9 revitalising red highlights that’ll spruce up your life and your current hair colour!

Amra | 02 August 2017

Want to know what red and blonde hair highlights look like? Or perhaps find out which red shades work with brown hair? Discover them all with our guide to red highlights, here!


Now, we won’t be the first ones to tell you how great highlights are for transforming a look. And while we do love blonde and brown highlights for giving our manes a subtle and sophisticated finish, we have something way more interesting: red highlights.

Now, before you shake your head and tell yourself it won’t work, hear us out. Red hair has long been in the mane spotlight and the refreshing highlight styles we’ve found will show you just how diverse the look can be!

9 looks that’ll make you want red highlights ASAP


side shot of luanna with red and blonde highlights in her hair
Already have red locks? Try peach ombre! Credit: Instagram.com/luanna

1. 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! Credit: @luanna

back shot of red hair with highlights
Gleam like a precious stone with ruby highlights! Credit: Instagram.com/salvador_rubio

2.  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!

So, if you are itching for a new shade, try getting ruby red highlights done on your ends – while keeping your roots natural – for an edgy and stylish effect. Seriously, why rock the gemstone when you can be the gemstone?! Credit: @salvador_rubio

TIGI S Factor True Lasting Colour Oil

Editor’s tip: Want to know how to make your red highlights shimmer? Just apply a few drops of the TIGI S Factor True Lasting Colour Oil through your lengths and watch as your locks begin to gleam!

side view of woman with red copper highlights in shoulder length hair
This is the called the copper showstopper for a reason! Credit: Instagram.com/belksalonorangepark

3. Copper show-stopper

With warm shades of copper, strawberry red and cherry streaks, this delicious-sounding hue is great for giving those with fine locks more depth and dimension. And isn’t a work of art?

So, call off the search and give this volume-boosting red and blonde hair colour a go. Just don’t forget to a slight wave the ends of your tresses to make your red hair with highlights popCredit: @belksalonorangepark

front shot of woman with red and blonde hair highlights smiling at the camera
Platinum hair? Try getting ginger reverse ombre! Credit: Instagram.com/klaudiaagg

4. Ginger-blonde reverse ombre

You heard it here first: ginger-blonde ombre is set 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 reversed colour combo on your radar. Credit: @klaudiaagg

side shot of woman with blonde and red hair that's been waved at a salon
Don’t like living life on the edge? Try babylights! Credit: Instagram.com/visualhaircolorist

5. Strawberry peach babylights

Now we know the last look isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, so know that 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: @visualhaircolorist

back shot of woman with blonde and red hair highlights in curly hair
Candy cane highlights = hair perfection! Credit: Instagram.com/_megankerns

6. 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 subtle yet stylish look. Sweet enough to eat, right? Credit: @_megankerns

backshot of woman with brown hair with red highlights at the salon
Spice up dull brown locks with copper balayage! Credit: Instagram.com/hairloungeno1

7. 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

backshot of woman with burgundy red highlights in her curly dark hair at salon
Chocolate wine? Yes, please! Credit: Instagram.com/kristen.lumiere

8. 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 everyday. Credit: @kristen.lumiere

side shot of woman with sunrise red highlights in her hair at a salon
Because, why watch the sunrise when you can be it? Credit: Instagram.com/notanothersalon

9. 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: @notanothersalon

TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Tempted to give red hair with blonde highlights a go? Or maybe you’re aching to zhuzh up brown locks? Either way, just remember to invest in a wash and care set made for coloured hair.

We suggest trying the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner, to help maintain your colour vibrancy for longer and keep your locks in tip-top shape!


Loved seeing red? We understand. For more trend-setting red hair ideas, head on over to our endless Red Hair page and get ready to bring out your fiery side!


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