Everyone has thought about trying red at least once, but because it can be such a bold choice, a lot do not dare. Because red is so beautiful, we are daring you to give it a try this season. No matter who you are, there is a shade of red for you.
The Red Family
Red hair has a range of colors, from soft, natural orange to the deepest burgundy. Because this color family is so broad, there is a shade for everyone. Here are some of the most common reds, both natural and unnatural:
- Deep auburn
Whether you are a current blonde or a brunette, you should find an achievable red with your stylist. That being said, you may have to schedule a couple of appointments if you will need to significantly lighten your hair.
For Redheads Wanting a Different Shade
Since red will be nothing new to you if you are already a redhead, the transition should be quite easy for you, and most shades of red should be manageable. If changing shades is new to you, speak with your cosmetologist about the best choice for you.
If you are currently blonde, you can choose most shades of red, but consider a soft strawberry-blonde or ginger. Perfect for fall, winter, spring, and even summer, you can add a new sense of vibrancy to your look by going red.
If you have been a blonde for a long time and you are unsure about letting go of your signature look, ask your stylist to install some red extensions or red highlights/lowlights instead. Then, if you decide you want to amp up the fiery tones later on, you most certainly can.
Red is a beautiful option for any brunette trying to change their look. Not as drastic as changing to icy blonde, red is a natural-looking color that will have all eyes on you. Since it is likely that your hair will have to be pre-lightened, your stylist will likely recommend a deep auburn or a burgundy. These colors tend to be easier to achieve than ginger or lighter shades of auburn.
If your hair is damaged and unable to be excessively lightened, your stylist may encourage you to try red extensions or highlights instead.
For Raven Hair
Hair in the black range tends to be more difficult when it comes to changing shades. Your hair will have to go through a lightening process, and you will likely have to opt for a darker red. If you are hoping to attempt a light red, you may need to consider scheduling multiple hair appointments and going through the changes gradually.
Maintaining Your Perfect Red
Red hair can be difficult to maintain. In order to keep your red hair at its brightest, speak to your cosmetologist about color-friendly shampoo and conditioner. If you want your locks to look bold and healthy, it is important that you take care of your head of hair.
There is a Shade for Everyone
Whether you are a blonde making a slight change or a brunette hoping for a whole new look, you will find that there is a shade of red that will suit you. By working with your hairstylist and carefully considering what color that you want, you are sure to find a red that is right for every season.