Auburn hair is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, women with this shade of hair have one of nature's perfect creations. Nothing glistens in a sunset quite like the rich, natural beauty of auburn hair. On the other hand, women with auburn hair are forced to show it off proudly as the alpha of the gingers. Long waves, tight curls, bouncy bobs and straight as an arrow. All of the staples demand a little something extra from women with that luscious auburn hair.
Not to worry; there are hundreds of options available. Focus on style and then add color and you'll be the center of attention in any crowd. Remember, you share a hair color with such iconic women as Julianne Moore, Meghan Trainor, and Princess Fergie. That's some proud company indeed.
Go Short or Go Home
Bobs are the wave of the future, baby. Auburn hair conjures images of Emma Stone, Amy Adams, and Anna Kendrick. Gorgeous women who wear their auburn locks long and free, but that's not the only way to wear it! Above the shoulder and off the neck changes your appearance instantly to something light and fun.
These women have taken their auburn hair to the next level, proving that short and fun is also soft and sexy.
The classic angled bob
An angled bob is sleek and sophisticated, yet sexy and spirited. You also can't beat a hairstyle that helps keep you cool. Angled bobs are also really easy to style in the morning. All you have to do is blow dry it, brush it smooth and you're done.
Above the shoulders blunt cut
This gorgeous style sits just a smidge above the shoulders. Deep auburn and straight as an arrow, this hairstyle just requires bold features and an engaging smile to pull off. The blunt cut is easy to master and easy to pull off. Any entry-level stylist should be able to provide you with their decent quality version of the blunt cut.
Orange blossom ombre
Too many people present their ombre as balayage. Ombre is a distinct separation of colors that melt into one another. In this case, the intoxicating auburn compliments the orange blossom bottoms perfectly. This touch of fall is a welcome look for any redhead looking for something new.
Ombres are unforgettable. An ombre done right will leave a lasting impression. An ombre done poorly gets talked about for years to come.
Pulled back tight in a high ponytail
Having Auburn hair is often accompanied by the lightest of skin. Very white and covered with tiny freckles, this beauty knows her stunning hair needs to take a back seat. Instead, she uses the pulled-tight in a high ponytail look to compliment her Irish features. That's not to say pulled tight is a look for the lightest of skin only. There are tons of reasons to pull that gorgeous hair away from your face. You won't be sorry for exploring them.
Two-tone twists and curls
Full of body, breezy and light, this wavy, curly twist on the classic bob brings out both the beautiful, rich auburn and the balayage highlights. The perfect style for outdoor summer fun. Whether you're headed to the beach or a day at the park, this cut will serve you well. Easy to wear and easy to re-style, a bit of a muss means no fuss.
The perfect pointed bob for the perfect auburn hair
Pointed bobs are classic and elegant. A pointed bob in auburn is breathtaking. Bobs leave just enough of that luscious deep red to keep your hair the focal point while allowing your other features to shine through. A bob done properly on auburn hair is mesmerizing. You can stare at it and stare at it and then stare at it some more. No matter how long you look, you won't change how perfect this hairstyle is for this color.
Drapes in the front tapering back to a bob
Unorthodox is okay. The luxurious length in the front tapers to a bob in the back. Talk about the best of both worlds! Incredible front selfies and a cool style to boot? What could go wrong? Those hanging front drapes are also perfect for creative styling when the time comes to go out for a night on the town. Cute and flighty turns into sophisticated and sexy like magic.
The A-line bob -- for creative stylists only
Take that perfect pointed bob and... Leave some stuff. The A-line bob gives that perfect cut between short and shoulder-length. It also allows your stylist to play with those sides, adding texture and individuality.
The A-line bob and auburn hair is a match made in heaven. Beautiful, wispy strands complimenting a full-bodied bob of lush red will send blondes and brunettes rushing to the dye aisle for bright auburn red.
The beautiful blunt cut
There is nothing more natural than a well-done blunt cut. This woman's light auburn, with beautiful body and hypnotic highlights, showcases the blunt cut to perfection. Blunt cuts also have the advantage of a cooler, easy to wear hairstyle. With straight, full-bodied hair, a blunt cut is nearly maintenance free. If you have to straighten your hair, watch out. This may not be the cut for you.
The mature pointed pixie
Is there a difference between a pixie and a mature pixie? There is. The woman who is wearing it. The classic, pointed pixie makes you think about Demi Moore in Ghost or Chyna Phillips on stage. This pixie cut is more refined and shaped to focus on a look that is professional yet fun.
