60 Stunning Red Hair Color Ideas Trending in 2024

Avery Hunt
Avery Hunt Hair Colorist

Step into the bold and beautiful world of red hair! This exclusive guide features over 60 stunning red hair color ideas, each tailored to enhance different hair lengths and skin tones. Whether you’re looking for a daring transformation or a subtle touch of glamour, these carefully selected hairstyles promise to elevate your look. Dive into our gallery and find your perfect red hair inspiration today!

Red Hot Bob
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#1: Deep, Rich Burgundy Red Bob

If you’re seeking a bold personal statement, opt for this vibrant red bob. The vivid, bright color is a perfect pick for expressing oneself. To get this color, various methods can be used. However, the best way is to first bleach the hair to remove all old pigment. This prepares the hair for color. After the preparation, apply red pigment on top of the bleached hair. This technique will result in an even, bright, and universal red tone.

Peachy Pink Undertones on Red Hair

#2 Peachy Pink Undertones

Peachy pink undertones on red hair create an envy-inducing combination of colors.

Transitional Auburn Highlights for Red Hair

#3 Transitional Auburn Highlights

Auburn highlights are an easy way to transition to reddish locks. Break up your bright red hair with darker hair dye and give yourself that sassy and trendy image in your photos.

Peachy Pastel Red Hair

#4 Peachy Pastel Red

A peachy pastel red hair is a mixture of pink pastel with peach undertones. This color melt works best if you have fair to neutral complexion.

Red Hair and Rose Gold Balayage

#5 Red and Rose Gold Balayage

Rose gold balayage is a fierce hair color. It offers lots of dimension that works well if you style your hair in waves or curls.

Dimensional Burnt Orange Red

#6 Dimensional Burnt Orange Red

Burnt orange hair dye is a great way to spice up your plain ginger hair. Paint your strands with blonde highlights, plus some pink hues inside to give this orange-tinged red hair some dimension.

dark brown and indian red

#7 Dark Brown and Indian Red

This vibrant hair color is a luscious blend of deep red and burgundy tones, creating a multidimensional look that resembles a rich merlot wine. The subtle graduation from the darker roots to the slightly lighter ends adds depth and volume to the hair, showcasing a masterful balayage technique.

Strawberry Ombre Red Hair

#8 Fabulous Strawberry Ombre

Hints of strawberry ombre within red hair are fabulous! Flaunt your new color in long waves, and enjoy a nice red hair day!

Warm copper tones for women over 60

#9 Warm Copper Tones for Women Over 60

Gorgeous copper tones look amazing if you’re a woman over 60. It will look best if you have a medium skin tone with a slightly warm undertone. The warm copper hair color will accentuate the glow of your warm complexion.

#10: Cinnamon Red

A cinnamon red fashion color has a rich, fiery hue! It’s pre-lightened from the roots to the ends and then color-melted using a two-part formula to achieve maximum dimension. If you want this hair color, take your skin tone, eye color, and natural hair color into consideration.

Eye-Catching Warm Red Hue
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#11: Eye-Catching Warm Red

A warm hue is very eye-catching. To achieve this color, ask your colorist for a deep orange-red that brings out your flushed cheeks.

Beautiful Red Hair Color
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#12: Beautiful Reddish-Pink Rose Gold

Be ready to stop traffic with this beautiful hair color. The vibrant and rich hair color will truly make you stand out. If you want your red bold, your hair colorist should pre-lighten your hair. This will help you get the vibrancy you’re looking for.

Rich and Glossy Long Reddish-Orange Hair
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#13: Rich and Glossy Long Reddish-Orange Hair

If you’re deciding to jump into a warmer color for the fall I suggest trying a dimensional red! Adding different hues of coppers and reds will give your hair life and allow for a beautiful fade-out. Keep in mind, red is a commitment though. It will need upkeep at home with toning products. Plus, in-salon tone refreshers every 8 weeks to keep looking vibrant.

Red Cherry Cola Long Hair
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#14: Cherry Cola on Long Hair

A cherry cola color is great when you want a more edgy color without being too bright. Having your stylist add different shades and levels of red will help give your hair a lot of dimension. To maintain this color, the right products and proper care is crucial. The best way to care for this color would be using professional color care products. Also, wash your hair in cool water and do not wash it every day.

