100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades

Red hair colors will always have a warm place in my heart. I stuck to red and burgundy hair colors for years, so I’m really excited to give you all some suggestions about them! I’ll have some tips and tricks coming up, as well as 100 different inspiration pictures for different red hair color ideas, from auburn to copper to cherry to deep burgundy hair shades with highlights.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades

Contrary to popular belief, red hair is actually extremely versatile. Some of the more natural iterations of it include copper and auburn hair colors, while you can also get really out there with neon, cherry, or fire engine red hair colors! The choices are nearly limitless, especially once you start including ombre, highlights, and balayage options.

So How Do You Pick Your Shade of Red Hair?

Start off by considering what kind of effect you want your red hairstyle to have: are you hoping for something more natural, or really out there? For the latter, you definitely want to stick to subtle shades of auburn, aubergine, and mahogany, although you can also play with brighter red streaks. For the former… well, the options are nearly limitless. Cherry reds, magentas, neons – the visible color spectrum is your oyster.

Red Hair Color According to Skin Tone

Next, take into account your skin tone. I don’t want to proscribe these red hair color ideas based on dark and light, because I think dark skin can rock bright orange hair with no problem, and even the most fair skinned gal can look smolderingly mysterious with dark burgundy hair colors.

However, generally, the bigger the difference in darkness between the hair and the skin, the more it’ll stand out. It’s up to you to decide how ready you are to stand out.

Undertones in the skin are a different story, though. Neutral skin tones that don’t have too much yellow or pink undertones can wear almost any red hair color without any fear or concern.

If your skin is more yellow or olive toned, neutral and warm shades of red are the way to go. You are looking at orange, copper, apple red, and warm burgundies. The purple shades of red, like magenta and aubergine, will bring out the yellow undertones in your skin in an unflattering way.

If you find yourself really in love with cool, purple-y red hairstyles, you can still incorporate a touch of cool color through a balayage over a warmer shade of red. Just make sure that the predominant color around your face won’t make you look sallow, or overly yellow.

For cool toned skin, red hair colors make a lot of sense! Think of cool, alabaster Irish skin paired with bright, orange tresses. However, if you’re not trying to pass for a highlander, sticking to cooler shades of red is safer. Blue-toned apple red, mahogany, cool burgundy, and most auburn hair colors will look incredible on you, without making your skin look too flushed.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
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Maintenance

It’s very important to keep in mind how often you are willing to dye your hair, or go to the salon. Red hair fades fast, especially when you first get it done, so if you want a really bright red you’ll have to re-dye it as often as once or twice a month. You should also keep in mind what the color of your roots is, and how fast they grow out.

If you’re okay with the commitment, go for any color you want. If you’re not okay with it? You still have options! The lowest commitment is an ombre – as your roots grow out you will have to do literally nothing.

In my opinion, balayage red hair colors are a much better choice, though. Balayage is very on trend right now, and still does not require the constant root maintenance. It’s also a great way of trying out crazy colors, without dealing with too much bleaching and touching up.

Okay, So You Went Red

Once you’ve dyed your hair red multiple times, it’ll stick. It’s very difficult to apply dye over a red hair color – if you choose blonde, you’ll end up with a pinkish tone, and if you try brown, your brown will be coppery. If you choose to go for red hairstyles, either be ready to commit, or choose a shade of red that is easier to change, like a browny copper or an auburn.

Once you’re sick of the red, be prepared for a gradual process, of strategic highlighting, and allowing the roots to grow out. When I decided I was done with the red, I allowed my dark brown roots to grow out into an ombre, and eventually I just chopped everything off and rocked a pixie cut.

How to Take Care of Red Hair Colors

If you’ve had a stylist dye your hair, listen to their instructions, but I have a few of my own in case you do it yourself, or if they miss anything.

• Since red dye fades so fast, try to slow down the process by washing it as infrequently as possible.

• Only use sulfate-free shampoos, because sulfates strip the hair of natural oils and dye, making red hair colors fade much faster.

• Use a color boosting, nourishing mask every few weeks to refresh your color and condition your hair.

Fashion for Red Hairstyles

There are no real fashion rules per se, when it comes to red hairstyles, but there are certainly guidelines and things to remember.

