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Updated on May 11, 2022
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45. Delicious Chocolate on Black Hair

Brown Hair With Black Roots

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Thinking about changing your hair shade? Try on a red brown hair color and you will absolutely fall in love with how natural and healthy your hair will appear afterward. An idea: try a root fade for a modern look and a more natural blend of colors.

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No other hair color is as suitable to rock in autumn as auburn. Whether you want to go for a dark red or just add subtle auburn highlights, this is the best time to do it. Auburn hair color looks amazing with black coats, it peeks nicely out of a hat and it makes any turtleneck sweater look ten times better.

If you’re on the hunt for color ideas, you might want to consult a color chart as well as see the colors on pictures. The images below will give you this chance. Taking into consideration your complexion and natural hair color, as well as your preferences, let a hairstylist help you achieve the hottest hair color this season.

Auburn Hair Color Inspiration

Today the hair dye market is so rich in the variety of hues it offers, that you’ll be surprised to see how many fantastic reds can be found out there. Depending on your skin tone, you can choose a cooler or a warmer red, go for a lighter or a darker shade, throw in babylights in the mixture or play with balayage highlights and lowlights. The following auburns and browns with a reddish tint are amazing!

1. Lovely Copper Balayage

If you have naturally wavy hair and you’re looking for a modern take on the auburn hair color, this well-blended balayage is a perfect choice. Go with a medium brown for the roots and a beautiful auburn, as the main color, gaining its intensity towards the ends.

2. Honey Blonde Balayage

The key to believable auburn hair color is highlights of similar hues. Honey blonde will warm dark hair and blend harmoniously with auburn streaks. With balayage thick hair looks less heavy, and fine locks appear more dimensional.

3. Auburn Hair with Cherry and Copper Tints

If you’re uncertain about what auburn hair dye to use, play around with a color chart, considering browns, reds, and some tones in-between. Consult a hair colorist who’ll work his magic to choose the perfect shade for your complexion and eye color. These cherry, chocolate and copper hues look amazing for long locks.

Cherry Chocolate and Copper Auburn Hair

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4. Caramel and Auburn Lowlights

As an alternative to a common auburn hair color, you can try inserting chunky caramel highlights against a contrasting dark brown with a plum red undertone. This works perfectly with brown eyes and medium skin tones, adding warmth and a touch of sophistication to the overall look.

5. Sunny Auburn Curls

This gorgeous auburn color is perfect for changing your look! With warm shades like these, you can create a beautiful orange tinge for setting off and highlighting your neutral skin tone. Add messy curls to make your style more sassy and appealing.

Hot Auburn Blonde with Lowlights

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6. Cinnamon Brown and Auburn Balayage

Pay attention to this stunning shade of auburn created in the result of mixing cinnamon brown and auburn hues. It looks so soft and natural! No wonder auburn hair color ideas are currently in great demand among fashionistas.

Magical Dimensional Auburn Balayage

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7. Auburn Brown Hair Color

If you have doubts about which hair color to choose, brown or auburn, you can always go for rusty balayage or ombre. Once you allow these regal shades into your life, you wouldn’t like to change your style at all, as it looks so magnificent!

8. Reddish Auburn Highlights

Waves and auburn hair highlights are undoubtedly a perfect match. Play a little with your natural brown shades by highlighting them with reddish auburn to freshen up your style. If your tresses aren’t naturally wavy, curl them up, creating charming beach waves.

Auburn Hair with Bright Copper Ribbons

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9. Long Auburn Bronde Hairstyle

This romantic hairstyle with extra long highlighted locks really helps the auburn hue stand out thanks to the gorgeous golden highlights. The best part about this hue is that it suits both warmer and cooler skin tones.

Gorgeous Long Auburn Bronde Hairstyle

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10. Red Hair with Copper Highlights

Natural auburn tones always shine best with warm copper highlights, just like in this case. Add lighter auburn highlights to give your wavy locks a more textured sassy feel and make your hair looks thicker.

Bright Burgundy Auburn Blend

Instagram / @_watchmepaint

11. Wavy Copper Brown Lob

Wavy long bob is a stylish cut in itself, but imagine how awesome it will look if highlighted with copper brown shades. Such highlights lend great shine and vibrance to your locks, which is great for those having naturally dull hair.

Bright Auburn Lob with Lowlights

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12. Auburn Hair with a Side-Swept Fringe

There’s something incredibly sexy about a full fringe, think of Dakota Johnson’s shaggy cut in 50 Shades of Grey. Fiery cinnamon highlights add dimension to the reddish brown hair. A half-updo can easily take you from day to night if you have a jam-packed schedule.

