Red hair color doesn't have to be bright orange or cherry red – why not try a dark auburn hair color? And that doesn't have to mean deep shades of mahogany; dark auburn also exists in fresh and cool autumnal tones. Take a look!
Classic dark auburn hair color
When you think of dark auburn hair color, this is the shade that comes to mind. Gorgeous, glossy dark red tones with a warm brunette base. The coppery shimmer to this color is what makes it really stand out, which is why the right haircare and styling is so important to fully showcase your shade.
Haircare for high shine: To really show off the different tones to your dark auburn hair color, we recommend using a shampoo and conditioner infused with natural oils like those from the Mythic Oil collection. There are different options for thick and thin hair types, ensuring your curls are full of volume and maximum shine. For naturally curly hair with a tendency to become dry, apply a nourishing serum after washing and conditioning, focusing on the lengths and ends.
Styling copper curls: If you don't have natural curls, don't worry, the Hollywood Waves collection by Tecni.ART has everything you need, from styling cream to serum spray and a nourishing, shine-enhancing mousse. If using heated tools to get those envy-inducing curls, don't forget your heat protectant to avoid hair damage!
Autumnal russet auburn
Russet is another version of dark auburn hair color that contains an equal mix of orange and purple pigments, meaning it's an ideal neutral shade for all skin tones. Because it's such a flattering shade, you can really get creative when it comes to how you wear it – the perfect excuse to try a daring hairstyle.
Haircare for colored hair: As with any color-treated hair, the best way to maintain your shade for as long as possible is to use the right haircare (shampoo, conditioner and weekly mask). Try the Vitamino Color A OX collection by Serie Expert, which cleanses the hair without stripping the color.
Wet look with dark auburn hair color: Whether you're looking to hide a bad hair day, or want to up your hair styling game, a wet effect is a great option. On damp hair, apply just a small amount of wet-look gel to the hairline, then comb through to just below the ear level. When drying, use your fingers to tousle the lengths for a mermaid-inspired finish.
Cool dark strawberry auburn
Where light blonde meets violet pigments, the result is a cool-toned strawberry auburn shade. The key to this ethereal color is making it look totally natural through the right haircare and styling products. Less is more: you don't want to lose healthy bounce due to product/ingredient build-up.
Haircare for soft, natural-looking hair: For a natural result, use natural ingredients. The new Source Essentielle collection contains natural-origin ingredients that are vegan-friendly and eco-friendly. Choose the shampoo and conditioner tailored to your hair type, and enjoy the natural fragrance and smooth, healthy-looking results.
Styling a long wavy ponytail: In the evening, after washing, dry the roots entirely, but leave the lengths 70% dry. Tie the hair into a high ponytail, secure with a soft scrunchie (to avoid damage) and braid the ponytail loosely, tying at the ends. In the morning, remove the elastic and run your fingers through the waves, blowdrying if necessary. Apply a natural-effect hairspray like Natural Finish by Tecni.ART for lightweight control.
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