34 Best Red and Blonde Hair Color Choices of the Season

We're falling for a flirty red blonde hair color.

Today we’re giving you the lowdown on red and blonde hairstyles. What better way to get in full swing warm-weather mood than with a trendy yet unusual tweak to our everyday blondes? Here at All Things Hair, our favorite style upgrade always starts with our crowning glories—so much so that we’ve been looking at some red blonde hair color inspirations to get ourselves pumped for a fun midyear.

A logical progression from the hot rose gold trend (and pink champagne), red blonde hair, or what’s more commonly referred to as strawberry blonde, is also a gentler way to transition into a warmer hue with less of a shock factor. White blondes and brondes who want to flirt with moodier, more robust shades can find strawberry blonde to be the missing link between their present base and their goal of darker hair.

A showstopper in its own right, strawberry red blonde hair is a fresh, somewhat unusual hue that’s also more difficult to maintain, lending it a more luxurious, expensive appeal. Read on to see how to make strawberry blonde work for you, regardless of your complexion or undertone:

This color can come in a variety of hues, so there’s a shade that will work for everyone.

How to Wear Red and Blonde Hair for Your Skin Tone

When picking out the perfect shade of red and blonde hair, there are a few things to keep in mind: tone, warmth, and coolness. This will help you determine what hue will be most flattering on you.

A classic red blonde hue will be most flattering on fair, warm-toned skin. If your skin is on the cooler side, ask your stylist to add more beige into the blonde color. On darker skin tones, opt for a red blonde color that is a little darker or has more golden tones in it. This will help prevent you from looking washed out.

1. Pinkish

strawberry red blonde hair light half updo
A pinkish blonde looks pretty and delicate against fair complexions. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Not gonna lie: Strawberry blonde comes into its element when paired against pale skin. The contrast of red blonde hair against a lighter skin tone gives the wearer an ethereal, almost delicate glow. Those with warmer/yellower undertones benefit from a true warm ginger blonde, which can even be highlighted with some faint golden strips to give the look more dimension.

Cooler-toned women can opt for beiger pinks, such as champagne blonde, to achieve an overall peachy look without looking washed out. To prolong this newfound flirty tint, we like switching to a color-safe system, such as Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Coppery

strawberry blonde medium hair
Medium or more tanned complexions get more depth out of a copper-tinged strawberry. Photo credit: Dvora

Those with medium skin tones can definitely get on board the strawberry blonde train by playing up the copper. A more vibrant shade of strawberry plays off against medium complexions and is particularly fetching on those with olive skin as this enlivens their complexions and counteracts any sallowness. Those on the cooler side of the spectrum can also opt for a strawberry that has violet tones for a modern, very Instagram-worthy take on this reddish blonde.

3. Brick

strawberry blonde hair dark curls
Glossy, single-process cool reds pop against darker complexions.

Darker skin tones can still play with strawberry shade by actually going full throttle with their red. The contrast of a bright brick red against darker complexions is definitely more pronounced, meaning the color will look most luxurious as a single-process.

4. Apricot

red and blonde hair sunny highlights
A pink undertone gives interest to this ash blonde lob. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Juicy yellow-orange hues are charming on a curly bob and give a burst of color to pale, freckly skin.

5. Auburn

strawberry blonde tints on darker hair
Even darker reds can get the strawberry treatment by asking for a cool-undertoned red. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Darker base colors can still flirt with a reddish tone and retain a natural look. Choose a red that mimics the warmth of your undertones, i.e. light ginger paired with an auburn.

6. Pale Copper

strawberry blonde hair messy waves
Messy waves bring out the dimension in glinty strawberry locks. Photo credit: Faraz Essani Photography

In case you want a cute, swingy update on your regular bob, a beachy, laid-back version like the above is it.

7. Rose Gold

strawberry blonde with a rose gold tint
Nothing like an elegant cool bronze to turn heads.

We can’t find anything we hate about this delicate shade of strawberry red: From the sleek cool tint to its expensive-looking shine, this shade is both luxe and statement-making.

8. Penny Red

curly strawberry red blonde hair
A cool, pinkish-red glows against a peaches-and-cream complexion.

There’s nothing dime-store cheap about this rich, deep copper, which also features a pretty golden balayage for dimension.

9. Bright Highlights

bright strawberry red blonde hair highlights
Revive a fading shade with some strategic balayage.

A glossing treatment and highlights tone out any brassiness and prolongs the integrity of your red. We love this mid-level red-blonde color.

10. Matte Champagne

red and blonde hair sunny highlights
A pink undertone gives interest to this ash blonde lob. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

An artfully smudged ombré is the key to wearing different tones on a bob and still have it look natural. We love this shorter length for an edgy and cool look.

11. Sandy Ginger

red and blonde hair sandy ginger
Introducing a yellow tone warms up a traditional copper hue. Photo credit: Dvora

A bit citrusy, this yellow-red blend perks up a sallow complexion while remaining one of the most unique renditions of red blonde hair we’ve seen.

12. Sunny Highlights

sunny highlights red and blonde hair
Can’t decide between blonde or red? Get a shade that can do both, via a champagne-pink blonde with bright highlights.

Bright cool-blonde highlights done in the finest of foil strips help give the illusion of fullness to finer strands. This is an ideal option for women with thinner hair.

13. Light Cinnamon

red and blonde hair light cinnamon
Want a browner take? Go for the auburn side of the family.

Nutty yet spicy, a cinnamon red is more versatile than you’d think. This relaxed reddish shade works for almost all undertones, including neutral.

