27 Blazing Hot Red Ombre Hair Color Ideas

Red ombre hair colors

A red ombre hair color is when the hair is dyed with red and another color that gradually blend from one to the other. Typically, it will start with a darker red at the top of the head and gradually get lighter towards the ends of your hair.

It really is a unique and modern twist on the classic highlighting technique that puts in warmth and finesse together in your locks. Stylists and celebrities are head over heels with this hair color mainly because of its abilities to offer a ton of movement to your strands and grab the attention of everyone around you!

Red Ombre Hair : A Multitude of Shades

Depending on your desired aura, you can opt for subtle rosy and raspberry hues or bold copper and cherry red tones. Reds totally are amazing because of the endless variations of colors in its palette!

Whatever color of roots you choose, either your natural blonde or brunette tresses, reds always blend in easily to make your tips appear thicker and healthier. If you’re up for a challenge, choosing a reverse ombre by starting with ruby red roots is another astonishing option.

Get ready to transform your look to a warmer, brighter, and more passionate one! Show off your fiery character with one of these up-to-date red ombre colors that we’ve rounded up just for your inspirational needs!

Copper Hair

Copper Ombre
Instagram @bell_thestylist

Be ready to create some fall-inspired colors any time of the year! Notice how the bright pieces contour the texture and waves for a really gorgeous movement.

Fire Red Ombre Hair

Fire Red ombre
Instagram @rachel1988xo

A new hair craze that will get you feeling hot – this crimson to orange blend will surely brighten you up and give your mane its needed warmth and depth.

Strawberry Red Ombre

Strawberry Red ombre
Instagram @aliceaddamshairart

This features a chocolate-dipped berry color melt that appears super flattering even on a short one-length straight bob. This dye job will leave you with no worries even if your hair grows out!

Dark Red Ombre

Dark Red ombre
Instagram @hairstylistjutta

This cherry cola color melt allows you to grow your black mane without literally needing to do any maintaining! Aside from that, it would look as lovely and dimensional on any length and hairstyle you’ll create.

Violet Red Ombre

Violet Red ombre
Instagram @peachypjayyshair

If you’re the type of gal who likes just a little commitment, this dark wine hair is totally for you. It’s sexy and deep, and will surely give your tresses a sense of dimension.

Cherry Red Ombre

Cherry Red ombre
Instagram @nikkiscandalous

Get the pop you’re craving for! This sweet and deep ruby mane accentuates the softness of your hair especially when styled with waves and curls.

Auburn Ombre

Auburn ombre
Instagram @myhairstylistnancy

Autumn is in the air with this rich dark to light golden blend! Keep your mane in its prime by styling it with texture and curls, bringing out a two-toned radiance in every strand.

Red Purple Ombre

Red Purple ombre
Instagram @shear_artistry_by_katie

A vivid red purple ombre never fails to liven up natural dark hair. As long as you give it the right maintenance, this outstanding hairstyle is sure to serve you best!

Rose Gold Ombre

Rose Gold ombre
Instagram @kimstylesme

This is an unparalleled beauty served best with a royal pink hue. Flowing locks styled in messy curls show off these colors, a look that stays elegant day to night.

Dark to Light Burgundy Ombre

Burgundy ombre
Instagram @beautyby_brittanyjean

Drown into that bitter-sweet wine color and give your hair the ultimate fade makeover! Trendsetting and wearable, this red-violet ombre can be worn with any cut and type of hair.

Brown to Red Ombre with Short Hair

Brown to Red Ombre with Short Hair
Instagram @styling_edge

Q&A with style creator, Vita Zelenskiy
Cosmetologist @ Blades Design Group in Spokane, WA

How would you describe this look?

This features an auburn/burgundy ombre finished with an edgy A-line cut. A very easy style and yet, very fun one as well!

The thing I like most about this look is that it is very easy to work with. You can wear it with natural hair texture, you can wear it curly, you can wear crimped, or even sleek straight. There’s no wrong way to style this haircut.

With the burgundy reds being balayaged instead of put as an allover color, you won’t see a hard line as the hair starts growing out. It grows out softly and blended, extending the life of your color and making it easy maintenance. It’s such a rich and shiny color! Full of depth and dimension, it captures the eye with its cool tones and its vibrancy!

Any advice for someone considering it?

