62 Best Auburn Hair Color Ideas for Every Skin Tone

Avery Hunt
Avery Hunt Hair Colorist
Shiny Auburn Long Hair
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#1: Shiny Auburn Long Hair

Long, shiny auburn hair is currently very trendy. The hair’s rich hue catches the eye, adding an instant glow to your skin. Also, its long and shiny appearance exudes luxury.

Kinky curly hair

#2 Curly Auburn Hair

If you’re adventurous, try a fiery auburn color and look bold with any hairstyle you wear with those glamorous natural curls!

Auburn hair with blonde highlights

#3 Auburn with Golden Blonde Balayage Highlights

This is a blend of auburn and golden blonde balayage highlights. Using the balayage technique, it purposely kept it off the roots for a more low-maintenance “rooty” vibe.” The hair has a ton of dimension when blending the two colors with the natural base. This auburn hair with blonde highlights would be great for a woman wanting to experiment with auburn tones but wanting to avoid committing to the high maintenance of an overall red hair color.

Brown hair with auburn highlights

#4 Gorgeous Auburn Highlights on Brown Hair

Longer, dark brown hair with auburn highlights adds lots of richness.

Auburn ombre hair color

#5 Auburn Ombre with Hints of Red Brown Color

Consider an autumn-inspired red auburn ombre hair color that melts into warm blonde tones. This masterpiece is what you get when you combine blonde and auburn highlights, adding them to your dark locks to brighten them up.

Auburn Hair with Caramel Highlights

#6 Yummy Auburn Hair with Caramel Highlights

Auburn with caramel highlights pairs well with a slightly angled lob. This bob with a soft auburn hair color looks great for all women and in all face shapes. Different lengths can be played with, but always work around the collarbone. Anything above may tend to flip.

Auburn hair with highlights

#7 Dimensional Auburn Hair With Highlights

Try fiery auburn and copper highlights on your natural dark brunette hair for a great reddish-brown hue. For more dimension, cut your mid-length hair into long layers, then match it with waves to emphasize the dimension in this orange-red tinge mane! Dark roots in this auburn hair with copper highlights make for easier care.

Dark Brown Hair with Auburn Undertones

#8 Auburn Highlights on Dark Hair

If you want to keep your beautiful natural brunette hair and spice your hairstyle up at the same time, try adding some auburn streaks to enhance your natural hair color and make it bright and vibrant!

Chestnut auburn hair color

#9 Amazing Chestnut Auburn Hair

A deep shade of auburn will make you want to grow long hair! This chestnut hair looks mesmerizing with any style you try with your locks.

Auburn colored red hair

#10 Dynamic Purple and Auburn Red Balayage

Check out this combination of auburn shades! A dynamic triple melt with red, copper, and purple makes this unique auburn red balayage.

Cherry Auburn Color and Medium-Length Layers
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#11: Cherry Auburn Hair and Medium-Length Layers

A cherry auburn hair color is ideal for girls who want to add a subtle pop of vibrancy. Medium-length layers to create a unique, dimensional finish. The blend of coppery and dark red on auburn hair will warm up any complexion.

brown auburn on medium-length hair

#12 Brown Auburn Color on Medium-Length Hair

An auburn hue with a blend of medium brown and golden honey highlights that flatters those with warm undertones. Pair with flirty and light waves and side-swept bangs for that extra glam!

Fiery Auburn Hair Color
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#13: Fiery Auburn Hair

Looking to enhance your appearance with warmth and dimension? This fiery auburn hair, with copper and red tones, is flattering on all skin tones and pairs well with green or brown eyes. To get the best salon results, gather a few inspiring photos. You and your stylist can then devise a plan to formulate a unique tone that suits you. Also, find the perfect haircut to pair with this color.

#14: Wavy Auburn Hair

This rich, shiny auburn hair color with waves is perfect if you have ever thought about trying red hair.

Neutral Auburn on Androgynous Pixie Cut on Dark Brunette Hair
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#15: Auburn Hair Color Androgynous Pixie Cut

A neutral auburn on androgynous pixie cut is beautiful self-expression.

