50 Best Auburn Hair Color Ideas

By on February 3, 2014






Welcome to our 50 Best Auburn Hair Color Ideas! We’ve chosen 50 fiery auburn shades – each of them worn by a fabulous female celebrity – for you to choose from. Auburn is a rich and warm variation of dark red, and it’s perfect as a sexy and cheery hair color for fall and winter. Spice up your life with plum auburn, reddish auburn, ginger auburn, dark auburn, fiery red auburn, or maroon auburn for this year.

1. Emma Stone Auburn Hair Color Idea: Fiery red auburn 

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Actress Emma Stone looks absolutely stunning with her fiery red auburn locks worn in loose waves. This coppery hue is bold and sexy, and we love how it brings out Emma’s gorgeous green eyes. For a dramatic and long lasting shine, ask your stylist for a glossing wash after your color treatment.

2. Drew Barrymore Auburn Hair Color Idea: Russet auburn

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Actress Drew Barrymore looks casual and carefree with her shaggy, russet auburn tresses. Edgy and playful, this vibrant shade of auburn best suits pale complexions. For a simple everyday look, pair your glowing locks with minimal eye-makeup and pretty pale pink lips.

3. Khloe Kardashian Auburn Hair Color Idea: Coppery auburn 

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Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has us green with envy with her long, coppery auburn locks. We love how this vibrant shade of auburn warms up her peachy skin tone, giving her a beautiful glow. Bright coppery auburn suits fair and medium complexions, although you can also tweak it to suit darker complexions.

4. Demi Lovato Auburn Hair Color Idea: Maroon auburn

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Singer and actress Demi Lovato goes all out with her maroon auburn hair color. This bold and eye-catching auburn hair color is full of drama, and it’s sure to get you noticed. Maroon auburn best suits pale complexions, as the contrast between the bright red locks and creamy pale skin is very flattering.

5. Lily Cole Auburn Hair Color Idea: Dark ginger auburn 

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English actress and model Lily Cole is a picture of perfection with her long, ginger auburn locks. This chic clementine hue is vibrant and full of life, and it suits Lily’s fair complexion perfectly. It’s also a fantastic auburn shade for fine hair, as it reflects light, creating the illusion of fuller, thicker locks.

6. Lily Collins Auburn Hair Color Idea: Rusty auburn

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Actress and model Lily Collins gives her look an edgy twist with medium rusty auburn locks. We love the contrast between Lily’s bold dark brows and her shaggy auburn tresses, and the natural texture of her hair. Let your hair air dry and use a texturizing spray for a sexy, messy final touch.

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7. Ashley Greene Auburn Hair Color Idea: Coppery auburn

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The Twilight Saga actress Ashley Greene keeps her look contemporary and sexy with dark coppery auburn locks. This metallic auburn hue is incredibly flattering for her medium complexion, and it warms her skin tone beautifully. To keep your locks bright and vibrant, switch to color protection hair products.

8. Isla Fisher Auburn Hair Color Idea: Dark auburn

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Actress Isla Fisher keeps her look simple and sophisticated with her signature long, dark auburn locks. Keep your color consistent and toned-down for a classy look, and wear your hair in a middle parting for gorgeous face framing waves. Add some glam with long sparkly earrings and dark, sexy eye-makeup.

9. Christine Hendricks Auburn Hair Color Idea: Fiery ginger auburn

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American actress Christina Hendricks looks fantastic with her fiery, va-va-voom ginger auburn locks. This eye-catching shade of auburn is super-sexy, and it’s perfect if you’re looking to make a bold statement. Choose deep ginger undertones and flirty strawberry blonde highlights for a dynamic auburn hair color.

10. Bella Thorne Auburn Hair Color Idea: Burnt copper auburn

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Teen model and actress Bella Thorne sports an edgy burnt copper auburn hair color and cute, wispy bangs. This dark copper hue is striking and different, and it’s a great alternative to metallic copper auburn. Best suited to very fair complexions, burnt copper auburn warms up any skin tone.

11. Ashlee Simpson-Wentz Auburn Hair Color Idea: Ash auburn

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Singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson-Wentz looks divine with her sleek, ash auburn locks. We love her poker-straight, layered hairstyle, and the soft, chalky auburn hue she’s chosen. Ask your stylist to give your hair an ashy base before adding auburn to keep your final hair color toned down and soft.

