Copper, whilst beautiful, can be an extremely intimidating colour for many clients to experiment with themselves. Unsure of how it will suit their skin tone or wardrobe, many shy away – but this needn’t be the case, according to the experts at HOB Academy. It’s actually a lot more versatile than you would think, and comes down to how the shade is intermixed to be personalised to your clients skin tone.

From vibrant colour pops to more muted and subtle tones, HOB Academy have unpacked three of their favourite takes on this gorgous colour trend. What’s your pick of the colour chameleon craze?

Amber Gold

“Luxurious, luminous and light reflective, it’s the perfect shade for warmer/darker blondes wanting a revamp. This is a super-simple yet effective way to try something new that is low commitment and doesn’t involve a huge colour change. Over existing highlights we can create a colour conditioning treatment that will deposit the Amber Gold tone from root to ends lasting up to 17 shampoos. This tone is better suited to the fairer haired. For those with darker hair, Amber Gold can still work but the hair would need to be lifted first to create a cleaner canvas for the tone to rest over it, a little more high maintenance but still achievable.” – HOB Academy


“Truly a bright orange that is jam-packed with warmth, vibrancy and exudes healthiness. This shade is best worn on clearer, golden and universal complexions. If you have more of an olive or deeper skin tone, your colourist will opt for a small amount of red or mahogany in the mixture. This helps to cool down the tone slightly and enhance your facial canvas.” – HOB Academy


“Vibrant, punchy with added depth, this shade works amazingly with all skin tones due to the fact it works with orange, yellow and mahogany (warmth mixed with cool.) It’s a shade most can pull off and for those with more olive, universal complexions, I would also recommend a small amount of violet. This will give an added richness to the colour and as it lightens through washing your hair, will not look as though the colour has faded excessively next to your skin.”- HOB Academy