40 Mahogany Hair Color Shades You Have to See

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A mahogany hair color is a blend of brown and red hues. Depending on how much of the brown and red shades are applied, mahogany hair can range from subtle to vibrant and is commonly described as rich or deep. Mahogany hair colors can include shades of chocolate and coffee, which may be mixed with red hues such as maroon, burgundy, and purple. Mahogany hues are a trendy hair color that women crave all year long!

A mahogany red shade is unsurprisingly the most sought-after hair color everywhere because it matches both cool and warm skin tones! It’s bright yet cool, vivid yet subtle, and elegant yet relaxed. It’s everything a classy and casual gal would want for her tresses! When worn with a fitting hairstyle, this woody hue gives off a beautiful shine and a sexy finish.

Brunette celebrity hotties Isla Fisher, Sofia Vergara, Demi Lovato, and Priyanka Chopra all had their strands in mahogany. They proved that their choice of brown is top of the line! You can opt to wear it as highlights, a full-on solid color, or in an ombre like how Insta-famous Utah hair colorist Jessica Powers does it on her clients!

One more thing to love about these mahogany-hued hair ideas is how low maintenance they are, especially when you have naturally dark hair. Grow-outs would be easy to handle and would save you time and money for salon trips.

Take a look at the sultriest examples of light and dark mahogany hair color that are most popular right now!

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#1: All Over Mahogany with Bangs

For an unmistakably glamorous look, try an all-over mahogany hair color with bangs. A great color for olive and cool skin tones. Not only will you make a dramatic entrance, but you’ll be sure to keep all eyes on you. Expert tip: make sure to use a deep conditioning treatment twice a week to keep your color vibrant. Your hair will thank you for the extra TLC.

Cool-Toned Mahogany Brunette for Long Haircut and Waves
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#2: Cool-Toned Mahogany Brunette

A cool-toned mahogany brunette is a perfect color choice for those whose skin tone is olive. It features a gorgeous mix of brown and red tones giving you depth and high shine. To get the best results, it’s important to use a professional hair colorist who can guide you. Really show your color off with shine spray and waves for the ultimate luxurious style.

#3: Dark Saturated Mahogany Hair

Dark mahogany is a great color for shoulder-length straight hair. This hue has a rich brown tone that is intensified with reddish-orange undertones. Tones like these will add some dimension and texture to your hair, as well as a subtle yet noticeable pop of color.

Crimson Mahogany Shade for Long Waves with Face Frame
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#4: Crimson Mahogany Hair

A crimson mahogany shade is a great choice for those with long waves looking to frame their face. This rich and warm shade can beautifully bring out the color of your eyes and skin. The rich tones of this color will elevate your hair to a whole new level of sophistication. This shade fits perfectly for those who want a subtle yet noticeable change. It’s also a great choice for those wishing to transition from a lighter color to a darker rich toner.

#5: Dark Mahogany with Copper Highlights

Go for a dark mahogany color with copper highlights. Take color to the next level by adding highlights to show off reflective tones. Think gold and copper for the lightest reflection. A glossing treatment every 6-8 weeks will help maintain shine and tone in your hair.

#6: Subtle Mahogany Hair Color with Voluminous Waves

A subtle mahogany color with voluminous waves is trendy. A brown base mahogany will be subtle. It’s a natural color for women who want warmer tones without looking too edgy. Add dimension to hair by having light reflective highlights throughout the mids-to-ends. This will brighten your face and create a face-framing color to bring out your best features.

Mid-Length Layers and Curtain Bangs with Burgundy Mahogany Hair Color
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#7: Mid-Length Layers with Burgundy Mahogany Hair Color

Try a mid-length layered cut with burgundy-mahogany color. The difference between burgundy and mahogany is the tones of violet (burgundy) or tones of (red) mahogany. So, depending on your complexion, you may want to add both of these, a red-violet, to your brown-based color. A colorist will know which one will suit you best.

#8: Copper Mahogany Highlights for Dark Hair

Consider a dark base color with copper and mahogany highlights. Red mahogany is elegant yet relaxed. It’s everything a classy and casual gal would want for her tresses. Blend with natural hair color by adding a mixture of highlights to your natural shade. It will give your hair a reflective finish.