• The opposite of red on the color wheel is green, which means any time you wear green it will emphasize the red and vice versa. This can clash, or be super flattering, depending on the garment, so pay attention. Color blocking is usually the best way to go.

• If your hair is more orange, then it’s blue that is opposite it on the color wheel, and the same instructions apply.

• If your red hairstyles lean towards warm, similar shades, especially oranges can look silly. A little bit of orange throughout the outfit can be complementary, but you don’t want it to overwhelm.

• If you prefer magenta or burgundy hair colors, shades of purple that are not too similar to your hair can actually create a nice analog color scheme – just avoid being too matchy matchy.

• Blacks, browns, greys, and whites are pretty neutral and will always look good.

• Sometimes the best way to rock crazy hair is by also wearing a ton of different colors, and being a walking rainbow!

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@off7thsalon

Makeup Tips for Red Hair Colors

Red hair usually stands out so much, that too much makeup is not really necessary. But who am I to tell you what to do? If you want to play around with makeup, go ahead and do it! Just keep in mind a bit of basic color theory:

• Green or blue eyeshadows are difficult to work with as it is, but with red hairstyles the chances of the shadows looking sloppy or clashing are increased. Avoid them altogether, unless you’re a queen of eyeshadow blending.

• There is something really seductive about metallic finishes, and they tend to bring out all the good things about red hair colors. You can feel safe trying gold, copper, and bronze eyeshadow shades.

• Don’t forget the bronzer, especially if you’ve chosen one of those darker burgundy hairstyles.

• For something more subdued, match your lipstick and blush undertones with the undertones of your hair.

• For an orange makeup in your face, take no prisoners kind of look, do the opposite! Remember, this will make your lips and cheeks the focus of the look, so it’s better to keep the eyes subtle.

• If you’ve chosen a more natural shade of red, it’s best to buy an eyebrow product that will match your new hair color.

• If you’ve chosen a purple-ish red style, a cool taupe would be the best way to go.

• If you’ve gone for true candy apple red hair, well, there’s no consensus – warm brown shade is what most people choose. Going for a matching red would look a little too “anime character”, in my opinion.

100 Red Hair Color Ideas

So now that you know what rocking red hairstyles really means, time to choose your look. Here are some red hair color ideas.

1. Cherry Cola Balayage

Soft, retro curls are a classic, but here they were jazzed up with a small bun on one side. This is also a great example of how to use just a little bit of cherry red dye for a high impact, by utilizing it as balayage over black hair.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@garrettkenroach

2. Rose Gold Shift Curls

Dark brown roots make way for a gorgeous rose gold hair color! The curls are luxurious, and the bright orangey-pink shade is sure to stand out – this is one of the more interesting takes on red hair colors.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@garrettkenroach

3. Magic Pumpkin Locks

What’s the best way to achieve a touch of magic? Just add some glitter! This pumpkin shade of orange, with the darker roots, is one of those red hairstyles that are perfect for autumn.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@garrettkenroach

4. Hand Painted Fruit Sorbet Waves

This fruity hand painted balayage is like a delicious summery treat. If you’re looking for red hair color ideas for summer, this is a perfect look!

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@garrettkenroach

5. Cherry Red Balayage with Crown Braid

While some red hairstyles are more natural, this cool cherry red balayage is anything but natural. It’s a little darker and more daring, but is made softer by that crown braid.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@garrettkenroach

6. Rising Phoenix Balayage

Burgundy red hair transforms into a fiery orange, in a warm balayage that I actually think could liven up a dour winter really well. To keep things interesting, the hair was pulled back into two half braids, one on top of the other.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@garrettkenroach

7. Purple Fire Bangs

There is a lot going on with this style! Red hair colors can pair really nicely with oranges and purples. Choosing to dye the hair straight across bangs is both original, and an excellent way of warming up the face.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@garrettkenroach

8. This Hair is on Fire Balayage

Let’s forget the color for a second, because we need to seriously talk about these diagonal curls. They are like nothing I’ve ever seen before – just a really modern take on ‘40s curls. The balayage itself is made up of complementary red hair colors, like orange, magenta, and blonde – like a really healthy bonfire, with the dark roots representing the coal.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@garrettkenroach