12. Rihanna Auburn Hair Color Idea: Deep plum auburn

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Songstress Rihanna looks absolutely fabulous with her full head of deep plum curls. This reddish-purple shade of auburn is striking and sexy, and it suits Rihanna’s daring style perfectly. Plum auburn suits every skin tone, and it’s a great shade for mixing things up in 2014.

13. Emily Blunt Auburn Hair Color Idea: Brownish auburn

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English actress Emily Blunt looks superb with her medium length, brownish auburn locks. This sexy hair color is rich and full of depth, and we love the subtle auburn highlights that warm Emily’s complexion. Start with a brunette base, and then layer auburn highlights for a delightfully warm and rich hair color.

14. Cheryl Cole Auburn Hair Color Idea: Red wine auburn

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Singer-songwriter Cheryl Cole looks absolutely gorgeous with her red wine auburn hair color. This deep and dreamy shade looks phenomenal with her dark brown eyes and Merlot-red lipstick. Ask your stylist for a glossing wash after your color treatment for long-lasting shine.

15. Ashley Greene Auburn Hair Color Idea: Two-tone auburn

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The Twilight Saga actress Ashley Greene looks stunning as a redhead. We love her quirky two-tone auburn hair color, with dark red bangs and rich, shiny waves. This hair color looks fantastic in direct light, as the red undertones reflect light, bringing your auburn locks to life.

16. Selena Gomez Auburn Hair Color Idea: Mahogany auburn

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Singer Selena Gomez looks utterly gorgeous with her mahogany auburn hair in a low side ponytail. Selena’s dark locks are stained with a dark, reddish mahogany hue that gives her look a vampy edge. Pair your mahogany auburn locks with red wine-colored lips and shimmery copper eye-makeup for a stunning final look.

17. Drew Barrymore Auburn Hair Color Idea: Foxy auburn

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Actress Drew Barrymore looks radiant with her foxy auburn hair color. Bold, bright, and sexy, Drew’s auburn hair suits her complexion well, giving her skin tone a warm glow. Keep your hair color in tip-top shape by getting your roots touched up every few weeks.

18. Emma Stone Auburn Hair Color Idea: Classic auburn

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We are super jealous of actress Emma Stone’s perfect, classic auburn locks. We love absolutely everything about this hairstyle: the tousled layers, the sexy side-fringe, and the deep auburn hair color. Perfectly suited to fair complexions, this shade of auburn is classy and sophisticated.

19. Isla Fisher Auburn Hair Color Idea: Glossy auburn

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Actress Isla Fisher looks stunning with her long glossy auburn locks worn in thick, loose curls. Give your hair an unreal sheen with extra-shine serum, and show off your sexy red locks by wearing them loose about your shoulders. For long-lasting shine, ask your stylist for a glossing wash after your color treatment.

20. Cheryl Cole Auburn Hair Color Idea: Perfect plum auburn

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Singer-songwriter Cheryl Cole looks positively radiant with her perfect plum shade of auburn. This bright and cheerful hair color is sure to turn heads, and it’s a great warm shade for fall and winter. If you’re not keen on an eye-popping, bright plum, opt for a darker shade with mahogany undertones.

21. Hayden Panettiere Auburn Hair Color Idea: Mahogany auburn

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Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere looks fantastic with her dark, mahogany auburn hair color. Although we love Hayden’s summery blonde locks, we have to admit that she looks quite striking with dark hair. This almost-brown hair color is brought to life with rich mahogany overtones, and a subtle red shimmer.

22. Kristen Stewart Hair Color Idea: Reddish auburn 

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The Twilight Saga actress Kristen Stewart looks sexy with her messy reddish auburn locks. To recreate Kristen’s trending hair color, ask your stylist for a base of chestnut and subtle reddish highlights for a warm, fiery final touch. Let your locks air dry, and use a texturizing spray for a sexy, bed-head look.

23. Demi Lovato Auburn Hair Color: Cherry auburn

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Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato looks phenomenal with her super-long, cherry auburn locks. This stunning hair color best suits fair complexions – the contrast between milky white skin and fiery red locks is quite striking! Keep your roots dark and your tips bright for maximum impact.