Wavy Black Hair with Mahogany Ends
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#9: Wavy Black Hair with Mahogany Ends

A wavy black hair color with mahogany and ends is timeless and sexy. Go for deep mahogany if your base color is naturally dark. This rich color will compliment your skin tone and be easy to touch up every 6-8 weeks. You can do an ombré of highlights with a color melt to blend the best with your natural hair.

#10: Blended Cherry and Mahogany Highlights

Ask your colorist for a blend of cherry and mahogany highlights. A rich-chocolate red for the cooler seasons, bringing out fall and winter tones. A blend of multiple colors will create the most dimension to your red colors. Depending on your complexion you will want to chat with your stylist about the right hue for you. And be sure to maintain with a color-safe cleanser like Hairstory’s New Wash Original.

#11: Dimensional Mahogany with Magenta Hues

A dimensional mahogany with magenta hues is stunning. For a rich saturated color, try a mahogany color with highlights of a magenta tone. It will complement the color and add dimension and texture. It’s important to get glossing in between every 6weeks to maintain color. Use color-safe cleansers at home like Oway Color Protection Hair Bath.

#12: Violet and Mahogany Balayage

Consider a violet mahogany balayage. For dark hair, this is the perfect balayage color. You tend to lift a little warmer, so staying in the tone of caramel can help this color stay vibrant. Play with different tones of reds and violets to match your skin tone. Make sure to invest in color- protection hair bath and mask like the brand Oway.

#13: Light to Dark Mahogany with S Waves

Introducing the perfect color for sultry locks – light to dark mahogany! You’ll love how this color goes from light to dark, giving you natural-looking waves. With just the right combination of red and brown, it’s the perfect way to spice up your look. To get the best results, be sure to use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to protect your new color. To style, use a heat protectant and try using a waving iron to create those soft and subtle s-waves.

Dimensional Mahogany with Dark Undertones
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#14: Dimensional Mahogany with Dark Undertones

Ask for dimensional mahogany with dark undertones for your next color appointment. Great on any hair length the red hues blend well with darker hair. I suggest using cooler water when rinsing mahogany to prevent fading. Also, use a heat protectant before any heat styling.

Multi-Tonal Mahogany Blend
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#15: Multi-Tonal Mahogany Blend

Are you looking for a multi-tonal mahogany color? Show your stylist this picture! This color has the perfect amount of depth with a deep and rich brown root and the base color. And, with the added dimension of mahogany, this color is perfect for the colder months.

#16: Cranberry and Mahogany Blend

A cranberry and mahogany blend is a great combo for those wanting to enjoy the deeper red family. It’s the perfect color if you want an at-home regimen. Mahogany hair can be kept vibrant and shiny with color-saving shampoo and conditioner. Ask your stylist about different shades that are best suited for your skin tone.

#17: Rooted Mahogany Brown

Want some spice added to your life with a mahogany brown hair color? Yes? Perfect! I love any red-based hair color. It’s fun, fresh, in your face, and loud. To keep your red color loud and proud, use a color-tinted shampoo. Pravana Color Protect Shampoo is a great one.

Solid Mahogany Red hair color
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#18: Solid Mahogany Red

A solid mahogany red is a gorgeous tone sought after by many bold hair color lovers. Perfect for any hair texture, a mahogany red looks great on curly or straight strands. Ask your stylist what a good shade would be for you, as some may prefer a warmer or cooler red.

#19: Gorgeous Mahogany Wine Hue

Mahogany wine hair color is a rich and luxurious shade of red. If you’re looking to make an impact, this vibrant and lively hue is sure to leave an impression! I recommend highlighting your hair before coloring it darker. It will give you the most dimension and light-reflecting results. When at the salon, ask your colorist for a mix of deep mahogany with subtle hints of burgundy. Maintaining this gorgeous look will require occasional touch-ups every few weeks. But don’t worry about fading. Regular conditioning can help keep it looking fresh and nourished.