9. Copper Sunset Side French Braid

Auburn hair colors are some of my favorites. In this look auburn transforms into copper, which then becomes strawberry blonde. It’s a lovely ombre that’s broken up a bit by that cool side braid.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@garrettkenroach

10. Keeping Warm in Autumn Waves

Soft waves are accentuated here, and made deeper, by a touch of brown hand painted vertically. It makes this otherwise bright orange look a lot more grown up, sophisticated, and fall ready.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@garrettkenroach

11. Fiery Mermaid Waves

Guy Tang is the master of mermaid hair! This blending of orange and red dye looks like a forest fire, and the waves are just like Ariel’s from the Little Mermaid. As always, big, shiny, healthy hair will always look amazing no matter the color. This is how you do red hairstyles.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@guy_tang

12. Scene Girl Neon Locks

This is a really unique way of doing red hair colors – instead of traditional red or burgundy hair colors, what we have here is mostly a mixture of neon orange, pink, and yellow. When they come together, the effect is totally ginger. By keeping the hair straight the effect is a little 2000s, but in the best way.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@guy_tang

13. Copper Queen Waves

This is a rare natural look from Guy Tang, and he kills it, of course. Luxurious copper and auburn hair colors come together to create a really rich, lush look that begs to be paired with a ruler’s crown.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@guy_tang

14. Burgundy Dream Style

I’m all about those burgundy hair color ideas, because they bridge my love for red hair colors with my love for all things dark and gothy. Here we see a masterful example or burgundy and black streaks, with soft, touchably wavy hair.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@guy_tang

15. Lady of the Highlands Locks

This style channels the Scottish Highlands with this natural-looking red head look. Orange, brown, and copper hair colors blend together seemingly effortlessly on long wavy hair, so the only thing missing is a dusting of freckles across the cheeks.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@guy_tang

16. Red Velvet Tease

This is a gorgeous purply red; teased ‘do is everything I love about burgundy hairstyles. The color is rich like red velvet, and it’s not so dark that it can be mistaken for black or brown.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@guy_tang

17. Red Nightfall

This is a super subtle ombre that utilizes some really good burgundy hair color ideas. One of them is the really large waves in the hair that make sure the look is more luxurious, and the other is brightening up only the very ends of the hair, which gives everything dimension.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@guy_tang

18. Magenta Crimped Braid

Did you think crimping was a thing of the past? Well, okay, for the most part it is, but this image shows how you can do it right. When paired with a dark burgundy and magenta balayage, and a lot of layering and braiding, crimping can actually look awesomely boho punk chic.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@guy_tang

19. Blood Orange Balayage

Red hairstyles don’t always require red dye – this combination of burnt orange and warm purple dye come together to create a subtle, flattering effect that seems natural, despite both colors being thoroughly unusual. Also worth noting is a beautiful example of balayage on slanted, bobbed hair.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@guy_tang

20. Astounding Aubergine Waves

These massive, deeply aubergine waves are the perfect example of how to do very cold burgundy hair colors. This would be a great color choice for anyone with cool undertones, or very dark skin.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@guy_tang

21. Go Straight to Red Hair

Deep, natural reddish copper hair colors, like this one, will never go out of style. The stylist here chose to keep the roots a little darker, which means painless grow-out, and I also really dig the layers near the front.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@garrettkenroach

22. A Touch of Magenta Slanted Bob

Until shown otherwise, I do not believe there is a better way of jazzing up auburn hair colors than by adding a pop of a brighter tone like the magenta tips you see here. The sharp angle is a great way of taking off bulk, without losing the long hair effect near the face.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@bescene

23. Hidden Pastel Rainbow Red Hairstyle

So at first glance, this is a lovely example of wavy, soft looking hair, dyed a deep auburn red. But we’re all about hidden depth with the red hair color ideas we have for you. Underneath the first layer, there is a lovely sea glass effect achieved with a rainbow selection of pastel hair colors. This is the best way of being a secret badass at a professional environment.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@deathbycouture

24. Glam Rainbow & Red Curls

This is another example of the hidden rainbow effect, except here you get a little bit of a peak through the rich mahogany red hair colors. The deep red is complemented wonderfully by bright shades of yellow, orange, turquoise, blue, green, and purple.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@deathbycouture

