Looking for a way to spice up your image? Why not go for the spiciest shade of all – red? The term ‘red hair’ can cover a huge range of colors, from faded pale ginger all the way up to sizzling crimson. With so many variations of red around, it’s safe to say that everyone will be able to rock a ruby look. It has long been considered the sultriest shade of hair and these days, it’s not just the carpets in Hollywood that are red. So, follow in the footsteps of your favorite style icons and dare to make red a part of your new look. Here are 20 of our favorite examples of how to wear the style.
Chocolate and Cherry Bob
It’s hard to find two tones that look more chic and sweet together than cherry red and chocolate brown. Team these two stylish shades together with some subtle ombre in a pretty mid-length, wavy bob like this one and you’ll look more beautiful than ever.
Subtle Red Highlights
If you prefer the natural look, but still want the chance to experiment with red hair, this look could be ideal for you. Frame the front and tips of your natural brown locks with some soft copper highlights and style your hair in loose, beach waves.
Mahogany is another great way to play around red tones without doing anything too drastic. This warm form of brown has been tipped as being one of the hottest hair hues of 2016 and is sure to flatter any girl. Wear it with big, bouncy waves like these and you’ll turn heads wherever you go.
Deep Red Highlights
Turning hair an all-over shade of red would require quite a lot of bleaching and dying, that might be too much for naturally jet black locks to handle. If your hair is black, you can still enjoy red tones. Just add a few sparse highlights of dark red which flatter your natural coloring.
This glossy shade of cherry red makes hair look absolutely gorgeous. The addition of perfectly preened princess curls adds even more body and bounce to the hair.
The brownish red in these long, flowing curls is barely noticeable. Instead of opting for an eye-catching shade of red, add a glossy tint like this one, all over your hair and you’ll find that it looks healthier than ever.
Brighten up the ends of your dark brown hair with this dazzling ombre. Here you’ll find many different tones, ranging from the deepest red to the lightest gold, just like you would in a real flickering flame.
Glowing Red Ombre
As if these long, flowing beach waves weren’t perfect enough on their own, the shiny red tones in the ends add movement and depth to the hair. This is the ultimate way to update your lengthy locks.
Deep Cherry Lob
The long bob, or ‘lob’, is one of the trendiest haircuts of all time. This flattering, mid-length cut is the perfect mix between long and short and can be seen rocked by just about every celebrity at the moment. This style looks especially stunning thanks to the thick, full bangs, fun waves and multi-tonal cherry colors.
Here is another example of just how great red hair can look with full bangs and loose curls. Only, this time, it’s a deep plum red shade on long, flowing hair. The plum tones bring out the best in any girl’s skin tone and the stylish cut frames the face perfectly.
This pixie cut is about as close to the hairstyle of a real pixie that you’re likely to get. The cut itself is an ideal blend of adorable and edgy, while the singular, angled streak of bright gold really brings out the best in the mahogany red color.
Dark Roots on Red Curls
Any girl who is lucky enough to have tight, spiraling curls like these should try out red at least once. The result is hair that looks like it belongs on a mermaid; however, chunky black roots add just the right amount of edge.
Face Framing Ombre
Here is another example of how beautiful copper ombre can look on curled dark hair. In this look, the red tones are focused primarily at the very front of the hair. This is sure to brighten up anyone’s face and frame it perfectly. Here are more ombre hair color ideas for you to choose from!
Who didn’t grow up watching Disney movies and wishing that they were princess Ariel? Make your childhood dreams come true by daring to dye your long lustrous locks a vibrant shade of red. Be warned that this requires quite a lot of upkeep, but it’s well worth it if you want to turn some heads.
Dark and Sleek
We can’t think of a more mesmerizing hair style than this. Keep it dark and glossy with just a hint of plum red to really release your inner temptress. The dead straight style keeps the hair looking sultry and sleek.
A dip-dye is a great way to brighten up dull hair. This hassle-free style is famous for being completely relaxed and requiring very little upkeep. After all, when only the ends of your have been colored a vivid red, you will barely ever have to worry about retouching roots.
Balayage colors can create the illusion of fullness and depth even in the finest hair. The gold and red tones in this short bob go beautifully together, especially when worn with just a few little curls.
It’s not often that brown hair, the most common shade, can look so startling. However, when you add a touch of reddish glow and some beautifully bouncy curls, you’re left with long locks that just demand attention.
Red and Orange Ombre
It doesn’t get much more eye-catching than this dramatic combination of colors. Starting with vibrant red and gradually fading into a brighter, more orange shade, this sizzling style is positively smoldering.
Such a bright red shade is only to be worn by bold girls with a confident attitude. The blended shades of red and voluminous curls look gorgeous together.
Sleek Cherry Cola
This rich, sexy tone of red is bold but also subtle and sophisticated enough to wear to work or formal events.