The following post was written by Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti of How to be a Redhead and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty. How to be a Redhead focuses on fashion and beauty looks for women with red hair.
This season, Fall fashion is all about the unexpected: simple yet elegant looks with a twist that makes the outfit stand out among the rest. Since How to Be a Redhead focuses most on what complements redheads, know that metallics, deep green, purples, and blues are some of the best choices for Fall outfits. But ladies with blond and brunette locks will look just as ravishing when rockin' these colors, too.
This NYFW, try these simple tips for a fabulous look:
1. Sparkle Top: This is one of the best investments a girl can make because it can pretty much accompany any outfit, whether it's day or night.
2. Patterned Pants: These great J.Crew straight-leg satin pants are a must have! Not only are they unexpected, but they make a look appear high fashion without the cost.
3. Simple, Loud Accessories: Match your outfits with a simple but colorful belt and rock some amazing shoes.
4. Beauty Tips: Hair and makeup always complete an outfit, so they can't be forgotten. Simply rock a great eyeliner, colorful lip, and some bronzer. For your hair, use big rollers to get loose curls.
All that's left is confidence. No look is complete without it. Rock your fashion and (red) hair this Fashion Week! Fashion stylist: Andrew Reynolds. Hairstylist: Kiera Doyle.
If Hollywood is any indication, red is the most coveted hair color for Spring, with Rachel McAdams and Dianna Agron among the latest celebrities to take a walk on the fiery side. Redken's Creative Consultant For Color, Tracey Cunningham, explains she's constantly getting requests for Bryce Dallas Howard's stunning red mane, too. "Redheads will welcome the Spring and Summer months with more intense, dark vibrant reds," Cunningham says.
If you're looking to go red this season, bring photo examples of the color you want to the salon, along with the colors you don't want. And be sure to mention to your colorist that you prefer golden tones, which, as Cunningham conveys, give a more natural-looking quality to the hair. Already gone red? Try ombré, then. "The trick for a redhead is to keep it golden or strawberry on the ends," she says.
Don't forget to keep your gorgeous red color looking its best with our favorite color-preserving picks!
Your hair color can have a big impact on the colors in your makeup palette, and that's why Mark celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles recommends different hues for blondes, redheads, and darker-haired beauties. Consider this your personal color-coded key to mastering the Spring makeup trends based on your hair color.
According to Stiles, the fair-haired bunch should turn to purple pastels to liven up their seasonal makeup palettes. Powdery lavenders or a more vibrant violet will accent the golden tones of the hair. She also recommends adding a touch of bronzer on cheeks to fake a sun-kissed glow.
For those with darker hair and lighter skin tones, Stiles recommends bright corals and peach colors, because they're the perfect neutrals. "It's not as girlie as pink, but not as grown up as red," she explains. Want something more eye-catching? Go for a spot of jade or turquoise eyeliner, which looks especially striking for darker-haired women with deep or olive complexions.
Generally, redheads are discouraged from wearing bold red lip color, but Stiles believes it's a rule to be broken. Match your blazing hair with an equally fierce lipstick hue. "A red-orange lip looks more modern on a redhead," Stiles says.
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Disney Pixar's movie Brave features one courageous ginger as the main character, so we rounded up 10 expert-approved tips for glamorous redheads. We quizzed Eva Scrivo, L'Oréal Professionnel ambassador, celebrity colorist, and redhead herself, all about her insider secrets for fiery locks.
1. Use shampoo with citric acid before coloring.
"It removes the residue and build-up on the hair from products, pollution, and previous color," says Scrivo. "It prepares strands for a successful coloring process." Look for it in the shampoo's ingredients.
2. Get a clarifying treatment at the salon.
Without a prewash, freshly dyed red hair can end up dull at the roots and brassy at the ends. To avoid an uneven look, Scrivo says to ask your colorist for a clarifying treatment first.
3. Prolong color with sulfate-free and mild surfactant products.
"The molecular structure [of red hair] is slightly larger, so [dye] does rinse out of the hair more quickly," explains Scrivo. Solve this problem with a shampoo and conditioner that is sulfate-free and contains mild surfactants.
4. Stay away from deep treatments.
Scrivo recommends using lightweight conditioners and avoiding masks postcolor. "When you're using heavy products or leaving formulas in overnight, it removes color molecules out of the hair," she adds.
Get six more expert tips for redheads when you read more.
Keep in mind that Emma, a natural blond, likely has to go through a more involved process at the salon to achieve such a rich tone, so only try this color at home if your hair is a shade or two darker or lighter than the box color. And to maintain your new vibrant hue, try washing your hair less often, use cold water when possible, and refresh as needed with a color gloss.
Scarlett Johansson attended the D23 expo over the weekend to talk about her upcoming film The Avengers. Ever the hair color chameleon, the actress sported a deep auburn hue that she matched with a poppy-colored dress and bright coral lip gloss. Though it can be difficult to find makeup shades that complement red hair, Scarlett's look was a bold choice that is easy to emulate. See three lip colors that work best for redheads when you keep reading.
Only one percent of the human population has naturally red hair, but the myths, stereotypes, and beliefs surrounding the color are incredibly varied. Humans have been obsessed with redheads since the mutation that causes the color showed up between 20,000 and 100,000 years ago, and the fascination hasn't waned with time. Check out the amazing history of red hair and find out which cultures would worship your ginger hair, and which might burn you at the stake.
While the exact color she wants still remains a secret, earlier today when Katy appeared at a Toronto Sears promoting her fragrance, Purr, she was sporting this vibrant copper shade (and kitty ears, of course). Do you think it's working for her, or should she go back to her naturally blond roots?