There is something gorgeous about auburn. It gives you a heavy autumn vibe, when the shedding leaves create a vintage red and brown filter all around. This is also a gorgeous shade to flaunt on your tresses. Rich in browns with a layer of red, it gives an overall natural reddish brown tint which is hard to miss. Your hair looks fuller, healthier and has a personality of its own. Auburn hair colour is a trend that looks rich and amps up the style quotient of your hair.

In this article, we will be helping you make an informed choice about whether or not you want to hop aboard the auburn hair colour trend. Leave all the ‘how tos’ and ‘why tos’ to us because we have got it all covered. Sit back and read on. You have a salon appointment to make, after that.

 

1. Dark desire

1. Dark desire

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This one is actually a deep and dark auburn shade which leans towards chocolate brown. This one beautifully frames the face and lights up your eyes, especially if you have dark brown or chocolate-coloured pupils. Remember Lily Collins and her charm? Yes, this deep and rich auburn hair colour will surely perk up your look, especially if you have light olive-toned skin.

 

2. Light auburn

2. Light auburn

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While dark auburn gives off a deeper and more sensuous vibe, light auburn is also a great choice if you do not want to go for a subtle look and are aiming towards a light, ginger-brown look. If you have a complexion somewhat like Emma Stone’s or Amy Adams’, you can flawlessly flaunt this shade. The best part about light auburn is that it goes with both cool and warm skin tones.

 

3. Auburn hair with blonde highlights

3. Auburn hair with blonde highlights

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Highlights add panache to any hairstyle. This will definitely inject a summer romance into your already flaming and gorgeous auburn hair and will give it that perfect sun-kissed look. This especially goes well with light auburn, while you can try it with the darker shades too. However, we suggest combining blonde highlights with light auburn as it will bring out the shade more.

 

4. Rich auburn

4. Rich auburn

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For this type of auburn hair colour, a higher quantity of red pigment is used to bring out the richness of the shade. This makes the overall hair colour look more red than brown, thus giving it a mysterious and nourishing deep reddish-brown look that does not look unnatural and gives off a gorgeous deep and rich auburn vibe that can be flaunted anywhere.

 

5. Auburn hair with lowlights

5. Auburn hair with lowlights

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If you are not a fan of highlights, go for its simpler and more mysterious cousin, lowlights. Lowlights mix well with the original shade to give a gorgeous depth to your hair. Now, combine the magic of lowlights with auburn hair and you have a brilliant ombré effect on hand. A suggestion? Go lighter on the original auburn shade you are going for and then add lowlights that will make your hair look a tad darker than it originally is. And when the sun will fall on your hair, it will have a more fierce and radiant effect.

 

6. Auburn orange

6. Auburn orange

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Auburn already has a healthy tinge of red along with the browns. So, what will adding orange do to the overall effect? For starters, it will perk it up even more. If you want no subtlety to enter your auburn tresses, try going orange along with the usual reds and browns. This will add a luminosity to your hair which will make it look fuller and shinier. This will also make your skin look radiant and brighter.

 

7. Natural auburn

7. Natural auburn

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The au natural look is evergreen. These usually tend to be on the browner side, or mostly harbouring on ginger. They look peppy and complement your skin tone. The proportions of browns to the reds are decided accordingly, depending on whether you lean towards warm tones or cool tones, and of course what kind of natural auburn would go best with your hair texture. The aim is to create an effortlessly natural look.

 

8. Red auburn

8. Red auburn

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If you want to go the red auburn way, that is something we can tell you about too. The intensity of red hair depends on your choice, your skin tone and your hair texture. It perks up your entire personality and its rich hues make it even more appealing. Imagine fire coming out of your locks. Yes, red auburn locks exude such fierceness!

 

9. Medium auburn

9. Medium auburn

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If you wish to go for a shade of auburn which lies somewhere between natural and dramatic, medium auburn is the best choice. It’s a perfect and proportionate mix of red and brown which makes it exude subtlety with a tinge of edge. This one looks especially good on those with a porcelain complexion as it brings out the delicacy of facial structures.

 

10. Curly auburn

10. Curly auburn

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How about gorgeous, curly reddish-brown curls that frame your beautiful face and bring out the best of your features? Curls may be difficult to manage, but none can deny the charm they carry. Paint your curly crop auburn and watch the magic unfold. Auburn hair on voluminous curls looks awesome.

 

11. Black auburn

11. Black auburn

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Yes, you can have super dark and rich auburn hair too. While auburn is usually a deep mix of brown and red, you can even add black to the mix and have an even deeper shade of auburn which brings out the angles of your face beautifully. Further, this type of auburn is super warm to look at. You can add even more spice to the style by having sharper edges chopped off towards the ends. Or even add a brighter shade and get some luminous highlights done. It’s your field. Take your pick and play!

 

12. Burgundy auburn

12. Burgundy auburn

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Can you have burgundy thrown into this mix of deep red and brown? Yes, you can. If you are someone who wants to sport a super cool hair colour and earn a lot of admirable glances for pulling off the risk, then this is your option. This particular auburn style has very little proportion of brown and has a healthy shade of burgundy with lots of undertones. Think of it like first colouring the entire hair length deep auburn and then going global burgundy on it. This colour just brings your entire persona alive.

 

FAQs on auburn hair colour

FAQs on auburn hair colour

Q. How to maintain auburn hair?

A. Auburn hair is not that hard to maintain if you know your browns and reds right. Know that a more natural auburn with a higher content of brown lasts longer. On the other hand, reds are supposed to fade faster. Do not wash your hair frequently as it will lead to the colour washing out even more quickly. Further, frequent exposure to the sun can also lead to the colour fading out. Keep up with your trips to the salon for the touch-ups.

Q. Are auburn hair and chestnut hair the same?

A. Firstly, both auburn and chestnut hair the same base shade, i.e. red. But the main difference between the two is that auburn is a warmer shade while chestnut is a colder one.

Q. What do I say when I want to tell the salon technician that I want auburn hair?

A. Auburn hair actually means that you want a reddish-brown shade which is a lot warmer than the choice of sporting a red globally. The mix of red and brown can vary depending on the skin tone.