Woman with red hair posing

Hot red hair and red hot sun! Summer is fast approaching and soon the Georgia heat will have everyone paying attention to the humidity levels while relaxing by the pool. If you’re of the 1-2% of the population who has red hair, you’re already getting attention because of your naturally brilliant ginger locks. But for those of us who aren’t blessed with fiery red strands what options do we have? Stunning red hair has always graced the red-carpet but how can us non-Hollywood elites flaunt this pretty pigment? Try one of these red hair colors this summer and see if you can look hotter than the sun.

Warm Reds

If you have fair skin then warm red hair color could be your best friend this summer. To make a bold vivid statement, opt for fiery copper which is a combination of bright orange and red. This hue, synonymous with carrot colored hair, will make a strong and sexy statement. For a softer look, consider light auburn which is a fusion of gold, red and brown. The most natural looking red hair color is ginger. If your aspiration is to be “ginger” like Prince Harry, a light to medium copper brown tone will be your red of choice.

Cool Reds

When choosing a hair color, complimenting it with your skin tone is always an important first step. Just like warm reds look best with warm skin tones, cool reds are best paired with cooler skin tones. Cool red hair colors range from deep rich red like red velvet, to a blending of red and black for a dark cherry effect. If deep reds are too bold, consider a lighter copper tone or red mahogany. These shades have a touch of brown that gives a more subtleness to the color.

Fun Reds

Let’s throw away skin tone for a moment and explore some of the most exciting ways to be a hot red head this summer. A sunset balayage with an amalgam of fiery reds cascading off your shoulders will absolutely turn up the heat on those around you. Or how about a candy apple ombre? On dark brown or black hair this transition of hair color from dark to a sweet red apple color speaks of individuality all on its own.

Red hair is all about finding the right balance between skin tone and hair color. The good news is that even if we weren’t blessed with red hair at birth, we still have options. Gorgeous red hair always makes a statement and looks great year around. But why wait! Go ahead and ask your hairdresser if there’s a red hot hue waiting for you.

Jyl Craven
About the author

My love and passion for the hair industry started when I was very young. I have always felt very fortunate in knowing that being a hair designer/educator was my future. I constantly strive to better educate myself and my design team. Making others look and feel their best is what I strive to achieve. My specialty is hair color, but I love cutting as well. To be the best artist you can, I feel you must be well rounded in all of your skills. That is why I also train other salons across the country in all of L ´Oréal Professionnel color and cutting techniques. I have been privileged to work with the most talented artists in the industry. Thank you for visiting our site and I hope to see you in our salon.