50+ Red Hair Color Ideas and Trends: Highlights, Styles and More

Red hair is spectacular, and when a gorgeous ginger mane enters a room, all heads turn.

Since most of the population is not naturally red-haired (only 2% of the American population), we color it to achieve the ravishing look. In case you’re wondering, Scotland boasts the highest percentage of redheads.

Every woman can rock red locks beautifully when she enhances her skin tone with the right shade. There are lots of cool tones and warm tones to choose from.

The only issue with dyeing to be red is in its color maintenance. Unfortunately, red hair color fades the fastest out of the entire hair color spectrum.

The science of beauty teaches us that the red dye molecule is the largest one of all the color molecules. For that reason alone, the tint washes out easily.

That’s alright; it’s sexy glamorous to be red, and proper conditioning makes a difference.

1. Coppery-Peachy-Rose-Gold

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It’s wonderful to watch our favorite stars fool around with hair color. At the moment, Kate Winslet looks lovely in blonde, but when you compare a photo from her old “Titanic” movie days, there’s no comparison.

Winslet appears stunning with copper-based curly tresses, and her fair complexion is luminous with red locks.

2. Ombre Red

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When ombre dyeing involves the color red, it’s a totally unique experience. The skilled color professional can transform the ordinary mane into a bombshell red cascade.

The red rainbow results dazzle in mahogany, burgundy, pink/orange waves.

3. Auburn highlights

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Sometimes, artfully placed auburn highlights are enough to add depth, shine and red-power pizazz to someone’s look.

Match the reddish-brown strands with a fab haircut and amazing blow-out, and you’re good to go.

4. Extremely Red

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When you’re young and looking to make a statement, a vampire red shade is the way to go. It’s bold and beautiful and unapologetic.

Red lips and pale skin are the perfect beauty combination to make this fiery mane set hearts ablaze.

5. Burgundy Balayage Beauty

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Paint me some red, please. That’s exactly how the perfection of balayage comes about; the technique features color painted on the hair by hand.

Red balayage is a wonderful way to breathe new life into your hair, and here, the burgundy strands are striking.

6. Ginger Spice

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Talk about a fiery mane that gets a lot of attention; ginger spice is warm and very elegant.

This expert colorist used the Redken line to create the awesome results.

7. Dreamy Dreamsicle

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This is the triple threat achieved with a combo of three shades and some mad color skills. The pro used the Schwarzkopf brand and designed a luscious coral shade at the base and blended into silver and mauve.

It’s a cool color-melting.

8. Leopard Print

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When you wish to take a walk on the wild side, then a punk shade of red or two is essential. The stylist shaved her hair on the left side and created a cute leopard print color design.

Chunky bright red hair color was added throughout with a bit of black for badness.

9. Make It Maroon

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For ladies with red hair and blue eyes, a hot maroon shade only amps up the glam. The color allows the eyes to stand out and appear bluer than ever.

It’s a strong shade that instantly takes over the room when you enter.

10. Dark Red/Copper Highlights

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Weaving strands of red upon red results in a beautiful blast of color. In this coloring session, dimensional shades were the focus. The expert boosted the shine and depth of his client’s mane by designing a dark red mane with dark brown lowlights and copper highlights.

11. My Magenta

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If your red hair is super pretty, but you want more, a lot more, try a little purple spice. Magenta is hot and head-turning and creates a buzz for ginger beauties.

Magenta highlights are magnificent and feminine.

12. Pink/Red Pretty

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When red hair goes wildly pink, it’s a major statement. Nothing says playful and pretty like pink/red tresses. It’s a comic book kind of beauty, but those who are fearless and full of fun can pull it off.

Pink/red hair is an attitude; get used to it.

13. Red/Blonde Combo

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Trendy, daring and the best of both worlds describes the artistic work of the two-tone look. This client wanted red and blonde divided equally along her mane, and the professional delivered.

The look was achieved by using a warm red shade on one side and an ash blonde on the other.

14. Ruby Red Rules

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Red on red and more red creates instant drama, hotness and pure radiance. The colorist was inspired by autumn and decided to perfectly morph ruby red, bronze and metallic bronze into a sultry head of hair.

The look adds a voluminous quality to one’s mane.