The cool thing about this haircut is that it fits any face shape and hair texture. You can wear it in both a sleek polished style, or sass it up and make it fun with volume and texture.

Also, it is a very flexible style. What I mean by that is almost anyone can wear it. Older, or younger, curly hair or straight, thicker or finer hair. The bluntness of the cut gives a lot of fullness to the haircut while the layers in the back give it the volume. The length in the front and the sharp edge allows even women with a round face shape to wear this cut because it elongates the face structure. You really can’t go wrong with a sharp A-line.

However, I would probably advise people who have fine hair around their face to be careful with this cut because the hair around the face is what really makes that dramatic edgy look. If your hair is too fine in the front, you may not get that sharp edge.

This haircut can fit almost any lifestyle. If you need some quick and easy style in the morning. Because the hair is very short in the back, it’s very low maintenance. In order to style it in the morning, you can easily get away with just curling a few pieces in the front and top (or straightening), and you’re good to go. You can spend as much time as you want, or as little time as you want to style the cut. Also if you’re one of those people who need to pull your hair back away from your face every once in a while, the length in the front is usually long enough that you can do so.

For styling products, one can use a volumizing medium hold mousse to help hold styles or add volume to the crown, and texture products like sea salt sprays, wax sprays, or hairsprays can be used to have some fun with the haircut to give it some sass and fun! Using a leave-in conditioner can help give the hair come softness and manageability as well as giving the hair heat protection.

As far as color goes, like I’ve mentioned, I love that this ombre is an easy maintenance color because it grows out softly. I would mention though to keep in mind that reds do tend to fade with time, so using a color protecting shampoo and conditioner is highly advised.

Also, if you are a person who likes to change up your hair color quite often or there’s a possibility that you’d like to go back to being blonde your next visit, maybe this hair color isn’t for you just because stripping red out of hair can be a process that may take more than one visit.

Reddish Brown Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Kayla Maylene
Independent Hairstylist @ House of Color in Colorado Springs, CO


How would you describe this look?

This is a red ombre. This guest, in particular, had previously had her natural medium brown into a rose gold blonde ombre but wanted to change it up for fall. I love the richness about it, and it’s a fairly low maintenance color with the red being on the more natural side.

Any advice for someone considering it?

When choosing a red shade it is super important, like with any color, that you find the right shade to complement your skin tone. My guest has a slightly olive complexion, so I didn’t want to choose a red that was too bright. It needs to be more muted with a hint of violet to complement the green and yellow undertones in her skin.

Sometimes reds can be even higher maintenance than blonde! It’s important that you choose the right products to go with your new look. Both Joico and Watercolors make vibrant red and copper shampoos to help keep your red looking fresh at home.

Red Ombre on Black Hair

Red ombre on Black Hair
Instagram @hbstudio502

Q&A with style creator, Jeniffer Garcia
Hairstylist @ Hidden Beauty Studio in Richmond, TX


How would you describe this look?

This style is more of an ombre that is very nice and melted from dark to red with no harsh lines. That’s what I like about the style and also that it’s less maintenance and make the hair very healthy.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The color is for every client, and I tell my client you don’t know if you like it till you try it! Color can always be fixed. Use something color safe. For maintenance, the water has to be cool because if you do hot water, the color will fade easily.

Dark Brown to Raspberry Red Ombre Hair

Raspberry Red ombre hair color
Instagram @heiravl

Q&A with style creator, Emily Rexford
Founder @ Heir Studio in Asheville, NC


How would you describe this look?

This look is great for someone who can come in every 6-8 weeks to refresh and invests in their hair color with salon products. The magenta ends are flattering for most skin tones and fade beautifully.

I used Schwarzkopf vibrancy to lessen the line of demarcation when her natural color starts to grow out and ease in lifting down the line and pearlescence to ensure longevity. I used a 1.25″ barrel iron to style and finished with Pureology’s soft finish hairspray to give shine and light hold.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Just about everyone can rock this look! You just want to make sure you can keep it up.

Red to Brown Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Carina Daisey
Hair Designer @ The Salon at Ulta in Paso Robles, CA


How would you describe this look?

