When it comes to hair color ideas that look undeniably good on Filipinas, warm shades are definitely on the top of the list. ICYDK, Asian hair tends to have reddish undertones—the reason why when you dye your hair blonde it tends to look “rusty” after a while. Or, even though you opt for an ash brown dye job, the color fades into something more red than cool toned.
With that said, if you’re looking for a low-maintenance hair color that doesn’t require frequent touch-ups, may we suggest you go auburn instead!
What is an auburn Hair Color?
Auburn is a brownish red shade that’s easily achievable with either a box DIY hair dye or a single trip to your colorist at the salon. The beauty of this shade is that it doesn’t require any pre-lightening! Unless you want more of a bright and rich red to come out, you don’t need to bleach your tresses to get this flattering shade.
The beauty of auburn hair is that it looks great on both deep and light skin tones! It’s a safe color to get if you want to complement your complexion. If you’re morena, it’ll give your sun-kissed skin more warmth. Meanwhile, if you have fair skin, a flattering red shade can give your complexion a bit of a pop!
How do I achieve an auburn hair color?
As we mentioned, there are a variety of hair dyes you can buy online or at groceries stores if you want to DIY this color at home. You can browse through shade names such as “Warm Brown” or “Reddish Brown” if “Auburn” isn’t directly indicated on the box. But if you decide to get this done in the salon, you can ask your colorist to present to you a shade chart for you to choose. We suggest that you come prepared with pegs, though! This way you can insist on the exact color result you’re looking for!
10 Gorgeous Auburn Hair Colors to Try
Now that we answered everything you need to know about auburn hair, we’ve rounded up a slew of dye jobs you should consider getting once you’ve decided to go red.
1. Bright Red Auburn
Let's start off strong with this vibrant auburn color that would really make a statement. Though there are potent dyes out there that might not require you bleach to achieve this shade, your stylist might advise that you pre-lighten your tresses first to get this bold and rich hue.
2. Classic Auburn
The basic auburn shade is a great balance of warm brown and red. If you’re one to DIY your ‘do, go ahead and buy a boxed dye to get this shade done by yourself! Believe us, you can totally skip the salon to achieve this shade.
3. Dark Auburn Balayage
A balayage is perfect if you’re looking for a dimensional color job that comes across more natural. This also perfectly complements a layered haircut since the subtle highlights bring out the texture of the style a lot more.
4. Deep Caramel Auburn
This reddish caramel brown shade looks particularly good on those with fair skin tones! The rich golden undertones also stands out more under brighter light. Again, if you want your color to look bolder, be sure to bleach your tresses first!
5. Orange and Auburn Highlights
Not a fan of blonde highlights? Then go with some tinges of orange if you’re opting for an auburn base. This way you keep the overall color scheme of your dye job warm and red.
6. Golden Auburn Balayage
A mix of golden brown and auburn look dimensional as a balayage since the highlights are subtler and spliced through your hair rather than looking chunky. Though chunky highlights will always remain a cult ‘90s trend worth reliving, going with something more natural is undeniably timeless and stylish.
7. Ash Auburn
Is a cool-toned auburn even possible? Absolutely! However, we advise you to see a professional when trying to achieve this ‘do. Remember, anything cool or ash-toned does need bleaching!
8. Pink Auburn
If you’re looking for a creative iteration of this color, then add some pink into the mix! This is the perfect color to get if you’re keeping a blunt cut so all the attention goes to this gorgeous hot shade.
9. Caramel Auburn
As soon as you see a hint of blonde hues in your peg, you better be ready to sit through a bleaching session! Though caramel is achievable with a box dye, you still need to pre-lighten to make the color look as vibrant as this. You can also opt to get this done professionally with added highlights just to give it more depth!
10. Deep Auburn
We’re ending this list with the safest color in the auburn spectrum: dark brown auburn. If you don’t want to stray away from your virgin brunette hair, just add a subtle hint of red to spruce up your look.
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