- For those with lighter red strands — Look for eyebrow products in honey, camel, ginger, or golden-red tones.
- For those with medium red hair — Try out a reddish-taupe, reddish-brown, or a burnt sienna shade.
- For those with darker red hues — Use auburn, deep reddish-brown, or dark brown colors.
- In a pinch? — Go with a universally flattering taupe, or custom blend your own shade using a palette containing multiple hues, like Lorac Take a Brow in Auburn ($22).
If you're confused about which red to pick to complement your red hair, don't fret. Get some tips on how to make a red lip work when you read more.
But when it comes to those with raven locks, why isn't there an official name designated for those with the darkest strands? Is it simply that black-haired is, in actuality, the most appropriate description? If you could give those with the darkest hair their own alias, what would it be? Ravenettes? Inkhairs? Blackheads? Nah, none sound quite right. Whether it's for virgin hair or it's dyed black, what's the best description you can conjure up?
If you've seen the South Park episode "Gingervitis," you know how Cartman feels about gingers, or fair-skinned, freckled redheads: they're less than human. While most people viewing the episode probably took it as, at best, a morality lesson about arbitrarily discriminating against others, and at worst a joke in poor taste (maybe both), it isn't so funny in real life.
A group of students in Calabasas, CA, instead decided to institute "Kick a Ginger Day" at their middle school, and proceeded to beat up some of their classmates. While this is an example of the worst sort of juvenile stupidity, it does point out the underlying prejudices redheads have to deal with, whether it's jokes about their "fiery tempers" or sexual harassment. Even Christina Hendricks's character Joan on Mad Men continuously gets called "Red" and has comments made about her. And in the UK, ginger discrimination is wel -known — to the point where redheads have been awarded settlements after workplace harassment tied to their hair color. What do you think about all this? Are there more pejorative connotations connected to having red hair these days, or are people just now paying more attention to a long-extant problem?
While pheomelanin can be found in light- and dark-skinned people, females tend to have more of this type of pigment in their skin than men do. Hence, you'll often notice a slightly more pink or reddish quality to a woman's body. Also note that pheomelanin is more concentrated on the lips, nipples, and girly parts.
Even though we all have at least some pheomelanin in our hair, if you're a redhead, you're loaded with it, as it's what is responsible for imparting those fiery reddish tones to your locks. But don't forget about blondes, however, as pheomelanin, thanks to its yellowish tones within, works to determine the pigmentation of golden-haired beauties, too.
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- Warm or cool?: If you have cool-toned hair, you probably have ashy brown, dishwater-blond, salt-and-pepper, silver, platinum, coffee brown, or bluish-black tones in your hair. If you've got warm-toned hair, perhaps you have golden blond, golden brown, copper, auburn, flat black, dirty gray, or strawberry blond locks.
- For cool tones: Frames that are black, pink, plum, blue, burgundy, purple, magenta, cool green (not too much yellow), dark tortoise, rosy, and white can be flattering for those with cool tones in their hair.
- For warm tones: Think red, warm reds, off-white, light tortoise, coral, warm green, gold, copper, peach, or khaki frames to complement warm-toned hair.
- A few more tips: Depending on the tone of the hair, black-haired beauties just might be lucky enough to wear whatever they like. Just like black clothing is so versatile, black hair can be, as well. For silver-haired folks, a bright pop of color is always flattering — even red or a bold purple. Just don't go too drab. For blond locks, consider a clear or whitish frame, and for brunettes, it's best to determine whether your undertones skew more ashy/cool or golden/warm before making a spectacle of yourself. (Sorry.)
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We're used to seeing Evan Rachel Wood with the pretty strawberry-blond hair she wears when playing vampire queen Sophie-Anne LeClerc on True Blood, but the other night at a Gucci flash-store launch, she was showing off this new, sexy auburn shade. We all know Rachel is no stranger to hair dye. Do you remember that last year, she went from blonde to dark brunette? But as a redhead, she's gorgeous either way. So tell us: which fiery shade do you think best complements her pale skin and light eyes?
Back in July, Jessica Alba lightened up her hair from brown with caramel-toned highlights to a somewhat flat blond shade that most of you weren't loving. We've seen the actress go back and forth with various shades of blond and brown before, but to my recollection, we've never seen her go red. Yesterday, after a trip to the salon, Jessica debuted her new red locks. What do you think about the switch? Is it a good one, or do you prefer her with another shade?