#15: Flattering Mahogany With Blonde Highlights

Try a shade of red mahogany with blonde highlights and color melt. It features a vibrant copper orange with golden balayage accents. This color combo is great if you have a warm and fair skin tone. This mahogany color is great for women of all hair types. I strongly recommend you use the base color and balayage throughout (alternating) to add dimension to your color. If using hairspray daily, stay away from hairsprays that are high in alcohol. Alcohol will cause your color to fade faster and get very brassy.

#16: Vivid & Bright Strawberry Red Hair

Bright strawberry red hair is radiant, luminous, and vivid in color. Rich copper, red tones are great for natural redheads wanting to add depth and spice up your color. Strawberry red hair hue is vibrant and appears amazing on fair or even on darker skin tones. To show off your fiery red hair, use a flat iron to add loose waves that will show off the vibrancy of your hair.

Black Cherry Red Hair with Sexy Curls on long hair
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#17: Black Cherry

This black cherry red hue is a vibrant color, particularly when paired with long, curly hair. It’s a great choice for a daring look. The best results come from pre-lightening the hair before using a demi-permanent color. This will ensure the vibrancy and longevity of the color. To maintain the hue, you should avoid washing it too often. Use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner. Additionally, using a heat protectant is recommended when styling curls.

Related: Best Cherry Red Hair Color Ideas.

#18: Dark Berry Red on Long Straight Hair

The stunning dark berry red looks wonderful whether you wear your hair straight or curly. Lighter eyes and neutral to cool complexions are complemented by the deep berry tones.

#19: Dark Rooted Vibrant Red Hair

Consider dark-rooted vibrant red hair if you’re seeking a bold change. This hair color creates a striking contrast while still looking natural. The dark roots add depth and dimension, making maintenance easier as well. This hue is sure to turn heads and complement warm skin tones. If you want your hair color to last, you can use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.

Red Coral Long Hair for ladies with an edgy style
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#20: Red Coral

Opt for a red coral long hair look if you want a stunning hair color that’s bold, vibrant, and guaranteed to turn heads. This striking hair color will give your hair blends warmth with a cool, edgy undertone. It’s perfect for ladies wanting to make a statement. Your colorist can balance fiery red and soft coral hues. This creates a unique shade that suits your skin tone and style. With coral hair, you can stand out from the crowd and make a bold fashion statement.

Berry Red Hair for ladies with a bold style
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#21: Berry Red Hair

Berry red hair is a vibrant and daring choice for those who love to stand out. This bold hair color features a rich and deep hue, resembling the color of fresh berries. The benefits of this hair color are that it can instantly enhance your complexion. It can make your eyes pop and create a beautiful contrast with your skin. This hair color looks fantastic on ladies with all skin tones, from fair to dark. Next time you’re looking for hair inspo, opt for a warm berry hair color.

Long Red Hair Extensions for ladies with naturally red hair
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#22: Rich, Dimensional Copper Red

The hair color in the image is a rich, dimensional copper with a fiery intensity that evokes the warmth of a sunset’s glow. Its deep, vibrant tones of amber and gold create a luscious, head-turning effect that’s both natural and dramatic.

#23: Dark Red Balayaged Hair

Have some fun with color without the upkeep with dark red balayage hair. Dark red is perfect for anyone with dark to medium brown hair. It will last longer due to the fact that brown hair has a red underlying pigment. The true color is nice for warm or neutral skin tones. A violet-based red will look best on those with a cooler skin tone. Opt for a natural root color. This will help you to have a natural blend and will give a larger window in between touch-up appointments.

Fierce Red Mid-Length Hair with Loose Waves
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#24: Fierce Red Mid-Length Hair with Loose Waves

Red mid-length hair with loose waves is fire. There’s a couple things to consider when dyeing your hair bright red. Unless your hair is a lighter shade, you’re going to have to lighten it. Most likely with bleach. You can’t get the pop without doing so. Red fades fast. You’ll need a color depositing conditioner and to wash with a cooler temperature of water. Doing so will help lessen the fade. Even with these obstacles bright fierce red is worth it.

