A red and blonde hair color combo comes in a variety of tones, from warm to cool, so it flatters a wide range of skin complexions. Any hair length or texture that is healthy enough to lighten may successfully sport these hues.
Here are some pointers from Nina Swortz, a hair artist and salon owner in Melbourne, FL, for women who are ready to try out this daring dyed hairstyle.
💡 Key Things to Know First
- Be patient with the process, as these types of transformations take time.
- Get yourself ready for the maintenance and the associated costs.
- Deep conditioning treatments, a heat protectant, and sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner are essential. These aid in the preservation of health and prevent fade or damage.
- What to ask your stylist:
- How much will the upkeep cost?
- How often should you visit the salon?
- Will it suit your lifestyle?
- What will you need to do at home to keep it at its best?
Check out these fashionable images of red and blonde hair ideas before you go to your next salon appointment!
#1: Red Velvet to Blonde Ombre for a Fall Hair Idea
Look sophisticated and sexy with one of the hottest fall hair colors—the scarlet red-to-blonde color melt! This makes a stunning fall hair trend, for sure. For unique hair ideas like this, it’s a good thing to start with natural colors. It lessens the upkeep and time in-between salon visits and also enhances the beach blonde color at the hair ends.
#2: Fiery Blonde and Red Long Hair
Try a hot and spicy trend with fiery blonde and red long hair. Red and blonde hues are a fiery combination that will surly make your hair look luxurious. To keep your hair looking fresh you will have to tone once a month. Red tones tend to fade quickly and become dull. Opt for color-safe products to keep your color looking fresher longer.
#3: Dark Red Roots with Blonde Ends
Dark red roots with blonde ends is a fun way for a ginger to explore the blonde side. It’s helpful to work with warm tones when adding blonde hues to a copper. Just ask for golden or honey tones when consulting with your stylist. The biggest advantage of lightening hair with red and copper tones is a soft and easy grow-out.
#4: Rose Gold Beauty with Blonde Balayage
Embrace the trendy pink hair with a seamless blonde ombre balayage hair color like this one done with a shadow root for more depth. Perfect for any hair – long or short – this rose gold and blonde color balayage is a total must-have!
#5: Dark Red and Blonde Hair Color with Highlights
Try a dark red and blonde hair color with highlights for a multidimensional look. Blonde-red hair color with many shades may look best on one-length hair. Ask your stylist about multiple hair color ideas.
#6: Dark Ginger Red Hair with Caramel Highlights
Dark ginger red hair with caramel highlights is a hair hue you’ll want to try. The contrast of the caramel highlights on this rich red base is stunning. This color is perfect for women with warmer skin tones and will add the extra shine and brightness you’ve been looking for!
#7: Red-Violet and Blonde Balayage
#8: Dark Strawberry Blonde Hair Color
Dark strawberry blonde hair color is typically a go-to shade for women with fair skin complexions. It’s also a great way to try a copper color without having to commit to going all over copper. For maintenance, try Davines Alchemic Copper Conditioner to keep your hair color healthy and radiant.
#9: Sexy Golden Red and Blonde Hues
Ask for golden red and blonde hues to brighten your dark locks to give an extra layer of dimension, and shine. For lasting results, use hair care products designed specifically for redheads, such as the Davines Alchemic line.
#10: Dimensional Burgundy with Blonde Streaks
Try burgundy with blonde streaks if you want to add some fun to your highlights. The burgundy shade will add in-depth dimensions and make your blonde pop even more. Finish with some waves to show off your new look!
#11: Dimensional Auburn Blonde Hair
A dimensional auburn blonde hair can be achieved by adding some highlights to create brighter areas of color. Talk with your stylist about placements that are best for your haircut. Once you have some brighter pieces, you can go for an auburn hair color that suits your skin tone and will pick up different shades where the hair is darker and lighter.
#12: Gorgeous Bright Red Tones
Be the girl on fire when you get hair as fierce and vivid as this bright red to blonde hair ombre! Use the best color-safe products for a long-lasting relationship with reds. Ombre hair color ideas like this one look awesome with wavy hair styles, too!
#13: Berry Red and Ash Blonde Highlights
Feel like the Little Mermaid with this modern straight hair painted with a divine blend of warm and bright streaks of blonde-red tones! These combinations of red and blonde highlights create multi-tonal hues that could bring the warmth out of your complexion.