13. Brown Hair with Light Auburn Highlights

Auburn highlights on brown hair sound like a mixture of delicious shades, don’t they? Brighten up your natural chocolate tones with red shades to add dimension and texture to your gorgeous wavy strands.

Auburn Front Highlights for Brown Hair

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14. Rich Auburn Brown Hair

With a higher amount of red pigments than a usual dark brown hair, this rich auburn shade appears more like a dark red than a dark brown. So, if you’re looking for a way to enforce your hairdo with a mysterious and sophisticated flair, this tinge is what you need.

Rich Auburn Brown Hair

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15. Auburn Hair with Black Roots

Whether your locks are naturally curly or not, voluminous spirals and auburn hair color are a fantastic combination! Long curls are a real eye-catcher, while red auburn balayage is an excellent solution for those wishing to keep up with the trends.

Auburn Hair with Black Roots

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16. Sophisticated Light Golden Brown

Go a little lighter with your auburn shade to create this lovely natural auburn hair color. Cut your locks a bit to make your hair look trendy and sassy. This stunning auburn shade, along with the mid-length waves, will look beautiful on anyone, regardless of the tone of the skin.

Center-Parted Light Auburn Lob

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17. Deep Cherry Auburn Waves

The angled long bob with cherry auburn highlights is an excellent idea for ladies who want to experiment with a deep shade of auburn. This is how you can add glam to your basic bob hairstyle, thus drawing more attention to your look.

Spicy Wine and Auburn Balayage Hair

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18. Natural Brown with Blonde Highlights

Auburn highlights can truly make one’s hair appear fuller and thicker. So, if you want to add volume to your fine hair, you may simply dye your brown locks with an auburn color and add some light highlights in the front.

Auburn Hair with Bleached Face Framing

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19. Black to Brown to Auburn Fade

The enchanting brownish shade starting at the roots gradually gets more intense on its way down, only to impress us with breathtaking auburn red ends. When you have such magnificent ombre highlights, you should think of better ways to lock the shade in place. Treat your hair gently with the best color-preserving products.

Black-to-Brown-to Auburn Fade

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20. Shiny Deep Auburn Tresses

Wish to add luminosity and texture to your natural locks? Try to mix auburn and brown shades together to create a beautiful color gradient. Style your new auburn brown hair with a curling iron or a dryer brush to give your strands extra lift.

Cinnamon Brown and Auburn Balayage

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21. Auburn Highlights and Lowlights

You don’t have to dye your hair in insanely bright colors to achieve a “wow” effect. Soft auburn highlights would be more than enough to give your natural brunette mane a stylish and trendy look.

Auburn Highlights and Lowlights

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22. Vivid Auburn Straight Haircut

If you want to change your style and deepen your hair, pay attention to darer colors, such as this fiery auburn shade. Such rich and vivid colors look flattering on either pale or darker skin tones, but you can feel free to experiment with this hue anyway.

Bright Auburn Root Fade

Instagram / @alex.mercedesss

23. Auburn Balayage with Blonde Highlights

Auburn hair looks bright and catchy on itself, but blonde highlights can add more visual depth and luminosity to your mane, making it a real stun! The red pigments of this color increase your locks’ vibrancy while maintaining a natural appeal. A perfect match for most skin tones.

Auburn Lob with Blonde Highlights

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24. Auburn Hair with Copper Balayage

Make your auburn-colored hair shinier with these eye-catching blonde and copper highlights. The multidimensional color will brighten your brown locks while adding more complex layers to your natural hair color. Besides, this hairdo is easy to style at home using a hot tool and an appropriate volumizing product.

Delicate Strawberry Auburn Hair Color

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25. Cool Auburn Curls

Some believe that red hair has to be extremely warm and wouldn’t look good on certain complexions, but that’s not always the case. A cool-toned color can be achieved with a purplish brown color as the base and auburn as balayage highlights. It may be hard to do this on your own, so unless you are a professional, it’s best to make a salon appointment.

26. Cinnamon Sheen for Medium Hair

Have you ever tried a lighter cinnamon shade? This lovely brownish nuance, as the name itself suggests, is reminiscent of the soft and delicate hue of aromatic cinnamon. Hack: warm things up a bit by trying on this cinnamon hair color complimented with an inspiring blend of auburn highlights!

Chocolate Brown Hair

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27. Auburn Hair with Apricot Streaks

A more relaxed version of the classic auburn hair is the delicate cool-toned auburn with babylights. It goes without saying – this works best on long slightly wavy hair. The final result is an effortless look that brings out green eyes perfectly.

