Celebrities With Red Hair

1Nicole Kidman

It’s true that only two percent of the population are natural redheads, but that doesn’t mean more women can’t enjoy this vibrant, energetic, head-turning hue. You just need to know how to pick the perfect shade of auburn, magenta, strawberry-blonde or orange-red for your skintone (learn how in our article on Red Hair Color and Skintone). See which celebrites get red right.

Hair color: Honey copper

Skintone: Light

Undertones: Warm

Why it works: Kidman’s hair moves between strawberry blonde and a more vibrant honey copper, which both compliment fair skin tones. Her trick is using warm red hues, which won’t wash out her light, golden skintone.

The science: Read about it in Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

2Karen Elson

Hair Color: Subdued scarlet

Skintone: Light

Undertones: Cool

Why it works: Elson tends to stick with a vibrant red that picks up the bright undertones in her skin, just as Nikki Ferrara of New York’s Sally Hershberger Salon suggests.

The science: Read about it in Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

3Marcia Cross

Hair color: Fiery Sienna

Skintone: Light

Undertones: Cool

Why it works: A bright, cool shade like this one complements Cross’s light skin instead of making her look too pale.

The science: Read about it in Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

4Christina Hendricks

Hair color: Fire-engine red

Skintone: Light

Undertones: Cool

Why this works: Hendricks’s color suits her so well because it picks up the rosy tones in her skin, giving her the confident radiance she is known for.

The science: Read about it in Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

5Amy Adams

Hair color: Strawberry blonde

Skintone: Pale warm

Why this works:  Strawberry blonde is the perfect color for fair skin, because it complements the skintone without making it look too pale.

The science: Read about it in Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

6Scarlett Johansson

Hair color: Burnished copper

Skin tone: Medium golden

Undertones: Warm

Why it works: The pink tones in Johansson’s skin can handle this sophistocated, deeper shade of red.

The science:
 Read about it in Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

7Julianne Moore

Hair color: Burn Auburn

Skintone: Light golden

Undertones: Warm

Why it works: Sometimes, the best hair color is the one that looks the most natural.  Here, Moore’s auburn hue contains plenty of brown, making the color look especially believable, and stunning.

The science: Read about it in Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

8Julia Roberts

Hair color: Golden copper

Skintone: Medium golden

Undertones: Warm

Why this works: Roberts’ red hair picks up the warm tones in her face to perfectly complement her skin.  A brown-based copper hue like this one gives depth and longevity, according to Kelly Van Gogh, of Kelly Van Gogh Hair Color, in our article Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

9Hayden Panetierre

Hair color: Russet

Skintone: Medium

Undertones: Cool

Why it works: Brown-based pigments tend to look very natural, and Panettiere’s medium skintone balances well with this darker color.

The science: Read about it in Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

10Raquel Welch

Hair color: Fiery honey

Skintone: Medium

Undertones: Warm

Why it works: Welch’s golden red hair color picks up the warm tones in her skin.

The science: Read about it in Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

11Cheryl Cole

Hair color: Ruby Cabernet

Skintone: Dark golden

Undertones: Cool

Why it works: Cole’s rich skintone responds well to saturated hues like this deep red.

The science: Read about it in Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

12Rihanna

Hair color: Pure crimson

Skintone: Dark golden

Undertones: Warm

Why it works: Rihanna’s bold, bright red color balances with her dark skin so that both shades complement each other.

The science: Read about it in Red Hair Color for Your Skintone.

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