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How To Find Your Best Red Haircolor

“Out of the ash I rise with my red hair and I eat men like air.” - Sylvia Plath

There’s a reason fiery hair is correlated to an equally fiery personality. With less than 2% of the world's population being natural redheads, whether you’re ruby red or a copper blonde your mane will be sure to grab attention. If you aren’t part of the lucky 2% that hit the genetic hair lottery, you can call your stylist to change that! First determine if you’re looking for a subtle shift or a more vivid red tone. When determining what shades will be most flattering, there are a few things to keep in mind.

ginger cinnamon hair


Skin tone match:

Ginger or cinnamon haircolor shades like Christina Hendricks look best on fair, cool skin tones.

Get this haircolor:

The trick to keeping this color believable is making sure there is a balance of copper and gold in the hair. Avoid any abrasive “orange” tones

Make your haircolor last:  

To keep your hair fresh between appointments use a co-washer, like Biolage Cleansing Conditioners, that’s color friendly with zero sulfates.
auburn red


Classic and rich, auburn haircolor with flecks of a warm toffee highlight is a great way to transition a natural brunette to a warmer hue.

Skin Tone Match:

This color looks great on fair to medium neutral skin tones.

Get this haircolor:

Ask for some couple face framing highlights or a balayage service for some dimension. Gloss with Matrix Color Sync fort the perfect way to add a little holiday sparkle.

Make your haircolor last:

Opt for color safe shampoos, we love Biolage Colorlast Shampoo & Conditioner 
metallic red hair


Metallic shades are definitely still having their moment and it’s the perfect way to warm up your blondes. Transitioning your warmer honey blonde hair more bronzy hue is a great way to shake things up. Think Isla Fisher for a rosey metallic perfection.

Skin Tone Match:

Medium neutral skin tones look great in more pink-red shades.

Get this haircolor:

To experiment with a shade of rosé, try Matrix Color Graphics Lacquers in Light Pink and Light Peach for minimal commitment. An apricot shade flatters pink undertones in the skin.

Make your haircolor last:

Refresh color 4-6 weeks. Use color safe shampoo and rinse with cool water— hot water leads to faster color fading.
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Fire engine red hair has and will always stand out in a crowd. Typically, this tone comes from a bottle, it’s pigment sitting more on the cool side of red.

Skin Tone Match:

The brighter, bolder, more purposely “artificial looking” scarlet shades look best on medium to deeper skin tones, or characters like Jessica Rabbit and The Little Mermaid. They can be too over powering on fair skin.

Get this haircolor:

Keep in mind fashion shades generally require more maintenance and are more apt to lighten and wear. Cool deep garnet shades are flattering on those with undertones of yellow in their skin. “Double dipping” these shades, or in layman's terms, putting a top coat over your hair, using Logics Imprints followed by Biolage Sugar Shine Mega Gloss Treatment will give your hair a mirror like finish.

Make your haircolor last:

Using Total Results Color Obsessed haircare system will help protect the vibrancy of cherry hair.

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