22 Best Reddish Brown Hair AKA “Red Brown Hair” Color Ideas

Red brown hair colors

Balayage is full of warmth and richness, leaving you feeling fresh. The dimension created will give a natural, shiny look, especially when finishing with bouncy sleek waves.Reddish brown hair, or red brown hair, is a blend of various shades of reds and browns such as auburn, mahogany, burgundy, copper and chestnut.

The combination of red and brown hues are endless. This multi-tonal color transcends the classic red and takes it to the next level for a more striking and rich blend that can brighten and freshen your look straightaway!

Red browns have a wide spectrum of colors making it a super versatile shade that can complement all types of skin complexion. Shades that go browner than redder suit fairer skins, while those that are more in the red side of the spectrum goes well on tan to dark skins.

Find inspiration of red brown hair color tones for your next color appointment!

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Wavy Red Brown Balayage
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#1: Wavy Red Brown Balayage

Balayage is full of warmth and richness, leaving you feeling fresh. The dimension created will give a natural, shiny look, especially when finishing with bouncy sleek waves.

Copper Red Brown Blunt Cut
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#2: Copper Blunt Cut

A blunt cut is great for creating an intense and bold hairstyle. Copper hair is well suited for pale skin tones, as it warms up facial features and compliments most eye colors. When combined with a blunt cut, copper hair expands the light and makes the hair look thicker and more voluminous, making it a great option for thin or fine hair.

Soft Wavy Red-Brown Hair
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#3: Soft Wavy Red-Brown Hair

A classic style of soft wavy red-brown hair is effortlessly romantic and chic. If your hair leans on the warmer side, adding more warmth may seem like a big risk, but well worth the results. Ask your colorist if red-brown works for your skin tone before committing. Adding pops of red and blonde to brown hair is a great option to transition to red. Soft waves can be done with hot rollers or curling iron and finished with a pomade for extra shine.

Burgundy Red Highlights on Brown Hair
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#4: Burgundy Red Highlights on Brown Hair

Streaks of burgundy red on dark natural hair can provide a stunning contrast that you won’t get from anything else.

This is a great idea if you want to spice up your natural color but don’t want to fully commit to high maintenance.

Warm Reddish Brown for Curly Hair
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#5: Warm Reddish Brown for Curly Hair

Consider a warm reddish brown for curly hair. This rich, gorgeous hue makes curls look silky and velvety. Ask your stylist to consider a demi-permanent color for a softer and gentler grow out, and so as to not dry out your curls.

Medium Brown Hair with Copper Red Highlights
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#6: Medium Brown Hair with Copper Highlights

The base is a dark mahogany brunette (think red wine) with the subtle balayage copper highlights is the perfect autumn color for fall

The cut is blunt and angled with some textured layers giving dimension.

This reddish brown hair color is for the girl who works at the office who wants to go edgy with color but also maybe isn’t allowed to have unnatural colors at work.

Mahogany Red and Brunette Balayage
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#7: Mahogany Red and Brunette Balayage

This is a mahogany red and brunette balayage with deep red tones and copper babylights.

This red brown hair is great for women looking for a low maintenance hair color, only having to come in for a root touch up in 6-8 weeks.

#8: Red to Brown Caramel Ombre

Try some copper and golden honey blonde tones to add some dimension and brightness without losing your natural red hair.

The most maintenance this red brown hue will require is some tonal and color balancing.

Two Tone Red on Brown Hair Color
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#9: Two Tone Red on Brown

This sweet coppery vibrant red and brown shade has warm undertones in it that makes it look so defined and full of contrast.

Dark Brown to Red Ombre
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#10: Dark Brown to Red Ombre

I’m obsessed with this fiery blend of vibrant brown red hair colors that tone down when it reaches the end for a lighter finish.

The balayage gives a sweet dimension over her natural chocolate roots.

Red to Brown Ombre on Short Hair
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#11: Red to Brown Ombre on Short Hair

Show off your ultra cool pixie with a cherry red and chocolate blend! This sweet red to brown ombre results in a totally awesome dimension and depth.

Red Balayage on Dark Brown Hair
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#12: Red Balayage on Dark Brown Hair

This brownish red hair is a stunning combination deep with auburn red balayage on brunette roots.

Related: See more stunning auburn tones on short hair.

Red Highlights on Dark Brown Hair
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#13: Red Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

Red highlights on dark brown hair is the best way to dabble as a redhead without the commitment.

Reddish Brown and Dark Auburn Balayage
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#14: Reddish Brown and Dark Auburn Balayage

Feel warm and fuzzy with these dark red and brown tones done with dark roots for an effortless grow-out.

Dark auburn ombres look so amazing on straight hair especially when the blend is seamless.

Dark Red and Brown Hair Color
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#15: Dark Red and Brown Wine

Get ready for fall with this gorgeous dark reddish-brunette hair with a shadow root.

Painting your locks with a vibrant and shiny brown and red hair hue will add definition and enhance the shape of your hair.

Red Chocolate Brown Hair
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#16: Red Chocolate Brown

Have the colors of the leaves and natural wood on your mane for a gorgeous red chocolate brown hair color.

Red and Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair
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#17: Red and Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair

Trade your classic light brunette hair with this combination of honey and strawberry balayage for the perfect red and brown hair color.

Light Reddish Brown
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#18: Light Reddish Brown

This light reddish brown hue is totally suitable for warm and tan skin tones.

Show off your marvelous vibrant copper color with a perfectly flat-ironed hair for that super smooth and shiny finish.

Reddish Golden Brown Hair Color
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#19: Reddish Golden Brown

A reddish golden brown color is a more subtle and low-maintenance color compared to brighter reds.

A light red brown tone is easy to rock and can be tweaked slightly to make cool changes.

Chestnut Balayage
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#20: Brown Chestnut and Red Balayage

This brown chestnut and red was hand painted using the balayage technique.

It was matched up to the natural root color so it will grow out seamlessly into a lovely ombre.

This really is a color that will suit lots of skin tones.

Reddish Brown Hair with Highlights
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#21: Reddish Brown with Highlights

This sleek reddish brown hair is a dark chocolate brown melted into the cherry red with copper highlights and a long layered haircut. To keep a vibrant red brown hair dye lasting as long as it can, always use a sulfate-free shampoo.

rich red brunette
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#22: Rich Red Brunette

A rich red brunette creates a beautiful warm base to compliment almost any skin tone. Deeper colors such as brunette require fewer maintenance touch-ups and can be freshened up with a colored conditioner. Brunette is a creat way to contrast light skin tones without washing light facial features out.