32 Auburn Hair Colors Perfect For Autumn

Published By Brooke
Updated 01-1-2021

As fall settles in, it's time to start thinking about changing up your hair color to match the season. Out of all the hues of brown and red, this season, auburn is a must-try. From warm, subtle shades of strawberry to vibrant, bold colors of mahogany, there's nothing that shouts autumn more than a delicious auburn hair color. So, what better way to ring in the new season with our new Auburn Hair Color Guide? We've gathered 32 of our favorite shades to help inspire you this season.

Auburn Hair Color Ideas for Fall 2021

Chocolate Auburn

Chocolate Auburn Hair color
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This shade is perfect if you want something a bit more subtle. Just ask your stylist for Auburn undertones to spice up your chocolate locks.

Red Waves

Copper Auburn Hair
Photo by @wellanordic

This bright red shade stems from an auburn base and looks absolutely gorgeous for fall.

Dark Brown

Dark Auburn Hair
Photo by @hairbycarolelynn

Blend auburn streaks with a darker hue for a more subtle look.

Ariana Grande Auburn Hair

Ariana Grande Auburn Hair color Pony Tail

Ariana Grande has been sporting auburn locks since her "Tattooed Heart Days," but it's finally coming full circle into 2021.

Light Auburn Balayage

Light Auburn Balayge
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If you have base hair color that's darker, lighten up your locks with a golden auburn balayage.

Purple and Black Hair

Auburn and Black Hair
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Go for a hair color with purple undertones.

Long Auburn Balayage

Long Hair Auburn Balayage
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Blending auburn into your dark mahogany base will look like a dream.

Long Auburn Red Hair

Long Auburn Red Hair
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If you have multiple shades of red in your hair, try styling it with soft waves to show off the different hues and add dimension.

Purple Auburn Hair Color

Purple Auburn Hair
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A choppy shoulder-length lob like this one pairs well with auburn.

Loose Curls

Short Auburn Hair

Use a one-inch barrel curling iron to achieve these bouncy waves and give your hair some dimension.

Short Curled Auburn Hair

Short Curled Auburn Hair
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The end of the year is all about going a few shades darker, but we're loving this change of pace with a lighter hue of red.

Kate Mara Hair

Kate Mara Auburn Hair

Kate Mara is an icon for her Auburn hair color (and her acting talents, too.) She's looking classy with her medium length hairstyle and soft waves.

Soft Auburn

Soft Auburn Hair
Photo by @maayanbirnstein

If you aren't up for going full-blown auburn, try something soft like this romantic shade.


Strawberry Auburn Hair
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How dreamy is this strawberry shade? We're loving the purple and red tints.

Susan Sarandon Hairstyle

Susan Sarandon Auburn Hair color

Susan Sarandon never fails us when it comes to hair inspiration. This is one of our favorite hairstyles for women over 60, whether you've got auburn locks or not.


Auburn Copper Hair Color
Photo by @Spookyruno

This cool shade of auburn is great for ladies with paler skin. Think that classic Emma Stone look.

Black and Red Bob

Auburn Bob
Photo by @hailtothehair

Auburn doesn't have to be soft by any means. This black and red bob is as bold as it gets.

Red Bob

Auburn Bob Haircut
Photo by @hair_by_dolovac_concept

Try this shade of auburn if you want to test the waters with a classic red shade. It pairs well with an olive skin tone and green eyes.

Auburn and Black Balayage

Auburn Balayage
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Have your hair stylist paint your ends auburn for a natural, beautiful balayage.

Julianne Moore Auburn Hair Color

Julianne Moore Auburn Hair Color

Over the years, Julianne Moore has rocked the most gorgeous hairstyles for women over 50, including these long auburn locks.

Auburn and Dark Brown Hair

Auburn and Brown Hair
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Pop some auburn into your dark brown base for a do that is full of dimension.

Warm Auburn Hair Color

Warm Auburn Hair
Photo by @hairbycarolelynn

If you want something a bit more subtle, play around with warmer shades this season.

Vibrant Copper

Vibrant Auburn Hair Color
Photo by @maayanbirnstein

Make a statement this fall with a vibrant auburn hair color. Keep in mind, this shade will fade quickly so be ready to take on the maintenance.

Auburn Hair Highlights

Auburn Hair Highlights
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Instead of going dark, blend some lighter red tones into your auburn hair for a bold new look.

Light Auburn Lob

Light Auburn Lob
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One of our favorite looks of the year is the lob hairstyle, and it pairs perfectly with this hair color.

Auburn Mahogany Hair Color

Auburn Mahogany Hair
Photo by @hailtothehair

We're melting over this deep mahogany hue.

Auburn Ombre

Auburn Ombre
Photo by @Rachel.paramountsalon

Brighten up your locks with auburn ombre.

Auburn Waves

Auburn Waves
Photo by @hairbycarolelynn

When you add a shade of red to your brunette hair, it automatically creates beautiful dimension, making your hair appear thicker and more voluminous.

Blonde Balayage

Auburn with Blonde Balayge
Photo by @Rachel.paramountsalon

Not sold on the whole auburn hair color idea? No worries. Adding just a touch of red with some blonde balayage.

Jessica Chastain Hair

Jessica Chastain Auburn Hair

We can't all be blessed with a head of gorgeous red hair like Jessica Chastain, but we can sure can dye ours to look just like it. The actress has always been an inspiration for beautiful hairstyles for women over 40, including this adorable curled bob.


Chestnut Auburn Hair Color
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One way to get a more natural auburn shade is to go for a blend of chesnut and brown.

Scarlett Johansson Auburn Hair

Scarlett Johansson Short Red Hair

Scarlett Johansson's hair is flawless, whether it's this bold shade of red or her usual blonde bombshell.

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