20 Trending Mahogany Hair Colour Ideas We Love in 2020

These mahogany hair colours are sure to inspire.

Mahogany hair is a blend of red and brown shades, similar to the colour of mahogany wood. A rich, dimensional colour, results can be vibrant or subtle depending on how much red is applied. Mahogany colours add life and vibrancy to dull, mousey browns and offer more dramatic transformations on lighter coloured hair, where results are more visible. Stars like Demi Lovato and Emma Stone have both worn mahogany hair, and now you can discover this autumnal hue for yourself too, here.

Mahogany Brown Hair

Woman with curly mahogany brown hair
Credit: Instagram.com/thehavenhbf

Currently brunette? Gently transition into the world of red hair with a light mahogany tint. Credit: @thehavenhbf

Black Hair To Mahogany

Woman with long curly black to mahogany ombre hair in a half-up pull-through braid
Credit: Instagram.com/kentuckyhairs

For anyone with very dark brown or black hair, these edgy mahogany tips are a fun way to change up your look. Credit: @kentuckyhairs

Dark Brown Hair With Mahogany Highlights

Woman with medium length curly brunette hair with mahogany highlights
Credit: Instagram.com/beautybyloulouu

The lighter mahogany highlights add brightness and dimension to this espresso brown look. Credit: @beautybyloulouu

Dark Copper Mahogany Hair Colour

Woman with long glossy mahogany waves
Credit: Instagram.com/tmijennielisaa

Glossy waves and copper mahogany hair – have you ever seen a more perfect pair? Credit: @tmijennielisaa

Burgundy Mahogany Hair Colour

Woman with mid-length curly burgundy mahogany hair
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Go brighter than bright with this vibrant burgundy creation. Credit: @timelesshairdesign


Editor’s tip: The biggest problem facing those with red hair is colour fading. If you want to try out one of these shades, we recommend the TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Cleansing Conditionera sulphate-free 2-in-1 product that gently cleanses coloured hair without stripping it, while also providing the nourishment that dyed hair needs.

Cherry Red

woman with long straight cherry red mahogany hair
Add a fruity twist to your ‘do with a cherry red hue! ? Credit: Instagram.com/missahairandmakeupartist

Bored of your brunette? Adding some sweet, cherry-red tones to your strands is a great way to liven up lacklustre browns and channel the mahogany hair trend with sultry style. Credit: @missahairandmakeupartist

Chocolate Red

woman with long straight chocolate tinted mahogany hair
Sweet like chocolate! ? Credit: Instagram.com/hair_at_red_studio

Chocoholics, this is the ‘do for you! Pay homage to everyone’s favourite sweet treat with this gorgeously rich, chocolate-red mahogany hair colour. It’s almost good enough to eat! Credit: @hair_at_red_studio

Barely-There Mahogany

woman with shoulder length subtle mahogany brown hair
After something subtle? This understated hue is for you! Credit: Instagram.com/aniciasf_

Are there any dye newbies out there? One way to dip your toes into the mahogany hair colour trend, without doing anything too drastic, is to try a super subtle, muted take on the look.

Ask your stylist to add a slight allover red tint to your locks. That way, you’ll be able to determine whether you want to go brighter or return to your natural shade. Credit: @aniciasf_

Fiery Red

woman with medium length flaming red mahogany hair
This flaming red shade is almost too hot to handle! ? Credit: Instagram.com/heathercollettehair

If vivid vibes are what you’re after, call off the search party because we’ve found just the thing! Utilising more red tones than brown, this phoenix-inspired mahogany hair colour will brighten up even the dullest of days! Credit: @heathercollettehair

Glossy Mahogany Hair

woman with long curly glossy mahogany coloured hair
Just look at that shine! Credit: Instagram.com/rapunzelofsweden

This Instagrammer’s seriously shiny mane brings out the multicoloured tones in her mahogany hair beautifully and gives her locks a healthy-looking sheen.

Asking your stylist for a hair glossing treatment post-dye will help to boost your shine and really make the most of your fresh colour. Credit: @rapunzelofsweden


Editor’s tip: Want to know how to make your mahogany hair shine? All you need to do is pump 1-2 drops of the TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Serum into your palms and run it through your lengths to add a glossy shine and smooth frizz.

