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Red Hair Color Shades That are in Trend

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Red Hair Color Shades

We agree, red hair may be too-out-there for some of us. That said, there’s something so unmissable about this hair color. This fiery favorite is the most coveted and rightly so. Want in on the why? It’s effortlessly edgy and gives your skin a natural-looking flush. Think of it as a high-impact color that doesn’t beg for attention yet manages to look alluring.

To push your hair inspiration up a notch, we’ve uncovered the best red hair colors for you to bookmark. Well, don’t be surprised if you end up staying married to this hair color for much longer than you had anticipated.


Red Hair Colors

Magenta Red Hair Color

1. Magenta red hair color

Think of magenta as a color that is cut out for tresses of varied lengths across all ages. That explains why you’re seeing it everywhere. A warm tone at heart, it comfortably sits between red and blue to give a purplish-red shade. You know that feeling of instant regret when you try something a bit too dramatic? Well mark our words, this shade won’t make you feel you’ve gone ombreboard. Rich magenta hues for the win!

Paint your locks red with: Berina Hair Color Cream – Magenta

2. Burgundy red hair color

For some of us who are still trying to decide their first hair color, the real struggle can be choosing the right shade and the right intensity so it doesn’t seem too gimmicky. Call burgundy to the rescue. Want to know why? This versatile deep blend of brown and purple falls somewhere in between, perfect for the unsure as well as the bold. If you’ve been growing your mane for a while now, a burgundy twist will be a refreshing way to switch things up.

Burgundy Red Hair Color
Cherry Red Hair Color

3. Cherry red hair color

Meet red wine’s not-so-timid cousin. A welcome break from the dark reds, this peppy number is called the cherry red. This magnificent shade meant for the oh-so-bold really brings out the color of your eyes. Why go with this delicious cherry red? It will serve as a guaranteed head turner while also giving you an excuse to try new makeup looks. Please excuse us while we go cherry picking.

4. Copper red hair color

Positively electrifying, anyone? A far cry from the otherwise bright reds, the copper red adds a realistic dimension to your locks while keeping things fresh in tress town. You won’t be able to tell if it’s more red than brown or more brown than red and that is what makes it so mystifying. Oh, wait and did we tell you it gives major boss woman vibes? Hence, work friendly as well.

Paint your locks red with: Color Mate Hair Color Cream - Copper Red

Copper Red Hair Color
Dark Red Hair Color

5. Dark red hair color

From boardroom to the bar, this one’s got your back. A classier take on red, the dark red shade leans on the less vibrant red hair color spectrum. As you edge into warmer seasons, it’s a great excuse to indulge in darker dimensions that would dazzle in the golden streams of sunlight. None of the other shades that span the darker color spectrum can hold a candle to the dark red hue, because ANYONE can pull it off.

6. Cinnamon red hair color

Olive skin tones, the search is over for you. Cinnamon red is one of those hair colors that makes you want to shamelessly stare. Think beige meets brown halfway down the road. Spicy and comforting, It takes inspiration from its namesake spice. Besides, the mild caramel accents add a smooth finish to your locks. We’d say, if you’re torn between brown and red, you can have them both with this rather spicy red.

Paint your locks red with: Streax Hair Colour - Cinnamon Red 5.66

Cinnamon Red Hair Color
Mahogany Red Hair Color

7. Mahogany red hair color

If you’ve been playing around with the idea of a subtle color, say hello to Mahogany. It spans across a broad spectrum that includes red, brown and purple with each adding its own distinctive element to make your hair look refreshingly sultry. What makes it an even better pick? This dimensional hue is great for someone not looking to foray the super-edgy path. We think this fine shade is a keeper.

8. Purple red hair color

Is it purple? Is it red? Darling, it’s both. If you’re sceptical about being a complete redhead, cuddle your tresses with some purple. We’re talking about a hair shade that will get the likes and comments to start rolling in on social media. And yes, with the right execution of the highlights, you don’t have to worry about skin tone as this shade can lighten up your face and add an enviable contrast.

Paint your locks red with: Berina Hair Color Cream - Ruby Red

Purple Red Hair Color

Tips to take care of your red highlights

Taking care of your newly colored red hair color with highlights is essential if you want it to last longer. After all, you should make it worth the spend. Here are a few tips to get you started.

• Focus on applying color-protecting and shine serums. The pro-shine formulation is especially necessary if you’ve chosen a subtle red hair shade.

Nykaa Recommends: Mamaearth Onion Hair Serum

• Sulfate is a stealthy culprit that fades your red hair color faster. So, prefer sulfate-free formulated hair care shampoo and conditioners.

Nykaa Recommends: Schwarzkopf Professional Bonacure pH 4.5 Color Freeze Sulfate Free Micellar Shampoo

• It’s a known fact that frequent coloring may cause hair to become dry. This can be countered by ensuring your colored hair gets its dose of moisture. So, for deep-conditioning purposes, incorporate a hair mask in your hair care routine.

Nykaa Recommends: WOW Skin Science Hair Mask For Coloured and Treated Hair

• Try using color-balancing shampoos if you don’t want brassy hair replacing the cool red color on your hair. While you’re at it, reduce the number of times you shampoo your hair. This is because red hair color is quick to fade, especially with constant shampooing.

Nykaa Recommends: Wella Professionals INVIGO Color Brilliance Shampoo With Lime Caviar


1. How do you select the perfect red hair color with highlights that complements the skin tone? Should I go with red wine hair color?

The general rule is that shades that are a blend of red and purple complement fair and olive skin tones. Red shades with brown undertones suit warm and peachy complexions. So, if your complexion leans on the cooler tones, red wine should ideally look good.

2. What is the ginger hair color?

The ginger hair color is predominantly red with faint undertones of brown or purple. This warm color appears like a natural hue and as a result generally suits almost all skin tones.

3. What are some popular hair dyes for red hair colors?

Here’ a look at the popular red hair dye colors:

Garnier Color Naturals Creme Ultra Hair Color - Plum Red

Streax Hair Colour - Flame Red 0.6

Berina Hair Color Cream - Ruby Red

Iba Halal Care Hair Colour - Vibrant Red 3

Garnier Color Naturals Creme Hair Color - 6.60 Intense Red

Graceful Hair Colour - 5.6 Light Red Brown

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