It resembles a Fiery Fall Sunset! What I really love about this color and cut is that it sparked my interest in playing with red and orange hues. I used to shy away from anything warm and stuck to the cooler side of the color wheel.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think this would be a great color combination to experiment with if you naturally fall on the red spectrum but always wanted to add something fun and new to it! Of course, it can also be for anyone who’s interested in changing up their look or just wanting to add some spice to their look.

Dark Brown to Red Ombre

Dark Brown to Red ombre hair
Instagram @allykfrank

Q&A with style creator, Ally Frank
Advanced Cosmetologist / Color Specialist in Cincinnati, OH


How would you describe this look?

This look is an exciting twist to the classic ombre. This color was created using a custom combo of Redken Color Fusion and Shades EQ Cream lines. The technique used was the classic ombre technique, with a bit of a twist specifically for this client and her desires. My personal favorite thing about this color is the dimension created throughout this beautiful red ombre.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Any client who sits in my chair and says she is thinking about a color like this, is usually not a surprise to me, only because deep down I can see the fire in them! In most cases, when the following is explained and they are still on board, I am totally down for a transformation like this! Yas queen! Let’s do it!! And let me customize this color specifically for you!

The advice that I would give any client, as I did this client in particular, is that this look will take maintenance in all aspects. First and foremost if we decide that this is the look for the client, we need to talk about hair care. Shampoo/conditioner and styling products, as well as heat protectants, are a must for this look. Without them, I cannot guarantee the longevity of this color service.

Next would be maintaining the actual color service itself. If the client wants to keep this color maintained, I will need her to pre-book her appointment 4-5 weeks out to ensure that this color stays vibrant through the ends and that her regrowth is taken care of.

Red Orange Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Rourke
Stylist @ RO Style Indie Hair Lounge in Tampa, FL


How would you describe this look?

This hair color is a beautiful red ombre. She is styled with a 1.25″ Hot Tools Pro Marcel Iron. What I love most about this hair is the saturation of color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would recommend this to a client who is looking for that wow factor. This look should be maintained every 6 weeks and maintained at home with color safe shampoo, conditioner, and weekly treatments.

Light Brown to Red Ombre

Light Brown to Red ombre
Instagram @shear_passion

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Cooley
Stylist / Colorist @ Cliché in Inwood, WV


How would you describe this look?

There is one word that automatically pops in my head when I look at this picture, and it’s freedom. When I look at the picture of my client’s hair it gives me such a “freeing” feeling. One is because she finally stepped out her comfort zone with color and two because of the way her hair is just carelessly blowing in the wind.

It’s so hard to choose my favorite thing about this picture. I’ve been working really hard the past year to grow as a stylist and really work on my styling, my color techniques, and my photography. I love everything about this picture because I feel like it really showcases how far I’ve come.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If I was having a consultation with someone and they brought this picture as a goal photo I would first tell them the red color on the ends is a semi-permanent and requires a lot of maintenance. I use Pulp Riot so I always recommend their color safe shampoo and conditioner and to wash in cool water. You also don’t want to wash your hair every day.

I would recommend them to use Pulp Riot’s dry shampoo between washing to also help them extend the life of their color. They must always use a heat protectant and low heat when styling their hair, preferably 300 degrees and below.

This kind of color draws a lot of attention as well so if you don’t like the attention I wouldn’t recommend this color. It’s also not great for people with thinner hair. ombres or color melts work best on thicker hair. This color is also not good for someone who tends to swim a lot because the color will strip out of the hair very fast with the chemicals found in a pool.

As far as the roots go we matched her back to her natural color for lower maintenance so depending on the person and their skin tone I would recommend staying with a color close to their natural one.

Merlot Wine Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Tracie Mallett
Licensed Hairstylist / Suite Renter @ Rubes Barbershop and Salon Suites in Menomonee Falls, WI


How would you describe this look?

I may be a bit biased but red hair is one of my favorite colors. I love everything about the red family which is why I love this look. This look is fun but safe: we have the deep natural brown root that softly blends into a deeper red then into that fun pop of red on the ends.

This look offers a lot to clients who want some fun color but aren’t quite ready to dive all the way into a bright bold color! I finished this look off with soft layers that allow for just enough movement whether she wears it straight or wavy. I’m a sucker for good waves!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I take many things into consideration when helping my clients choose a color within the color family they are looking for. Aside from my clients’ skin tone and eye color, to ensure their color will complement them overall, I also consider their personality and profession, as some reds may be outside of some employers image policies. I also consider hair length and I personally love ombre styles on medium length to long hair with soft layers for movement, as it really enhances the color.

