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30 Celebrities With Red Hair to Show Your Stylist at Your Next Visit

From cowboy copper to bright, firey reds and strawberry blondes, it’s inevitable that red hair is totally having a moment right now. Not only are red shades taking over our social media feeds, tons of celebrities have jumped on the red-hair train in recent years, serving as the ultimate inspiration for anyone debating taking the rouge plunge.

Whether it’s dark, cherry cola strands or light and airy auburn, a lot of shades fall under the “red” category, and within those diverse categories are dozens of celebrities who serve as the perfect inspiration for any red hue your heart desires. Ahead, a guide to all the shades of red you can imagine, with red-haired celebrities as reference and even expert hairstylist input.

Red-Haired Celebrities: A Guide to All the A-Lister-Approved Shades

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Red Wine Supernova

According to creative director, master stylist and colorist Paul Labrecque with Paul Labrecque Salon and Skincare Spa, red wine hair like that of T.V. personality LaLa Anthony is a great option for those with darker skin tones, as the burgundy-magenta hue emphasizes her natural undertones.

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Omb”Red” Wine

Another example of a great take on deep, red-wine hair is Keke Palmer’s black-red ombre’d braids circa 2017. “She’s doing this look smart and isn’t weakening her roots with dye,” says Labrecque, “Adding the braids complements a very playful side of the shade, too.”

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Cheeky Chestnut

While Zendaya’s Heavenly Bodies MET Gala outfit was enough to break the internet, her chestnut bob was equally as eye-catching. A perfect blend of auburn, red and brown hues, chestnut is a great option for easing into the world of red hair in a way that still looks natural.

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Nutty Reds

Drew Barrymore simply never ages, but her 2011 chestnut red hair is one of her most exceptionally youthful looks. As Labrecque explains, chestnut red is a great way to bring a fresh, youthful air to your look. Plus, the reddish-brown color catches the light beautifully, making for a dimensional look.

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Classic Copper

While cowboy copper has been stealing the spotlight as of late, Labrecque emphasizes that there is really nothing like a classic copper hue. Perfectly complimentary to her fair complexion, the copper shade looks natural on Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch, and serves as the perfect intro into the world of red hair.

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Red Velvet

Food-inspired hair and makeup trends have become the new norm across social media, but Rihanna was at the forefront of these edible fads, whether we knew it or not, with her early 2000s red velvet hue. The perfect balance of eye-catching, fun and flirty, it’s hard to not want to take a slice out of Rih Rih’s bright red hair.

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Cowboy Copper

Let’s be real—Emma Stone in her La La Land era was revolutionary for many reasons, one of them being the fact that she pretty much invented cowboy copper before the term was even a twinkle in the TikTok “for you” page’s eye. With the warm, brown undertones mixed into Stone’s light copper strands, her mid-2010s look was the epitome of chic, elevated copper.

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Genuine Ginger

Julianne Moore is the definition of timeless radiance, elegance and beauty, and her genuine ginger strands are the perfect inspiration for anyone looking for that natural red look. A great compliment to fair skin tones and light eyes, Moore’s hair is a great summer look.

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Concentrated Copper

Natasha Lyonne has been my personal red-hair inspiration for years, and her concentrated copper strands are the perfect blend of bright red and understated browns, making for that sought-after 70s rockstar, cool-girl aesthetic.

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French Girl Red

Camille Razat is the epitome of French-girl luxury, and the Emily In Paris actress has sported both blonde and red ‘dos in the past, but I must say I’m partial to her red era. Razat’s ashy-red strands are effortlessly chic and look so natural against her complexion.

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Red Inferno

If there is one thing Megan Fox is going to do, it’s go big or go home, especially when it comes to her frequent and exciting hair changes. One of Fox’s most recent hair endeavors was a bold, firey red bob, which she paired with a dark root, adding dimension to the look and elevating the style entirely.

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Regal Red

For me, Amy Adams will always be the elegant princess Giselle à la Enchanted, and her understated firey hair is consistently giving royal vibes. The perfect blend of copper, gold, auburn and red, Adams’ red hair is elevated, mature and oh-so regal.

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Red and Rosy

One Day star Eleanor Tomlinson is known for her gorgeous red strands which she’s worn in an array of styles. Whether she’s rocking a curly bob or an Old Hollywood–inspired wave, Tomlinson’s red hair brings out her rosy cheeks and blue eyes, making her shade a great option for those with light eyes and fairer complexions looking to warm up their look.