28. Deep Chocolate Auburn

The darker the shade of auburn, the more the color tends to take on a purplish tone. This is ideal for women who crave a bit of edge, but work in an environment that is conservative. It’s vibrant enough to make a statement, but also quite uncatchy to blend in.

29. Dark Copper Hair Color

Light auburn hair color is not for everyone. If your skin tone is not very light, you are likely to look better with medium or dark auburn shades. They add a fresh and shiny pop of color and are bound to turn heads.

30. Seductive Chocolate Hair with Highlights

Women with natural dark brown hair can achieve a nice auburn tint at the expense of babylights. Steer away from bright reds and stick to dark caramel highlights. These will enhance your natural color and won’t make the look too dramatic.

31. Dark Reds for Thin Hair

You can choose a dark auburn hair color even if you have fine hair. The gorgeous tints of copper on the base of the dark plum red create a sophisticated hair hue you’ll love to show off in free-flowing downdos.

32. Wavy Auburn Lob

Beachy waves are the easiest style to try when you need a look that can fit into a jam-packed schedule. Simply braid or bun wet hair at night, undo in the morning and go! Plus, the tousled texture can show off your warm highlights.

33. Sexy Auburn Ringlets

Long crimson curls are definitely eye-catching. To keep from having a Ronald McDonald moment, temper your roots in a darker auburn hair color or a muted burgundy hue that has more depth and definition. The result is a highlighted ombre that makes an impact.

34. Sparkling Soft Brown Curls

A pale complexion may look very good with warm auburn shades like caramel, copper or amber. Pair this color with a short or shoulder length haircut, and you’ll have soft bouncy curls framing your face. If you don’t want to mess with highlights, go for a gloss treatment to make sure your hair looks healthy and shiny for months.

35. Dimensional Auburn Waves

This soft and feminine brownish color is all ladies’ “must-have” this season! Not only does it create the perfect natural look for a crazy night out, but it really gives definition to your personality. Genuine brunettes will absolutely love the whole idea of looking fresh, young and beautiful 24/7!

Brown Hair With Caramel Highlights

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36. Textured Copper Lob

Warm up your heart with soft reddish brown hair that highlights your face. This auburn hair color is reminiscent of Emma Stone’s sexy redhead looks we can admire in her pictures. Tip: lock the red nuance in place by choosing a professional color-depositing shampoo to refresh the auburn brown hue and make it last longer.

Copper Hair With Babylights

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37. Enticing Auburn Waves

Enticing dark chocolate mixed with a soft cinnamon hue? This look offers a wonderful blend of nuances that creates the ideal dark auburn hair color. Tip: cinnamon hues tend to fade away faster, so make sure you supply yourself with quality color-treating products.

Reddish Brown Wavy Hairstyle

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38. Sensual Copper Hues

Turn up the heat by adding dimension and elegance to your brunette locks. Sophisticated copper hues are such an excellent solution when it comes to a light auburn hair color and nonchalant beach waves.

Wavy Copper Lob

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39. Sultry Red for Classy Ladies

Are you ready for smoking hot looks? Get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself by experimenting with a new bold shade. Bear in mind that poor maintenance habits are very likely to affect your red hair’s silky appearance. Regular treatments and trims contribute to the quality of your sassy red highlights.

40. Classic Vintage Red

How do you like your hair? Fall in love with this mind-blowing copper red hairstyle that oozes classy and feminine vibes. Style smooth waves that flow like silk to show off the depth and shine of your new hair color.

Long Copper Red Balayage Hair

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41. Dark Auburn with Sandy Streaks

Auburn shades are always a win when it comes to healthy and natural looks. However, sometimes we need a source of inspiration to spice it all up a bit. What better way to do so than with a bunch of lighter streaks? Make it happen and enjoy gorgeous results!

Brown Hair With Subtle Highlights

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42. Wavy Bob with Highlights

Unpretentious waves with a pop of dark gold? It sure seems like a flawless look that suits all skin tones. Brighten up your complexion by dyeing your auburn hair with warm undertones and a touch of gold for a fresh and casual look.

43. Burning Hot Cinnamon Waves

Red hot cinnamon creates a vibrant, rich yet quite natural shade that adds a tinge of elegance and delicacy to your hairstyle. Don’t be afraid to look stunning – just grab a flat iron and turn your messy hair into impressive casual waves perfect for daytime hairstyles.

