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15 Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights to Elevate Your Look

This warm hue is great for everyone!

Auburn hair is commonly associated with the fall season because of the red and orange tones. However, when you mix auburn hair with blonde highlights, this color becomes extremely wearable, regardless of the time of year. We love how this mix of red and golden hues creates such a warm look that is flattering on various skin tones.

If you want to try out auburn with blonde highlights, keep scrolling to find out what shades are best for your skin tone and get color and style inspiration for your new look.

Best Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights Shade for Your Skin Tone

Wondering which shade of auburn hair is best for your skin tone? Learn here so you can have the most flattering color this season.

Pale Skin

If you have a very pale to-pale skin tone, stay in the copper and strawberry blonde family. Since these skin tones commonly have a pink undertone, you’ll want to stick with a darker strawberry blonde and darker copper shade, which will help bring out the pink in your skin. When your new color can make your skin more radiant, count us in!

If your skin has more of a neutral undertone, you’ll want to brighter auburn shade, which will blend cool and warm tones.

Medium Skin Tones

Depending on your undertone, darker reds and golden copper hues are best for medium skin tones. If your skin has yellow undertones, a fire engine red, or dark copper, the golden hue will be most flattering. If you have pink undertones, dark copper or cherry red hair will flatter you best.

Dark Skin Tones

If your skin tone is a brown shade, red-brown mahogany shades will suit your complexion best. Adding in a red hue to your brown hair will create a deep red shade, which complements deep skin tones very well. If your skin tone is very dark, cherry Coke hues that resemble a blend of purple and red are most flattering.

Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights Inspiration

Not sure what auburn hair with blonde highlights style to try out? Keep scrolling to find 10 looks that’ll make you instantly want to run to the hair salon.

1. Auburn Mullet

Go for a trendy mullet

Need a new cut to show off your color? Try a bold yet trendy mullet style. These face-framing micro bangs add an edgy touch to any style. Pair them with a pop of auburn hair color, and you have the coolest hairstyle of the moment. Maintain the shape of your hair with TRESEemmé Total Volume Hair Spray

2. Dark Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights

Girl With Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights
Try out a darker auburn color.

Want to add warmth to a darker auburn shade? Add in blonde highlights for a glowy look throughout your hair. This is great for those with natural auburn hair or anyone trying out the shade and wanting to add depth to it.

3. Auburn Hair with Bright Copper

girl with bright auburn hair
Go for a brighter copper shade.

If you need a change to your auburn hair with blonde highlights, ask your colorist to add a bit of copper to the look. This will enhance the red hue in your style but will still complement the blonde in your look too.

4. Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights

girl with auburn hair and golden highlights
Add golden highlights for extra shine.

In the mood for something new but don’t want to make a drastic change? Brighten your auburn hair with blonde highlights! This will help make your hair appear shinier, adding warmth to your look without having to do a big change.

5. Blow-Out Auburn Hair

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Show off your color with a blowout.

Show off your new auburn hair with blonde highlights in style by opting for a blowout! To keep your look in place all day, use a lightweight hair spray, like Nexxus Weightless Style Ultra Light Hair SprayThis hairspray offers all of the holds with none of the crunch!

6. Subtle Highlights

girl with auburn wavy hair
Go for subtle highlights.

Adding a mix of subtle blonde and copper highlights with your auburn hair color can brighten your look so much. This is very flattering on pale and medium skin tones. This contrasted color story plays tricks on the eye and creates a more multi-dimensional finished look.

7. Loose Curls

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Go for a look with loose curls.

When figuring out how to style your new color, you can never go wrong with a loose curl. Use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron to create these large loose waves, and skip the hairspray to avoid that crunchy finish! Style your hair in a side part to change up your perspective!

8. Beachy Auburn Waves

Girl with loose beach waves and auburn hair
Add beach waves to your look.

Beachy waves are one of the easiest and fool-proof go-to styles. To enhance the look, use a texture spray, like Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray. We love this texture spray because it adds instant height, volume, and dimension to any hair type.

9. Curly Bob

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Try out a shorter length with your new color.

Brighten your curls by trying out an auburn hair color with blonde highlights. To get a more defined look, use Suave Luscious Curls Curl Defining Cream. You will be amazed by how quickly this cream defines your curls and by the glossy finish your strands will shine with after using it.

10. Dark Strawberry Blonde Color

girl with dark strawberry blonde hair
Opt for a darker strawberry blonde hue.

A darker strawberry blonde hue like this is the perfect auburn shade for anyone with pale and fair skin. The pink tones in the hair color will compliment your skin extremely well and helps create a timeless look you can sport throughout all the seasons.

11.  Natural Auburn Hue

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Opt for a natural red hair color Photo by Lucas Mendes

Want a hairstyle that looks flawless and seamless enough to pass as your natural hair color? Consider this look, then! From root to tip, this is the perfect look for those who desire a natural-looking auburn hair color.

12. Auburn Ends

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Don’t be afraid to let your roots grow out. Photo by Haley Nguyen

Embrace new hair growth with this auburn ends, and blonde highlights look. This look is the perfect look for anyone who desires a boho-chic look without putting in too much effort; let your hair glow and flow!

13. Auburn Hair Extension

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A little extension is all you need to go a long way with this look. Photo by Osarugue Igbinoba

Love the auburn hair with blonde highlights combo but are not ready to fully commit to the hairstyle? Then try an auburn hair extension! For the fastest and easiest installation, wear your hair extension in a ponytail weave braid.

14. Auburn Afro with Subtle Blonde Highlights

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Compliment your complexion wi the auburn hair combo that caters to you. Photo by Jayson Hinrichsen

Auburn hair with blonde highlights looks great on afro hair as well! We especially love this brownish, red style paired with the subtle look of blonde highlights. Altogether, this is a beautiful way to compliment deep skin tones.

15. Auburn Hair with Brown and Blonde Highlights

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Who doesn’t love a good dimensional hair look? Photo by K8 on Unsplash

Achieve a gorgeous dimensional look with your hair by mixing auburn hair with deep brown and blonde highlights. The beauty of this style is that not only does it look beautiful when worn straight, but it looks stellar when also worn in a variety of updos and even with curls + waves.

Whether you’re going for brand new auburn hair with blonde highlights style or you’re just adding highlights to your look, there are so many ways you can wear this color while also being flattering for you.

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