10 Best Red Hair Colour Ideas to Try in 2020

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Are you thinking of getting a fiery new red hair colour but unsure which hue to go for? As with any hair colour change, going for a red hue is no easy decision – go too dark and pale skin will look washed out and go too light and you won’t compliment olive or darker tones skins.

Sounds confusing right? But fret not as we’ve not only shortlisted the top red hair colour ideas, but we’ve also added all our expert tips and advice on how to get the most out of your hot new hair colour right here in our red hair guide. So, what are you waiting for?


1. Auburn

woman with auburn natural hair
Source: Unsplash

This luscious blend of light, golden-red and soft brown tones is one the most sought-after shades and one of our top red hair picks.

This stunning shade of red is ideal for creamy, peach-tones or golden complexions and those with blue or green eyes.


2. Soft cinnamon

Red hair: Model with straight medium length cinnamon hair wearing a stacked metal choker.
Go nuts for this red hair colour. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Nothing says winter hair more than nutty, spicy shades, and the glimmering hints of redness in this soft cinnamon hue are perfect for red hair newbies. The soft and subtle shade will be a great transitional shade for all your brunettes.

This flattering hue will look best on those with medium-toned complexions and will really boost sun-kissed skin.


3. Ginger red

woman with a ginger-colour afro
Source: Adobe Stock

If you’re looking for a drastic look, this is this vibrant hue for you.

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4. Ginger biscuit balayage

Model with long wavy ginger balayage hair wearing a blue top.
Because who doesn’t want to look like a snack? Credit: indigitalimages.com

The varying shades of strawberry blonde, ginger and copper make this unique look feel luxurious.

Balayage hues are a great way to try out an array of new shades and if you have pale to medium complexions, you’re in for a real treat with this red hair colour.


5. Copper brown colour

Model with medium length wavy hair with micro fringe.
Deep shades that work all year round. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Deep shades like this fashionable copper-brown hue will help to add warmth to paler skin tones. Inject some red tones to brown tresses for a sophisticated look all year round.


6. Fiery auburn

Red hair: Model on runway with fiery auburn straight hair with long fringe bangs wearing a white blouse.
Stand out with this exciting hair hue. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Striking hues don’t get much better than fiery auburn shades. This head-turning hue will catch the sunlight beautifully during the summer months.


7. Woody auburn

woman with a large afro
Source: Adobe Stock

This earthy shade will work wonders on most skin tones. The high-impact colour will add a unique touch to your overall look and compliment your complexion.


8. Copper highlights

Model with long light auburn highlighted hair.
Subtle highlights will add dimension to your hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Want to introduce red shades gradually? Then why not opt for subtle highlights before taking the plunge.

Those with deeper chestnut and brunette bases can add copper highlights to add a touch of brightness and depth to their natural hair colour.


9. Maroon

woman with short dark red hair
Source: Adobe Stock

Maroon hair colours are one of the few shades that look lovely on light, tanned and deep skin complexions thanks to its blend of red and purple tones.


10. Cherry Red

Red hair: Woman with very long wavy cherry red hair wearing a floral dress.
Give your hair a sweet treat with this cherry hue.

This certainly isn’t one for the faint of heart, but if you’re after some truly head-turning red hair colour ideas, then cherry red hair makes the ideal choice.


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