Auburn highlights can be used to compliment any natural hair color. It is also important to choose a shade of auburn that suits your natural skin tone. Latest-Hairstyles.com explains that using a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner with cool water is the best way to maintain vibrant highlights.
Medium blondes can use auburn highlights to add a copper tinge to their hair; these highlights are best placed on the back of the head. Women with light brown hair can use auburn as a lowlight to add texture or dimension to their look. Women with natural red in their hair should keep their highlights to within two to three shades of their own hair color.