Red is a glorious, high-impact color. Not only does it cover a wide spectrum of shades (it runs from strawberry to deep burgundy), it also acts as an illuminator, as it makes your complexion glow. If you’ve been thinking about going red or cutting your hair (or doing both), we here at All Things Hair have you covered. We’re serving up tasty short red hairstyles to dye over (pun intended!). These photos will give you the oomph you need for both your Pinterest board and what to show to your stylist. Here are 10 short red hairstyles to get you revved up and ready:
1. Color Block Afro
Get a burst of color, or colors by color blocking your hair. Use a red shade towards your face, as that hue acts like the best illuminator on the market and a contrasting shade for the rest of your hair. Extend your hair color by using Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Dry Shampoo in between shampoos. The dry shampoo absorbs oil instantly, freshens hair and since it’s sulfate-free, it won’t fade color.
2. Asymmetrical Pixie
Another one of the short red hairstyles to try out or pin is the asymmetrical pixie. The sides and back are cut like a traditional pixie, but the bangs are left long and at an angle. Get movie-star hair with Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil. Hair stays shiny and frizz-free for days and days and days.
3. Lob and Undercut
Short red hairstyles that incorporate two looks in one give you tons of options! Go for a lob or bob and get your stylist to create an undercut in the back. You might even color the undercut a different shade of red. Another option (see we said this style had oodles of options) is to have the undercut done in a design, like a V, instead of straight across.
4. Micro Bob
Balance a micro bob with micro bangs. This is a hairstyle that immediately falls into place after washing your hair.
5. Feathered Pixie
Rock and romance sum up the feathered pixie style. Lots of layers in different lengths create this look. Thin hair looks fuller. Thick hair becomes way more manageable with this style.
6. Cropped Afro
Keep your red afro neatly cropped for this style.
7. Curly Pixie
Have your hairstylist cut into your curls for a curly pixie style. Have wavy or straight hair, but love the curly look? Add some Dove Style+Care Volume Amplifier Mousse to freshly washed, damp hair. Blow dry hair on low with a diffuser, and finger-style (scrunch) waves and curls into your hair.
8. Deep Side Part Pixie
Create some mystery with a pixie that has a deep side part; you can do that peek-a-boo thingy with the longish bangs. Amp up the color by adding blonde, lighter and darker red highlights to your hair. Look in that look with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4. Hair won’t feel helmet-y, but the style stays in place.
9. Angled Lob
Get face framing angled layers with this lob.
10. Chin Length Bob
Perfect for straight hair, the chin length bob can be worn loose, slicked back or tucked behind the ears.