15 Red Highlights Ideas Trending in 2023
If one of your new year’s resolutions is to experiment more with your hair, red highlights are a great way to go. Whether you’re a natural redhead looking to upgrade your red hair with highlights, or you’re a blonde or brunette looking to add more dimension into your look, there are different tones to suit all hair hues.
Scroll through for 15 ways to rock vibrant red highlights.
1. Copper showstopper
Have you ever seen a more aesthetically pleasing hair colour than this copper hue of dreams? Darker red roots blend in brighter flaming copper strands for a pop of brightness. Credit: @veyselciftciofficial
2. Rose brown
After far too long spent envying blonde friends with rose gold hair, there’s now a way for brunettes to get in on the rose-tinted fun. Adding a rosy pink tint to brown hair with red highlights, this Instagram-approved hue is already set to be one of this summer’s biggest hair colours. Credit: @foilingbeautiful
3. Two-tone red highlights
The dual copper and true red tones in this look complement each other like a dream and add dimension to straight hair. Credit: @andreathygesen
Editor’s tip: Tempted to give red hair with blonde highlights a go? Or maybe you’re aching to zhuzh up brown locks? Remember to invest in a wash and care set made for coloured hair. Infused with camellia oil, the TRESemmé Revitalise Colour Shampoo and Conditioner provides a gentle cleansing that won’t strip away your colour.
4. Red and peach ombre
Eager to make your gorgeous winter-red hair summer-perfect? Then give them a pretty peach ombre makeover (just like this redhead has done) and get ready to show the world how amazing red hair with highlights can truly be!
5. Ruby sombre
Did you know the sombre hair technique (AKA subtle ombre) works a charm on red tresses? Need proof? This ruby-inspired look will dazzle you into submission! Credit: @salvador_rubio
Can’t decide between sticking with brunette or going red? With auburn, you can have both. Rich and glossy, this warm-tinted brown hair with red highlights exudes chic autumnal vibes whatever the season.
As you can see, the colour looks more vibrant where the light hits it, so the tones look different in different lighting, which means really you’re getting two for the price of one. Credit: @livingwithpaz
7. Reddish Blonde
You heard it here first: ginger-blonde is set to take this year by storm. So, if you’re after a wearable hair colour that combines subtle ginger tones with bright blonde hair, keep this colour combo on your radar. Credit: @honeyandchrome
8. Strawberry peach babylights
Hair colour newbie? There’s nothing wrong with taking a subtle approach to your red highlights. And if you’re worried that your blonde and red hair won’t blend well, consider trying out these shimmering strawberry peach babylights!
This trendy colouring technique is the best method for giving your locks a radiant, natural-looking glow. And honestly, who wouldn’t want that? Credit: @fourreasonspro
9. Candy cane red and blonde hair
Desperate to attain red and blonde highlights that scream holiday vibes? Then consider getting candy cane red highlights for your next vacation!
As you can see, this trendsetter’s natural blonde hair practically melts into the darker red hue, making for a subtle yet stylish look. Sweet enough to eat, right? Bonus points if you curl the ends with a mousse like the TRESemmé Curl Definition Mousse.
10. Copper balayage
Have you ever wondered what brown hair with red highlights really looks like? Just take a glance above.
The contrasting dark roots and spicy copper balayage of this blown-out style make for an ultra-sexy, bold and sophisticated outcome. The best thing? The shade’s positively perfect for year-round wear! We’re sold. Credit: @hairloungeno1
11. Chocolate wine red highlights
Want to try out a deep-toned red look, but worried it won’t go with your chocolate brown locks? Burgundy red highlights (like the one pictured above) will work well with your darker mane, while adding a playful edge to your locks and making your wavy hairstyle look on-point every day. Credit: @kristen.lumiere
12. Sunrise ombre
Want to make a stylish impact with your brown hair with red highlights colour choice? Then try working in a mixture of neon orange, yellow and rich wine-red highlights, for a unique shade that’s as beautiful as the sunrise.
Rest assured, when you pair this surreal-looking shade with a sleek hairstyle (like this mega-babe has done), you’ll turn more than a few heads. Credit: @aykutkaya.06
13. Red balayage melt
If you are itching for a new shade, try getting a red balayage done while keeping your roots natural for an edgy and stylish effect. Credit: @hairby.ashleypac
14. Cherry highlights
Hair colours take their inspiration from everywhere, from unicorn hair to colours inspired by our favourite drinks. Which is why we’re loving this cherry cola red highlighted hue. Credit: @amandacarvalhoofficial
15. Multi-tonal red highlights
Anyone who has had highlights done know it’s quite a timely process, so why not make the most of your colour session and get a mix of red shades placed throughout your hair.