Elegant Auburns

Eye-catching, elegant and eternally chic, auburn tones have a timeless beauty and sophistication.

Auburn colours always include copper and are anchored in brown tones, giving them a more muted, earthy finish than their more fiery copper cousins. Ranging from delicious gingerbread hues to softer toned brondes, auburns evoke old-Hollywood glam.

Anchored in brown, auburn tones have an earthy, natural finish amongst copper tones blended with hints of honey and cinnamon.

Who Suits Auburn Colours?

The brown/bronde hues at the base of auburn mean that they work for essentially all complexions. Auburn tones flatter and energise cool paler complexions, and add a radiant glow on warmer skin tones.

Auburn Colour Blends

The perfect auburn colour for you sits somewhere on the brown/bronde-copper spectrum.

Darker auburn colours will have a level 5-6 colour level. Softer auburns will have a base colour between level 7 dark blonde and level 8 medium blonde.

Brown and dark blonde neutral colours have an even blend of cool and warm secondary tones. Adding just a little touch of copper to a predominantly neutral base will add understated ginger tones that can transform your look.

Copper-Brown Colour Blends

Softer, more muted auburns can be achieved by blending colours and adding just a hint of copper to a neutral base colour. Blend a neutral colour, such as Sicily 8 Medium Blonde, with a hint of a brighter copper colour such as Palermo 7.43 for a much more muted, subtle soft auburn.

If you are blending to add just a hint of copper, you can add just a little bit of Palermo to a neutral base colour. Remove one tablespoon of the base colour first and replace it with one tablespoon of Palermo. A small amount of a brighter copper tone with a neutral base colour will create a beautifully soft auburn.

Our Duo colour packs include two colour tubes, two developers and let you blend colours to customise your colour result. Add just a small amount of copper to a base colour to create a sophisticated, gorgeous auburn colour.

If you are looking for a customised colour, talk to our colourists who can recommend a colour blend to achieve your colour goals. Our colourists can help you find the right base colour level and secondary tones for your perfect auburn shade.

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Kay B.

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Sharyn O.

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