#16: Dark Auburn Hair with Caramel Tones

For dark natural auburn hair with caramel tones, this is a natural hue.

Shiny Auburn Hair with Dark Roots
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#17: Shiny Auburn Hair with Dark Roots

Auburn brown hair is a gorgeous color option for all skin tones due to its warm hues and dark roots. Try this shiny auburn hair color if you’re looking for a vibrant reddish hue. This color can give you added depth and dimension.

Warm-Toned Auburn Sunset Hair
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#18: Warm-Toned Auburn Sunset Hair

If you want your hair to mimic the sun’s reflection of reds and oranges, ask your colorist for an all-over dye job. It should gradually fade from dark roots to lighter ends.

#19: Red-Brown Choppy Long Bob

For a dark auburn hair color, try a red-brown choppy long bob if you want a change. Combining the two colors will give you an edgy yet natural look. Both help to lock in the richness and avoid fading.

#20: Multi-Dimensional Layered Auburn Hair

This auburn layered style will give your locks the look of natural, multi-dimensional vibrancy. It adds a subtle hue to your overall appearance while still looking natural.

Strawberry Auburn Ombre Hair
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#21: Strawberry Auburn Ombre

This youthful strawberry auburn ombre is sure to brighten up your look! Mxing shades of copper and brown creates a next-level color with added dimension.

#22: Long-Length Light Auburn Hair

This light auburn hue is worth a shot if you want to change your hair color.

#23: Auburn Brown on Thin Hair

Auburn brown is a sleek shade that will resist fading.

#24: Auburn Hair with Copper Highlights

For stunning hair color, try a brown auburn hair color with copper highlights! With the right amount of warmth, you can get streaks of auburn that will flatter your skin tone.

#25: Short-Length Dark Auburn Brown Hair

If you have a basic bob hairstyle and want something fresh, consider this hue of brown with hints of auburn. It provides warmth and depth to the look thanks to its understated tone.

#26: Rich Wavy Auburn-Copper Tones

This lovely auburn-copper hue can take your hair to the next level with its rich and wavy tones. If you’re looking for an eye-catching color that goes beyond the ordinary, this is it!

#27: Sun-Kissed Auburn Hair

Sun-kissed auburn hair color is the perfect way to give your look a fresh take. Add subtle highlights of auburn throughout if you want to add dimension and depth.

Auburn Brown Balayage Hair
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#28: Auburn Brown Balayage Hair

This hairstyle is perfect for elevating your look with brighter auburn shades and can combined with highlights to enhance skin tones.

#29: Vibrant Auburn Red Hair Color

A vibrant auburn red is perfect if you’re looking for effortless auburn hair color. It dimension throughout for depth and contrast. Using two different types of red can create a seamless blend and avoid a flat or dull red.

#30: Dusty Ginger Auburn Hair

Dusty ginger auburn hair is perfect if you’re looking for something with a bit of warmth and depth in your hair. To achieve this auburn hair color, have your colorist use a cool brown base and blend it with golden red highlights. This will create a contrast from roots to ends.

Dusty Auburn Hair Tone
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#31: Dusty Auburn Hair Tone

A dusty auburn color is a perfect hue if you want a classic look.

#32: Straight and Layered Reddish Brown Hair

Straight and layered red-brown hair is a perfect choice for those who crave a fierce and warm shade of red. From subtle auburn tints to bold crimson hues, you can get different looks with this range of colors. T

Deep Auburn Hair with Lighter Ends
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#33: Deep Auburn Hair with Lighter Ends

Achieve a stunning look with deep auburn hair featuring lighter ends. Add highlights to spice up your hair and create a light-reflecting mane. This is the perfect color for those with warm skin tones, as it adds depth and radiance to any complexion.

#34: Fresh Auburn Hair with Beachy Waves

Consider a fresh auburn color with beachy waves to capture the little mermaid look. Ask your colorist for a multi-dimensional mix of regular and lighter strands. It will help to ensure your hair looks like it just emerged from the ocean.

