Dark red hair colours to try this autumn

Who said red hair was only for summer? Not us!

Bright red hair colours where all the rage during the summer months, with the likes of Kylie Jenner and Kat Von D rocking the super hot hue. But now, this colour trend has been given a warming seasonal upgrade with an array of stunning new shades. Enter: dark red hair!

This high-impact, bold look never fails to make a statement, and with its warm hues and brown undertones – it’s the perfect shade for autumn. After all, when the temperatures start to drop and the sun disappears, a vibrant new hue for your tresses, is just what you need to give your look (and mood) a post-summer boost, right? So, if you’re considering a change and are looking for some inspiration, here’s some of our favourite dark red hair colours to try for the season ahead!

Dark red hair: Autumn’s warmest colours


Dark red hair: mahogany highlights
Dark red hair: Subtle red mahogany. Credit: Instagram.com/hairbychristinec

Subtle red mahogany

This deep, warm and reddish brown colour is ideal for ladies with fair or medium-toned skin, as it will help to bring out a natural glow on your face! And as one of the more subtle shades of deep red hair this season, mahogany tones are ideal for those who want something that looks natural and totally timeless. Credit: @hairbychristinec

Editor’s tip: Want to give your look an added bit of interest? Then why not try blending in a few gorgeous caramel highlights? This will really help to give your mahogany locks some lovely depth and dimension.

Dark red hair: burgundy
Dark red hair: Burgundy hair. Credit: Instagram.com/_monicombs


If you’re after a truly autumnal look, then we sure do have one for you! With its vibrant, deep red tones, burgundy hair always makes an impact (for all the right reasons, of course!). 

Slightly edgier than its mahogany counterpart, burgundy tones will take you up in the style stakes for the colder months ahead. We can’t wait to try it ourselves! And lets be honest, who doesn’t want hair the same colour as mulled wine? Credit: @_monicombs

Dark auburn hair: Deep auburn
Dark red hair: Deep auburn. Credit: Instagram.com/lauren_jelen

Deep auburn

This rich, brown-based shade of red makes for a subtle change to your hair hue, while at the same time, really giving your locks a dazzling boost – if you need proof, just look at all those vibrant red tones! Credit: @lauren_jelen

Still need more convincing? Well, a whole host of A-list celebrities, such as Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, and Debra Messing, have been spotted sporting this super-sophisticated look. The dynamic hue works amazingly well to enhance the colour of any fiery red head!

dark red hair cinnamon colour inspiration
Dark red hair: Rich cinnamon. Credit: Instagram.com/steviepshairsalon

Rich cinnamon

If you’re a natural brunette, then working a rich cinnamon colour on your mane can be a great way to inject some deep red tones, without too much of a dramatic change. 

The comforting shade of reddish-brown, as pictured above, is ideal for ladies with very pale skin tones. Just looking at it has us reminiscing about cold nights sat by the fire! Credit: @steviepshairsalon

Dark red hair: crimson red
Dark red hair: Crimson red. Credit: Instagram.com/hotonbeauty


If you’re feeling brave and want a look that’s sure to get you noticed, then we may have just the thing. Vibrant, edgy, and totally out-there, this bold red hue is a sure fire way to make a statement! Give your lips a slick of crimson lipstick to match and you’ve got yourself a hot look that’ll see you through the coldest of days. Credit: @hotonbeauty

Editor’s tip: Hang onto the vibrancy of your hair colour by using swapping your usual shampoo and conditioner for one that’s specially formulated for colour-treated hair, like the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Colour Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner (Both 500ml, £3.69*). 

Dark red hair: Ruby red
Dark red hair: Ruby red. Credit: Instagram.com/hairbynikb

Ruby red

We have to admit, this luxurious shade of red is one of our absolute favourites! Not only does ruby red hair scream confidence, style, and class, but it’s also the perfect shade to be worked into a multitude of different styles. Credit: @hairbynikb

If you’re looking for a subtle version of this look, take some inspiration from Drew Barrymore’s deep ruby red hair (circa. 2013). Also, if you have natural, brassy-red tones in your hair, why not try this brilliant hair hue in a balayage? The two tones will blend effortlessly together for a truly stunning look. 

Dark red hair: raspberry red
Dark red hair: Raspberry red. Credit: Instagram.com/marlohogan

Raspberry red

Crimson or ruby red a little too bold for your taste? Looking for something a little softer and fruiter? Then look no further than this gorgeous shade of raspberry red! If you have a darker skin tone, then this is the one for you, as it will bring out a natural brightness to your skin! Credit: @marlohogan


Still not found the shade of red that’s right for you? Then go check out our Red Hair page, it’s sure to inspire some fiery tones into your heart and into your hair!

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