I've Had the Same Hair Colour for Years, But This Glossy Shade Is Suddenly Tempting Me

Although I love investing in timeless wardrobe classics that I can wear all year round, something that I love to switch up at the start of a new season is my hair colour. Now, don't get me wrong, I usually just add some extra blonde highlights for the summer months (I've had the same base colour for years), but even that small change is enough to make me feel like a brand new person. However, if you are wanting a little bit of a bigger change, there are so many fun options out there.

As a beauty editor, I am currently obsessing over auburn shades. I feel like this rich, vibrant hair colour is only really talked about in the winter months, but I happen to think that it looks chic all year round. If you're blessed with natural auburn hair, then you already know just how warm and glossy this shade can look, but if you're not yet familiar, allow me to share with you some of my favourite auburn hair looks for the upcoming months...

What Colour is Auburn Hair?

I feel like people often get confused about what colour auburn actually is, but the best way to describe it is a mix between red and brown shades. The best bit about this hair colour is that you can customise it to suit your personal preference. So, whether you want something darker, lighter or somewhere in between, it's totally up to you.

@dualipa taking a selfie with red hair

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Dua Lipa recently showed off her fiery auburn hair colour.

These red hair shades were trending in 2023, and they show no signs of slowing down this year. Not only is the trend all over social media, but celebs such as Dua Lipa have been seen sporting auburn hair on various occasions. Although it's definitely in style, this classic hair colour is so timeless that I guarantee you'll be wearing it for months to come.

Auburn Hair Inspiration

@gigihadid with wavy, auburn hair

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Gigi Hadid looks stunning with this auburn hair colour.

@anaasmood in a pink dress with curly, auburn hair

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This shade suits every single hair type.

Olivia Jade taking a selfie with wavy, auburn hair

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These warm tones are perfect for when the sun comes out.

@the_oluwaseun taking a selfie in a green co ord with an auburn bob

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There's nothing more stylish than an auburn bob.

@sophiet with shiny, wavy auburn hair

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Just look at that shine!

Rebecca Tilley taking a selfie with auburn hair

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I love the lighter tones running throughout this auburn hairstyle.

@zendaya taking a selfie with wavy, auburn hair

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Yep, even Zendaya is a fan of this trend. Her deep auburn hair colour looks so chic.

@laurennicolefk in a purple tracksuit with auburn hair

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Simply stunning.

Halle Bailey attends The 2023 Met Gala with an auburn bob

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Halle Bailey looks gorgeous with her warm-toned auburn bob.

@ciara with wavy auburn hair

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Hair goals.

@emrata with auburn hair

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See how glossy this colour looks?

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Grace Lindsay
Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow.

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.