#25: Bright and Vivid All-Over Red Hair

For an eye-catching and bold hair color, consider a vivid all-over red. This intense hue is the best for women who want to make a statement with their hair. The bright shade of red is sure to turn heads and add a pop of color to any outfit. This color works best if you have a warm and neutral skin tone. To maintain the vibrancy of the color, it’s important to use professional shampoo and conditioner. For an extra boost of care, adding a weekly hair mask will help keep your locks healthy and shiny.

Dark Scarlett Red Hair Color for women with an edgy side
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#26: Dark Scarlett Red

If you are thinking about dyeing your hair, go dark scarlet red! This bright, bombastic hair color will refresh your look in the best way.

Sunset-Inspired Red Roots and orange mid lengths and yellow tips
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#27: Sunset-Inspired Red Roots

This sunset-inspired red roots is perfect for Summer. Dyeing your hair like this is very high maintenance since these types of colors don’t last long. Ask for tips on how to get the maximum vibrancy from your color. Washing with cooler water and turning down or avoiding hot tools will help.

#28: Wine-Inspired Long Wavy Hairstyle

This red wine-inspired long wavy hairstyle looks great on ladies with long hair. Ask your stylist to create a rich, reddish-brown hue. Determine if dyeing your hair with a semi-permanent color or permanent color is right for you. It will depend on how often you change your color. When your color service is finished, ask for soft waves to really show off your new radiant hair color. Finish with the Kenra shine spray for a super sheen finish.

#29: Gorgeous Red Curls

Gorgeous red curls are the perfect way to make a show-stopping statement this season. Whether you have bold bottle-red spirals or chestnut waves, try this hairstyling idea. If you’re looking for looks that will stand out, go for big and bouncy ringlets. They look ravishing in ruby shades! Curly hairstyles require special maintenance. Make sure to use quality products like Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo. It keeps your locks hydrated. Don’t forget to chat with your stylist about any needs that come along with these beautiful hues.

#30: Long Dark Brick Red Hair

When you want to have an impact with color choice, opt for a fiery red and you will have everyone looking. Reds are perfect for lighter skin complexions. And, depending on the tone you choose, can actually look very natural. I always recommend a toning shampoo to keep red from looking lifeless and dull.

#31: Deep Crimson Red with Blue Undertones

If you need to shake your look up a bit, you should try this striking straight red hair! This color palette is great for anyone with a darker hair color looking to try jewel-tone hair color. All while keeping the integrity and health of their hair in mind.

#32: Dark Strawberry Red Mid-Length Hair

Looking for a color that’s in between pink and red? Consider trying a dark strawberry color, this is the perfect combination of both. This type of color is easier if you have light brown or blonde hair that hasn’t been previously colored. Pastels tend to fade quickly so opt for washing your hair with cooler water. This will close your hair cuticle allowing the color to stay in longer.

#33: Radiant Cherry Red Bob

‘Tis the season for radiant reds!! If you’re looking for a color that will pop, go for a cherry red. You’ll get the best of both worlds as far as depth and brightness. My best advice would be to get a red-colored conditioner to increase the longevity of your color.

Copper Red Long Hair
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#34: Copper Red on Long Hair

If you’re on the hunt for style that’s very fall-ish this year, look no further than this shade on long hair. Copper red is one of this season’s most requested colors and looks beautiful with nearly every skin tone. I advise you to ask your stylist for a tap root, or shadow root, to ensure your color lasts as long as possible. It will make the grow-out seamless and less noticeable. Otherwise, remember to book a root touch-up every 4-6 weeks. This is a color that can fade quickly so be sure to give it plenty of care and attention at home.

Light Brick Red Bob with Curtain Bangs
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#35: Light Brick Red Bob with Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs with a light brick red bob give an effortless look with a color that stands out. When creating the perfect color, I’d choose to mix a few different reds to make a custom tone for my guest.