15. Orange-y/Red Wow

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There’s no denying that red hair is stunning, especially when it heads into the orange-y zone. Not everyone can carry it off, but when the skin tone matchup is ideal with a great spray of freckles, this is a fab way to go.

An orange-y tint is warm and sexy.

16. Strawberry Blonde

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The color of strawberry blonde is considered the lightest shade in the red hair spectrum. Experts will tell you that strawberry blonde is mostly based on red tones with blonde highlights blended here and there.

Strawberry blonde is another nice choice in the red dye palette.

17. Violet Haze

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Weaving in shades of purple and violet and pink and grey all amount to a brilliant head of sexy strands. The multi-tone trend is playful and hip, and the expert colorist can create the look.

18. Pumpkin Spice Nice

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Warming up your look is easy when copper shades are involved. Pumpkin spice hair color is a shade that looks natural and luminous to the complexion.

The client’s mane looks lush and shiny, and the warmth of the shade looks like she was born with it.

19. Strawberry Shortcake Chic

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When you want to go bold and mix it up, then a combo blast of color will deliver. In this case, the color pro used a red and coral blend.

It’s trendy and full of red vibrancy, so very Strawberry Shortcake from the 1980s.

20. Little Mermaid Red


There’s something about long, wavy red hair that reminds us all of mermaids. Remember Ariel, The Little Mermaid?

To get this look, a bright red shade is an ultimate compliment to the adorable Disney character.

21. My Midnight Rose

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22. Red Peekaboos
If you want something a little unique, try these red peekaboos that pop out.

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23. Chestnut Red
Keep your hair a more natural color with a red overtone.

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24. Fall Red
This deep fall red is a great color to try if you’re looking for a change.

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25. Autumn Melt
Work a little red and orange through your hair for a gorgeous autumn melt.

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26. Cherry Red
This gorgeous cherry red color will have people asking all about your hair.

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27. Red Curls
Really show your curls off with a vibrant red color.

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28. Red Highlights
These red highlights will totally change your look.

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29. Purple Red
Throw a bit of red and purple through your hair for a gorgeous combination.

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30. Red Pixie
Red pixies are sassy and beautiful, try one for yourself.

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31. Sleek Red
Keep your hair straight and sleek to show off your stunning red color.

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32. Red Lob
Lobs are super in trend right now, pair it with curls and a pretty red.

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33. Angled Bob
Your angled bob will look stunning with a color melt of red.

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34. Red with Bangs
If you want a slightly different look go for a sleek bob with bangs.

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35. Red and Brown
Throw a little red over your brown hair for a beautiful mix of color.

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36. Minimal Red
If you don’t want a ton of red go for a deeper color that looks natural.

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37. Autumn Spice
Red and orange go great together to create a beautiful autumn look.

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38. Vivid Red
Choose a bright and vivid red color to really change your look up.

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39. Pinky Red
If you’re a fan of both red and pink combined them for a gorgeous pink and red color mix.

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40. Natural Red
If you’re graced with a natural red color, add a few curls and let it show.

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41. Red and Copper
Red and copper pair lovely together and make a beautiful light and fresh look.

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42. Fiery Red
If bright is your thing try to fiery red out for a fun and stunning color.

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43. Red Updo
Even if your hair is a fun and unique color doesn’t mean you can’t make it classy.

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44. Curled Lob
Get a center part, curl your lob, and let your color shine.

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45. Razor Sharp
This sharp and sleek red short look is stunning and look amazing on anyone.

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46. Ginger
Pair your red hues with a vibrant ginger, giving yourself the perfect blend.

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47. Fall Vibes
Through a mixture of red hue through your hair for a stunning fall vibe.

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48. Shaved Red
Give yourself a unique shaved look and match it with and equally as cool red color.

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49. Accessories
Pair your lovely red color with a few accessories to really enhance the color.

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50. Red Panels
Give yourself big and small red panels to really get some good dimension throughout your hair.

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51. Shiny Red
Make sure your red is shiny and bright for the ultimate look.

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Red is a great color to turn to if you want something a little different and unique but not overly wild and crazy. As you can see there are a variety of hues and looks you can choose from to really make the color your own.

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