Whenever doing reds on clients I also like to inform them of the upkeep and care that go along with it as they may need to adjust their hair care routine to accommodate their new color. Bright reds are beautiful but without the proper care, they may fade or dull faster than a more natural tone. Professional shampoo/conditioner and styling products are a must.

Black to Ruby Red Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Noelle Lucy
Master Stylist @ Salon 860 West in Orange County, CA


How would you describe this look?

I like to call this ombre something like a “Red Velvet Melt”. It definitely has that rich creamy violet/red depth to it, and I feel like it complements Leah’s intense Hazel eyes to a T.

As far as the cut goes, Leah has to wear her hair up a lot for work, so in turn, she needs a low maintenance style. We did a decent clean up on the ends while also cutting long layers around the perimeter. However, Leah is totally fabulous and we just felt like she needed a little something more. Enter those fabulous thick blunt bangs! I mean could they be any cuter on her? I happen to love a cute pony and some bangs!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Honestly, every stylist needs to remind her client that basically any shade of red is going to require maintenance. Luckily for Leah, her natural color isn’t too far off from the Joico cocktail I whipped up (5XR & 5RM). Leah also happens to have fabulous hair, and it usually obeys me in whatever I’m trying to do with it!

We’ve done everything from platinum blonde to unicorn shades on her, and she’s always rocked it! I do have to say, at least for the blunt bangs, I feel like that suits a fuller round/oval face a tad bit better. A slimmer face can drown with bangs these thick and blunt. Like I have mentioned previously (and this shouldn’t be a surprise to us), we can be in love with bangs one day and hate them the next, so prepare your guest for that fact.

Bangs are maintenance – they require styling daily. We can get over them quickly. However, they can also be our best friend. Currently, I’m sporting them as well, and I haven’t washed my hair in like 5 days, but my bangs have been washed daily and are on point!

Black to Red Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Hayley Crankshaw
Senior Hairstylist @ Pierre Alexandre in Manchester, UK


How would you describe this look?

I did this color on my little French work friend/colleague, Johanna! She wanted something different and I felt red would bring out her inner ‘wild side!’ Red is a fierce and strong yet classy color.

It’s pretty high maintenance but totally worth it. I assess the hair as I’m coloring it and tailor the aftercare products to not just their color, but hair type/texture and porosity! The first product I absolutely swear by is my best friend Olaplex! It doesn’t just help with keeping the hair in top-notch condition, but it also helps to lock in the red to prevent fading!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Using the balayage/ombre technique allows the hair to grow out without those nasty roots!

A lightener or bleach isn’t needed every time, so it’s maintaining the condition in each visit. It’s usually just a toner (demi/semi-permanent color) that is applied to the hair every month or so to deposit the red back into the hair.

Reds are usually more popular in trend around Autumn/Winter time, but I personally think that doesn’t matter! There is nothing more refreshing when a client is feeling spontaneous and allows you to create something purely off your own imagination, than just having a certain cut or color because someone else has it! It feels amazing knowing a client has that much trust in you! Plus, it makes it that bit more fun and exciting!

Red to Silver Ombre

Red to Silver ombre
Instagram @hairartistliz

Q&A with style creator, Liz Diriagoly
Stylist @ Barber Black Sheep in Lincoln, Lincolnshire


How would you describe this look?

To me, this is a fashion color ombre with permanent red on top and silver at the bottom – which comes to my favorite part – the multitude of upkeep options this style provides.

My client likes to switch it up every now and then but always sticks to her red roots (as she suits red very much). Having light blonde ends which we toned silver for this do gives her the opportunity to have a different color on the bottom half of her hair every time we touch up her roots. This combination was definitely my favorite so far, as it’s such a strong statement color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

High contrast colors with the stronger color on top require few washes, ice cold washes, and professional color shampoo for the color to stay where it belongs. Unless you’re willing to freeze your head and invest in some good shampoo and conditioner (my favorites for colored hair are Olaplex No.4 and No.5 or Joico Color Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner) and use dry shampoo for days on end, this look won’t be much good for you. However, if you’re determined to do so, high contrast ombres like these are so much fun and very expressive, and they can be combined with almost any cut and be adjusted for any color combination.

