There are some things that just sum up the autumn months and that’s conkers, pumpkin carving and, of course, auburn highlights. Not only ideal for as a seasonal transition, rocking a reddish brown shade is also a great colour choice for year-round wear — and we’re going to prove it!
Loved for their universally flattering appeal (plus the way they can warm up fairer complexions, while also complimenting darker tones) we’re here to tempt you with some of our fave highlighted auburn looks from Insta. After all, the proof is in the (pumpkin spiced) pudding…
7 auburn highlights that’ll look great long after autumn has passed
1. Spicy cinnamon
This hot and spicy cinnamon shade is so toasty it’s sure to fend off even the crispest winter mornings! Perfect for those with tanned or deep complexions who can dare to go a little bolder, this sexy style has no expiration date. Credit: @hairsheiz
2. Deep auburn red
3. Flaming pumpkin
‘Tis the season of pumpkin spiced lattes, so what better way to show your appreciation for the favourite autumnal beverage than with a latte-inspired look? Best suited to those with English rose colouring, this look will give you all the highland girl vibes. Credit: @tanglesandknotts
Editor’s tip: Whether you’re drawn to punchier colours like this pumpkin shade or something a bit subtler, the key to maintaining auburn highlights for as long as possible is to make sure you’re using a colour protect shampoo and conditioner.
The TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner are great for redheads, as they contain Colour Lock Technology to gently cleanse the hair without stripping away your colour.
4. Chestnut brown
Bold colours aren’t for everyone but don’t let the fear get in the way of you trying out auburn highlights.
5. Auburn ombre
Ombre lovers, this one’s for you. This warming colour contrast will really make both of your shades pop and curling your lengths will help seamlessly blend the two colours together — need we say more? Credit: @cassandra_foehr
6. Sunkissed auburn
If you’re not ready to say goodbye to your sun-lightened summer strands, why not give your locks a little helping hand with some lighter auburn highlights? It’ll give you that holiday-in-the-sun effect without the sun damage — bonus! Credit: @cristen_smith
7. Copper bob
If you’re someone who was born to stand out in both life and hair, look no further than this vibrant copper masterpiece. Inspired by this year’s cosy hygge hair trend, you’ll never have to worry about blending in with the crowd with this rustic burst of colour. Credit: @susanfordhair
Okay, we can tell we’ve convinced you to try out a new look for autumn. But if auburn highlights aren’t quite your cup of tea, check out our guide to transitioning your summer ombre hair into autumn and you’ll soon have a season-appropriate ‘do to make all your friends jealous!