Saturday, November 24, 2012
Hair: Return of the Redheads
Long gone are the days of redheads facing negative stigma and bad press, it would seem this formerly neglected hair colour is making a comeback.
There’s a whole host of celebrities who have embraced their inner-red head, whether it comes naturally or not. So there’s no time better than the present to try out this shade for yourself. Need some inspiration?
Backstage at Badgley Mischka
A true orange shade was spotted backstage at the Badgley Mischka fashion week show.
Drew has experimented with a whole host of hair colours, but this rich, mid-red is a great look for her.
Emma Stone is always one of the first names that pops into our heads when we think of red heads. Whether its down and bouncy, or up and sophisticated, her red hair always looks in perfect, glossy condition.
To keep your locks looking as shiny as Florence Welch’s try John Frieda Radiant Red Shampoo and Conditioner, £4.69 each.
They work by helping red hair attract and reflect more light, and more light makes for a glossier, richer colour – perfect for those dark auburns and bold, vibrant reds.
Josephine de la Baume
We love Josephine de la Baume's soft copper hair which looks great in this beachy waves style.
Lana Del Rey
This soft brown-red warms up Lana Del Rey’s skin and is a pretty much fail-safe shade to try if you’re a bit nervous about going red.
'The more ‘natural’ shades are easier to wear and suit paler skin,' Andrew John, Colour Director at Percy and Reed recommends.
If, like Nicole Kidman, you opt for a strawberry-blonde, reach for Davines Alchemic Shampoo Copper £13.95 (0203 301 5449). This colour-specific shampoo will enhance your red hair, whether you were lucky enough to be born with it or not.Containing pure colour pigments, this shampoo will top up your colour whilst at the same time, nourishing and strengthening the hair – could a red head ask for any more?
If its bold and beautiful you’re after, try channeling your inner Rihanna and go for a bright pillar box red - a colour the star regularly embraces.
It’s great for making a statement but there’s nothing worse than colour that fades after just the first wash.
Ojon Colour Sustain Pro Fade Fighter, £25 is a weekly conditioning treatment that prolongs that ‘just-stepped-out-of-the-salon’ look.
Scarlett Johansson's rich mahogany is a great shade for brunette's who fancy trying out red hair. It will add a touch of warmth to brown hair without changing the colour too drastically.
Taylor Tomasi Hill
We love Taylor Tomasi Hill's fiery red hair. Its a statement-making shade that is perfect for warming the complexion in the winter.