#20: Muted Mahogany Ombre

Muted mahogany ombre hair color is a stunning and unique look. This is the shade for you if you’re looking for a hair color that will make a subtle yet impactful style change. I love to create ombre hair colors as it allows you to play with darker tones at the root and lighter tones at the ends. A mahogany ombre creates a nice contrast between your darker roots and lighter ends. It’s great for face shapes you want to elongate, like round or pear. To keep this look fresh, I recommend using color-safe shampoo and conditioner. Also, apply a weekly hair mask.

Mahogany and Chocolate Blended Hair
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#21: Mahogany and Chocolate Blend

Dream of the richest brunettes, and you’ll think of mahogany and chocolate in a heartbeat. Not only will this color turn heads, but your hair will feel so healthy and have a shine that will be long-lasting. Whether you style this look straight or curled, it will look amazing! I suggest using a great heat protectant and a shine spray to finish your look.

Deep Mahogany Hair with Highlights
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#22: Deep Mahogany with Highlights

This medium mahogany hair color is very trendy. It’s subtle, not too outgoing or loud, but also very unique and beautiful and seems to go with most of every skin tone. This color gives a lot of dimension to your hair.

Some lighter pieces of the model’s hair, before the service, absorbed more of the red tones. Others absorbed more of the mahogany tones, giving it a beautiful dimension. Plus, the beach wave look helps look so much more dimension! Consultations are the most important part of the service! Make sure you talk to your stylist about any questions you may have. This color looks awesome on short and long hair, and beach waves are trendy on any length as well.

Cherry Mahogany Balayage
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#23: Cherry Mahogany Balayage

Cherry mahogany balayage is a more red/ pink hue of mahogany. Starting with a traditional balayage, using a lightener is one of the best ways to get the mahogany color to pop. Also, using multiple glazes with different red, pink, and mahogany tones will add incredible dimension and contrast. Reds in general fade fast, using a color-enhancing treatment like Eufora Color Revive Red, can help redeposit red tones for longer-lasting color.

Shoulder-Length Mahogany Bob
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#24: Shoulder-Length Mahogany Bob

I suggest a shoulder-length bob for women with darker brunette hair colors. Reds naturally live in darker, warmer territories. So any red or violet tones are ideal for darker levels of hair. If you want to, you can also add lowlights to keep your mahogany dimensional.

#25: Yummy Brown Plum Mahogany

Ebony roots with purple and violet ombre end in a unique mahogany shade. Layers and curls enhance this kaleidoscopic effect for a younger, more vibrant feel within this slight mahogany tint.

Sexy Auburn Mahogany hair color
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#26: Sexy Auburn Mahogany

Sultry auburn mahogany hair looks stunning during any season, not just fall. The warm highlights can help to add color to pale skin types, add warmth to darker complexions, and make blue eyes pop! The red and copper tones in mahogany can be muted or really brightened depending on your personal preference and style.

Stunning Deep Mahogany Brown
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#27: Stunning Deep Mahogany Brown

If you want to help spice up a darker look, you need to turn to this stunning deep mahogany brown. If you are beginning with a darker color, opt for a balayage, and glazing with a dark copper/red violet. The red-violet in your glaze will give it an illusion of depth and avoid going too bright and coppery.

Natural-Looking Dark Brown Mahogany Hair Color
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#28: Natural-Looking Dark Brown Mahogany

Dark brown mahogany is most often luscious and natural-looking. It makes your hair seem thick and healthy. Soft waves carry out a dramatic finish, so make sure to style it that way.

Rich Reddish Brown mahogany hair color
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#29: Rich Reddish Brown Mahogany Hair

One-of-a-kind styling where you have rich brown roots to ombre burgundy wine-colored ends. Curling it is a good choice for an added eye-catching effect on a mahogany red hair color.

Multi-dimensional mahogany with blonde highlights
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#30: Multi-Dimensional Mahogany with Blonde Highlights

Pair a shade of mahogany with blonde highlights to create a masterpiece pleasant to the eyes. The rich, cool tone of the red and the warmth of the blonde hue establish a distinctive dimension. They blend much better if your tresses are styled with waves or curls.

