How to Color Burnt Orange Hair

Orange hair can make for a striking statement yet requires a light base color to truly stand out. You can create a burnt orange hairstyle that complements your style by choosing the appropriate shade and technique. Here are some ideas to get you started: add burgundy red highlights for an eye-catching finish.

Asymmetrical Cut

No matter the length or style of your locks, asymmetrical cuts look chic and on-trend. Try imitating Lucy Hale’s iconic summer look by styling deep side parts with soft romantic waves or rock star bangs, or go choppy and jagged for the rockstar look. Asymmetrical cuts look especially impressive when combined with highlights or shadow roots for acceptable hair types. If you like the concept of asymmetrical bangs but are hesitant to commit fully, ask your stylist for an accent piece instead. Rose Byrne’s asymmetrical bob looks gorgeous when styled with ripple waves and balayage color; adding shaved sides is another easy way to bring these elements into any haircut.


Plenty of hair-color trends come and go, but balayage remains an ever-popular one with staying power. This freehand highlighting technique creates a natural-looking result by softening harsh regrowth lines. Results are stunningly rich and multi-tonal with an enthralling multi-dimensional finish that brings attention to any haircut. Additionally, your colorist can select an appropriate shade that compliments your complexion and skin tone. Blais recommends using a deep conditioner to hydrate strands and avoid brassy tones in your blonde balayage, such as L’Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Repair Shampoo and Conditioner with Citric Acid that’s designed for color-treated hair.

Chestnut Brown

Chestnut brown is ideal for anyone looking to add warmth without overdoing it. This rich hue looks stunning on any hairstyle and complements warm skin tones well. Give this stunning bronde look a try to achieve natural-looking, radiant, sun-kissed highlights that will flatter and illuminate your complexion and bring out its glow! It combines chestnut brown highlights with a light blonde base. The result? A beautifully natural-looking shade that will enhance your face and help make you shine brightly! Chestnut brown is an ideal hue to highlight cool-toned hair, as it seamlessly transitions from shades of chestnut to lively reds without leaving any visible streaks or unevenness. This brilliant color melt shows how to achieve this seamless transition without any noticeable lines or unevenness in between.

Copper Orange

Copper orange hair is ideal for blondes looking to make an eye-catching statement. The rich and radiant hue is reminiscent of autumn sunsets; to maintain its vibrancy, we suggest using a sulfate-free shampoo and scheduling regular touch-up appointments every six to eight weeks. Copper metal absorbs light at specific wavelengths while reflecting others, giving off its signature reddish-orange hue when exposed to sunlight. It looks particularly stunning against cool skin tones. Wear a gorgeous copper bob with full bangs to show off this pretty shade, perfect for young ladies who enjoy feminine looks. This style offers a natural fade for added feminine charm.

Peachy Orange

People with pink or neutral undertones in their complexions can sport peach hair as long as it doesn’t lean too orange. A balayage technique used by Wella Professionals’ Jenni Vehkaoja combines lightweight cotton candy blonde with pastel salmon hues and copper tones for an eye-catching orange effect. Darker strands must be lightened a few levels for orange-peach dyeing, but that shouldn’t be an issue when using color-depositing shampoo and hair toners. Be sure to book regular touch-up appointments with your stylist to avoid fading! For an elegant finish, have your stylist use soft rose, apricot, and peach hues to achieve an all-over glow.

Flame-Colored Blend

Producing vibrant flames requires infusing fuel with various chemicals that create colored flames. While you could achieve similar effects by burning color-print newspapers, books, or plastics (though this should be avoided due to toxic fumes), a more accessible and quicker solution would be soaking your fuel with colored flame-producing chemicals. These chemicals are generally safe and readily available at home-supply stores. Both solids and liquids are available, with pine cones, logs, tightly rolled newspaper tubes, or pieces of driftwood being submerged in these solutions to create colorful wood flames. Soaking these chemicals with pine cones, logs, tightly rolled newspaper tubes, or parts of driftwood in water is the easiest way to create colorful flames; typically, these chemicals contain an oxidizer, metal fuel source, or color source binder intensifier. In some instances, these constituents serve two roles simultaneously; sodium chloride functions as table salt copper compounds help create blue flames, while strontium nitrate produces red flames.