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.
Classic Red Brown Hair
For those who want the perfect shade of reddish-brown, look to this example for inspiration.
If you prefer more vivid hues, this dazzling ruby brown is exactly what you need.
Glowing hair, don’t care!
Editor’s tip: Thinking of getting a red-brown hair dye done? Whatever colour takes your fancy, make sure to use a colour-protecting shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair looking vibrant.
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
You can easily channel Lana Del Rey vibes with this gorgeous, vibrant red shade.
A blend of cherry tones and brown create the perfect dessert-inspired hair colour.
To brighten up a brown base, consider getting spicy red highlights worked through like this.
There are so many different shades of red-brown to play with, and this burgundy style proves it.
Brown Hair With Rose Balayage
Rose balayage highlights, like these face-framing ones, are great for drawing attention to your features and refreshing brown strands.
Bombshell Reddish Brown
Making your curls or coils pop will be easy with this eye-catching shade.
Rich Chestnut Hair
Next time you go to the hair salon, consider giving this rich chestnut hue a try. The colour is perfectly autumnal!
This coppery highlights will really help give brown locks some lovely depth and dimension.
Dark Velvet Hair
If you’re a natural brunette, try incorporating some velvet ribbons in your mane for an instant boost of shine.
Nothing says winter quite like this mulled wine hair colour. With a dark brown base and deep red wine wash, this red and brown hair is exactly what you need to help feel you festive 24-7. Credit: @hair.cules
Getting red-brown hair highlights are an understated way to play with colour and enhance your natural hue. And guess what? You’ll earn extra style points if you decide to show off your red and brown hair colour with these cool beachy waves. Credit: @pravanaindonesia
Brown to Ginger Colour Melt
Just ask this beauty — a classic brown to ginger ombre will never go out of style. This is the perfect transitional shade for those wanting to get the best of both worlds with their red-brown hair colour choice. Credit: @shearvengeance
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! Credit: @beautycreationsinsta
Golden Red Highlights
Already have a natural red undertone to your brown or blonde hair? We love the way this Instagrammer has embraced her red tones by complementing them with a golden red finish, seamlessly melting from dark to light brown and into shimmering golden ends! Credit: @beyond_vivids
Light Auburn Tones
Not only does it suit an array of skin tones, but there are plenty of awesome auburn tones to explore with your hair colourist, too! Credit: @hair_by_moniqueortiz
Need to add a touch of warmth to your tresses? Take your style up a notch by adding in some spicy cinnamon tones, which will certainly have your tresses ready for the autumn months. Credit: @jaimecoiffure
Those blessed with delicate brown tresses can add a touch of red to their hair to create this chestnut brown shade.
It’s warming, adds more depth to your mane and looks amazing in an updo. So, if you want a brown-red hair colour that ticks all the right style boxes, then this is definitely for you. Credit: @hairbybritny
Editor’s tip: Making your brown and red hair colour look sleek and shiny will be super easy with the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray. This nifty product is great for keeping flyaways at bay and will help you achieve a polished finish.
Golden shades are one of the most popular hues to go for when it comes to brown and red hair – and for good reason, too!
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. Credit:@brushedandpainted
Looking for a more office-friendly take on this red and brown hair trend? Here’s a stunning shade that’ll work for the office and play: mahogany. So, go ahead and show this pic to your stylist now. Credit:@christine_salon_jakarta
This Instagrammer proves that even the darkest shade of brown and red hair can look fantastic on pale complexions. And we just love, love, love how this intense berry hue packs a huge style punch! Credit: @andoandyunkoreansalon
Cherry Cola Bob
Editor’s tip: Want to give your coloured hair some major TLC? Try the Love Beauty And Planet Blooming Strength & Shine 2 Minute Magic Masque on your next wash day. This must-have mask is great for dyed hair and will help boost your mane’s shine.