10 Best Black And Red Hair Colour Combinations

The best black and red hair hues from Instagram.  

Black and red hair team together like tea and biscuits, and thanks to colour techniques like balayage and dip-dye, there are so many ways to wear the look. Below, we’ve picked the top red and black hair colour ideas from Instagram to help inspire your next trip to the salon.

1. Black and red hair Balayage

woman with long black and red balayage hair
Give dark tresses a red balayage makeover. Credit: Instagram.com/paljasporgand

The balayage technique is one of the most popular ways to wear black and red hair, that we can attest to.

Thanks to the freedom to go as heavy or as bold as you like, you can tailor the look to your own style and personality. If you’re a more discreet type, simply add a few slices of red throughout the lengths of your hair for a more subtle finish, or glow up like this Instagrammer and turn heads with an intense red effect. Credit: @paljasporgand

2. Two-tone black and red hair

half red half black curly long hair
This half and half combo will be sure to turn heads. Credit: Instagram.com/numetalprincess

It might not be one for the faint-hearted, but it’s certainly one of our fave red and black hair colour ideas.

From Nicki Minaj to Ke$ha, this half and half two-tone black cherry hair colour is super playful and just imagine how amazing it will look when weaved together in a braid or in a twisted updo! Credit: @numetalprincess

3. Red ombre on black hair

woman with black and red ombre bob with bangs
Ombre goals. Credit: Instagram.com/xjessmurrayx

Not only is this Instagrammer rocking one of this year’s hottest haircuts (we’re talking about bob and bangs, of course), but her mix of black and red hair is striking for all the right reasons. Using an ombre to show off her hue, this style is certainly one to take note of. Credit: @xjessmurrayx

Editor’s tip: If you plan on adopting any of these red and black hair colour ideas, we suggest using the TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Shampoo and Conditioner to help maintain your colour vibrancy way past the hundreds of Instagram likes you’re sure to get.

4. Dip-dye

girl with black hair with red dip-dye curly hair
You can’t go wrong with a dip-dye. Credit: Instagram.com/acciocoffeecup

We don’t think we’ve seen such a good dip-dye combination since Hilary Duff’s lilac colour!

This fearless combination is the perfect way to ‘dip’ your toe in the colour trend and for added style points, team with a beret for an A/W update. Credit: @acciocoffeecup

5. Colour blocking

back view of woman with half red and half black straight hair
Colour blocking is a cool way to wear black and red hair. Credit: Instagram.com/trishhairdesign

Not just for your wardrobe, colour blocking is becoming one of the surprising new ways to dye your tresses of late. This Instagrammer coloured the top section of her hair with a fiery red hue while leaving the underneath section a deep dark hue.

The contrast looks amazing and can be your own little secret when hair is left loose. Credit: @trishhairdesign

6. Bright cherry red on black hair

Woman with a black cherry hair colour done in an ombre technique on her long hair
This vibrant look will make you shine. Credit: Instagram.com/mhollandhair

This sweet black and red hair combination is a great choice for ladies who aren’t afraid to show off a vivid hue. Not only will it warm up your strands in the winter, but it’ll also make you shine in the summer. Credit: @mhollandhair

7. Side highlights

Woman with long black hair with red side highlights
Prefer subtle looks? Try this. Credit: Instagram.com/tashdollars

Looking for a subtle black and red hair combination? Look no further! This beauty has opted to have fire red highlights done on each side of her strands for a cool effect. Credit: @tashdollars

8. Split dye black and red hair

Woman with long black and red split dyed hair
Can’t decide between black and red hair? You’ll love this. Credit: Instagram.com/colorbychristina

You can get the best of both worlds with this bold, contrasting red and black split dye. How will you style it? Credit: @colorbychristina

9. Red and black pixie

Woman with short black and red pixie haircut
Black and red hair looks great on short hair. Credit: Instagram.com/hairhasdina

If you are dreaming of adding a playful touch to your cute pixie cut, take note of this Instagrammer’s hairstyle. With a dash of red hair and the rest of her hair left dark, this look makes an edgy and stylish impact. Credit: @hairhasdina

10. Red and black hair melt

Woman with dark brown to cherry red colour melt posing outside
This colour works all hair lengths. Credit: Instagram.com/tobruckave

The dual dark brown and cherry red tones in this look work together so well and add dimension to this beauty’s medium length hair. Credit: @tobruckave