30 Best Reddish Brown Hair AKA Red Brown Hair Color Ideas

Avery Hunt
Avery Hunt Hair Colorist

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

The combination of red and brown hues is 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 on the red side of the spectrum go well on tan to dark skins.

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

Hints of Red and Brown Hair Color Blend
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#1: Hints of Red and Brown Hair Color Blend

Rich dimensions of copper and warm browns to heat things for the season ahead! The best natural-looking coppers and reds have multiple tones. They shine in the light, so play with two to three colors in your hair. This color is great for fair-toned skin. But there may be better options for you if you are more olive-skin-toned. It will blend with your skin too much and look washed out. Opt for a deeper, cooler red instead!

Shimmering Red-Brown Mid-Length Cut
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#2: Shimmering Mid-Length Cut

Consider a shimmering mid-length cut to add vibrancy and depth to your hair. This hair color offers a rich, warm tone that is perfect for those wanting to enhance their natural beauty. The red undertones create a captivating and eye-catching effect, providing a unique twist to the classic brown shade. This hair color works well for women with warm or neutral skin tones, as it complements their complexion flawlessly.

#3: Warm Reddish Brunette Toned Curls

Ask for a curly warm reddish brunette tone. Consider refreshing your brown hair with a warmer, almost red copper color. A gloss can help you achieve this and create a high-impact shine. Gentle cleansers are the best way to maintain your rich color at home. Try Afterworld Organics’ Hair Glow.

Red, Brown and Copper Balayage for long hair with messy waves
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#4: Red, Brown and Copper Balayage

Dimensional coppers for long hair with messy waves are a great way to add a warm and subtle pop of reddish brown color to your hair. Ask your stylist for hand-painting highlights to achieve this look. If you can, use your natural base color. This color technique suits those with naturally dark or medium brown hair.

#5: Ginger Brown Red Balayage

A ginger hair color is the perfect way to add subtle warmth to your look. For easy-to-maintain hair that will ensure a natural-looking result, try this hue. Did you know that adding balayage highlights can give dimension and depth? For extra texture and waves, ask your stylist about a layered cut.

Sexy Wavy Red Brown Balayage
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#6: Wavy Balayage

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

#7: Red and Brown Curly Color Melt

If you’re looking for a hair color that will make you look chic, try a curly cowboy copper color melt. This technique blends reddish tones with browns to create a stunning look. Tell your colorist you’d like them to use warm, coppery shades of red. Then, you’ll achieve the perfect blend. Finish it off with glossy highlights.

#8: Chocolate and Merlot

Chocolate and merlot hair color tones are rich and warm! My best advice for achieving these colors is to bring some inspirational pictures to your consultation with your stylist. They will know if they can make your hair goals come true.

Dimensional Red-Brown Wavy Long Hair
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#9: Dimensional Wavy Long Hair

If you want to add warmth to your tresses and are comfortable dyeing your hair, try this dimensional wavy long hairstyle! This hue is stunning, and the lived-in cut adds something extra to the overall look.

#10: Stunning Copper Blunt Cut on Medium-Length Hair

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 your hair look thicker and more voluminous, making it a great option for thin or fine hair.

#11: Soft Wavy Hair

A classic style of soft wavy 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.

Sweet Burgundy Red Highlights on Brown Hair

#12: Sweet Burgundy Red Highlights on Brown Hair

Streaks of burgundy red on your dark natural hair can provide a stunning contrast you won’t get from anything else. These highlights are great if you want to spice up your natural color but don’t want to commit to high maintenance fully.

#13: Warm for Curly Hair

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

Medium Brown Hair with Fun Copper Red Highlights

#14: Medium Brown Hair with Fun Copper Highlights

The base is a dark mahogany brunette (think red wine) with subtle balayage copper highlights and the perfect autumn color. The cut is blunt and angled, with some textured layers giving dimension. This hair dye is for the girl who works at the office and wants to go edgy with color but also maybe isn’t allowed to have unnatural colors at work.

Vivid Mahogany Red and Brunette Balayage

#15: Vivid Mahogany Red and Brunette Balayage

Try a mahogany red and brunette balayage with deep red tones and copper babylights. This dark color is great if you are looking for low maintenance, only having to come in for a root touch-up in 6-8 weeks.

#16: Gorgeous Red to Brown Caramel Ombre

Try copper and golden honey blonde tones to add dimension and brightness without losing your natural red hair. The most maintenance this hue will require is some tonal and color balancing.

Two Tone Red on Brown Hair Color

#17: Two Tone Red on Natural Brown

This sweet coppery vibrant red and brown shade has warm undertones, making it look so defined and full of contrast.

Beautiful Dark Brown to Red Ombre

#18: Beautiful Dark Brown to Red Ombre

I’m obsessed with this fiery blend of vibrant hair colors that tone down at the end for a lighter finish. The balayage gives a sweet dimension to your natural chocolate roots.

#19: Cherry Red to Brown Ombre on Short Hair

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

#20: Pretty Red Balayage on Dark Brown Hair

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

Related: See more stunning auburn tones on short hair.

Bold Red Highlights on Dark Brown Hair
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#21: Bold Red Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

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

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

Feel warm and fuzzy with dark red and brown tones done with dark roots for an effortless grow-out. Dark auburn ombres look amazing if you have straight hair, especially when the blend is seamless.

Dimensional Dark Red and Brown Hair Color
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#23: Dimensional Dark Red and Brown Wine

Get ready for fall with this gorgeous dark reddish-brunette hair paired 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.

#24: Yummy Red Chocolate Brown Hair Dye

Have the colors of the leaves and natural wood on your mane for a gorgeous hair color. This brown hair with red undertones is easier to maintain with dark roots.

#25: Classic Red and Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair

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

#26: Classy Light Reddish Brown

This light hue is suitable for warm and tan skin tones. Show off your marvelous vibrant copper color with perfectly flat-ironed hair for that super smooth and shiny finish.

Stunning Reddish Golden Brown Hair Color

#27: Stunning 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 to your hair.

Flattering Brown Chestnut and Red Balayage

#28: Flattering Brown Chestnut and Red Balayage

This brown chestnut and red color was hand-painted using the balayage technique. It was matched up to the natural root color so that it would grow out seamlessly into a lovely ombre. This color will suit many skin tones, so ask your stylist if it will work for you.

Alluring Reddish Brown Hair with Highlights

#29: Alluring 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.

#30: 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 with a colored conditioner.