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Mahogany Hair Color Ideas You Should Try

Mahogany Hair Color

Want to spice up your plain brown or black hair without going too crazy? Well, how about a nice mahogany? It’s pretty, it’s easy, and it looks absolutely amazing! The best part? You can easily pull off mahogany locks regardless of whether you have a cool or warm complexion.

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The Best Mahogany Hair Color Looks

Mahogany is a nice and rich blend of reds and purples, resulting in that lovely and luxurious dark reddish-brown hue that everyone seems to love. Check out these subtle yet show-stopping mahogany hair color looks you can try. We’ve included lots of inspiration options, from chocolates, reds, and purples!

Dark mahogany

Have jet black hair? An easy fix to keep things interesting is by adding a deep, rich, and dark mahogany to your locks, so it gives off that nice added dimension and glows to your otherwise dark hair.

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Shining chocolate locks

If you want a somewhat muted but unique and glowing look, try a classic chocolate color with surprising undertones of icy blue for a shiny, exquisite, and intriguing look that just looks better and better the longer you stare at it.

You can start off with the Clairol Nice’n Easy Perfect 10 Permanent Hair Color in light chocolate brown, a permanent hair color creme that offers a boost of hair color and delivers complete gray coverage for as long as two months.

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Chocolate mahogany + copper balayage

Brunette hair is beautiful on its own, but you can further enhance those lovely chocolate locks with a strategic blend of rich and warm chocolate mahogany plus golden copper highlights. The result is stunningly luxurious and nothing short of fascinating.

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Mahogany + dark brown ombre

If you think light and dark don’t go well together when it comes to hair, you’re wrong. You can achieve a perfect blend of sultry yet sophisticated look with mahogany and dark brown in a wonderful ombre.

It’s easy to achieve with the Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color in light auburn, a semi-permanent hair color that lets you experiment with your dream hair color while letting you enjoy fresh, vibrant, and natural looking hair that stays healthy and nourished.

Mahogany + dark brown ombre
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Mahogany balayage

Another pretty toned down yet fabulously sassy is a mahogany brown balayage. It’s fairly easy to achieve with an at-home hair color kit, and it’s guaranteed to leave you feeling pretty and looking gorgeous.

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Dark chocolate + chestnut

Another wonderful blend of light and dark is a dark chocolate and chestnut balayage, which begins with a deep brown color and seamlessly ends into a sweet chestnut hue, along with a sprinkling of reddish brown locks.

The best chestnut color we’ve found is the Herbatint Permanent Haircolor Gel in mahogany chestnut, a unique formulation made with organic herbal extracts that are gentle on your hair while proving effective in delivering natural color vibrancy and intensity.

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Mahogany + copper melt

Have you heard of the new trend of color melting? It’s all the rave thanks to the way it produces subtle color transitions so you can enjoy multicolored hair that still looks natural. Use mahogany for the nice base and add copper tints for extra brightness- perfect for the summer!

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Golden highlights on brown

More proof that mahogany totally works during the summer is this amazingly exotic red mahogany with bold and elegant gold highlights. It’s light, fun, and bouncy, all while giving you that princess look.

For best results, start with the Revlon Total Color Hair Color in medium golden mahogany. It’s a vegan formulation that comes with lots of nourishing properties so you not only get to enjoy long-lasting color vibrance, but also strong, healthy, and beautiful looking hair.

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Deep brown locks

Learn to love your messy curls with an elegant mix of brunette and dark bitter chocolate. If it’s done right, you’ll never know where the different hues begin and end, so you can focus on enjoying effortlessly beautiful locks that look sweet and simple, yet drop dead gorgeous.

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Mahogany highlights on black

Did you know that you can add mahogany highlights on black hair? It totally works and gives off that luxurious depth and definition to your otherwise plain, jet black hair.

If you use the Clairol Nice’n Easy Permanent Hair Color in brown black, you can enjoy natural-looking hair color that lasts long, covers gray hair, adds authentic-looking highlights and lowlights, and makes your hair silky and shiny. It’s easy to apply, too!

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Mahogany + black undertones

If you want to achieve the opposite result, why not add nice black undertones on a rich mahogany hair color? You’ll be able to rock a fierce, seductive, and sultry look with a splash of mystery and darkness. Think femme fatale.

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Red mahogany

We all know that red is the color of sexy. It’s also luxurious and translates into royalty. So, what says allure and luxury better than a rich hue of mahogany red? This hair color is sure to enhance your sensuality and turn a few heads wherever you go.

For an intense color result, use the Schwarzkopf Color Ultime Permanent Hair Color Cream in red mahogany, which is sure to deliver an intense, vibrant, and fade-resistant color that will last for more than two months. Trust us, you deserve the incredible and lasting shine that this hair color creme can offer.

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Rich red mahogany + copper highlights

If the lustrousness of plain rich mahogany doesn’t quite cut it for you, you can choose to spice it up a bit by adding little streaks of brightness in the form of copper highlights. These will break the deep richness and add a sensational appeal to your look.

Rich red mahogany + copper highlights
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Purplish mahogany looks

Not sure rich browns and reds are for you? Fret not, violet mahogany tones are also awesome and easy to rock for anyone!

Vibrant crimson curls

Love the look of mahogany but want to go a bit wild? Why not go all out with vibrant crimson curls that screams passion and energy? It’s definitely brazen, and absolutely empowering- all the best for the inner diva in you.

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Red violet mahogany in a pixie cut

Even pixie cuts can rock stunning colors. You can up the exotic appeal by going mahogany with rich and deep violets and reds. It gives off a certain sensuality with hints of darkness and mystery. It’s easy to match with the perfect lipstick shade, too.

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Burgundy + mahogany blend

You can also kick things up a notch by blending a nice and classic mahogany with a more unique burgundy shade. Just let the reds and violets cascade into the mahogany. It’s a great approach so you can fully embrace crimson without ever looking back.

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Deep red wine

Fancy yourself a good and fancy drink? Embrace your love of wine by showing off a deep red wine hair color for a perfectly balanced statement of overtness and subtlety. It looks fresh, saucy, and comfy all at the same time, with a seamless blend of purple and red.

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Vibrant merlot locks

Yes, you can rock vibrant reds and purples without being too in your face. For a more natural and seamless look, go for a mahogany red color with vibrant merlot rocks so your hair can look light and soft with a hint of boldness.

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Deep purple mahogany

Weave a bit of thrill and mystery into your hairstyle with a deep purple tone mixed with rich mahogany hues. You’ll look absolutely enchanting and enthralling, especially when you style your hair into voluminous waves.

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Deep aubergine

Nothing is more head turning and show stopping than a deep aubergine that screams playfulness and vibrancy. This hair color is perfectly deep and rich, letting you embrace the real meaning of mahogany while adding a bit of purple for that perfect look.

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Winter violet locks

If mahogany works in the summer, who’s to say it can’t look wonderful during the winter as well? You can totally tone things down and make for a cooler head, pun intended, with a soft winter-like violet tone that has a hint of silver and lots of glam.

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Overview


As you can see, mahogany hair color is not only fabulous, it’s also versatile and easy to pull off no matter your hair type, hair color, and hair style. You can even rock mahogany hair all year round! Which look did you like best?

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