24. Isla Fisher Auburn Hair Color Idea: Dark, shimmery auburn

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Actress Isla Fisher keeps her look chic and sophisticated with shimmery dark auburn locks. We love the copper highlights that brighten up her hair color, and the smooth russet low-lights that create the illusion of fuller, thicker hair. Wear your hair smooth and sleek to best show off your hair color.

25. Cheryl Cole Auburn Hair Color Idea: Pretty plum auburn

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Singer-songwriter Cheryl Cole looks pretty and feminine with her plum auburn fishtail plait. Plum auburn is contemporary and stylish, and it suits fair to medium complexions. For a soft, muted color, ask your stylist for an ash brown base and overtones of plum and mahogany.

26. Emma Stone Auburn Hair Color Idea: Medium auburn

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Actress Emma Stone looks radiant with her warm, glossy medium auburn locks. This classic auburn hair color is rich and fiery, and it reflects light for a gorgeous, luminous shine. Medium auburn suits both fair and darker complexions, and it adds a subtle glow to any skin tone.

27. Ashlee Simpson Auburn Hair Color Idea: Deep mahogany 

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Songstress Ashlee Simpson rocks long, smooth mahogany locks that look striking with her blue-green eyes. This is a great color for thin, fine hair, as it creates the illusion of fuller, thicker locks. Add subtle low- and high-lights to give your mahogany locks extra depth.

28. Kristen Stewart Auburn Hair Color Idea: Coppery auburn

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The Twilight Saga actress Kristen Stewart rocked a short, coppery auburn bob a while back. We love everything about this look – the shaggy, tousled bob, the bright coppery auburn hair color, and Kristen’s dramatic metallic eye-makeup. Keep your bright coppery locks from fading by using color protection hair care products.

29. Scarlett Johansson Auburn Hair Color Idea: Light auburn

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Actress Scarlett Johansson is quite the hair color chameleon, having sported almost every shade imaginable – fire engine red, deep chocolate brown, platinum blonde, and light auburn. Here she looks divine with a soft and romantic light auburn hair color.

30. Gemma Arterton Auburn Hair Color Idea: Dark auburn

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Actress Gemma Arterton looks simply gorgeous with her dark auburn tresses worn loose about her shoulders. This shade of auburn is mysterious and sensual, and it suits Gemma’s fair complexion perfectly. For a soft and romantic final touch, go for dark smoky eyes and nude lips.

31. Jessica Chastain Auburn Hair Color Idea: Light auburn

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Actress Jessica Chastain looks phenomenal with her long, light auburn curls cascading down her back. This chic and stylish hair color is perfect for very fair complexions, as it warms and brightens up pale skin tones. Ask your stylist for strawberry blonde highlights to keep your hair color radiant and bright.

32. Emma Watson Auburn Hair Color Idea: Ashy auburn

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Actress Emma Watson sports collar-bone length ashy auburn locks with streaks of blonde and copper. This dynamic hair color is fun and flirty, and it suits Emma’s youthful face. To recreate Emma’s playful auburn hair color, ask your stylist for an ashy base, and then layered streaks of blonde and copper.

33. Anne Hathaway Auburn Hair Color Idea: Chestnut and auburn

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Les Miserables actress and singer Anne Hathaway mixes it up with bright and bold coppery auburn streaks in her chestnut brown locks. If you’re not sure about going all out auburn, take inspiration from Anne and get a few auburn streaks in your dark hair. If you like the look, add more highlights until you’re happy with the intensity.

34. Emma Stone Auburn Hair Color Idea: Fiery red auburn

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We are insanely jealous of Emma Stone’s fabulous, fiery red auburn hair color. Bold. confident, and sexy, this auburn hair color is not for the faint hearted. Keep your fiery auburn locks bright with color protection hair care products that prevent color from fading.

35. Scarlett Johansson Auburn Hair Color Idea: Medium auburn

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Actress Scarlett Johansson looks fabulous with her medium auburn, curly bob. Medium auburn best suits pale complexions, although it can be tweaked for darker skin tones. Simply add carefully chosen high- and low-lights to complement your unique skin tone.

