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The Most Popular Red Brown Hair Colour Ideas and Looks

Reddish-brown or red-brown hair is a popular hair colour that can be achieved when you mix red and beautiful brown tones together to get shades like auburn, burgundy, mahogany, chestnut and more. There are many different ways you can pull off a red-brown hair colour, as it ranges in shades from medium to dark, making it a universally flattering shade choice for everyone.

Ahead, we’ve put together 27 red and brown hair colour ideas to inspire (and hopefully, convert) you.

Copper Balayage

Woman with copper balayage hairstyle
Bring shades of copper together to create this hot shade. Credit: Instagram.com/brushedandpainted

Want to test the red-brown hair waters, yet not ready for a full-on dye job? Then opt for a discreet look by experimenting with a balayage finish, asking your stylist to softly work red-brown hair dye to the ends of your mane.

Ruby Brown

Woman with ruby brown hair
If you prefer more vivid hues, this dazzling ruby brown is exactly what you need. Credit: Instagram.com/laurissamarie
A 900ml bottle of TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Shampoo front of pack image

You can preserve your colour for longer investing in a shampoo for coloured hair like TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Shampoo, whose formula keeps your hue vibrant for up to 12 weeks!

Gorgeous Mahogany

Woman with mahogany colored hair
Credit: Instagram.com/hair_byamylouise

Glowing hair, don’t care!

Editor’s tip: Remember to hydrate and replenish your coloured hair, as they might be weaker and more prone to damage. We love Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner for a complete restoring treatment.

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Auburn Balayage

Woman with auburn hair color in balayage style
Credit: Instagram.com/traceyraehairspa

For just a touch of auburn, have your colourist melt this shade of red on the ends of your hair, like this.

Lana Del Rey Hair

Woman with Lana del Rey inspired hair
Credit: Instagram.com/ruivante

You can easily channel Lana Del Rey vibes with this gorgeous, vibrant red shade.

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For shiny and glossy hair like hers, a few drops of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil after styling will do the trick.

Cherry Brown

Woman with cherry-colored hair
Credit: Instagram.com/ojhair

A blend of cherry tones and brown create the perfect dessert-inspired hair colour.


Woman with brown and red highlights
Credit: Instagram.com/locksbylizfreed

To brighten up a brown base, consider getting spicy red highlights worked through like this.

Pumpkin Spice

Woman with pumpkin spice colored hair in a milk maid braid style.
Why not test out your new hue with a trendy milkmaid braid? Credit: Instagram.com/gingersnaphairstyles

For those with naturally blonde or light brown tresses and fair skin, we suggest you consider this pumpkin-brown option. It’s the ultimate red-brown hair dye to complement your natural features. 

When paired with a pretty milkmaid braid, this brown-red hair colour is quickly taken to fairy tale levels.

Auburn Curls

Woman with curly auburn colored hair
Go curly or go home! Credit: Instagram.com/beautycreationsinsta

Got curly or afro hair? This Instagrammer proves that red-brown hair is a colour that suits all hair types. Not only does the hue make every curly strand pop, it also adds extra warmth to her complexion. Win-win!

Bombshell Reddish Brown

Keke Palmer with brownish red curly hair
Credit: @fashionbombhair

Making your curls or coils pop will be easy with this eye-catching shade.

Rich Chestnut Hair

Woman with rich chestnut colored hair

Next time you go to the hair salon, consider giving this rich chestnut hue a try. The colour is perfectly autumnal!

Dark Velvet Hair

Woman with dark velvet colored hair

If you’re a natural brunette, try incorporating some velvet ribbons in your mane for an instant boost of shine.

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