Check out the season’s most sizzling red shades and find the one that suits you best!There really is a red out there for every one – it’s just a question of choosing the right shade for your skin tone.
If you are naturally blonde or have light brown hair and pale skin, a Lindsay Lohan-esque rose shade will add warmth and it’s an ultra modern take on those strawberry hues.If you’d rather opt for a darker shade with a sun-kissed effect, then go for spice – richer, spicier shades of red.
With highlights of tangerine and gold mixed in with copper slices, spice is a shade that adds glints of sunlight so your hair appears to be lit from within. Copper hair is a fabulous choice for English roses – Marcia Cross carries off her vibrant red locks to perfection. Crimson is a natural choice if you want to channel fashion’s current penchant for brights. While all-over crimson is really the preserve of the very brave, a flash of crimson looks great on darker tones.
Take inspiration from Ashlee Simpson’s full-on crimson locks, which complement her edgy style. A rich shade of wine is perfect for long lengths; ask for a deep red, all-over block color.
Finally, proving there’s a red for everyone, Rihanna adds a splash of burgundy to her crop for a subtle take on this must-have shade – this shade works best with olive skin tones. If going red means going darker, opt for a semi-permanent color to achieve a darker look.
Once you’ve got you new red, invest in a shampoo and conditioner designed to lock color into your hair – this will help your color retain its vibrancy for longer. Red shades ‘sit’ on the hair so every time you wash it, the pigment in the color will fade slightly. That’s why it’s so important to use products to help slow this down.