, but best to start on a more subtle note.”