36. Rachel McAdams Auburn Hair Color Idea: Light strawberry auburn 

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Actress Rachel McAdams looks absolutely breathtaking with her light, strawberry auburn hair color. This whimsical auburn hue is romantic and soft, and it suits Rachel’s milky complexion and blue-green eyes. To keep your strawberry overtones bright, ask your stylist for a final wash of marigold.

37. Emma Watson Auburn Hair Color Idea: Light coppery auburn

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Actress Emma Watson keeps her look fresh and funky with light coppery auburn tresses. The key to this look is keeping your base hair color a light auburn, and balancing blonde and copper highlights. Use texturizing spray when styling for a soft, romantic finish.

38. Nicole Kidman Auburn Hair Color Idea: Ashy auburn

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Movie star Nicole Kidman looks fantastic with her soft, ashy auburn locks worn in a thick plaited ponytail. We love this hair color for spring – it’s effortlessly romantic, and it softens any complexion. Ask your stylist for an ash blonde base before adding auburn to keep your hair color light.

39. Alexis Bledel Auburn Hair Color Idea: Medium auburn

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Actress Alexis Bledel looks delicate and feminine with her soft, medium auburn hair color. Get this look in 3 easy steps: 1. start with a dark auburn base that suits your skin tone, 2. add copper highlights for a medium auburn tone, and 3. add a few scattered blonde highlights for a pretty and feminine final touch.

40. Scarlett Johansson Auburn Hair Color Idea: Dark, reddish auburn

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Actress Scarlett Johansson looks striking with her dark, reddish auburn locks. This shade of auburn is chic and sophisticated, and we love how it suits Scarlett’s fair complexion. Pair your new hair color with dark, smoky eyes and natural tinted lips for a subtly sexy overall look.

41. Rachel McAdams Auburn Hair Color Idea: Deep coppery auburn

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Canadian actress Rachel McAdams looks gorgeous with her deep coppery auburn topknot perched on top of her head. This hair color is rich and vibrant, and it looks amazing with Rachel’s fair complexion. Finish off this look with some cerise lip-gloss for a pretty and feminine final touch.

42. Marcia Cross Auburn Hair Color Idea: Classic medium auburn

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Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross looks phenomenal with her signature classic auburn tresses. This medium auburn shade is bright and vibrant, as well as classy and chic. Keep your auburn hair in tip-top condition by using hair color protection conditioner and shampoo, and avoiding excessive exposure to the sun.

43. Emma Watson Auburn Hair Color Idea: Light coppery auburn

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Actress Emma Watson looks dreamy and pretty with her long, coppery auburn bob. This light coppery hue is soft and whimsical, and it suits light to medium complexions. Add a few blonde highlights for a summery final touch, or dip-dye the ends in a darker coppery hue for a sophisticated look.

44. Jessica Biel Auburn Hair Color Idea: Light auburn 

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Actress Jessica Biel looks gorgeous with her light auburn locks worn loose with dark choppy bangs. This dynamic hair color sports coppery undertones, blonde highlights, and dark brown bangs that accentuate her eyes. Balance your colors for a coherent final look.

45. Scarlett Johansson Auburn Hair Color Idea: Ashy auburn

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Actress Scarlett Johansson sports a subtle ashy auburn hair color that softens her complexion and accentuates her blue eyes. This muted auburn hue is romantic and sensual, and it’s perfect for fair to medium complexions. Keep your hair color consistent from roots to tips for best results.

46. Rachel Bilson Auburn Hair Color Idea: Auburn ombre 

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Actress Rachel Bilson sports a trendy auburn ombre hairstyle with dark brown roots. The bright coppery highlights look phenomenal with her dark eyes and berry-stained lips, and we love the dramatic transition from dark brown to copper. Take inspiration from Rachel and experiment with an auburn ombre hairstyle for fall 2014.

47. Emma Watson Auburn Hair Color Idea: Dark auburn with copper streaks

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Actress Emma Watson looks chic and sophisticated with her dark auburn hair worn smooth and sleek in a beautiful up’do. Emma’s hair color is brought to life with tiny copper highlights that brighten her dark auburn locks. Finish off this stylish look with bold brows and matte red-wine lips.

