Copper Hair: The Best of Commercial and Bold Looks With the Color of the Year

February 12, 2024

Copper hair is more than just a color; it’s a statement. Whether opting for more subtle or more unconventional combinations, copper hair opens up a world of possibilities. Infuse your salon with the warmth, radiance, and versatility of copper hair by featuring our Hair Color of the Year 2024. For those who may not be in the loop, this year’s standout choice, the 88.44 Revlonissimo Colorsmetique™ Electric Copper Blonde, emerged through a collaboration between 1,500 color experts at the Front Row Summit. The intense, cutting-edge shade is poised to define a year filled with inspirational, bold, and commercial looks. Keep reading for tips on how to incorporate the trending hair color of the year into your clients copper looks.

The Allure of Copper Hair Color

Copper hair has firmly established itself as an incredibly wearable and fun shade, and is poised to continue its dominance in 2024. With unique characteristics and rich historical significance, copper hair has been the choice for conveying power, social standing, and cultural identity throughout the ages. The current trend of celebrating copper as the color of the year not only solidifies its place in the fashion and beauty world but also highlights how you can add a touch of versatility to match any personality.


Commercial Copper Hair Looks

Natural and Subtle Copper Tones

Natural copper tones, such as Revlonissimo Color Sublime™ 8.04 Light Natural Copper Blonde, are the perfect choice for introducing copper hair to a client or for enhancing a client’s natural base color. The key to creating a natural looking shade that isn’t flat is to use more than one tone. You can also mix the trending color of the year with a touch of 10 Lightest Blonde by Revlonissimo Colorsmetique™ Naturals for a softer hue. During your consultation, consider the placement of highlights. Focus on framing your clients face and adding dimension to the mids and lengths of their hair. 

Opt for a fine weaving technique or use gradient effects of copper ombre and reverse ombre to ensure a soft transition between colors. This can also help to ensure a natural and blended look. Avoid chunky or overly pronounced highlights to keep the look natural. Balayage, a hand-painting method, is an excellent choice for a soft transition between your client’s natural color and some added copper tones. It’s a great way of introducing soft or vibrant shades that will compliment their skin tone. Additionally, consider styling  by enhancing and embracing your clients natural texture with an equally on trend butterfly cut for an effortlessly chic look.

Color of the Year 2024

Copper Rose Gold Fusion

Our next pro tip for a bolder step into the copper trend is to blend copper with rose gold for a modern and fashionable look that is still soft enough to wear to a corporate office. For this shade, we recommend using 8.45 Light Copper Mahogany Blonde or (you guessed it) 88.44 with a tiny touch of .523 Antique Rose by Revlonissimo Colorsmetique™. Again, Balayage is the perfect method for creating soft gradients or bolder contrasts that your clients will love. Additionally, consider experimenting with adding a single slice or panel of 88.44 for a pop of color underneath the parting and then showcase the dynamic interplay of colors with styling techniques, such as a sleek straight style or a more bouncy blowdry.


Fiery Red Copper

If you have a more daring client, sit them down for a consultation and encourage them to really embrace the adventurous side of copper hair with more bold and vibrant shades! For inspiration, look through your socials and check out fashion runways and celebrity examples. We really love to see celebrities rocking the copper hair trend and Riley Keough is one of our faves. Her hair has been virtually every color, but the copper tones really make her eyes and skin pop! To achieve a similar look, we recommend using a slighter darker base shade such as 66.64 Intense Copper Red by Revlonissimo Colorsmetique™ REDS  and blending a more vibrant tone towards the mids and ends with Revlonissimo Colorsmetique™ 88.44 Electric Copper Blonde. For a more vivid color, opt for a global tone and go straight in with 88.44 for the most impact!


To ensure your client’s dynamic copper hue stands the test of time, crafting a tailored hair care routine is paramount. Pass these pro tips on to your clients to ensure their bespoke copper hair color stays vibrant and glossy until their next salon visit:

  • Introduce your client to the wonders of color-safe hair care with RE/START™ Color. These specially curated shampoos and conditioners serve as a steadfast ally in preserving the vivid richness of copper strands. They  lock in color and help prevent premature fading.
  • Elevate the maintenance game with Nutri Color™ Filters. This revolutionary semi-permanent color mask with 3-IN-1 INSTA-PIC TECHNOLOGY™, is a game-changer for revitalizing copper hues! Tailored to refresh salon color in 3-15 minutes, shades like 740 Light Copper and 400 Tangerine add intense color, care and shine. The beauty lies not only in salon application but also in empowering clients for at-home use. Apply the product to clean, towel-dried hair using a wide-tooth comb. Leave it on for 3 minutes to refresh color or 15 minutes to intensify hues.
  • Recommend  regular touch-ups every 6-12 weeks to counteract the gentle fading of copper tones and to ensure the vitality and freshness of the overall look.
  • For an in-salon color refresh, book your client in for Color Excel Gloss – 10 Minute hair gloss treatment. We recommend shade 77.40 Intense Light Copper that’s guaranteed to treat, color & shine in half the time*
  • Infuse moisture and a touch of luxury into the routine. Enlist the aid of  RE/START™ Pro-Care System Color & Shine Shot, a professional-grade deep treatment hair mask offering a transformative 5-minute hair experience. Ideal for color-treated hair, it locks down the cuticle, leaving the hair instantly shinier and protected from free radicals thanks to its antioxidant ingredients.
  • Heat protection should be your clients best friend, so always remember to recommend care and styling products. To prevent color fading, we recommend Equave™ Color Vibrancy Instant Detangling Conditioner, which is formulated with a color antioxidant ingredient, and Pro-vitamin B5. This bi-phase spray is designed to lock in color and hydrate while also sealing the cuticles.

If you love the Electric Copper Bold Bob and Electric Copper Balayage designed by our hair pros, then embrace electrifying boldness and follow the full step-by step guide to replicate each look. Do this by visiting REVLONPROALWAYSON (for clients only so click here to become one).


Now it’s your turn to unleash your creativity and join the revolution of professional color by creating your own copper hair looks! Stock up on all you need to keep those looks locked at our 24/7 Revlon Pro Shop


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