Red hair is having a moment

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Red hair is fierce, and that's a fact. You only have to see the stars embracing their crimson-colours and the celebrities copy-catting their fiery shades to know...

Red hair has never been hotter. Whether you’re rocking a freshly-dyed redhead ‘do or embracing some stunning auburn locks, a shade of red hair is the most-sought after on the spectrum. Just take a look at the A-list.

Redhead du jour Lily Collins leads the way when it comes to natural red shades. As do actresses Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Christina Hendricks and Isla Fisher.

For more subtle cinnamon shades, French babe Joséphine de La Baume and Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman boast two of the best hues on the scene. While Blake Lively and Drew Barrymore prove the hottest shade of the year can be copied to perfection.

Brighter colours are also popular with celebrities. Everyone from singers Cheryl to Rihanna have indulged their creative sides at the salon, opting for more fiery reds. And who could forget the firiest of them all, Florence Welch, who regularly slicks on a lipstick in a similar shade before stepping out on stage to perform with her band.

Worried about your look getting stale? Do as Nicola Roberts does. The Girls Aloud star updated her mid-length locks by introducing a much softer sun-kissed tone towards the tips. The end result perfectly complemented Nicola’s porcelain skin which she began to embrace towards the end of her chart-topping group’s time in the spotlight.

How to choose the right shade of red:
Work with your natural skin tone. If your skin is pale, try lighter shades of red like ginger or strawberry blonde or go really rich in colour. If your skin is has golden undertones, go for shades with a hint of copper to keep warmth in your complexion. And if you have darker skin, try auburn shades of red or go for really popping, bright red.

How to go from blonde to red hair:
Luckily, it’s quite easy to transition form blonde hair to red, as your hair will pick up the red dye easily. Remember, if you have copper tones in your hair already, it will show up in the red too. So, if you don’t want copper tones, visit your hair colourist who will be able to counteract this. for you.

How to go from brown to red hair:
Because brown hair is darker than red, it’s slightly harder to achieve the exact red hair colour you want. Especially if you’re trying to do it at home. You will most likley have to go lighter in colour before you can go red. The best thing you can do for your hair is have Olaplex treatments in between to improve the quality of your hair, so it absorbs the colour more.

Take a look at our favourite naturally auburn stunners and those experimental redheads – we’re confident you’ll be booking in an appointment with your hairdresser after…

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