#14: Scarlet and Honey Blonde Highlights
Rock out a fresh new straight cut with a bright red radiant color melt! Berries and vanilla definitely go together in everything!
#15: Summer-Ready Strawberry Blonde Balayage on Short Hair
Blonde highlights on red blonde hair will wow everyone like this wavy bob! This summer-ready strawberry blonde hair color on short hair has become a very popular trend. There are not many at-home dyes that can produce this shade so a colorist will definitely be needed.
#16: Amazing Light Ruby Hair with Highlights
This strawberry blonde red hair with highlights amplifies the look of any light-colored hair. It adds a pop of color to a monotone look and makes it appear softer and full of body. Light red hair with blonde highlights shows stunning dimension when styled with waves or curls.
#17: Redwood Auburn Hair with Gold Hair Highlights
Enhance your natural crimson red-tinted locks with this stunning technique! These warm and bright streaks of blonde and gold hair highlights totally lighten your hair and give it a dimensional effect. This shade is very similar to the color auburn.
#18: Lovely Red to Blonde Ombre
A blended ruby red ombre with bright blonde streaks is one to die for! It’s charming both on straight and wavy hair as long as the transition is done precisely. This color is perfect if you want to paint your hair blonde but in a fun and trendy way.
#19: Medium-Length Blonde Hair with Red Lowlights
#20: Crimson Red and Dirty Blonde Highlights
Paint your hair red and blonde for this fun, edgy but conservative look at the same time. These crimson red and dirty blonde highlights make your style very versatile. I also love creating loose waves, as it really shows the contrast between the two colors.
#21: Fire Engine Red with Blonde Highlights
It’s edgy hot red hair with highlights of a very soft blonde hue. The cutest thing about this look is the two tones of color to make something completely different from the ordinary. Coldwater and dry shampoo are going to be your best friend. I recommend Amika dry shampoo and Redken color extend magnetics. Washing your hair with cold water really helps to keep the color vibrant as long as possible.
#22: Cute Blonde to Red Reverse Ombre
This blonde to red hair is a lot like a dip dye or reverse ombré. Semi-permanent colors like this wash out very fast, or between 4-6 weeks. Take into consideration that you don’t need to wash your hair every day while having semi-vivid colors. This color is for women wanting to try to add some pops of color throughout their existing color. They look best on blondes because not all vivids show up on levels 6 and darker without lightening the hair.
#23: Sweet Short Blonde Hair with Red Highlights
This style is a slight A-line bob with layers and lots of texture cut into it plus pops of red and blonde hair highlights. It’s very low maintenance, especially if you have a natural wave in your hair. If your hair is very straight naturally, it only takes a few minutes to throw in some loose, messy curls just to add a little movement and texture. Even though the color has a lot of contrast, it’s still a very natural color.
#24: Popular Shoulder-Length Blonde Hair with Red Streaks
This blonde hair with red streaks is colorful and vibrant but can also be mature and office-friendly. I don’t often see clients who want these types of bright-rooted colors, so it’s definitely unique. It’s important to use salon-quality color care and be mindful when showering. While these colors are permanent, they should not be shampooed in hot water. Tepid water temperature is preferred with a cool rinse.
#25: Two-Tone Blonde and Red Hair
Here’s a two-tone blonde and red hair color that doesn’t have lots of complicated sectioning and blends, but the precision of the two colors that split straight down the middle definitely stands out. This look is easiest to create on natural virgin hair or hair that is already blonde. Trying to get that lovely even, clean blonde on your hair that is already red or colored with a dark color would be a challenge. It may take several appointments to achieve whilst maintaining the condition of the hair.
#26: Two-Tone Highlights on Brown Hair
Brown hair makes a high-fashion color if lit up with a pop of light blonde, cherry, copper, auburn hair accents, and red highlights. Framing the top and sides of the hairstyle, this combo of colors helps enhance the haircut and style. Invest in professional products from the salon to help support the hair color and to keep the integrity of the hair. This is a high-lift blonde and creative hair color. Remember when trying out pop hair colors to be committed.
#27: Casual Natural Red Hair
Try natural-looking red hair because it’s romantic and trendy. This has soft but vibrant hints of copper blonde, soft texture with the cut and style, but with an asymmetrical fringe. The soft waves and fun bangs really help bring out all the shades in this color. The copper highlights work for ladies with a lighter skin tone. Nevertheless, this whole hair idea is best for all face shapes, fine to medium texture, and a woman who’s not afraid of color and cut maintenance to preserve the look.