Together with some incredible finesse, this woman's auburn locks have been transformed into something any woman would love. Her stylist should be as proud to have created it as she is to wear it.
Just below the waves
Auburn waves are the dream of every woman with typical hair color. When you cut that gorgeous hair just below those waves, you create a summer style to die for. Airy and light, this hairstyle screams "let's go have some fun." The best part about a bob cut just below the waves is the styles you get as it grows in. At the shoulder is a great wavy blunt cut. From there, the sky is the limit.
How About A Little Color In That Auburn Hair?
You don't have to cut your auburn hair to give it a whole new life. Coloring your auburn is a different experience than any other color. The deep color suggests dark, but in reality, auburn lightens nicely in the natural light. Choose colors that will react well and show brightly in dark areas, therefore, and you're sure to have something that grabs as much attention as it does sunlight in the open air.
Fire engine red balayage on auburn hair
This is some extreme balayage right here. Her light auburn is the perfect palette for a bright red. It's so light that when the red is added, it almost looks blonde. This look is fierce and fiery, yet still playful and fun. Balayage like this doesn't come cheap, but it's well worth it -- especially when the outcome is a masterpiece of color coordination like this. As the color fades, this woman will enjoy softened deep red highlights for months.
The Bakersfield balayage
This is the only cut featured that doesn't have an auburn base. This amazing head of hair belongs to a Latina from Bakersfield. The auburn balayage her stylist used is as stunning as any other cut listed.
It goes to show that you don't have to have auburn hair to enjoy the color. It is versatile and forgiving. On this base of dark brown, it is nothing short of perfect.
The perfect vamp
Straight, full-bodied hair and dark eyes call for the perfect vamp. Deep red lipstick accompanies the deep red highlights. This bewitching beauty has the perfect shade of auburn to pull it off.
The color is extreme, yet it looks perfectly natural. It will shimmer violet in the sun and take on different looks in different light. The perfect vamp looks like a simple color on the surface, but underneath it is versatile and well worth the cost.
Pixie options make auburn hair fun
Turn your auburn pixie into a rainbow of fall colors. Violet highlights and a few different shades of balayage combined with a clever cut can't be beaten. This cut is bouncy and fun, light and airy -- there is nothing bad to say about it. You have to have the features to pull off something this short. Before you commit, get a good visual of what the result will be.
This sublime, shapely style is the definition of hot. The back is a smoldering, heavenly gathering of reds that invokes images of red-hot embers ready to explode into flames. This is a style that requires hair that can pull it off. Deep auburn, full-bodied and well-cared for are strict requirements to see results as divine as these.
The perfect auburn hair highlights and lowlights
The miracle of auburn is that you can go high and you can go low, and no matter what way you cut it -- you'll still maintain that look of a magnificent redhead. This cut is graceful. The colors are radiant. The stylist who performed this work of art is, no doubt, very proud.
Rainbow on auburn
Take those reds and oranges and bleach yourself some blonde, add a talented stylist and a day of balayage and voila: a rainbow on auburn. This drastic color will stand out in a crowd for sure. The best part is, underneath it all you maintain your lush, auburn hair. Nobody will mistake you for anything but a true redhead.
Just enough violet
Yes, of course, it's long and enticing. Nothing short of alluring. Add that touch of violet, however, and what was already out-of-this-world gorgeous is simply statuesque.
The wavy autumn blunt cut
Remember that perfect bob cut below the waves? This style is what happens when they grow out. Some autumn highlights for effect and this head of hair is good for months.
This is balayage at its finest. The Auburn canvas gives the artist the perfect background to create an autumn sunset. It is everything about auburn hair done right.
Or Just Go Crazy
Every so often you have just to let loose. How many times have you done something crazy you couldn't get out of within a day or two? When you make up your mind do something like this, you've decided to go all in and live life to the fullest.
Sometimes, however, your craziest styles happen by accident.
Beach day crazy hair in auburn
Sometimes you just need to let nature do the work. This hair, which undoubtedly started the day quite a bit flatter, will remain vibrant and exciting -- until she washes out the sand and salt that have created a natural hair gel.
The Possibilities Are Endless
Don't ever let your auburn hair get you down. Always remember that no matter what, you're wearing a color most women would happily trade for an arm or a leg. The possibilities, therefore, are endless. Long, short, or cut off at the shoulder, nothing is as versatile as auburn hair.
There are far too many styles and far too many women of all walks of life wearing them to pick a favorite. The bottom line is, women with auburn hair have endless possibilities.