14. Peachy Blonde

peachy red blonde hair in a shag
An unexpected take on strawberry (peachier and warmer) is just the thing to go with a rock-chic shag. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Peach is one of the colors of the moment, and this look definitely embodies its spunky sex appeal. This soft hue is flattering on all skin tones!

15. Honey Pink

honey red blonde hair
A golden-pink hue pops on natural textures. Photo credit: Dvora

A peachier take on regular golden honey shades, this look is great for neutral complexions or those who wish to set off a summer tan. This shade is truly unique and a total crowd-pleaser.

It’s important to take good care of colored hair between touchups. SheaMoisture Sugarcane Extract & Meadowfoam Seed Miracle Multi-Benefit Shampoo and Conditioner is a great option for natural hair textured because it restores moisture and provides slip while protecting your color.

16. Ashy Rose

red and blonde hair ashy rose
A matte, ashy rose gold is a sophisticated, quieter take on traditional red.

A quietly confident (yet luxurious) shade of ginger-pink that we can get behind, braid or no braid. The ashy color is a beautiful shade on any skin tone!

17. Half-Up

half updo on red blonde hair
Loving the late ’60s French vibe of full bangs and a half pony.

A chic, everyday half-ponytail is revitalized by a peachy wash of color. Bring extra attention to your strands with this beautiful hue.

18. Blowout

blown out red blonde hair
So uptown-chic!

A smooth, shiny, bouncy blowout is the perfect foil for a rich reddish-tinged shade. It’s the ideal way to show off your fresh color with a beautiful bouncy finish.

Achieve an extra level of shine by using Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Spray after styling.

19. Blunt Bob

blunt bob on red blonde hair
Let your color speak volumes instead.

Apart from a crisp, elegant brownish red, sometimes an abbreviated cut is the only thing you need. Easy to care for and super edgy, this shorter cut is one of our favorites.

20. Fine Waves

fine waves on red blonde hair
A styling spray best achieves this level of body.

Red blonde hair on the thinner side gets a volume reprieve when styled in airy waves. The added texture will boost your strands and show off your fresh color at the same time.

21. Beachy Lob

beachy lob on red blonde hair
Red hair + loose spirals + black dress = understated sex appeal.

Waves that don’t look overdone are the perfect punctuation mark for this fiery color. Air-dry your strands for a truly undone look.

22. Beachy Waves

beachy long waves on red blonde hair
Longer hair can also get a beachy treatment.

By the same token, a texturizing spray, like TRESemmé Dry Texture Finishing Spray can also impart this look on longer locks. Simply mist this spray into freshly washed hair and then let your strands air dry.

23. Medium Curls

medium curls on red blonde hair
A slight side part gives structure to your hairline.

On the flip side, using a medium-barreled curling iron provides a more polished spiral. This medium-sized curl pattern is soft and easygoing.

24. Middle-Parted Curls

middle parted red blonde hair
Use the end of a fishtail or rat-tail comb for a more precise part.

Red hair with curled ends and a simple center part is sexy without being over the top. The center part is trending now and it’s an edgier version of your usual style.

25. Old Hollywood Curls

old hollywood curls on red blonde hair
Ed’s tip: A large-barreled iron and some shine serum are your friends!

Reddish blonde is a magnificent shade to play off some glamorous, screen-siren curls on. This hue is truly unique and flattering on a range of skin tones.

26. Pigtails

pigtails on red blonde hair
Such a chic, pretty and unexpected look, especially with this single-process shade. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Pancaking the ponytails for a more texturized look keeps your pigtails looking more haute and less juvenile. Show off your fresh color with an attention-grabbing style.

27. Pixie

pixie red blonde hair
Keep the highlights 2 to 3 shades lighter at most to avoid a stripey look.

Lighter blonde highlights give an illusion of fullness on a short pixie haircut, while also providing dimension to the reddish base. This is a beautiful example of mixing different hair colors.

28. Reverse Ombré

reverse ombré red blonde hair
Lighter reds near the face help open up your features.

If you like your color progressively darker from the root down, stick to consecutive color levels for a more cohesive look. This transition is super smooth and soft.

29. Shag

shag red blonde hair color
If you want more polish, keep the layers tame to avoid looking top-heavy or mullet-like.

More than being this year’s It girl hairstyle, a sexy, side-sweeping shag also hides a myriad of sins—fine hair and a high hairline being two of them.

30. Feathered Fringe

feathered fringe on red blonde hair
A sweet strawberry hue is a nice complement to loosely feathered bangs.

Want to gracefully grow out your bangs? Style them in a cute 1970s feathered look and no one’s the wiser.

31. Oversized Dutch

oversized dutch braid on red blonde hair
Tug the chains apart for added interest.

A jumbo Dutch braid gets even more personality when rendered on a strawberry blonde hue. Use your fingers to pancake the braid for a more voluminous look.

32. Tight Curls

tight curls on red blonde hair
So much personality, so little effort!

Choosing a high-impact shade can do loads for your natural texture, without you having to do much else afterward. It doesn’t get easier than that!

33. ’90s Layers

90s layers on red blonde hair
Use products with a matte finish for the full throwback effect. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Minimalists with straight hair can rejoice too: That head-turning color is also more than enough oomph you need, apart from a few face-framing layers.

34. Swingy Lob

swingy lob on red blonde hair
A leave-in styler is all you’ll need to keep this look on point. Photo credit: Dvora

A pleasantly curled medium-length cut is not only a quick and easy look in the mornings; it’s also a great day-to-night look.

Would you consider one of these red and blonde hair color combinations? Be sure to snap a picture if you do and tag us @AllThingsHairUS!

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