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
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.
This bright red shade stems from an auburn base and looks absolutely gorgeous for fall.
Blend auburn streaks with a darker hue for a more subtle look.
Ariana Grande Auburn Hair
Ariana Grande has been sporting auburn locks since her "Tattooed Heart Days," but it's finally coming full circle into 2021.
Light Auburn Balayage
If you have base hair color that's darker, lighten up your locks with a golden auburn balayage.
Purple and Black Hair
Go for a hair color with purple undertones.
Long Auburn Balayage
Blending auburn into your dark mahogany base will look like a dream.
Long Auburn Red Hair
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
A choppy shoulder-length lob like this one pairs well with auburn.
Use a one-inch barrel curling iron to achieve these bouncy waves and give your hair some dimension.
Short Curled Auburn Hair
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 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.
If you aren't up for going full-blown auburn, try something soft like this romantic shade.
How dreamy is this strawberry shade? We're loving the purple and red tints.
Susan Sarandon Hairstyle
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.
This cool shade of auburn is great for ladies with paler skin. Think that classic Emma Stone look.
Black and Red Bob
Auburn doesn't have to be soft by any means. This black and red bob is as bold as it gets.
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
Have your hair stylist paint your ends auburn for a natural, beautiful balayage.
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
Pop some auburn into your dark brown base for a do that is full of dimension.
Warm Auburn Hair Color
If you want something a bit more subtle, play around with warmer shades this season.
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
Instead of going dark, blend some lighter red tones into your auburn hair for a bold new look.
Light Auburn Lob
One of our favorite looks of the year is the lob hairstyle, and it pairs perfectly with this hair color.
Auburn Mahogany Hair Color
We're melting over this deep mahogany hue.
Brighten up your locks with auburn ombre.
When you add a shade of red to your brunette hair, it automatically creates beautiful dimension, making your hair appear thicker and more voluminous.
Not sold on the whole auburn hair color idea? No worries. Adding just a touch of red with some blonde balayage.
Jessica Chastain 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.
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's hair is flawless, whether it's this bold shade of red or her usual blonde bombshell.