20 Celebrity Redheads Who Prove Just How Dreamy This Hair Colour Can Be

Red hair: Isla Fisher
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From ginger to strawberry blonde, I believe that anyone can find their perfect red shade. While this hair colour has often been maligned (never by us, we may add), it seems like this warm hue is finally getting the celebration it deserves, largely thanks to lots of celebrity fanfare. You don't need to be a born redhead to join in on the fun, because these days, colouring services and dyes are so high tech that getting natural-looking hair has never been easier. So if you're considering adding russet tones to your strawberry-blonde hair, thinking about turning your blonde strands into a shade of copper, or fancy adding a wash of rich auburn to your brunette locks, we've compiled a comprehensive list of the best celeb looks for you to show your hairdresser.

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Florence Welch

Red hair: Florence Welch
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There's a real brightness to Florence Welch's red hair, which flatters the pinky undertones in her skin. The wispy bits of her milkmaid braid remain true to her nonchalant style, and is a perfect stand-in for a classic headband. If you want to try this look yourself, find a balm or serum that will add definition to the braid, like Shea Moisture Shea and Capuacu Frizz Defence Gel Cream (£11).

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Lily Cole

Red Hair- Lily Cole

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Lily Cole is known for her natural red hair, and in recent years we've seen her experiment with different shades. While I doubt there's a shade she doesn't look spectacular in, I'm especially delighted by her natural auburn hue, and love that she's accessorized with a plum coloured lip.

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Zendaya

Zendaya- Red Hair

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Now here you'll find Zendaya sporting the red ombré of my dreams. Her wine-coloured locks elegantly turn into copper down to the tips of her hair, creating a warm, rich colour story. You might think that a bright-red sequined top could clash with these shades, but luckily, we have Zendaya to prove this assumption wrong.

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Blake Lively

Red Hair- Blake Lively

This dark strawberry blonde looks so incredible on the classically dirty-blonde Blake Lively. This shade makes her blue eyes positively pop, and the look is accented nicely with her peachy-pink lip. To get her mega-watt hair shine, try misting on a hair oil like Ouai's (£21).

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FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs- Red Hair

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FKA Twigs has always been a trendsetter, and the way she uses this bright-red hue to frame her face has me, once again, taking notes. She has kept her roots raven except for a few strands shaping her face, which are a gorgeous rust shade, matching the rest of her beautiful ombré.

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Scarlett Johansson

Red Hair-Scarlett Johansson

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Was this look inspired by her very own name? Scarlett's unfussy up-do is an elegant (you guessed it) scarlet shade. While her natural colour is light brown, we'd say Scarlett has truly served her name justice.

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Joséphine de La Baume

Red hair: Josephine de la Baume
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Want to give your light blonde locks a bit of a reddy hue? Take your inspiration from Joséphine de La Baume. We love that her face-framing locks and tips of her hair are loosely curled. If you try this look on your own (which we strongly encourage) keep the curls intact with JoiMist Firm Finishing Spray 09 (£13). It will get the job done, without the crunchy stiffness.

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Hani

Hani- Red Hair

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Kpop star and actress Hani is known to experiment with different hair colours, but this is one of our absolute favourites. Her long, silky waves and blunt bangs look absolutelty lovely in this dark copper shade, and the bright strawberry-pink lip contrasts beautifully, while being delightfully unexpected.

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Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer Red Hair

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How gorgeous are Keke Palmer's maroon braids? Whether she wears them down or in a high ponytail, as pitcured here, this regal hue brings a flair to any of her excellent looks. For years, Keke has been open and honest about her hair journey, and you can read her inspiring words here.

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Isla Fisher

Red hair: Isla Fisher
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Isla and red hair go together like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes— has there ever been a better pair? While Isla has sported different hues over the years, this dark ginger is one of our favourites. When paired with a classic emerald coloured earing, this look feels totally glamorous.

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Jessica Chastain

Red Hair- Jessica Chastain

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As one of the biggest Hollywood stars with red hair, Jessica Chastain always looks totally chic and polished. The slicked-back, tucked-behind-the-ears look gives an opportunity for her make-up to shine, including the sparkly mauve eyeshadow and bold raspberry lip.

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Riley Keough

Riley Keough- Red Hair

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Riley pulls off any colour she tries, but we're particulary obsessed with this curly copper look. If you're going to make the brunette-to-red switch like Riley, be sure to invest in colour-saving shampoo. We like Rossano Ferretti Parma's poetically named Splendido Color Maintenance Shampoo (£32).

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Sophie Turner

Red hair: Sophie Turner
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Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner famously had firey red hair when playing Sansa Stark, so it's exciting to see her sporting a lighter red hue. This gorgeous strawberry-blonde pairs nicely with her pale blue eyes.

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Emma Stone

Red hair: Emma Stone
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Emma Stone has always been one of our favourite redheads, despite the fact that she's a natural blonde! This short hairstyle held away from the face with an Alice band compliments her face shape, and the soft curls gives the overall look some volume.

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Rihanna

Rihanna- Red Hair

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While Rihanna has worn many different styles and hair colours over the years, this bold merlot hue still sticks out in my mind. This shade is so rich and intoxicating, and was the perfect match for Rihanna's bouncy curls.

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Amy Adams

Amy Adams- Red Hair

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While Amy Adams is known for her long, red locks, we like seeing them up in a sophisticated ponytail. While the ponytail itself is sleek and polished, there are some shorter, lovely whisps around her face and neck. This is defintiely not the high ponytail I'm sporting at the gym, but maybe I'll try it before my next evening out.

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Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks- Red Hair

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Want a true ginger colour? Then this hue sported by actress Christina Hendricks should be your guide. We love her soft waves and bangs, and she proves that bright red hair goes perfectly with an even brighter red lipstick.

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Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg- Red Hair

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Amandla Stenberg is no stranger to a pop of colour in their hair, from seafoam blues to deep purples to shimmering silvers. While we could go on and on, we want to highlight this stunning amber shade, which is perfectly accompanied by a deep red eyeshadow and lipstick.

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Connie Britton

Connie Britton- Red Hair

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It's not hyperbole to say that Connie Britton's golden, strawberry-blonde hair is famous (seriously, Google it), so adding her to the list was a must. While mimicking her exact mane may be impossible (but never say never!), we can share what products she uses to maintain her gorgeous locks.

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Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams- Red

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Michelle Williams has become known for her chic pixie cut. We usually see her sporting this cut as a platnim blonde, so it's fun to see her switch things up for this apricot shade. She's even dyed her eyebrows the same warm hue— now that's commitment!

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