25. Summer Salad Balayage

Fruity shades of pinky watermelon, peach, and apricot give a balayage effect to the predominantly auburn hair colors. This look is really summery, warm, and thanks to natural roots – easy to maintain.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@glamiris

26. Grape & Cherry Balayage?

I’m not sure what it is about all these red hair color ideas that makes me obsessed with food in general, and fruits specifically, but it’s undeniable that these gorgeous cherry hairstyles whet the appetite. These balayage waves show how well purple and red go together.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@glamiris

27. Bonfire Gradient Hairstyle

Fire gradients strike me as an excellent red hair color idea for anyone who wants a really lively way of dyeing their hair. To get that gorgeous bonfire style, keep the roots dark and have the rest be a dark to light orange gradient.

For a starker difference between roots and the rest of the hair, pull the hair back into two Dutch braids at the crown, and then combine them into one braid.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@imallaboutdahair

28. Princess Ariel Waves

For the true princess Ariel mermaid look, choose solid red hair colors, like this beautiful bright cherry, and then style the hair in big waves that all go in one direction.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@bleachedandblown

29. Neon Orange Magic

This true orange color will never go unnoticed! It’s really bright and fun – but word of warning, it’d fade fast, and unless it’s really tastefully waved like in this picture, it could end up looking tacky.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@taylorrae_hair

30. Red Wine Bangs & Bun

Warmer burgundy hair colors like this one remind me of expensive, dry red wine. This deep color is made more playful by that half bun on top of the head, and the youthful straight across bangs.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@imallaboutdahair

31. Auburn to Copper Ombre

An excellent example of how to do copper hairstyles! For anyone who wants that true redhead effect, but is afraid the color might be too light for them, just choose this beautiful ombre, since the auburn flows into the copper very softly and naturally.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@imallaboutdahair

32. Rose Gold and Garnet Ombre

Who needs jewelry when you have hair dye? The combination of cool dark hair on top and warm, bright hair on the bottom doesn’t always work, but thanks to red undertones, it’s actually one of my favorite burgundy hair colors.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@allydestouttt

33. Beachy Berry Sombre

This soft ombre shows how well to put cool and warm tones together just right. The dark purple roots extend down into warm magenta tips beautifully, and the beachy waves help create really nice texture.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@shelleygregoryhair

34. Red Balayage Braidstravaganza

Cherry red, orange, and auburn hair colors come together in two really thick braids that combine into one. Anyone could make this balayage work, but for the braids you need a lot of thick hair.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@leysahairandmakeup

35. Mahogany Locks

Curling just the ends of the hair is an excellent solution for anyone who wants that princess look, without going through all the trouble of curling all of their long hair. Mahogany hair colors are great, because they can look straight up cherry red in direct sunlight – two hair colors in one!

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@jordanoakleyhair

36. Eggplant Color Melt

Dark black hair was hand-painted to create a marvelous, rich effect. If you’re envious of burgundy hair colors, but don’t want the regular dyeing of the roots, this is the way to go! Dark and light shades of eggplant come together in a really 3-dimensional balayage.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@bbjam

37. Pomegranate Ombre

This unique shade of muted, pastel red really reminds me of the pomegranate peel. The roots are like the nutritious, dark juice – especially considering these shiny curls look very healthy.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@bbjam

38. Cold Fire Storm

While there’s really just a wee bit of purple and copper hair colors here, when applied together they amplify each other, making this balayage really outstanding, despite the fact that most of the hair is actually a natural shade of dark brown.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@samihairmagic

39. Extreme Fire Storm

Thanks to a bright, burnt orange and magenta added to the copper and burgundy hair colors, this is a more extreme version of the previous balayage.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@samihairmagic

40. Mahogany, Copper, & Blonde Curls

One of the best ways to create texture, depth, not to mention a unique take on natural hair colors is simply by blending a bunch of them together, like in this lovely balayage! The mahogany, blonde, and copper hair colors work so well together here because they are all relatively warm.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@samihairmagic

41. Mermaid Coral Waves

Look closer at this picture, and you’ll realize it’s a balayage of deep copper and magenta with a touch of magenta. Adding that touch of coldness really helps balance things out, making this one of my favorite copper hair color ideas. The big curls at the ends of the hair are beautifully reminiscent of the ocean.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@samihairmagic

