Are you ready for autumn? After all, the looks that worked this summer - beachy blonde highlights and coral nails - just don't seem to do the trick when the temperature drops. So what is the hottest hair colour trend for the new season? Different shades of red hair. It's one of the most versatile colours to wear, no matter your skin tone, and John Frieda Radiant Red Red Boosting collection promises to keep your vibrant colour from fading. We guarantee there’s a shade of red hair to suit you.
Read on for the red hair colour chart that the pros use to determine the right shade range for you.
Avoid darker tones, as they’ll leave you looking washed out. Instead, opt for lighter, more natural shades such as strawberry blonde, copper, and red sand.
Shades of auburn and warmer tones give a healthy boost to your skin. Avoid purple-based colours as they have the tendency to make skin look on the yellow side.
Opt for coppery tones with golden highlights to bring out the best in your complexion.
Dark purplish reds with rich colour will compliment your skin - think merlot.
This works well on skin that’s tans easily and will bring out the garnet shades of brown eyes.
This is one of the easiest shades to pull off as it has a balance of warm and cool and will work across all skin tones.
The new orangey blonde is a fantastic way to redden up your summer blonde beach streaks.
This super warm shade complements pale – to medium skin tones of people who also have hazel and brown eyes.
Think Jessica Rabbit bombshell and team with a Hollywood wave too. It’s a pretty drastic colour - but works with pale to medium tones.
This has a pinky-orange undertone and really brings out the colour of blue and green eyes.
The violet aspect of this colour will enhance golden skin tones.
This adds a little more ‘pop’ to your copper hair – and compliments cooler skin tones.
This colour is great for neutral tones which have a balance of pink and yellow in their skin.
Mauve Red is perfect for dark skin tones. It’s the reddish, purple base that brings out the skin colour and makes your cheeks look rosy and your skin glow.
Once you choose a shade of red hair that works for you, be sure to take care proper care of the colour. Here are some tips for keeping your red hair colour fresh weeks after the first wash.
After your dye, wait at least 3 days before washing your hair – this ensures the cuticle is closed and the colour has settled.
Hot styling tools can make red fade faster – so keep the use of these to a minimum.
Always use care products dedicated to keeping the red colour alive. Radiant Red Shampoo and Conditioner not only preserves tone, but the pomegranate and vitamin E formula leaves an incredible shine too. Online reviewers love it because it replenished red tones with every use.