A beautiful shade of reddish-brown color, auburn is considered one of the most stylish hair colors, but it can also be difficult to maintain artificially. Find out how to get the right auburn shade for your perfect look.

Celebrities like Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Isla Fisher were all born with beautiful auburn hair, but with the right knowledge, you can also pull off this color with a dye, like Bryce Dallas Howard or Emma Stone.

Auburn Hair Color Ideas

Easiest to get when you already have chestnut or dark blonde hair, medium auburn hair color is also the most popular of all the auburn color spectrum. It works best for the widest variety of skin shades while light auburn hair color is more suitable for naturally pale blondes. Dark auburn hair color looks best on natural brunettes.

Jessica Chastain Auburn Hair

While an auburn hair color is easier to maintain than a full vibrant red, it can still be tricky if you’re not used to caring for red locks. If you’re going to transitions to any of the auburn hair colors, make sure you get the right products to maintain the intensity of the color for longer.

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From Blonde to Auburn Colored Hair

When you’re making the transition from blonde to auburn, you should first give your hair a reddish hue before going full auburn. To get a light auburn hair color, go for Sublime Mousse 74 Dark Copper Blonde, L’Oreal Excellence 8RB Reddish Blonde or Revlon Colorsilk 72 Strawberry Blonde.

Don’t try a darker saturated auburn hair color especially if your hair has been bleached a lot recently. Applying an auburn red hair color on your own, without the help of a colorist, can sometimes have bad results and you might end up with orange looking hair.

Ashley Simpson Auburn Hair Color

From Brunette to Auburn Colored Hair

Getting a dark auburn hair color may be more difficult than you imagine and you probably can’t get it right if you don’t bleach your hair to a medium brown, before adding in any red.

For the most natural looking shades of auburn hair color, choose Garnier Nutrisse Light Auburn, L’Oreal Excellence 6R Light Auburn or Revlon Colorsilk 55 Light Reddish Brown.

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Whether you prefer the medium auburn hair color or the lighter or darker varieties, make sure you switch your hair care routine to a good shampoo and conditioner for colored hair. Using the right products and keeping heat and the sun’s rays away from your beautiful auburn hair color is crucial if you want to enjoy your lustrous hair color for longer!

Ellie Kemper Dark Auburn Hair

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