42. Copper Lob

Copper hair colors are the perfect choice for that “me? of course I’m a natural redhead!” look. This straightened long bob looks super sleek and modern, and 100% wearable under any circumstance.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@samihairmagic

43. Sunset Boulevard Balayage

Warm shades of orange and copper blend beautifully with violet reds in this gorgeous, curly balayage.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@samihairmagic

44. Morning Sunshine Curly Lob

This is one of those red hair color ideas that’ll keep you warm in winter. Orange, yellow, coral and red work wonderfully in this bright and complex balayage that’s perfectly suited to the fun curly ends.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@samihairmagic

45. Crushed Velvet Curls

This color sits somewhere between auburn and burgundy, thanks to expert styling it is oh-so-luxurious – I just want to go for a swim in these kinds of auburn hair colors.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@samihairmagic

46. Copper and Auburn Balayage

This warm mixture of copper and auburn hair colors creates a 3-dimensional effect that is natural yet high impact. It’s a perfect style for anyone with fair, warm skin.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@samihairmagic

47. Warm Eggplant Sombre

And the winner for the most subtle ombre around is this beautiful burgundy long bob! A soft wash of aubergine dye has been hand-painted over darker locks to create a beautiful yet understated effect.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@samihairmagic

48. Dark Cherry Color Melt Waves

If you’re looking for dark cherry red hair color ideas, this is a great option. The streaks make this look stand out, but also keep it easy to maintain.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@samihairmagic

49. Chocolate and Caramel Gradient Melt

This soft, rich color melt is another option if you’re looking for auburn hair color ideas. The roots start off dark, but auburn and copper streaks are gentle incorporated in to create a very sophisticated balayage.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@kellymassiashair

50. A Wink of Candy Apple Curls

This is a great way of getting that high-impact redhead effect, without having to go bright red all over. Just blend apple red hair colors into auburn, and you’ll have a head-turning look.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@kellymassiashair

51. Red Velvet Melt

These gorgeous piecey curls are super soft, and this kind of ombre is great for anyone looking for easy to maintain burgundy hair color ideas. Thanks to the dark chocolate roots, this hairstyle is like a red velvet lava cake, stuffed with melted chocolate.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@kellymassiashair

52. Red Hot Cherry Lob

Another great subtle ombre/balayage combo! Bright cherry hair colors layered over darker auburn look really sophisticated in this lovely layered long bob.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@kellymassiashair

53. Wine & Ginger Color Melt

I see red hairstyles in a spectrum, from burgundy to red to orange. This ombre skips the red altogether, and the result of pairing a warmer burgundy with bright ginger tips is exquisite.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@kellymassiashair

54. Red Forest Balayage

This brunette long bob has been touched with an auburn balayage, and the effect is that of a walk through the woods on a warm autumn day.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@kellymassiashair

55. Solid Auburn Waves

Keeping up with the woodsy themes, these soft waves are a classic choice for anyone looking for auburn hair color ideas. The long bob will keep you warm as we move away from summer and into fall.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@hairandharlow

56. Jessica Rabbit-lite Ombre

So the auburn to copper hair colors here are a lot more muted than the cartoon bombshell’s, but those super smooth, retro waves are spot on, and the combination is marvelous.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@hairandharlow

57. The Copper Bombshell Hairstyle

We’ve got some sexier femme fatale waves happening here! Copper hair colors have a tendency to look a little young, so styling them in such a sleek way is a great way of obtaining a touch more maturity.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@hairandharlow

58. Melted Sorbet Balayage

You know when you’ve almost finished your sorbet, and all that’s left at the bottom of your cup is a swirly mixture of the two delicious flavors you’ve just enjoyed? You’ve had enough ice cream, so you find yourself more interested in the lovely pattern the grapefruit and cherry flavors make when mixed together.