Luxurious Dark Chocolate Mahogany hair color
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#31: Luxurious Dark Chocolate Mahogany

Be the envy of every lady with your luxurious rich brown hair falling effortlessly! A nice mahogany ombre does the trick, together with big curls that are the definition of sexy.

Luscious mahogany with caramel highlights
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#32: Luscious Mahogany with Caramel Highlights

A shade of mahogany with caramel highlights makes a warm and luscious hair color! A mahogany balayage results in a very dimensional finish. Feel free to emphasize your caramel highlights with waves and texture. What’s also great about this mahogany brown hair is its ability to look denser.

Brunette Red Wine Mahogany Hair
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#33: Brunette Red Wine Mahogany Hair

Dark plum hair on the brown side of the spectrum gives you a beautiful deep mahogany brown hair color. Luscious waves on mahogany long hair help this moody vibe.

Edgy & vibrant light mahogany hair color
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#34: Edgy & Vibrant Light Mahogany

Paint a light mahogany hue on your hair for an edgy, vibrant color idea. A red tinge to brown hair has equal parts of reddish and brownish tones. This is the perfect shade of mahogany for women with fair to pale skin complexions. This light mahogany hair color has a bohemian chic feel, too. It’s a down-to-earth shade that is suitable for almost all ladies. The mix of warm, light, and dark tones brings multidimensionality.

#35: Beautiful Dark Mahogany Brown

Whether it’s a professional coloring or a dark mahogany hair dye job at home, you can never hide the beauty of such natural hair color. Partnered with an a-line bob cut and layers, this glossy hair shines wonderfully through and through.

Silky Copper Mahogany hair color
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#36: Silky Copper Mahogany Shade

Try intertwined chocolate and caramel colors combined into a mahogany copper hue. A silky mahogany haircut with such layers can make you look younger with its soft flow.

Mahogany and Dark Burgundy Blend
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#37: Mahogany and Dark Burgundy Blend

Mahogany vs dark burgundy hair color? Yes, please! This mahogany hue is a soft blend with a vibrant flare. The mix of a muted red with a berry red throughout is so pleasing to the eye. For this style, it was loosely curled and combed apart to show off some more tones and color dimensions. If you want this mahogany hair color trend, you will need to be prepared for a pre-lightening service before the color service to get the dimension.

Try the product line Eufora. It’s a remarkable color and style line. It will leave you with the “color-locking system” that is applied after every wash and will keep your mahogany color lasting 30% longer. Products such as “color elixir” will revive these tones in the comfort of your shower. They are used as a conditioner and add red each time. Without the right products, red mahogany isn’t guaranteed to hold any longevity. The kind of water you use, poor products, and washing too frequently make this mahogany hue higher maintenance.

#38: Stunning Mahogany Balayage

This mahogany balayage is a rich mocha-copper color. The balayage mahogany highlights are warm and brighten up your skin without being too bold. Mocha tones and deep copper tones are a great option for women who want a pop of color but don’t necessarily want to be super bright like a blonde. It’s important to remember that highlights don’t automatically mean “blonde,” and this mahogany style is a perfect example of that. This is a mid-low-maintenance hairstyle and mahogany color. The color will stay vibrant and warm for weeks if the proper products are used. Try Matrix Keep Me Vivid shampoo, conditioner, and Velvetizer leave-in cream.

#39: Dimensional Cherry Mahogany

This is a dimensional red mahogany hair that’s called a reverse ombré. Most traditional ombrés begin dark at the roots and blend to a lighter color on the ends. This ombré goes from light at the root, to darker on the ends. The color job is very multidimensional, rich in mahogany tone, non-traditional, and worked out with a previously used canvas. Ombré, highlights, or lowlights are a great way to add dimension, depth, and flair to your hair as opposed to a solid color.

#40: Dark to Light Mahogany Ombre

This dark to light mahogany ombre screams vibrancy! It’s a light mahogany color melt style that’s darker on the top and lighter at the ends. The red shades blend so well! A hair trend like this is ideal for women who come into the salon less frequently. There’s no need to keep touching up the roots as much.

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