10 Pretty Auburn Hair Color Ideas to Inspire You

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Auburn Hair Color Inspiration To Bring to the Salon

21 December 2017
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Hair.com. Before joining the Hair.com team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

People often say blondes have more fun, but we’d bet money that ladies with auburn colored hair aren’t too far behind. From deep burgundy to fire engine red, these reddish brown colors are gorgeous and flattering on everyone.

Not sure which auburn is right for you? We’ve rounded up 10 shades to inspire you before your next salon visit.

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You can’t talk about auburn colored hair without mentioning the OG of red hair colors: copper. Copper colored hair is the perfect inspiration to bring to your next salon appointment because it’s a color that looks good on just about anyone. It’s has all of the brightness of ginger colored hair with a depth that’s usually reserved for beautiful brunette.

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Deep Auburn

This fall-inspired hair color is perfect for anyone with near black locks who’s been looking to go red.

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Deep Auburn and Caramel

Red tones often take center stage with auburn colored hair, but brown tones deserve some love too. This gorgeous mix of deep browns, golden blondes, and just a hint of red is bound to turn heads wherever you go.

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Fire Engine Red

Committing to such a bright red is not for the faint of heart, but those willing to take the leap won’t regret it.

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Deep Burgundy

Deep burgundy hair screams fall, but it looks great all year long. This beautiful blend of red and brown creates a deep purple you never knew you wanted.

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It’s hard to pick favorites, but ginger colored hair ranks pretty high on our list of all-time favorite hair colors. If you decide to go full-on ginger, be prepared to turn heads wherever you go.

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Black to Auburn Ombre

Looking to go auburn but aren’t ready to commit to the upkeep red hair requires? Opt for a black-to-auburn ombre. Your roots remain dark, so you won’t have to worry about frequent trips to the salon for touch ups. The final result gives you all of the glamour of auburn hair and none of the headache.

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Burgundy and Ginger

Can’t decide between dark or bright hair? Don’t choose! This expert blend of deep brown and purple with bright, fiery ginger creates a striking color.

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Just like a delicious glass of Malbec, no one will be able to get enough of your wine-colored locks. The purples, browns, and reds blend perfectly to create a deep, rich color that flatters any skin tone.

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Auburn Sunset Ombre

If you love auburn colored hair but are looking for a style that’s just a little trendier, consider asking your stylist for an auburn sunset ombre. This fiery combination of red, orange, yellow, purple, and just hints of brown looks like the prettiest sunset you’ve ever laid your eyes on.

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