red-hair-colorHave you ever wondered how you would look as a redhead? Lots of women have. Red hair color is a standout  – less than 2% of the population is naturally red – and redheads grab the attention. For some, the holiday season is the perfect time to play with shades of red.

I love a good red hair color. When done right – with the right skin tone match – it can turn heads and drop jaws. But let’s face it – not all people can wear red as a hair color. Here are a few things to consider before taking the plunge this season.

The Right Red for You

Not all reds are the same. Before you do anything, consult with your colorist. Discuss what levels of lightness or darkness would work for your skin color.

Look at swatches to choose the right tone. Are you a warm red or a cool red? Or would a custom blend of different tones be the perfect balance of cool and warm for you?

There are many shades of red –  from fiery reds to auburn –  or maybe a nice chestnut red. Your colorist will help pick what is best for you.


Keep the Red Radiant

Red hair color requires more maintenance than a brunette or blonde. Red pigments fade like no other color and need to be freshened up more often. Your hair has a better chance of being radiant red if it is well cared-for.

Your stylist is the best source of advice on care and maintenance of your new red hair! Ask about sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners and avoid hot water. Even better, skip days between shampooing or fill-in with a dry shampoo.

A word of caution. Red hair color is more challenging to remove from the hair if you decide to switch to different color.

Red hair can be fun, flirty, and sexy. If you are looking for a striking new look to celebrate the holidays, go for it!!!!!

Enjoy your hair!

Michael Anthony Salon DC, a Michael Anthony Select Salon, is considered by many to be the best in the entire DC metro region. We are passionate about doing hair and work with each and every client to create the look that is right for them. Led by Mickey – aka Michael Anthony – each of our stylists is a highly trained professional. Schedule an appointment and find out for yourself!