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Merlot for hair: 3 dark auburn brown hair colours we're loving

Salon Secret
24 May 2019
Merlot hair: woman with dark auburn hair wearing hat

We’re deep-diving into everything auburn brown hair! If you’ve been hue hunting to no avail, get ready for the hair inspo you’ve always needed. To feed our growing infatuation with auburn brown hair colour, we’ve caught up with Alberto Cerdán, Spanish L'Oréal Professionnel Stylist, who answers the all-too-important questions like: who it suits, how to care for it, and how to make it your own. Scroll through – it’s time to wine down.


You had us at merlot: who can pull off auburn brown hair colour?

Auburn brown hair is an impact colour, which means you will be turning heads left and right. In order to suss out the hue for you, you must work with your natural skin tone and the seasons. “In my opinion, auburn brown hair best suits women with a darker skin tone in the summer and those with a lighter skin tone in the winter,” says Cerdán. We love the idea of this shade because it’s packed with so many different tones of red, including violet, blue, and true red. It’s these hidden undertones that make the auburn brown hair colour such a universally flattering shade. This shade is the wine that we want!


3 swoon-worthy shades of auburn brown hair

It’s time to grab a glass as we pour out some major hair inspo - check out 3 flawless ways to flaunt your auburn brown hair!

Look 1: auburn hair with highlights 

The results speak for themselves, auburn brown hair with highlights is such a look. “My favourite take on the shade is auburn brown hair with highlights that appear as if you were bathing in the sun. The contrast is key: a darker base with lighter ends, if you want a look that has an impact, the colour must have contrast to show its vibrancy,” advises Cerdán.

Look 2: dark auburn brown hair 

May your Pinterest boards (and wine glasses) be filled; dark auburn brown hair dye can transform your look like no other. This is a great option if you already have a dark base colour because the grow-out process requires less maintenance.

Look 3: true-red auburn brown hair 

Remember we mentioned this hue is a high impact colour? Well, this look takes it even a step further... this is the wine that us colour chameleons are after!

How to care for auburn brown hair like a pro

Out of all the hair colours, red is the most susceptible to your least favourite F word: fading. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few things you can do to protect your regal hue.It’s very easy: it’s essential to use products that add shine to the hair, as well as natural products to avoid fading,” says Cerdán. Our suggestions to keep your auburn brown hair going stronger for longer?

Use L'Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle Delicate Shampoo to gently cleanse your locks. This product is derived from 80% natural origins and leaves hair feeling soft and supple! To get that mirror-like shine this shade is so infamous for, pick up L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Colour A-Ox Conditioner from your local salon. This product will not only promote dimensional shine, but also protect your hair colour.

With a hair colour like this, it’s always wine o’clock!


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