Iconic Redheads Giving Us Major Color Inspiration
When it comes to making a huge hair statement, red wins every time. The fiery hue is a one-way ticket to the land of some beloved bold women including the likes of Lucille Ball with her apricot-tinted vintage waves and Julia Roberts with her wild crimson curls. Whether a natural redhead or prospective convert, you can find a vibrant shade of red on the spectrum that’ll work for your skin tone and personality. From Nicole Kidman’s strawberry blonde to Christina Hendricks’ burnt orange to Julianne Moore’s deep cinnamon red, there’s more than enough red-haired celebrity inspiration to go around before making the flaming jump to this iconic hair color. Choosing your most flattering shade of red hair will make your eyes pop more than ever before and your demeanor transform into its most confident counterpart. You don’t have to be a natural redhead to hone the power of the pigment, as long as you remember to wear the red and not let the red wear you! Check out our favorite modern-day celebrities with red hair to help convince you to go for it, once and for all.
Julianne Moore’s bold mane teeters between bright copper and the deeper auburn seen here. A true redhead, her green eyes pop no matter which shade of red she dons.
No one does strawberry blonde quite like Amy Adams, which makes sense considering she's actually a natural blonde. This standout color is perfect for blondes trying to step outside the box.
Known as much for her red shade as her crazy curls, Debra Messing never strays from her signature color. We’ve seen her with bright fire engine red, but are more enamored with her scarlet-cinnamon shade that pops against her pale skin and green eyes.
From sleek and straight to Old Hollywood curls, Jessica Chastain’s hair looks positively radiant through all of the styles she rocks. She sticks with this rusty copper hue for the most part, which complements fair skin and her bold red lip.
Emma Stone might look like a natural redhead, but the starlet is actually a born blonde. She usually goes for a butter blonde or burnt orange hair color, but this deep rust color brings out the deeper green in her eyes and gives a great red shade for brunettes to try.
This auburn pixie makes a statement and lets both the short length and bold color pop individually. Mara’s brown eyes pick up the warm flecks from the color in a most flattering way.
Isla Fisher keeps her red locks long and wavy, giving even more life to the bright coppery color. Her brown eyes complement the tones of the warmer shade of red perfectly.
Nicole Kidman lays claim to an enviable array of apricot, strawberry blonde, and buttery blonde shades that all somehow work with her porcelain complexion and blue eyes. We love the apricot-tinted long hair she wore in 2009.
With her wild red curls behind her, Roberts now complements her warm brown eyes with a cinnamon red shade that gives a whole new dimension to brown hair.
Though the former supermodel has rocked fiery red and bright copper hair colors in her past, this deep cinnamon shag haircut caught our eye. Its subtle red glow atop the dark cinnamon base makes it stand out as a very wearable red for first timers.
There was a short period of time when our favorite golden beachy blonde dyed her hair a deep strawberry blonde, bordering on copper, for a movie role. Since her complexion is not as fair as most redheads, the look was completely unique—and we loved every minute!
You can’t think of Reba without thinking of her signature flippy, cropped hairdo in its bright coppery red, which she’s recently revamped into a slightly darker, richer shade.
Since her brightly blonde days, Snow has ventured into a few different shades of subtle reds that bring out her crystal blue eyes without being too vivid. This muted copper strikes the perfect balance.
We can’t get over how this bright true red brings out Turner’s icy blue eyes, making it even harder to imagine that she’s actually a natural blonde. On the set of her show, Game of Thrones, Turner has to regularly dye her hair to keep the blonde at bay.
Our favorite Nashville (and Friday Night Lights) star knows how to rock her ultra-thick, voluminous strawberry blonde hair. Her warmer complexion and deep green eyes pick up the warm tones of strawberry blonde, making it more flattering for her than a true red.
This cherry red vintage bob is full of life and volume, and the singer made sure to complement the bold color with monochromatic lips and eye shadow.
It doesn’t get much bolder than this fire engine red shaggy haircut. The ethereal singer goes minimal on her makeup, but accentuates with a matching bright red lip.
The Mad Men star is a natural blonde, but dyed her hair for her famous role. Her bright red-orange shade gives a stunning vividness to her face.
McDreamy’s ex-wife rocks a deep russet, which is an incredibly accessible red for those trying to ramp up their chestnut locks. Her signature arched brows and deep red lips complete the look.
This Tony Award winner is known for her kinky red curls that give almost as much personality as her signature nasally voice. She keeps her layers trimmed and bouncy to avoid weighed-down curls.
This British beauty went with scarlet curls for her role in Titanic with heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, giving us a major Old Hollywood look.
Many Sex and the City fans were stunned to find out that Nixon’s ginger bob wasn’t her natural color. The natural blonde kept her signature fiery locks bright and orange-toned throughout the series.
The blonde beauty went back to red recently, and we’re fully here for the vivacious personality that she owns along with it.
The Queen of Funk enhances her deep skin tone with voluminous aubergine curls, creating a totally unique signature look.
Bryce Dallas Howard
True red waves and side-swept bangs complement Howard’s peachy fair complexion, amazing bone structure, and yellow-green eyes.
The Glee actress went ultra-layered with her copper red that touches on a sunny orange tone to complement her peachy skin. The face-framing fringe is on trend for 2018.