With this specific look it will take some time to place the ombre higher up when it’s growing out as the red is a permanent color and will require more than just one removal step for it to lift to a platinum blonde again, however my client is very understanding and we usually come up with a gorgeous color for the transition.

Long story short, this hairdo is definitely for you if you’re happy to invest time and money in your hair and it is a major accessory of yours! It’s fun, turns heads, and so versatile in the long run.

Subtle Red Ombre

Subtle Red ombre
Instagram @natfoxhair

Q&A with style creator, Natalie Fox
Hairstylist / Hair Extension Artist @ Moda Forte Boutique & Salon in Scottsdale, AZ


How would you describe this look?

This look is a blended red ombre or color melt on an asymmetrical bob. The coolest thing about this look is that it’s edgy but also very classy and can be worn on any age.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This color is great for someone with naturally dark hair because it will still blend as the color grows out since it starts dark and gradually becomes lighter toward the end. My client is in college and wanted red but I knew she wouldn’t be able to get back to the salon so this will still look good even if I don’t see her again for a few months.

The cut is a slightly asymmetrical A-line bob. It is best for clients with straight hair or clients who have the time and ability to style their hair straight. The asymmetry would get lost on very curly hair but can be styled with a curling iron to have a little bit of smooth curl. I love that any age or personality can wear this look.

It’s a little edgy but not too much so that it could still translate to a professional setting. It is very important to protect the integrity of hair in order to keep the red looking fresh so I highly recommend using a moisturizing and color safe shampoo and conditioner as well as a heat protectant and serum when styling.

Light Red Ombre

Light Red ombre
Instagram @saxonhairatx

Q&A with style creator, Rachel Saxon
Hairstylist @ VAIN Salon in Austin, TX


How would you describe this look?

Well, I love how vibrant the red turned out and the way the ombre blends with her natural to ensure an easy grow out process.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I always warn clients that reds are the fastest colors to fade, so if you want to ensure the vibrancy of the hair you need to make sure that you use salon quality shampoo (I love Kevin Murphy because it’s sulfate free) and not to wash your hair in hot water. Another thing to consider is coming in every 6-8 weeks for a toner refresh to really keep the ombre looking as good for as long as possible.

Bright Red Ombre

Bright Red ombre
Instagram @ciarasikes

Q&A with style creator, Ciara Sikes
Stylist @ Craft Salon in Royal Oak, MI


How would you describe this look?

This look is a candy apple red. The cut is a one-length bob that extenuates her face shape topped with some baby bangs. For this type of look, I will do a wet balayage for a smooth transition line, and that is my favorite thing about this look. It’s super fun and sexy at the same time!

Any advice for someone considering it?

It is a high maintenance color. I set them up with the right home-care and a take-home pot of color to touch up in between appointments. This look is perfect for anyone looking for something fun and edgy!

Candy Red Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Katie Rose
Hairstylist @ 3rd St Salon in Waterville, OH


How would you describe this look?

This look as a fun way to spice up red hair – definitely something unique about it. The loveliest about it is the transition of the red into copper. Reds and coppers go together like PB and J.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It is a mix of high maintenance and low maintenance. High because of the bright red and low because the ombre portion would only have to be red once or twice a year. Keep that in mind if you only want to get your hair done a few times. It’s good for lobs and longer! You definitely need the personality for this hair because it will attract attention!

Red and Blonde Ombre

Q&A with style creator, Jenn Keller
Hairstylist @ Blush Salon in St. Peters, MO


How would you describe this look?

This look features vibrant copper red ombre hair color. The greatest thing about this look is the transition between colors and how intense the reds are.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner. It’s important to have something that will preserve the vibrancy of the reds, while also nourishing the ends since they’ve been so lightened. My favorite is Color Keeper from Formula 18. This look is bold so it would be best on someone who isn’t afraid to stand out. It will require regular salon visits to maintain the look so be sure that will work for your schedule and budget.

Vibrant Red Ombre

Vibrant Red Ombre Hair Color
Instagram @serahdoeshairahh

Fiery red locks in two tones seem to be such a marvel to look at!

Pink and Red Ombre

Pink and Red Ombre Hair Color
Instagram @hannahroed

A purplish-red take on scarlet hair. The pastel pink ends really made this look a bit more fruity.