46 Fierce Ways to Wear Red Hair

Think being a redhead is not your style? Think again! Adding a pop of red color is a surefire way to add flair to lifeless locks whether your hair is curly or straight, long or short (or a little bit in between!)  Get inspired by these celeb styles to try a new way to wear this fiery hue.

Nicole Marie Melton Feb, 18, 2016

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Rihanna is the queen of edgy style, but this look shows her softer side.  This shoulder-length style with gentle curls that frame her face is a great option for both day and night.

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Va-va-voom!  Rihanna turned up the volume on her crimson curls for a head-turning look.  Create voluminous curls of your own with the help of natural hair extensions custom colored in your favorite shades of red and burgundy.

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Think being a redhead is not your style? Think again! Adding a pop of red color is a surefire way to add flair to lifeless locks whether your hair is curly or straight, long or short (or a little bit in between!) Get inspired by these celeb styles to try a new way to wear this fiery hue.

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Rihanna swooped her red hair into an elegant updo complete with side-swept bangs that frame her face beautifully.  This just goes to show you that bright red hair can work for an elegant, black tie affair, too.

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Rihanna's long, bone-straight red hair falls freely over her shoulder, accented by a simple yet sassy side part. 

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Rihanna's free-flowing curls are layered throughout to give the look more volume and flair. Ringlets are a fun option whether you're natural, transitioning or relaxed. 

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Tracee Ellis Ross is known for her lush, bouncy natural curls, but did you know that she was once a redhead?  Although Tracee only rocked her crimson curls for a short time, it stands out as one of our favorite looks on her of all time.

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Tracee Ellis Ross is the ultimate hair crush for naturalistas, and her cinnamon-colored curls make her shiny, healthy hair even more fabulous! We didn't think it was possible to love her hair any more than we already do.

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Tracee's red curls look great from the side, too!

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What woman doesn't love an effortless topknot?  Tracee shows that her lush curls are super versatile in this easy high bun complete with a flowing, side-swept bang.

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Loc'd ladies love a great updo and this one on Ledisi is a definite winner.   This pompadour brings Ledisi's red color front and center—literally!

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A faux bob is the perfect style option for ladies with long locs who don't want to permanently give up their length.  Ledisi's asymetrical faux bob is a shade of red that's just right for her glowing skin tone. g

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Red can be just as stunning on natural hair and locs.  Ledisi dipped the ends of her locs with red color to create an updo that makes a serious style statement.

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Estelle's cropped cut sizzles in an all-over burgundy hue.  Side-swept layers and long, shoulder-grazing earrings give this short style an added touch of glam.

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Add some intensity to your bold color by pairing it with a bold cut.  Selita Ebanks showed off her edgy side when she debuted this chin-length bob with sharp angles and feathered bangs.

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Red has been a signature hair color for singer K. Michelle, who doesn't shy away from edgy beauty looks that make a big style statement.

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K. Michelle let her hair down—literally and figuratively— when she stepped out in these fire-engine-red curls.  You definitely can't be shy if you're going to rock a fierce shade of red like this one!

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K. Michelle gave her red hair a retro twist by curling ends upward and teasing layers to add a lot of volume and body. 

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K. Michelle shows yet another side of her adventurous taste when she debuted this asymmetrical cropped cut in her signature candy apple red color.

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Bright red hair can work for classy, black-tie affairs, as shown here by K. Michelle who swooped her strands into a loose, low ponytail for a glam, evening look.

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K. Michelle has worn many red hairstyles over the years, but this lob ("long bob") serves major style inspiration for those of us who love experimenting with various looks.

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Pump up the volume!  Keyshia updated her red hair by adding a head full of chunky ringlets, while keeping her hair color dark at the roots for a more natural look.

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Keyshia swept her candy red hair into a sky-high pompadour for a look that's totally cool for day, but would be just as stunning for a night on the town, too.

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Monica gave her red strands volume and texture with razor-cut layers swept into full bangs. Tapered sides give this short cut even more sizzle.

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When Monica first stepped on the music scene in the 90's, beauty girls everywhere fell in love with her pixie.  All these years later, she's still rocking a fabulous cropped cut, but nowadays she's not afraid to spice things up with a dazzling red color!

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To soften up her short cut, Monica brushed some of the layers smooth and swept the bangs to the side.  The cut still has some movement and shine which are must-haves when wearing a bright red hue.

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Monica channeled her inner Rapunzel and let down her hair in this showstopping high/low look featuring a top ponytail and flowing, textured waves.

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When in doubt, top-knot it out!  A high bun is seriously a life-saver in so many ways, and Monica shows that this easy updo is stylish, too.

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A classic bob is the perfect, easy style for a busy mom on-the-go like Monica.  Although this style is simple, the vibrant red color makes it a head-turning look.

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Monica is all smiles in this blunt-cut, shoulder-length bob.  A side-swept bang frames her face and enhances her facial features.

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Monica's youthful glow shines through no matter what color hair she's wearing, but we think red is one of our faves on her!

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Monica added some length to her fiery hairstyle, transforming her short bob into shoulder-grazing tresses.  Long, face-framing layers add sophistication and body to this sleek style.

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Kandi Burruss has been on the cutting-edge of the style scene for several decades now. (We'll never forget those trendsetting hair and fashion moments from her Xscape days!) As someone who's been in the industry for so long, she's not afraid to try new looks, including this vibrant shade of red hair color.

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Kandi opted to style her red strands in a bone-straight style with a simple side part.  We love how she kept her roots a dark, natural brown which is great for camouflaging new growth as your color grows out.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star joins #TeamNatural in this shoulder-length style which flaunts her kinks, curls and waves.  Rumor has it (okay, truthfully, we got the scoop on Instagram) that Kandi's kinky extensions are by Heat Free Hair.

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Ashanti's take on this red-hot trend includes a dramatic ombre effect on shiny strands that are long enough to hit her waist.  Two-tone color with dark roots is a great way to ease into trying a new hue.

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Ashanti ditched her sleek, straight hair for this side-swept style in shades of burgundy.  Layers give her curls extra dimension, while an over-the-eye swoop add a touch of mystique.

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Faith Evans loves to experiment with color, and in this case she's doubled-up with a bold red and blonde combo.  She opted to keep the roots dark which is an easy and modern way to wear bold color without having to worry about grow-out.

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A great hat is a must-have accessory, not just for finishing off the perfect outfit, but for hiding those not-so-great hair days.  Faith Evans sported this black hat and let her red strands peek out from underneath.

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Faith Evans switched up her two-tone style by adding thick ringlets swept over one shoulder. She smoothed down the other side of her hair with edge control so that it's polished to perfection!

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Faith is all smiles in these cinnamon-colored, long waves.  This look can be achieved with a wide-barrel curling iron or by setting long hair on flexirods overnight. A center part and layers complete the look.

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Faith dazzles on the red carpet with her hair perfectly styled in long layers with a center part and soft curls.   A bold red lippie compliments the red tones in her hair beautifully.

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Faith looks radiant in this sleek and glamorous bone-straight hairstyle.  A center part allows her crimson-kissed locks to frame her face and accentuate her makeup tones.

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What better way to add pizzazz to a red dress than by pairing it with red hair to match?  Christina Milian serves up a double dose of red-hot style in this elegant and chic chignon.

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Christina styles her long, crimson-kissed hair by adding flowing curls, lots of layers and a side-swept bang.  Dark brown low-lights add dimension and make this look perfect for a red carpet outing.


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