Red Ash: Styling Your Perfect Shade of Red Hair Color

We're making a case for this fiery red hair color.

Many women who want to take the leap and dye their hair red decide to go with red ash hair color instead of a classic red. Red ash is a slightly more toned down and less dramatic variation on a classic color, and it’s a great option for women who want to ease into this trend without going overboard. Whether you’re still thinking about dyeing your hair and you’re looking for inspiration, or you’re keeping an eye out for ways to style your brand new strands, here are 10 easy ways to style your red ash hair:

10 Ways to Style Your Red Ash Hair

red ash wavy curls
A slightly more polished version of ‘I woke up like this’ texture.

1. Wavy Curls

This style is easy to create and looks polished without looking overdone. Use a 1-inch curling iron to create curls all over your head. The key to creating waves instead of tight curls is to only leave each strand of hair around the barrel for 10-15 seconds at a time. This way the curls will remain loose and undone.

red ash straight bob
Pair an edgy cut and style with your edgy hair color.

2. Straight Bob

A short, sleek bob with a blunt edge is the perfect match for your red ash hair color. Run TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Smoothing Serum through the bottom half of your style for extra color-safe vibrancy and shine.

red ash stick straight long
Wear it long and stick straight.

3. Stick Straight

Show off your new hair color with stick straight strands. Start off by protecting your hair with Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist and then use your flat iron to create this stick straight style.

red ash slept on I woke up like this texture
Learn how to ensure you wake up with the perfect wave.

4. ‘I Woke Up Like This’

Wake up with the perfect wave every time by following this easy routine. Wash and condition your hair, spray it with Dove Absolute Curls Leave-In Detangler, go to sleep and wake up with perfect waves.

red ash side part classic curls
Pair your edgy color with a classic style.

5. Classic Curls

Balance out your edgy hair color with a classic style. Use a 1-inch curling iron to create these classic curls on the bottom half of your hair.

red ash purple red a line bob
The edgier alternative to a classic bob.

6. The A-line Bob

Pair your new color with an edgy haircut. The a-line bob is longer in the front and shorter in the back for a trendy asymmetrical style that we can’t get enough of.

red ash long bright red curls
Skip the hair product altogether.

7. Falling Curls

Curl your hair and let it fall naturally sans hair product for a laid-back look.

red ash long air dried
Simply wash and go.

8. Air-Dry Perfection

Letting your hair air dry is arguably the most low maintenance styling technique out there.

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This effortless style looks like it’s more high maintenance than it actually is.

9. Loose Curls

Use a curling wand to create easy and loose curls for a chic and sophisticated style.

red ash large curls
Opt for a large barrel curling iron.

10. Oversized Curls

Swap your usual curling iron for a large barrel alternative to create these oversized curls.

Looking for more ways to style your red hair? Check out 4 ways to style your red hair color.