Well, only a balayage expert can blend two such bright and sweet red hair colors together so beautifully, as though they simply melted into each other.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@hairandharlow

59. Mad About Magenta Curls

Bright aubergine magenta is a great, out of the ordinary way for those with cool skin tones to try out bright red hair colors, without worrying about the shade clashing with the skin. The soft, sleek curls make this look a little more grown up.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@hairandharlow

60. Silk & Copper Hairstyle

Subtle copper hair colors are a great way to progressively move your hair towards a brighter red. The diagonal way the hair was waved makes a natural hair color fascinating and unique.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@hairandharlow

61. Strawberry Blonde Crush Ombre

Sleek curls and ombre red hairstyles are a match made in heaven. The way the aubergine roots melt into coral and strawberry blonde shades is sophisticated and the very opposite of mundane.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@hairandharlow

62. Femme Fatale Curls

Finally, those Jessica Rabbit curls paired with the perfect cherry shade! This retro styling is mandatory for anyone trying out different red hair color ideas.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@hairandharlow

63. Treasure Chest Balayage

Red hairstyles really lend themselves well to metallic finishes. This is a lovely take on copper hairstyles, because it looks as though the coppery roots are melting into the golden tips.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@hairandharlow

64. Treasure Chest Deluxe Ombre

This look is similar to the previous one, but the secret here is that this styling was done 6 months after the hair was dyed, proving that ombres and balayages are the way to go for any busy lady. I also cannot overstate how much I adore Hair & Harlow’s diagonal waves.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@hairandharlow

65. Deep Purple Allure

Long dark purple waves are like a beautiful sea witch rising from the ocean. This is another example of fantastic burgundy hair ideas.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@allurehairbar

66. Wispy Copper Bob

This delicate, fresh bob works well with elfin features, and shows how well bright copper hair colors work with fair, warm skin.

100 Badass Red Hair Colors: Auburn, Cherry, Copper, Burgundy Hair Shades
@allurehairbar

67. Ginger & Copper Balayage

Darker copper hairstyles can really be brightened up with a touch of hand painted bright orange, along the tips and near the face. This wavy ‘do is an excellent example.

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@hairandharlow

68. Autumn Balayage for Dark Hair

This balayage really represents that transition season from summer to winter, with natural mahogany roots and summer golden tips, with a lot of autumn leaf copper hair colors in the center.

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@hairandharlow

69. A Touch of Copper Ombre

I’m gaga for these long lush waves, and the extreme ombre! Dark brown roots go blonde almost too quickly, but thanks to a wash of copper in the center everything still works.

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@hairandharlow

70. Summer Ginger Bob

Small curls keep this look fresh, and this bright gingery orange is the very definition of natural looking red hairstyles.

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@rinsesalon

71. Softened Cherry Curls

Gorgeous cherry curls are softened here with a touch of coral. Big curly ends keep everything soft and sexy.

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@wanttogetcut

72. Subtle Darkness Balayage

This dark yet subtle balayage is a wonderful way of experimenting with burgundy hair colors. Just keep the roots ultra dark, and then dye the ends a burgundy that’s not much lighter. Healthy, shimmery curls keep this look marvelous.

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@wanttogetcut

73. You’re Hot and You’re Cold Hand-Painted Balayage

Word of caution here: you might be totally enamored with this daring way of pairing red hair colors with purple, but for this to work, your skin has to be perfect and mostly neutral. I really adore this curly mixture of warm and cool colors, but it’s a risky move.

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@hairbyelm

74. Fishtail on Fire

With such a cascade of long hair, creating dimension by using different shades of red, orange, and auburn is the best way to do red hairstyles. The fishtail braid gives an awesome, almost contradictory effect, by channeling a touch of ocean into this fire hot look.

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75. Blonde Redhead Bombshell Curls

This is what I call California red – it’s really a color somewhere between blonde and copper, and is a great choice for anyone transitioning from blonde to red hairstyles.

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76. Purple Fire Pixie

This ‘do is for those who dare! Cold purple roots and hot orange tips make this pixie haircut extra fun. Look closer and you’ll see how a touch of cherry hair colors gives the orange more dimension.

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@hairbyelm

77. Melted Metal Balayage

These high-shimmery long locks are like stone turning into lava. A touch of burgundy through coral ends has that dangerous flowing lava effect.

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78. Rose Red Balayage

This muted rose red is actually quite cool, making it an excellent choice for those with cool skin tones looking for red hair color ideas. This lovely blush color is soft and romantic, perfect for spring.

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@hairbyelm

79. Blushing Burgundy Balayage

This ultra flattering, layered long bob is a great style to pair with burgundy hair colors. The dark to light burgundy gradient is perfectly matched here.

