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Red ombre: How to wear this fiery hue

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If you’ve moved from ombre hair to sombre strands, and even on to balayage locks, you may be wondering how to inject your style with some much needed pizzazz, right? Well, the solution lies within the red ombre hair trend! A fiery interpretation of the original ombre hair look, this style promises to be more stand-out than any of its contemporaries.

If you fancy a red ombre flirtation, know that you’ll be in good company, since the look has been donned by the likes of Bella Thorne, Rihanna, and Cheryl Cole (to name but a few). So, do you want to get your creative juices flowing? Then simply scroll down and view the hottest mane inspiration we found on Instagram, as well as our top tips for wearing it!

Red ombre: How to rock it like a pro


a woman with a ombre hair in a top knot style
Red ombre hair. Credit: Instagram.com/agajarosz

Hair Colour Base

Of course, there are ways to rock a red hue and do it subtly, but then, why would you want to? Our advice for the season, is to go bold, or go home – so think fiery blocks of burgundy, scarlet, or tomato reds! Note: the colour you opt for on the ends, is determined by the colour you start with at the roots.

Tip: If you’re working with naturally dark hair, look to deep reds to complement your locks, while blondes should stick to the lighter end of the spectrum, for a softer, yet high-impact look. Credit: @agajarosz

woman with bright red hair with orange ombre
Reverse red ombre. Credit: Instagram.com/eveningarwen

Reverse Ombre

Ombre traditionally means going from dark to light – but we were never one to stick to the rules, and neither should you! Instead of following suit, why not mix things up a bit and work a light to dark look, with ‘reverse ombre’?

This is a good technique to use if you have a lighter base tone, as you can maintain more of your natural hair colour, and just work your chosen red ombre hue from the mid-lengths to the ends. We suggest opting for pale pinks, tantalising tangerines, and cool corals, as these will melt seamlessly into your mane! Credit: @eveningarwen

woman with ombre red curly hair wearing all black
Red hair, do care. Credit: Instagram.com/dajanajurczak


We’re not going to lie: like with all things worth having, red ombre hair takes work. Don’t worry, though, because we have your back. All it takes to ensure that your flaming locks are kept in tip-top condition, is to invest in a shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for coloured hairCredit: @dajanajurczak

Editor’s tips: Our favourite colour care duo has to be the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner, which will help keep your dyed tresses vibrant for longer.


Now, we bet that these red ombre hair looks have inspired you to try some fiery new hues in your mane, right? Well, in that case, you need to head on over to our Red Hair page ASAP, so you don’t miss out on the latest colouring trends from around the world!

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