48. Rachel McAdams Auburn Hair Color Idea: Ginger auburn 

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Actress Rachel McAdams looks phenomenal with her fiery ginger auburn tresses. This deep orangey-red hue brightens up her skin tone, giving her fair skin a healthy warm glow. Fun, flirty, and sexy, this bright auburn hair color looks great year round.

49. Ashley Greene Auburn Hair Color Idea: Fiery auburn

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The Twilight Saga actress Ashley Greene wears her fiery auburn locks in a beautiful half-up ‘do with an off-centre parting. This rich, dynamic and bright hair color is perfect for fall, and it brings a pop of color to winter. Layer copper highlights for extra depth, and wear your hair loose so that your fiery locks can catch the light.

50. Bella Thorne Auburn Hair Color Idea: Light auburn

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Teen model and actress Bella Thorne looks stunning with her long, light auburn locks worn poker straight with long, choppy bangs. This hair color is soft and romantic, and it can warm up any complexion. For best results, ask your stylist for an ash blonde base before adding auburn – this will prevent your hair color from coming out too dark.

So, there you have it – the 50 Best Auburn Hair Color Ideas! If you’ve been inspired to go red, choose a shade that suits your unique complexion, and take a picture along to your hair appointment. Your stylist will be able to see exactly the shade you want, and you’ll leave with the perfect auburn hair color.

Mix up your hair color for a new season, a life change, or even just to celebrate your individuality. With these auburn hair color ideas, you can’t go wrong.





14 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Donecker

    August 1, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I have a reddish color I don’t like the shade would like auburn

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 2, 2015 at 2:29 am

      What shade were you thinking about getting then? Do you not like your natural reddish shade?

  2. Kim Holland

    July 30, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Hello! I have fine, shoulder-length, very dark brown hair. What color would be the easiest? (perhaps the burnt copper auburn?) My eyebrows are also very dark, and I have brown freckles that range from dark to very faint. Thank you!

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 31, 2015 at 2:01 am

      If you want to know which color is the easiest, you should probably talk to your stylist–even then, though, hair coloring can be more of an art than a science.

  3. Sara

    July 5, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    I would really like to dye my hair auburn, something like Isla Fisher or Khloe Kardashian, but I’m not sure it would look good on me… I have olive skin (like Jessica Alba or JLo) and brown eyes. My natural hair color is black.
    What do you think? Would it look good on me? Thanks:)

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 6, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      You know, there are actually pictures of Jessica Alba with auburn hair. She looks pretty good in it, so I do not see why it will not work for you–although it would take some getting used to, I’m sure. When you color your hair, I would strongly recommend going to a hair salon to have it done. Red or auburn hair is notoriously finnicky to work with, and you do not want to end up with orange hair. Unless you know someone who is a whiz at hair coloring (and even then I would be wary), I would have it colored in a salon. Bring in a picture of the exact color that you want so that the stylist has a clear idea of the look that you are going for.

  4. maan santiago

    July 2, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Hi. I want to color my hair. I just want to ask if what color suits me? I have white skin tone and my hair as is black. Really black. I also have big face cause im fat hehe. Just want to ask what color suits me. Hope youd reply. Thanks 🙂

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 2, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      I think burnt copper auburn or a similar shade would work great for you. Since red hair dye is notoriously hard to use, I would go to a hair salon to have it done. It may cost a bit (well, a lot) more, but you will not end up with your hair turning orange or weird colors.

  5. luz

    February 28, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    have white hair what color should I start with.

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 13, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      What color is your favorite? I am personally partially to a brownish-auburn color, but it really would have to be the color that suits your face.

  6. shana blankenship

    January 18, 2015 at 3:20 am

    I have dark brown hair and want to add some medium auburn..what colorhair color do iI need to get? Still want the brown but with a nice auburn tint.I want to do it myself so anybody got any advice??

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 13, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Doing it yourself can be really risky for any reddish tint, but you can do it if you are feeling confident about it. A hair stylist is definitely the way to go if you can afford it.

  7. LORI WHITLEY

    December 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I LOVE THE COLORS YOU PRESENT.I WILL PROBABLY GO WITHBELLA THORNE’S OR RACHELLE MCADAMS. THANKS

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 13, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      That sounds like a lovely idea, Lori. Let us know how your hair color turns out for your!

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