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
Currently brunette? Gently transition into the world of red hair with a light mahogany tint. Credit: @thehavenhbf
Black Hair To Mahogany
Dark Brown Hair With Mahogany Highlights
The lighter mahogany highlights add brightness and dimension to this espresso brown look. Credit: @beautybyloulouu
Dark Copper Mahogany Hair Colour
Burgundy Mahogany Hair Colour
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 Conditioner – a sulphate-free 2-in-1 product that gently cleanses coloured hair without stripping it, while also providing the nourishment that dyed hair needs.
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
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
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_
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
This Instagrammer’s seriously shiny mane brings out the multicoloured tones in her mahogany hair beautifully and gives her locks a healthy-looking sheen.
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
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
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
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
Mahogany Merlot Hair
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
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.
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
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_
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
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