22 Short Auburn Hair Color Ideas for an Eye-Catching Look

Avery Hunt
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#1: Medium Auburn Bob with Face-Framing Highlights

Consider a medium auburn bob with face-framing highlights if you want a nice natural-looking color with pop of brightness in the front. The variety of red colors really brings out the texture and dimension! This color is beautiful styled straight or curly.

Full Balayage Short Bob with Auburn Tones
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#2: Full Balayage Bob with Auburn Tones

Think about getting your bob haircut a full balayage with auburn shades. The subtle, warm, red-brown hues are rich and give you a lot of shine without requiring high maintenance!

#3: Auburn Brunette Wavy Bob

This color is a great choice for transitioning from summer to fall and winter. If you have been opting for a heavy blonde all summer, your hair ends are likely pretty light now. So, once 8 weeks have passed and you’re ready for a touch-up, consider the following. Rather than touching up your highlights, choose a color that focuses on the roots. Your root color will be around a level 5-6 and then melt into a level 7 auburn blonde. This allows a break from bleaching your hair during the cooler months, and the gloss typically fades over a couple of months. So when you’re ready to go back to blonding, you can transition back.

#4: Auburn Mahogany Pixie with Partial Highlights

Opt for an auburn mahogany pixie with partial highlights. The look is a rich mahogany balanced with gingery red hues and golden babylight highlights. The soft pixie hairstyle suits girls with narrow jawlines and diamond, heart, or oval face shapes.

Short Wavy Hair with an Auburn Chestnut Hue
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#5: Short Wavy Hair with an Auburn Chestnut Hue

Try short wavy hair with an auburn chestnut hue if you want to bring your hair to life! This short hairstyle is very versatile and looks stunning either with waves or sleek. Your friends will be in awe of this gorgeous color!

Soft Auburn Tone on Short-Length Hair
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#6: Soft Auburn Tone on Short-Length Hair

Try a soft auburn tone on short-length hair if you’re wanting contrast in your hair. The dark roots and auburn hair coloring will give you the dimension you want! The different hues of color will really make your hair stand out.

Short Auburn Undercut Bob with Caramel Highlights
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#7: Short Auburn Undercut Bob with Caramel Highlights

Try a short auburn undercut bob with caramel highlights if you’re looking to add some spice to your current look. Short auburn hair with highlights will create dimension and fullness.

Related: Best short hair with highlights photos.

#8: Very Short Layered Crop with Cinnamon Highlights

Try a very short layered crop with cinnamon highlights if you want to spice up your hair. Very short auburn hair is perfect for any season. Spicy hair colors are trending!

#9: Vintage Auburn Bob Style with Bangs

Consider a vintage auburn bob style with bangs if you’re wanting a chic and classy look. Short auburn hairstyles are perfect for woman over 40 with fair skin complexions.

#10: Natural Auburn Hair with Waves

Natural auburn hair with waves is a warm stunning color that you will love. For women on the go, don’t forget to use a shine spray to let that gorgeous color shine through!

#11: Dark Auburn on an A-Line Bob

Dark auburn on an a-line bob is a sleek and classy look! Short dark auburn hair is such a rich-looking color that everyone’s head will be turning and admiring your locks!

#12: Short Auburn Hair with Copper Highlights

Consider short auburn hair with copper highlights if you want to add dimension to your locks! Short auburn hair with bangs is super chic and fun to style. Style with some waves to let your new color glow! Here are more images of trendy short cuts with bangs.

Auburn Pixie Cut with a Fringe for Short Hair
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#13: Auburn Pixie Cut with a Fringe

Try an auburn pixie cut with a fringe if you’re looking for a change. Short brown hair with auburn highlights will add instant volume and movement. Finish with some texture spray and have fun with your new look!

#14: Short Angled Cut with Auburn Highlights

A short angled cut with auburn highlights will most definitely turn heads! An auburn balayage on short hair will show off this gorgeous rich color. Style with waves so let the dimension shine through.

#15: Graduated Bob with a Honey Auburn Color

A graduated bob with a honey auburn color is a soft and warm color that you will love! The warmness of the hair color with this short style will go together perfectly.

Coppery Auburn Lob Hairstyle for Shorter Hair
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#16: Coppery Auburn Lob Hairstyle

A coppery auburn lob hairstyle is a gorgeous style that women long for. Show your hair idea to your stylist and make it a girl’s day to update your look!

Short Curly Hair with Auburn Balayage Highlights
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#17: Curly Hair with Auburn Balayage Highlights

Try curly hair with auburn balayage highlights if you want a national-looking glow to your hair. Short curly auburn hair pairs perfectly with warmer skin tones. Scrunch your curls with some mouse and let the dimension show!

Auburn Brown on a Short Textured Bob
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#18: Auburn Brown on a Textured Bob

Try auburn hair on a textured bob if you want a warm low-maintenance color. The reddish-brown colors will give the illusion of fullness and color. This look is perfect for any low-maintenance girl!

Auburn Highlights on a Short Bob Cut
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#19: Auburn Highlights on a Short Bob Cut

Auburn highlights on a short bob cut are a natural way to update your hairstyle if you need a change. Auburn color is warm and natural and will be a low-maintenance color that will be easy to upkeep!

#20: Copper Red Tone on Short Straight Hair

Try a copper-red tone on short straight hair if you’re looking for a nice rich natural color. This short cut and auburn hair color is a perfect low-maintenance color that will grow out beautifully!

#21: Light Auburn Shade with a Tousled Bob Style

Consider a short light auburn shade with a tousled bob style if you want a beautiful, versatile style. Short light auburn hair matches nicely with cooler eye colors. The color will make your eyes pop, so don’t be afraid to try an auburn hair dye if you’re brunette or blonde! Auburn matches both nicely.

#22: Short Auburn Bob with Blonde Highlights

Consider a short auburn bob with blonde highlights to add some dimension to your hair. Short auburn hair with blonde highlights will complement a woman with any skin complexion. It’s a beautiful color combination!

Short auburn hair is any pixie or bob-length cut with vibrant reddish-brown color. It’s a trendy hair idea that offers boldness and stylishness to women who wear it.

Florida-based hairstylist Erin Stoner commends the benefit of having short reddish hair. “The style and color are perfect for ladies who don’t mind warmth in their hair and enjoy a modern style,” she notes.

A short-length cut is versatile. You can choose from having an edgy pixie crop to a soft, lived-in bob cut. Layers and bangs are a great addition to ensuring that the cut flatters your face shape and features, too.

Stoner says short hair requires effort in styling. Purchase and use salon-grade hair products to maximize the cut’s full potential.

“Pixies and bobs can be easy-styling but still need something to texturize the look. My favorite is Kevin. Murphy’s DOO.OVER Dry Powder Finishing Hairspray,” Stoner states.

As for the maintenance, book your next salon visit about 8-10 weeks out. Ask for a dry haircut to re-establish the shape and a demi-permanent gloss to freshen up the auburn tone.

This is the sign to get a fresh haircut and hair color. Check out these inspiring images of the trendiest short auburn hair ideas to try right away!