Ginger, auburn, strawberry blonde—these words all have one thing in common: They're all used to describe red hair. While it's been often maligned (never by us, we hasten to add), it seems like this warm hue is finally being celebrated, largely thanks to a whole host of celebrities bringing the hair colour to the fore. You needn't have been born a redhead, as these days, colouring services and dyes are so high tech that getting natural-looking red hair has never been easier. So if you're considering adding russet tones to your strawberry-blonde hair, want to turn your blonde strands a shade of copper or fancy adding a wash of rich auburn to your brunette hair, we've compiled a comprehensive list of the best celeb looks for you to take along to your hairdresser.
There's a real brightness to Florence Welch's red hair, which really flatters the pinky undertones in her skin. And can we just talk about that milkmaid braid for a second? The wispy bits remain true to her nonchalant style, just look for a balm or serum that will add definition to the braid, like Shea Moisture Shea and Capuacu Frizz Defence Gel Cream (£11).
This dark strawberry blonde looked so incredible on the normally blonde Blake Lively. We especially loved it because it brought out her blue eyes, but for that mega-watt shine, try misting on a hair oil like Ouai's (£24).
While Scarlett Johansson is also blonde, she's opted for a slightly deeper strawberry version. The red lipand classic black liquid eyeliner is the ultimate in Hollywood glamour.
Joséphine de La Baume
Want to give your light blonde locks a bit of a reddy hue? Take your inspiration from Joséphine de La Baume.
This is a much darker look, but it's super pretty and perfect for those with dark eyes and pale skin.
As one of the biggest Hollywood stars with red hair, Jessica Chastain always looks totally chic and polished. The slicked-back look is also a seriously cool hairstyle, and the dark kohl around the eyes sets of the look perfectly.
A super-dark look is perfect for any brunettes who aren't sure how red they want to go. But make sure you invest in a good colour-saving shampoo, such as Rossano Ferretti Parma's poetically named Splendido Color Maintenance Shampoo (£37).
Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner proves you don't need to go full-on red, as we love this gorgeous strawberry-blonde colour on her.
Another natural blonde, Emma Stone has always been one of our favourite redheads. This short hairstyle held away from the face with an Alice band also suits her face shape.
Amy Adams's blue eyes really shine with this incredible colour.
Want a true ginger colour? Then this hue sported by actress Christina Hendricks is the way forward. We love how she's created these loose curls, which are probably the result of a large barrel tong like ghd's.
A deep red, almost auburn, colour like Rose Leslie's is definitely one for winter—and we have more dark red inspiration here. But if you plan on faking this sort of shade, do heed our advice: Invest in Oribe's Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray in Dark Brown (£27) to help disguise regrowth between appointments.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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