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@hairbyelm

80. Smooth Burgundy Balayage

I don’t always love straightened balayages, because sometimes they can look sloppy instead of natural and sun-kissed. Elise Melnick killed this burgundy balayage by keeping the lighter magenta streaks thin and starting them high.

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@hairbyelm

81. Pomegranate Wine Balayage

Like the wine, this balayage is sweet and rich, with a hint of a sleek tannin edge. Thanks to really textured curls, this is one of my favorite burgundy hair ideas.

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@valloveshair

82. Black Currant Curls

A lovely iteration on the burgundy hair color ideas is a touch of warmth running through the deep black currant colors, giving this red hairstyle some depth.

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@valloveshair

83. Garnet in Wood Balayage

Curly balayages are the ultimate flattering hair styling choice, and these lovely auburn and garnet red hair colors go together very well thanks to a muted warmth.

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@valloveshair

84. Berry Sangria Curls

Haphazardly curled hair looks fun and spontaneous in this look, featuring some gorgeous berry and burgundy hair colors.

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@lizzys_colorfulworld

85. Sleek Cherry Locks

This is the perfect neutral red! Both cool and warm undertones can experiment with red hair colors like these, because they have a nearly equal amount of blue and orange.

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@off7thsalon

86. Crimson Ombre Balayage

All the vividness of red hair colors with much less work! This ombre balayage features dark brown, natural roots, and vivid crimson locks.

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@off7thsalon

87. Paint it Copper Hairstyle

This hair painting technique is a bit more than a balayage: the outside layers of the hair were hand-painted a lovely copper that blends seamlessly with darker brown roots.

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@off7thsalon

88. Coral Color Melt

Where would the world be without creative stylists that care about creating low maintenance red hairstyles? The dark roots are hardly noticeable, because they blend so well with the coral curls.

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@off7thsalon

89. Violent Violet Balayage

Is purple a red hair color? When it’s this warm, it’s definitely related. Magenta and cooler purples mix together with a vivid effect in this attention-grabbing hairstyle.

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@off7thsalon

90. Burning Coal Ombre

These fiery orange locks look all the more hot to the touch, thanks to coal dark roots. As always, curls keep red hair colors away from veering towards too punk a look.

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@off7thsalon

91. Faux Grown Out Balayage

Worried that letting your balayage grown out won’t look good? Have no fear, because as this hairstyle shows, long auburn hair accentuated with copper ends is still hella sexy and stylish.

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@off7thsalon

92. Cherry Cola Reverse Ombre

So while this look might mean frequent salon visits, it’s totally worth it! Cherry hair colors are seductive, and go very beautifully with dark browns. Here, the top of the head was dyed red, while the ends and the bottom layers of the hair were kept natural.

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@off7thsalon

93. Mahogany to Copper Gradient

This is a lovely, wearable color melt with retro-style curls. Mahoganies become almost coral, only to turn into natural copper hair colors at the ends.

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@off7thsalon

94. Fire Opal Long Bob

The multi-color balayage gives a lot of dimension to this wavy long bob. Mixing fiery copper hair colors with a little caramel and keeping the roots natural is a deliciously warm choice, excellent for autumn.

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@off7thsalon

95. Scarlet Witch Balayage

This vivid red gets a gothy edge thanks to dark roots and sharp, wispy curls.

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@off7thsalon

96. Ruby & Garnet Balayage

It takes more than gorgeous garnet and ruby red hair colors to create such a shiny, bejeweled look. Healthy curls are mandatory for the gemstone effect you see here.

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@off7thsalon

97. Merlot & Dark Chocolate Ombre

Deep purple burgundy ends, and dark brunette roots create a mouthwatering ombre, and the long curls certainly help.

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@hilightssalon

98. Bottle Curl Balayage

This balayage gets additional texture from piecey bottle curls. I absolutely adore red hairstyles that combine dark roots with bright oranges and cherry reds, so this style is no exception.

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@constancerobbins

99. Orange Country Balayage Ombre

Deliciously dark wine fades into coral red hair colors, and the tips in this textured, curly long red hairstyle look amazing.

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@constancerobbins

100. Ginger Sunset

Let’s end with a natural red hair color bang. Impossibly long, textured waves, and a balayage of mahogany and copper hair colors is a winning look for pretty much anyone.

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@constancerobbins

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