Chocolate-Toned Auburn Waves
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#35: Chocolate-Toned Auburn Waves

Chocolate-toned auburn hair is a trendy, voluminous look that flatters all skin tones. The warm brown hues give this style depth and versatility. The soft auburn tones provide subtle yet eye-catching accents that make it stand out. This look requires upkeep with proper maintenance. You can keep your lush waves looking silky smooth and vibrant.

Rusty Auburn Mid-Length Waves
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#36: Rusty Auburn Hair with Mid-Length Waves

Try coloring your hair auburn to add rustic tones to your daily look. Add rusty mid-length waves for an effortless style. This vibrant color adds depth and dimension that flatters cool and warm skin tones. Adjusting slightly with more red or blue can make it perfect for you.

#37: Short Bob with Auburn and Cinnamon Tones

If you’re looking for a modern take on a classic style, go for a chocolate, textured, tapered bob. This look is perfect for all skin tones, as the subtle shades of copper will flatter any complexion.

#38: Soft Red Auburn Hair Color

Red auburn hair is a beautiful way to add dimension and warmth to your look. Opt for soft auburn red hues for the ultimate take on this classic color. They bring out both golden and orange tones in the right light.

Muted Auburn Ginger Hair Color
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#39: Muted Ginger Hair Color

Muted ginger hair color is a beautiful choice for those with fair skin tones and creates hints of golden-red pigments blended across honey-blonde strands.

Vivid Auburn on Mid-Length Hair
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#40: Vivid Auburn on Mid-Length Hair

Are you dreaming of a vibrant copper hue that boosts your complexion? Look no further than striking vivid auburn hair! This eye-catching color is the perfect way to show off warm undertones on your skin.

Curly Natural Auburn Hair
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#41: Curly Natural Auburn Hair

Swoon-worthy auburn hair will take any style and occasion to the next level! Rich, warm tones coordinate perfectly with naturally olive or golden complexions. They give porcelain skin an added hint of golden warmth.

Long Brown Hair with Auburn Highlights
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#42: Long Brown Hair with Auburn Highlights

Adding auburn highlights to long brown hair adds a touch of color without an all-over dye job. If you’re looking for subtle copper undertones or bright pops of red, it has the right amount of contrast.

#43: Blended Brown Auburn Hair

Auburn brown hair color is dimensional and warmer on women with naturally darker shades. There’s a seamless blend between the levels of lightness, and the tones tie the look together for an overall seamless blend with tons of dimension. This darker shade of auburn works on any hair type. Auburn colors work best with medium to dark brown or even black hair.

Dark Red Auburn Balayage Waves
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#44: Dark Red Auburn Balayage Waves

The dark red auburn balayage waves are stunning but high-maintenance color and style.

#45: Deep Auburn Long Straight Hair

Long hair and a deep auburn red hue make a combination that produces a chic hairstyle. This auburn-colored hair will flatter warm and neutral skin tones.

natural auburn wavy hair color
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#46: Hair Dyed Auburn Hair Color

With hair dyes, you can transform yourself into naturally auburn hair. Dyes that are copper-tawny tones that suit you are readily available in the market for you to try on.

#47: Warm Natural Auburn Balayage

Warm up your hair and complexion with a natural auburn balayage. Balayage looks more natural and will bring life to your locks with little maintenance. Warm tones of bronze and copper will make your hair look shiny and luxurious.

intense rich auburn hair color for long hair
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#48: Intense Rich Auburn

This super-rich dark auburn hair color idea can work wonders for thick, long, textured hair. This burnt sienna with orange undertones can greatly intensify even the most subtle waves your hair has.

#49: Hints of Mahogany and Auburn Tones

Auburn, with hints of mahogany and auburn tones, is the perfect fall vibe!

#50: Flattering Auburn Color for Older Women

Try a flattering shade of auburn hair if you’re over 50. It can often make older women look younger while keeping it looking like natural hair color.

Rich Reddish-Brown Auburn
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#51: Rich Reddish-Brown Auburn

A reddish-brown auburn offers one of the best warm shades. It’s also a perfect start-off point when wanting to try the redhead lifestyle. A rich auburn hue beautifully complements pale skin tones the best if paired with long waves.

