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39 auburn hair colour ideas for some dreamy inspo

Warm tones like red and copper are perfect for adding a little spice to your look, which is why searches for auburn hair have skyrocketed in recent years. On TikTok alone, #auburnhair has over 22 million views. And, variations on the shade have claimed a whole legion of celeb disciples of late (see: Zendaya, Kendall Jenner, Keke Palmer, Gigi Hadid, Barbie Ferreira, Sophie Turner and Joan Smalls to name just a few).

The beauty of auburn hair is that it can work on all different skin tones and hair colours, from strawberry blonde, to a vibrant copper, and a deep mahogany brunette.

If you’re a natural redhead, you’re one of an elite few, making up only 4% of the population in the UK (which even though it’s small, is a higher percentage than in many other countries). If you’re not, the boom in hair tints, dyes and colour-depositing masks and glosses for auburn shades has made it easier than ever to make the switch. 

One thing about faux redheads, though is that the colour can fade fast, which means you can enjoy it as a fleeting moment, or get yourself a dedicated colour boosting routine to refresh and maintain the colour longer term. For this, we love Josh Wood Colour’s Copper Gold Hair Gloss, Moroccanoil’s Copper Color Depositing Mask and Bleach London’s Copper Toner Kit.

Alongside the light-to-dark shade variations, hair colouring techniques can add extra interest and dimension, from face-framing copper money piece highlights, to subtle titian balayage, or ombre auburn strands that incorporate a whole gradation of copper hues.

Tempted? We have a whole edit of gorgeous auburn hair ideas for inspiration…

Spicy auburn

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Antique copper

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Mahogany auburn

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Chestnut

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Foxy auburn

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Copper locs

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Strawberry brunette

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Curly copper

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Red auburn

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Copper penny

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Auburn money-piece highlights

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Electric auburn

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Deep auburn

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Auburn shag

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Auburn with shadow roots

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Long auburn

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Auburn brunette

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Auburn Botticelli waves

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Fiery copper

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Bronzed

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Chocolate auburn

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Smoked rosé

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‘Weasley’ auburn

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High voltage auburn

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Pumpkin latte

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Fire engine auburn

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Auburn bob

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Auburn Tinkerbell bun

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Tangerine auburn

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Mermaid copper

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Faded auburn

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Curly auburn bob

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Wine red

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Ombre auburn

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Auburn mane

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Shaggy auburn bob

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Auburn wolf-cut bob

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Subtly auburn

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