Reddish Brown Wavy Lob

Instagram / @chrisgreenehair

44. Auburn Hair with Glimpses of Gold

No matter how gorgeous and trendy your golden waves are, if you don’t protect your hair the right way, all of it will be gone soon. Tips: always use a UV hair spray to keep your beautiful hair from fading, especially in the summer.

Golden Blonde Highlights For Auburn Hair

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45. Delicious Chocolate on Black Hair

Thinking about changing your hair shade? Try on a red brown hair color and you will absolutely fall in love with how natural and healthy your hair will appear afterward. An idea: try a root fade for a modern look and a more natural blend of colors.

Brown Hair With Black Roots

Instagram / @masey.cheveux

46. Black Hair with Auburn Highlights

Chocolate waves and warm auburn highlights sound like the perfect combination for ladies who aren’t very open to drastic hair changes. This is an idea for brunettes who want a really delicious hair color.

Chocolate Brown Balayage For Black Hair

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47. Red Pixie with Blonde Highlights

Tired of rocking single color locks? Be a supporter of new creative hair ideas and get your strands dyed dark copper with blonde highlights. The combination of red and blonde looks fabulous against light skin tones and green or blue eyes. Are you ready to try on this fancy reddish brown color?

Red Pixie With Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @martinabmhair

48. Marvelous Multi-Colored Waves

Level up! Accentuate your auburn hair by adding strawberry blonde highlights. Experiment with richer and warmer hues for a younger and vibrant appearance.

Brown Hair With Strawberry Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @chrisgreenehair

49. Long Tousled Hair with Auburn Highlights

Balayage is meant to look as natural as sun-kissed highlights. Those with dark strands will find that sometimes their hair can look reddish in bright light. Enhance the effect by dyeing your ends in varying shades of medium red and strawberry blonde.

50. Rich Red Curls for Long Hair

If you want to experiment with color, get only the ends of your layers grazed with the chosen hue and add some long highlights. This lush auburn red hair shade looks particularly good against natural brown hair.

51. Tousled A-Line Bob

Bob is a haircut, which will be forever in trend. Add modern zest to it: a radical change of length, side-swept bangs and, of course, marvelous auburn shade.

52. Retro Auburn Waves

Every woman deserves her moment to shine. Embrace your Hollywood side with soft, brushed out waves. A popular style of some of the most sought-after stars of decades past, this look still stuns on catwalks and sidewalks alike.

53. Soft Auburn Waves

Nothing is more romantic than long wispy waves—just think of your favorite Disney princesses. If you are in search of a fairytale moment for weddings or any other special occasions, you can’t go wrong with this.

54. Golden Chestnut Hair with Voluminous Curls

Golden chestnut hair works well on warm toned complexions and thick, voluminous hair in particular. To make the look even more seductive, add copper blonde highlight to the ends of your hair and through the bangs.

55. Soft Ginger Red Waves

For fair complexions these yellow undertones in the muted red work fantastic. Think about pictures with Emma Stone and Amy Adams. They made this color famous on the red carpet and the trend took off gaining its popularity among women with blue and green eyes. For a playful element, curl your deep auburn ends slightly.

56. Bright Auburn with Tangerine Highlights

If you have fair skin, bright blue or green eyes, and you’ve got your heart set on an auburn hair color, we recommend going with a vibrant shade. Long hair can be tricky when it comes to shades of red because it can outshine everything else in your appearance. To make your new color more sophisticated, ask your hairstylist to add some lowlights.

57. Auburn Bombshell Waves

Channel your inner Kardashian with a camera-ready style. This downdo is perfect for a glamazon who loves to stand out in pictures. Soft flowing waves are the perfect addition to an expertly contoured face and a smoky eye shadow.

58. Brown Hair with Auburn Balayage

A great way to break up thick dark hair is with a few chunky and thin highlights. A light red hue for highlights is a good solution for women who want a natural-looking color. Messy waves are a modern touch to a basic haircut.

59. Straight Copper Hair with Blonde Babylights

Most gorgeous ombre variations are usually shown on curly hair, but straight long hair is also a beautiful base for some fabulous ombre highlights, reminding us of rain streaks down a window. Golden blonde highlights are a very good pick for copper hair.

60. Diva’ish Look for Long Hair

A perfectly chosen red hair color will add 1000 points to your karma. And to your natural beauty. To create a reserved business look make a center part and keep your strands straight.

Whether you’re after a brighter copper hair color or you want to stand out with muted reddish browns, auburn colored hair is an exciting choice. Look at any color chart with rich red and brown palettes to pick the perfect shade to complement your skin tone and enhance your features.

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