Complimenting red brown auburn hair
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#52: Complimenting Red Brown Auburn

The easiest way to become a natural brunette is to wear mixed shades of red-brown auburn hair dye like this. Undoubtedly beautiful on any hair length and style, this perfect auburn shade also complements a light to dark skin tone.

#53: Dark Auburn Bob

A dark auburn hair color with highlights makes it dimensional, especially paired with a bob cut.

Burgundy auburn hair for older women
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#54: Burgundy Auburn Hair for Older Women

Burgundy auburn hair is excellent for older women, with a fun, funky, and edgy short bob cut to match. For styling, use curl cream or texturizing products for a tousled look and a smoothing cream for a classic, sleek look.

#55: Low-Maintenance Blonde and Auburn Hair

Auburn and blonde hair color are called “autumn caramel.” It combines three warm colors that blend from a smooth auburn brown at the root to a soft beige at the ends with hints of copper. It’s the perfect balance between blonde, brunette, and natural red. This is an excellent color for a woman looking to tone down her color into something warmer and more low-maintenance.

Vibrant Light Auburn balayage
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#56: Vibrant Light Auburn Balayage

Try a high-depth copper-auburn balayage. If you do, ask for a rich brown base color to balance out the warmth of the copper mid-lengths and ends. If you’re a natural redhead, opt for this hair color with its vibrancy and soft wave.

Beachy Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights
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#57: Beachy Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights

A natural light auburn hue blends well with blonde highlights. The result is a sunny, textured balayage. There’s a dimension between the high and lowlights and the “worn-in” root with this type of hair texture.

#58: Modern Auburn Highlights on Brunette Hair

Auburn highlights on brunette hair create a deep auburn tone, making tresses seem thicker when styled with waves.

#59: Cute Medium to Dark Auburn

A soft auburn shade is in the red-brown family and has chocolate tones. It’s not an intense red, but it has warm undertones with a hint of copper and red that peek through in the highlights.

Charming medium auburn hair color
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#60: Charming Medium Auburn

This long auburn hair is coppery with just enough golden money pieces. Brandish your long waves with such a monumental medium auburn hair color.

#61: Sleek Light Auburn

Light auburn hair color on sleek, long locks creates an edge packed with richness.

Classic auburn on short hair
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#62: Classic Short Auburn Hair

This breathtaking deep auburn on short hair is perfect for bold personalities.

What color is auburn hair? Auburn hair falls within the red-brown spectrum, showcasing a variety of warm tones with hints of ginger. This spectrum can span from lighter, more coppery shades to deeper, richer red-brown hues. Auburn hair is flattering for most skin tones and eye colors and can be the perfect option for women wanting to try new, subtle hair colors. For medium or olive skin tones, go for richer auburn hues that will bring out the warmth in your complexion. Try deep reds and burgundy shades for darker complexions to enhance natural tones.

Before your next hair coloring appointment, check out these auburn hair color ideas for inspiration!

Commonly Asked Questions:

  • The difference between red hair and auburn hair is that red hair has no undertones while auburn hair has a brown undertone. Red is a lot more vibrant while auburn tends to be more natural-looking.

  • The difference between auburn and brunette is that auburn has red in it while brunette does not. Auburn is a mixture of brown and red while a brunette is brown alone.

  • Auburn hair is a mixture of brown, red, and sometimes copper. It’s a warm and rich hair color that would compliment many skin tones.

  • If your hair has red or warm tones but is mostly brown, that means your hair is auburn. Auburn hair can range from mostly brown to an equal amount of both brown and red.

  • Auburn hair can be worn by almost all skin tones. The only skin tone that doesn’t mesh well with auburn hair is very warm with a lot of red undertones.

  • Auburn is a warm hair color. Auburn can have cool and warm tones throughout, but it’s mainly warm.

  • Auburn hair can be many different levels, but the most common is around a level 6 or 7. Auburn mainly refers to the tones of the hair, not the lightness or darkness.