Stunning Long Red Hair with Curled Ends
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#36: Dark Red with a Mix of Maroon and Auburn Tones

Stunning long red hair with curled ends will give you The Little Mermaid Ariel vibes. Dyeing your hair red can be troublesome without full commitment, as it is one of the hardest colors to maintain, but also tricky to remove. It’s best to go with a darker, richer red as it will give your hair more longevity with its vibrancy. Don’t forget to pick up a sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo and conditioner to keep your color looking as fresh as possible, for as long as possible.

#37: Stunning Ginger Red

Add a youthful glow to your hair and complexion with a stunning ginger color. Best for warm skin tones, a stunning red always adds vibrancy and life to your hair. Red and copper tones are light reflective, so watch your hair shine.

Vibrant Fire Engine Red
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#38: Vibrant Fire Engine Red

A vibrant fire engine red is so spicy! This is for you if you have a daring personality.

#39: Brick Red on Middle-Parted Hair

Brick red with a middle-part is a stunning combination. You’ll love wearing it each day! Keep your tresses, long, and let your red-haired sleek tresses shine. That’s how the added color gets accentuated, too.

#40: Deep Mahogany for Women over 70

A deep mahogany is great for women over 70 to cover up their gray hair. The nice thing about deeper reddish/purple hues is that they can appear more neutral and brown when not in direct sunlight, creating subtleness and making it not so overbearing right away.

Prefect Coral red hair color
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#41: Perfect Coral Red

Coral hair color is a beautiful choice for an all-over hue. Coral is the perfect combination of all the warm tones and suits many skin tones. Red tones do tend to fade more quickly, so you’ll need to regularly visit your hair salon.

Color Melted Auburn Red Hair Coloring
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#42: Color Melted Auburn Red Hair

Try auburn red hair that features a copper color melt. It gives a vibe à la Christina Hendricks. While coloring your red hair, keep it safe by using the best products recommended by your trusted stylist.

Picture of a short dark red hair
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#43: Vivid Red Highlights

Vivid red highlights next to an edgy ombre are vibrant! I highly recommend you use color-safe products to keep your color vibrant. Don’t worry about the black roots because you’ll have no problem with the grow-out.

#44: Stunning Dark Ruby Red

A dark ruby red balayage will leave your tresses looking edgier and dimensional. Style your hair with subtle waves, finish it off with a shine spray, and see how your color pops out even better. This shade is a chic option if you’re a lady with dark hair and want to embrace a fiery look now as a redhead!

Deep sandy red shade for women over 50
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#45: Deep Sandy Red for Women Over 50

The deep sandy red is ideal for women over 50 as it adds character and edge to the woman wearing it. It needs a good quality of hair to shine and exude luxury. Moisturizing care products and color-enhancing masks are vital for the upkeep.

Spicy Mahogany With Blonde Highlights
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#46: Spicy Mahogany With Blonde Highlights

Mahogany with blonde highlights is a low-maintenance color with a bit of spice! Warmer hair colors like mahogany are absolutely stunning. Ask your stylist to keep the mahogany base through your hair. Then add in copper balayage pieces to give it a nice dimension. Red tends to fade faster than other colors. I recommend you touch up your balayage every 4-6 months.

#47: Gorgeous Scarlet Red Balayage

A scarlet red balayage on brown hair is a glorious pigment and looks gorgeous if you have long tresses.

scarlet red hair color
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#48: All Over Scarlet Red

An all-over scarlet color is a fierce one-color application that adds the illusion of highs and lows in your hair. If you’re considering going for a scarlet tone definitely need to know a few things. First, this can bring out beautiful undertones in your skin that you’ve never noticed. There are many different shades, ranging from coppery red to violet-red or true red. Next, they fade fast, so get a good shampoo to not over-cleanse that new pretty tone right off your hair strand. Hair like this needs a touch-up every 4-6 weeks. Also, it’s normal for these tones to stay a bit on the outside of your hair shaft especially if you go a semi. Seeing your color runoff in the water when washing or bleeding onto towels is very normal, so grab some old ones or dark ones!

The best natural redhead
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#49: The Best Natural Redhead

There are lots of ways your colors can enhance your natural hair color. This natural color is a modern take on the shag cut for long hair. You could air dry with some salt spray and still have a messy finish.