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Strawberry Red

Jessica Chastain’s light red hair has been a staple part of her look for years. Her hue borders on strawberry blonde, as the red shades are so light and airy they almost blend into a darker blonde shade. Her strawberry red hair is a great option for natural blondes looking to spice up their strands.

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Brown-Red

You’ve heard of “bronde” but what about “bred?” While it sounds like a delicious carby treat, Sophie Turner’s red hair from last year is a perfect blend of brown and red, almost as if you put a red toner on top of naturally brown strands, making it a good choice for those with naturally light-brown hair who want to add some heat to their style.

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Barely-There Red

If you want to experiment with red tones but aren’t quite ready to take the leap, Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor’s barely-there red is a great pick. While her strands may look brown, in the right light the red and auburn undertones catch the light perfectly, making for an exciting and understated look.

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Bella Red

Bella Thorne rocked a much brighter red during her Disney kid days on Shake It Up, but nowadays the actress is sporting a more toned-down, deep copper, proving that red hair is both timeless and versatile.

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Red Meets Purple

Dua Lipa is pretty much our inspiration for everything, from outfits to makeup and, of course, hair. For quite some time now, the Levitating singer has been rocking a red hue, but hers incorporates a purple tone that adds a cooler dimension to the look.

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1D Red

Isla Fisher’s red hair is a great example of 1D red hair. I know what you’re thinking, but no, not Harry, Liam, Louis, Zayn, Niall—Fisher’s one-dimensional red hair is chic and sophisticated, with the same light auburn tone unwavering from root to tip.

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Midwest Princess Red

Chappel Roan has been breaking the internet as of lately with her high-energy performances and addictive pop tunes, and the self-proclaimed midwest princess’ red wine meets copper hair is a gorgeous blend of wine-inspired burgundy shades and brighter, lighter copper tones.

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Ice Spicey

Ice Spice is anything but boring, and so is her hair. If you like the ginger color palette but want something a little bit more fun and out-there, Ice Spice’s signature bright strands are a great inspiration.

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Rockstar Red

Ethereal, magical, whimsical—these are all words I would use to describe Florence Welch of iconic rock band Florence & The Machine, and her cascading red strands contribute to her quintessential manic pixie dream girl aesthetic. Paired with her feathery bangs and waist-length tresses, Welch’s rockstar red is unmatched.

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Movie Star Red

Heartbreak feels good in a place like Nicole Kidman’s movie star red hair. While the actress’ strawberry red ‘do may have only been temporary, we can’t get enough of her light, bouncy reddish strands, and the airy quality of her subtle red is perfect summer.

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Not-So Mean Girl

Lindsay Lohan may have played one on screen, but she’s far from a mean girl, and her iconic auburn hair is oh-so sweet. While we often see these lighter auburn shades on stars with blue or green eyes, Lohan’s light red hair looks so natural on her and proves that the color is a great fit for those with darker features, too.

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Pitch Perfect

Not to be too corny, but Anna Kendrick’s ginger strands are pitch perfect, with dimensional shades ranging from warmer browns at the root to lighter auburns and reds around her face and towards the tips.

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Scarlet Starlet

While we know Scarlett Johansson nowadays for her blonde hair, the early 2000s saw Scarlett go scarlet, and her soft, ginger strands exude an air of Old-Hollywood glamour, serving as the perfect inspiration for anyone craving a nostalgic, timeless look.

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Red and Blonde

Elena Satine’s red hair is something we don’t see too often, making it a great reference for anyone wanting to go red without being too “basic.” Starting as a blend of copper and auburn shades at the root and blending into a soft blonde at the tips, Satine’s look is eye-catching and dimensional.

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Highlighted Ginger

What can we say—the famous Emmas know how to do red hair. Roberts’ highlighted hair is stunning, featuring an overall, light red-orange shade, but lightened and heightened by blonde highlights throughout.

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Money Piece Red

Grey’s Anatomy star Kate Walsh’s red hair features tones and highlights similar to that of Emma Roberts, but the focal point of Walsh’s ginger style is her face-framing money piece, which is a few shades lighter than the rest of her hair, adding a fresh, bright aspect to her cool-toned red look.

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Barely There Red

Julia Roberts is an ageless beauty, and her brown-forward red hair is a great option for natural brunettes who want to experiment with red tones. While Roberts’ hair is predominantly light brown, the accents of auburn and copper throughout add a fun spin to her look.

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