Thanks to talented stylists and the advancement of hair technology, even those of us who weren’t born as redheads can easily opt for a beautiful red-toned look these days. Auburn highlights in particular are a breathtaking way to wear this trend for a look that’s as warm as it is vibrant. We’ve created a collection of a bunch of ways to style your new auburn highlights, and this gallery includes plenty of color inspiration to bring to your stylist as well. Thinking about taking the plunge into red hair life and want some inspiration? Read on:
24 Ways to Wear Auburn Highlights
1. Straighten Your Strands
Wear your color loud and proud in a beautiful straight style. Spritz your hair with Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist and run your straightener through your hair for a smooth and straight look that takes just a few minutes to create.
2. Thick Waves
Show off your thick hair by wearing simple low-impact waves.
3. Texture and Movement
Draw attention to your gorgeous color by opting for a textured style that will give your hair major movement.
4. Add a Hat
Wear a hat in a contrasting color to amp up the impact of your red color and show it off.
5. Low Ponytail
Gather your hair up into a low ponytail and let a few strands hang loose in front for an easy yet adorable look.
6. Deep Side Part
Alternatively, add a little bit of interest to a simple low ponytail by wearing it with a deep side part.
7. Short Curls
Feeling really bold? Make two drastic changes at once by dying your hair and getting a short perm.
8. Sea-Salt Waves
Add some easy texture by spraying damp hair with Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray and letting your waves air-dry.
9. Natural-Looking Curls
Fake natural-looking curls by wrapping your hair around a curling iron in one-inch sections. Make sure to start at the very top of your strands very close to your roots to make it look ultra natural.
10. Long Curls
Keep your auburn curls long and loose for a super impactful style.
11. Try the Lob Life
Get in on the short and simple lob trend for an easy and chic look.
12. Side Bangs
Frame your entire face in your beautiful new hair color by opting for side bangs.
13. Light Red Loose Curls
Curl your hair but skip the hairspray for an easy curled style that’s perfect for fancy events.
14. Easy Waves
Apply a golfball-sized amount of TRESemmé Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse to damp hair and scrunch your strands into these easy waves.
15. Go Even Shorter
Go shorter than you’ve ever gone before and pair your beautiful new auburn color with a short bob.
16. Three-Day Curls
Use your curling iron to create beautiful curls that will last you a few days. Start off with tight curls and let them slowly fade into loose waves as the days go on.
17. Cowlick Curls
Flip your part over to the other side and take advantage of natural volume by using your cowlick to elevate the front of your hair. Use your curling iron to add some loose waves.
18. Super Sleek
Straighten your hair for a super sleek look that will draw even more attention to your beautiful color.
19. Hollywood Curls
Hollywood curls are always a good idea.
20. The Loosest Waves
Let your hair air dry into super soft and subtle waves for a sweet and simple look.
21. Extra-Large Curls
Add a touch of glam to your entire look by opting for a middle part and extra-large curls.
22. Super Long Curls
Grow out your curls until they’re nice and long and rock a head full of auburn-colored hair.
23. Natural Curls
Use a dose of TRESemmé Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse that we mentioned above to wear your curls in a natural and voluminous style.
24. Voluminous Waves
Combine a beautiful lift at your roots with voluminous waves to embrace two trends at once.
Looking for more tips for caring for red hair? Learn how to use conditioner for red hair.