#50: Deeper Red Lowlights

Deeper red lowlights create a rich hair color that ladies will drool over. Its flattering reddish tone appears perfect if you have short, thick hair. Subtle choppy layers will accentuate your hair color even better.

Magenta red hair
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#51: Funky Magenta Red

Magenta red can be super fun. The deep cranberry hues give it just enough subtleness for something a little funky. This color creation is a mix of depth and vibrancy together. I suggest you pre-book with your stylist every 6-8 weeks to keep this color fresh. If you want a hair color like this dyed magenta, dry shampoo is your best friend. The less you wash it, the longer your color lasts.

#52: Vibrant Garnet Red for Short Hair

Garnet red for short hair screams vibrancy. Ask your stylist for a reddish tone on your first visit. Then ask for a plum tone during your second visit. This garnet hair color is amazing for that instant uplift to your hair. It’s a high-maintenance color that needs to be topped up with toners.

Beautiful Cherry Red Balayage
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#53: Beautiful Cherry Red Balayage

A cherry red balayage looks beautiful with red highlights painted over copper-red hair.

#54: Dyed Poison Apple Red

A dyed poison apple color adds brightness to your face. If you want such a color, you must be willing to use professional products. Try a pigmented shampoo and conditioner for maintaining the hue like Davines Red Alchemic System. Dyed reds look great on women with pale skin, and women who don’t have pinkish tones in their skin.

#55: Feminine Merlot Red

A merlot red is a deep, true wine color with bright balayage pieces. The pieces are painted throughout your ends and in front to frame your face. The depth of this hue allows it to complement most skin types. This merlot shade is also perfect to bring out some stunning green eyes! A bright reddish color can be pulled off on many hair types, but it’s best paired with healthy hair.

#56: Burgundy Red with Hints of Purple

A burgundy red is very pretty. Your hair color should be touched up every 6 to 8 weeks to maintain vibrancy. If you have burgundy undertones in your skin, this color will enhance those. I suggest you use Joico Lumishines and Schwarzkopf colors (and Olaplex) to create this shade.

Western Europe Reddish-Brown
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#57: Western Europe Reddish-Brown

A Western Europe reddish-brown base color is broken up with copper highlights. It’s ideal if you don’t want to settle with old dark or brown hair. Warm shades give the skin a much-needed glow. This color is perfect if you want to lighten up previously red hair. Microfine copper highlights both lighten up the overall color, but it gives the old color a pop! When it fades, it can look very similar to Amy Adam’s hair color. Copper really suits women with reddish-brunette hairstyles. But, other shades also include red copper, bright copper, and strawberry blonde.

Popular rusty brown red
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#58: Popular Rusty Brown Red

A rusty color looks great on a dimensional redhead. Just add brighter pieces and a strong baseline. It’s for you if you want an edgy look and are willing to upkeep the dimensional color.

Head-Turning Light Auburn Hair
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#59: Light Auburn and Blonde

Light auburn hair never fails to make heads turn. Toasted hair colors like this can be achieved with an ombre technique.

Medium Copper and Irish Red
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#60: Medium Copper and Irish Red

Medium copper plus an Irish red is a ginger color that will make you want more warm hues. A fiery red glow looks amazing if you have medium hair.

Commonly Asked Questions:

  • Red hair is so rare since it skips a generation. 1 to 2 percent of people have red hair. Not very often you will see a person with natural red hair.

  • Redheads go blonde or whitish with age, but not grey. Their pigmentation fades with time as a person ages. Hair follicles just simply stop producing pigment causing the hair stands to turn white.

  • Redheads have a combination of red, orange, and brown hair. It varies, as some people look more red than orange due to the pheomelanin, the higher the pheomelanin the darker the red hues.

  • Yes, red hair does fade with age, leading it to fade into coppery rose gold tones then eventually white. Redheads retain their pigmentation longer than any other shade, no need to stress it will take a while before it starts fading.

  • Red curly hair is extremely rare, less than 2 percent of the population. Red hair has thicker strands which may be a reason why it's curly. Approximately 15 percent of humans have curly hair. It all comes down to genetics.