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:
How to Wear Red and Blonde Hair
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.
34 Best Red and Blonde Hairstyles
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.
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.
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.
Juicy yellow-orange hues are charming on a curly bob and give a burst of color to pale, freckly skin.
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
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
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
There’s nothing dime-store cheap about this rich, deep copper, which also features a pretty golden balayage for dimension.
9. Bright Highlights
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
A chic, everyday half-ponytail is revitalized by a peachy wash of color. Bring extra attention to your strands with this beautiful hue.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Want to gracefully grow out your bangs? Style them in a cute 1970s feathered look and no one’s the wiser.
31. Oversized Dutch
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
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
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
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!