10 Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights Styles to Try

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, no matter what time of year it is. We love how this mix of red and golden hues creates such a warm look that is flattering on a wide variety of 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.

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 with 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.

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

1. Auburn Mullet

Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights Mulllet
Go for a trendy mullet.

Need a new cut to show off your color? Try a bold, yet trendy, mullet style.

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’re needing 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 Spray.

6. Subtle Highlights

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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.

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.

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.

9. Curly Bob

girl with red curly bob
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.

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.

Whether you’re going for a 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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