“Whoever said blondes have more fun, never had red hair.” -me, 2023
Auburn is a hair color many people dream to have, but few dare to do it. In actuality, many people can wear auburn hair color. However, the tone and depth of the chosen shade is what can make or break the look. By definition, auburn is described as “reddish-brown.” As hair colorists, we know that red can be interpreted differently based on who is describing it. Red can be a reflection or a chosen shade, it can be warm, cool, or a true red shade.
August and September are great times to transition clients into the auburn family. Blonde and brunette clients can both be candidates for auburn hair color but the approach is different for each. In this blog, we will discuss the variations for achieving the perfect auburn hair color for your clients.
To establish what shade of auburn a client can wear, you should analyze the client’s specific skin and eye color. Warmer skin tones and eye colors tend to look best with warmer auburns; think red, copper, and orange undertones. Cooler skin tones and eye colors are more complimentary to true reds and cool reds; think purple or even blue undertones. This is a similar color theory that you may even apply to picking the “right” red shade of lipstick or nail polish