Red Hair Colors to Dye For

We're seeing red! During the month of March, green might get all the attention with St. Patrick's Day and the first day of spring, but we think red is March's true color. Why? Because almost one third of all redheads are found in Ireland so we think this is the perfect time to give them some time in the spotlight. Red hair is radiant and it's rare; it's a force to be reckoned with. And if you've ever wanted to rock some red, we have the info and inspiration you need to become a redhead.

There are many shades of red hair. From the sweetest strawberry blonde to the deepest of auburn, redheads fall into a range of colors. Natural redheads only account for up to one in 200 people, so most of those pins on Pinterest or Instagram images of redheads might not be for real, but that doesn't mean you can't have gorgeous red hair, too!

A transition to red hair has been known to garner more attention on the street and in your selfies. No wonder so many women choose to go red when they want to make a big change! Do not take this step gingerly. If you are thinking of becoming a redhead, you won't need the luck of the Irish, but you will need the help of a hair colorist that can help find the perfect hue for you. Here are a few of the shades of red that all the rage right now.

Just a Hint of Red

Rose gold hair color has grown in popularity recently for good reason. It's a soft, subtle way to break away from the same old toe-head tresses. This color is more pink than red but still falls in the red family. Strawberry blonde, sometimes called ginger, is another of the lighter reds you can request and is a very good choice is you prefer a lighter look. These colors have a hint of red that had us looking twice for all of the right reasons.

strawberry blonde aveda haircolor

aveda strawberry blonde hair color

cropped light red blonde hair

Classic Redhead

When you think of who might be considered the classic redhead, you'd be right to think of one the most famous redheads on television: Lucille Ball. Her mid-shade red has a tone that defines "redhead" and cannot be confused with the deeper shades or lighter colors you might find.

lucille ball tv legend portrait

Taking up the mantle for this timeless look is none other than next-gen funny woman and natural blonde, Emma Stone. (It's true.)

emma stone redhead nodding gif

She has managed to capture a red that works for her skin tone and personality, two important considerations to make when selecting your shade. Here are some other images we love with this classic color:

natural curly hair redhead

shoulder length highlighted red hair

aveda model with long red hair and pale makeup

Dark and Dramatic

Dark red hair is striking. Taking on this reddish-brown color, AKA auburn, is a good way to turn red without all of the intensity. Adding golden tones beneath shades of brunette result in light-catching reddish hues. Your hair colorist can add golden tones as lowlights or highlights to your existing hair color for a gradual change. It warms up what you have already, without the full-on red result. Then, if you decide you want a deeper shade of red afterwards, it will make the transition to auburn easier. Auburn is beyond awesome, here are some of our favorites:

Hayden Panitierre auburn hair

profile of woman with deep aurburn hair looking to right

mahogany red hair woman in leather jacket

Fashionably on Fire

Now, bright red is definitely not a color that's for the faint of heart. But if you are wanting to make a bright, bold statement, this is the way to go. Add some fury to the fire with an ombre that transitions from basic red to fiery orange or choose a vivid all-over red whose vibrance is unmatched.

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