For centuries red has been the color of passion, lust and warmth. As a result, adding a pop of red to your locks or simply letting your natural fiery hair shine is an instant way to turn heads in any crowd. This season, however, red hair is getting even better. The dazzling hair color has been taken up a notch with the addition of ombre effects. Bold and flirty, these on-trend looks are worth trying. So if you’re ready to channel your inner screen mermaid or Disney princess with a bold new shade, just try these looks. Here are the most stunning red hair ideas for fiery women.
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1. Ombre Red Straight Hair
For an elegant and sultry look that will turn heads, opt for a straight red ombre hairstyle. Dark red fading to light blonde is particularly striking with this style, but be aware that extreme contrasts can look harsh on straight locks. For a seriously seductive look, pair your red straight hair with black winged eyeliner and luscious red lips.
2. Long red ombre hair
If you’re going to make a statement with a beautiful red ombre style, you might as well make a big one. Growing out your hair long is one way to enhance your fiery locks. With long hair comes not only hordes of admirers, but also endless styling possibilities. Experiment with red carpet waves, Rapunzel braids, and low, textured ponytails to find the best way to show off your hair.
3. Fire Red Ombre Hair
Steal the hearts of everyone who crosses your path with this stunning mermaid hairstyle. The sizzling fire red ombre hair features glossy red roots that gradually fade to fiery orange before fading to a bright yellow at the ends. Like moths to the flame, onlookers will be drawn to the light of this striking hair color.
4. Purple Red Ombre Hair
If you are a woman who likes to be unique, a red and purple ombre hairstyle is for you. This very cool color combination exudes confidence and shows that you are not afraid to stand out from the crowd. As such, this modern and artistic look is a great way to express your individuality.
5. Red to Blonde Ombre Hair
While red is the color of passion and rebellion, the saying goes that blondes have more fun. Although nowadays the color of a woman’s hair is hardly a judge of her character, why not play stories and combine the best of both worlds. For a look that will instantly turn heads, red to blonde ombre hair is the way to go.
6. Natural Red Hair with Ombre
For a stunning way to enhance your natural red locks, incorporate warm golden honey tones on your ends. This color combination will let your beauty shine through while looking natural and effortless. If you weren’t born with copper hair, however, you can create the illusion of a natural red ombre by going for a dark orange or ginger tone on top before blending into a lighter shade of red or brown below.
7. Red to Pink Ombre Hair
Let your bold and flirty personality shine by asking your hairstylist for a red to pink ombre hair color. Picking up on one of this season’s best color combinations, the pairing of fiery red and bright pink is both flirty and playful. Therefore, you can enhance the charming nature of this color combination by styling your hair in soft waves or bouncy curls.
8. Dark Red Ombre Hair
While dark red will always be a great alluring hair color for women, adding ombre will kick things up a notch. When selecting a color, there are no limits. Transitioning to a dark blonde or golden color will create a beautiful, natural ombre while dark blue or purple ends will evoke an aura of mysticism and intrigue.
9. Bright Red Hair Ombre
Stop the traffic with a flamboyant bright red ombre hairstyle this season. To add depth to this look, keep the roots dark and color the mid-lengths of your hair a bold and dramatic red. Finally, smudge the ends in a slightly lighter red for more emphasis and allure.
10. Inverted Red Hair
Typically, ombre hair is darkest at the roots and becomes lighter towards the ends. This gradual transition from dark to light is what makes the ombre style instantly recognizable. If, however, the hair goes from light roots to dark ends, you have created a reverse ombre. This fresh take on the trend is a great way to add drama and individuality to your look. There are several ways to create an inverted red ombre. The most typical is to leave the hair on top a brilliant red then fade to a sultry black. Another option is to dye the roots white, blonde or light orange with the tips a deep red tint.
11. Fire Red and Black Ombre Hair
Like a mystical phoenix rising from the ashes, this style is bold and beautiful. It creates the illusion of flickering flames licking their way along your hair. ‘Scorched’ black roots turn dark brown before fading into bright red. Then the bright red fades to a burnt orange before ending in a yellow glow. Without a doubt, this fiery style will brighten up any room, while hiding dark roots.
12. Red and Orange Ombre Hair
Unleash your inner femme fatale this season with a red and orange ombre hair update. Built to dazzle, this fearsome combo flaunts confidence and a sense of adventure. To strike the perfect balance between wild sophistication, keep the red tones on the darker side while opting for a bright orange underneath.
13. Red to White Ombre Hair
Chain George RR Martin’s famous series “A Song of Ice and Fire” (better known as Game of Thrones) with red to white ombre hair. This stunning juxtaposition incorporates fiery red hair on top that blends into a frosty white ombre. Luckily, whether your hair is short or long, curly or straight, this hair color looks amazing.
14. Red Ombre Curly Hair
Add emphasis to your red ombre hair by letting your curls go wild. The added texture will allow the light to show off the depth of the color in the shadows. If your hair is naturally straight and straight, a curling iron and texturizing spray will have your fiery locks looking fiercely curled in no time.
15. Red to Blue Ombre Hair
For a mystical, darker take on the red-to-white ombre look, a red-to-blue ombre similarly combines opposing elements. Bringing fire and water together, this ethereal style works best with darker dyes and bouncy curls. The result is a gorgeous mermaid style that’s perfect for the colder months.
How do you do red ombre hair?
The best way to achieve red ombre hair is to consult with your colorist, as they will have the tools and skills to achieve the look you want. The technique often involves lightening the hair first and applying the different colors to the different sections of hair. The dye is painted using different brush angles, different heights and combing techniques to ensure good saturation and color change to achieve a smooth blend.
Is ombre ruining your hair?
Ombre is a technique for dyeing your hair, and every time you chemically modify your hair, there will be damage. Often the shade needs lightening because you are mixing lighter and darker colors, and bleach is particularly harsh. There are ways to minimize the damage, like slowing things down if going from very dark to very light. Follow-up using nourishing treatments, regular conditioning, and frequent trims will also help maintain the integrity of your locks.
Is ombre hair still in style in 2020?
Ombre hair is here to stay. It’s a great way to incorporate different colors as it can be both subtle and bold, depending on how brave you are. If you’re looking to add a bit of color but aren’t sure, you can do a short ombre at the ends of your hair. Alternatively, it is also brilliant for showcasing large, bright and vibrant colors such as red, black, and pink.
Are Ombre and Balayage the same thing?
Ombre and balayage are different. Ombre is a coloring style that graduates shades from one to another. The color change occurs at about the same height and is well mixed, but it is clear that there are two different colors. Balayage, on the other hand, uses different colors, but the technique hand paints vertically and more randomly, so there is less definition between colors, giving a more natural effect.
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