So many celebrities have been switching their hair shades to red, most recently Lauren Conrad. As a redhead myself, I can list off all the reasons why it’s so cool to be one, but luckily, we spoke to hair stylists exclusively, and they gave us amazing tips on what to do if you want to switch hues!
Redheads are a special breed. If you’re lucky enough to be a natural born redhead, like myself, then you know what a privilege it is to have this vibrant hue. There’s a reason so many celebrities want to switch their shade to red. Not only are we an endangered species, we’re feisty, unique, and one-of-a-kind. It is no surprise that all of these celebs want to have cool red hair like me, who wouldn’t? We spoke to hair stylists, exclusively, and they dished on why red hair is in such high demand!
Salon Thalia’s Stylist, Justin Littlefield, had a ton to say about redheads. “Red will never go out of style. It’s classic, and stylish. If you have red or olive under tones in your skin, opt for a cooler red. If you are feeling daring, even a red ombre could give you that edginess you’ve been seeking.”
Going red isn’t easy, “You should be prepared for more upkeep,” he said. “Red is one of the hardest colors to keep, but also the hardest to get rid of. At home care is most important. Use color safe shampoo and conditioner, such as the Shu Uemura Color Lustre line, a color protective treatment, such as Phyto Subtil Shades Mask in Rouge Red, and after-color service glosses. Make sure to have a thorough consultation with your hair stylist to see if red is the right color for you,” (trust me, though, you can never go wrong with red!).
Miguel Angarita, Master Colorist at mizu new york salon, also dished to us about the beautiful hue. “Red hair is trending right now — it’s sultry, rich, sensual, and exciting in a subtle way.”
“When going red, the skin tone is most important. If your skin tone is olive, cool, rich/ darker tones; it’s best to choose a tint that has ash/blue/gray hues in it, in order to enhance and compliment these skin tones.”
In regards to which skin tones fit the color, “If your skin tone is warm/ reddish, it’s best to choose a tint that has neutral/ brown hues — it will work best on these skin tones. If your skin tone is fair/soft pale, choosing brighter copper/ red red/ strawberry hues are fantastic on these skin tones.”
What about eye color? “In my opinion it all works. I feel that a major color change also requires a change in your make up as well. By default the eye color will work.”
He finished off saying, “Reds are fun — the maintenance is the highest in our businesses, so, be ready to buy color enhancing products and there might be more visits to the salon. It’s also very difficult to go back to blonde shall you change your mind. Celebs are going red because it’s different and risky and setting trends is part of their world.”
If this didn’t change your mind on why you should go red, I don’t know what will!