Soft Mahogany Hair

woman with long wavy light brown mahogany hair
Pale girls will love this lighter, softer take on the mahogany trend! Credit: Instagram.com/beautifiedbymeg

Proving that mahogany hair doesn’t always have to be dark, this Instagrammer is rocking a stunning, lighter variation on the shade. Ideal for those with pale complexions, choosing a shade like this will prevent your tresses from washing you out. Credit: @beautifiedbymeg

Mahogany Balayage

woman with medium length brunette hair with mahogany balayage highlights
Balayage is always a good idea. Credit: Instagram.com/hairby.monica

If you’re a brunette and proud, why not stick to your roots, while lightening up your ends, with a graduated balayage?

It’s one of the most natural-looking ways to try out mahogany hair, as the freehand dying technique pulls ribbons of colour throughout the hair, rather than limiting it to one allover block colour. Credit: @hairby.monica

Classic Mahogany Hair

Woman with lob length curly mahogany hair
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Prefer to stick to timeless styles? If you’d prefer a more classic take on the mahogany hair colour trend, ask your stylist to recreate this Instagrammer’s flattering rustic shade. Credit: @hairbycrissg

Mahogany Hair Highlights

Woman with curly dark brunette hair with mahogany highlights
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Is there anything better than highlights to instantly transform a look? We think not. Especially when they look as good as this! Credit: @lilianavihodtev

Mahogany Merlot Hair

woman with wine coloured mahogany hair styled in loose waves
Bottoms up! ? Credit: Instagram.com/tpla_hairart

You might have spotted that the wine-inspired hair trend is all over Instagram right now, so naturally we couldn’t resist including this rich, merlot-inspired mahogany hair hue in our line-up! Credit: @tpla_hairart

Woman with purple toned mahogany medium length wavy hair
Credit: Instagram.com/hairbyciarajean

Raisin Tones

This purple-toned raisin shade shows that a subtler mahogany hair colour can be just as enticing.

Particularly suited for those with ultra dark brunette strands, you won’t have to worry about pre-lightening your locks to achieve this look, so it’s a great one to consider if you’re trying to limit damage. Credit: @hairbyciarajean

Editor’s tip: If you ever feel like your colour is looking a bit dull, we recommend using the Love Beauty And Planet Blooming Strength & Shine 2 Minute Magic Masque in place of your regular conditioner. Enriched with Amazonian Muru Muru Butter, it works to deeply nourish hair and give it a beautifully glossy shine.

Sunkissed Mahogany

woman with sunkissed mahogany red hair
Summer never has to end with this lovely lightened look! Credit: Instagram.com/tia.hollings

We’re super into this Instagrammer’s gorgeous sunkissed, beachy style. Giving this traditionally autumnal hue a more summer-appropriate twist, this is proof that mahogany hair can transcend the seasons for an all-year-round style! Credit: @tia.hollings

Ultra Dark Mahogany

woman with her dark brunette mahogany hair in a braided bun updo
Take a walk on the wild side with this super dark shade. Credit: Instagram.com/hairbyhayleymatthews_

Wonder what is the best way to maintain a dark hue, while nodding to the mahogany hair colour trend? Opting for a dark brunette with a slight red tint to it, of course!

From afar you’ll trick people into thinking your hair is simply brown, but up close and in certain lights, the warm tones will shine through. Credit: @hairbyhayleymatthews_

Vibrant Mahogany

Woman with long curly bright mahogany hair
Credit: Instagram.com/jamieleatechniques

Here at All Things Hair HQ we’re of the opinion that if you’re going to commit to a colour, you might as well go all out!

So if you’re feeling brave, rock this bold mahogany hair colour with confidence and you’re sure to turn heads wherever you go! Credit: @jamieleatechniques

Violet Tint

woman with sleek straightened violet tinted mahogany hair
Take things a little off piste by adding a slight violet tint to your look. Credit: Instagram.com/hairbylizette

Fan of colour? Then you’ll know that purple hair has traditionally been quite a tricky look to pull off. However, this Instagrammer shows that blending violet tones into a mahogany hair colour can make for a much more wearable, yet still equally funky shade! Credit: @hairbylizette


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