Our affection for rare, gorgeous natural red hair is well-documented, and our love for celebrity redheads knows no bounds. Whether they’re natural-born gingers like Jessica Chastain and Isla Fisher or artificially-enhanced like Riley Keough and Christina Hendricks makes no difference to us — we’ll take ‘em all. Here are 10 of our favorite celebrity shades of red…
Lindsay Lohan has dyed her hair red, again. After wrapping on Lifetime’s “Liz & Dick,” Linds decided to go back to her roots and headed to the salon for a hair makeover. She tweeted a photo of her new locks to fans and said, “Red again”, two words most of us having been waiting to hear for years. Er, months. Well, days? Point is, whenever Lindsay goes back to her natural color, most of us hope it’s some sort of signal that she’s calming down, that she’s ready to be the talented and light-hearted ginger we all fell in love with eight years ago. Read more…
Deciding to make a drastic hair color change is quite a daunting task, but figuring out how to adjust your makeup look can be even worse, especially if you’re going from dirty blond to Sara Rue red. Such is the dilemma of reader Rachel, who sent us a beauty distress mayday recently. You see, Rachel is worried about clashing her lip and eye colors with her new dark red hair, but she needn’t worry because TF has her covered. First off, let us congratulate Rachel for having the guts to go from one hair color extreme to another. Let us also say that we would never criticize or caution against wearing any color of eyeshadow, lipstick, or blush regardless of hair color. Makeup is supposed to be fun, right?! So if you like a particular color then, by golly, wear the hell out of it. It’s all about attitude, and don’t forget that makeup can be wiped or washed off. Keep reading »
“It’s for the film ‘Hick.’ I thought [my character] needed red hair. It helps when you’re playing a role, when I don’t feel like myself. And I don’t really feel like myself with red hair… I feel like Ariel.”
—Blake Lively explains that she hasn’t gone strawberry blonde permanently and that the new shade is for a movie. As for “The Little Mermaid” comparison, glad to hear that she saw it, too. Perhaps wearing a turquoise dress (Ariel’s signature color) wasn’t the best choice. The parallel wouldn’t have been as obvious if she were rocking an LBD. [People] Keep reading »
“Gossip Girl”‘s resident dumb blonde Blake Lively is blonde no more! She’s been busy as the face of Chanel and such, flitting from stylish event to stylish event. At last night’s Time 100 party celebrating the 100 Most Influential People in the World, Lively debuted her new red locks. What do you think? Should she get back to bleaching or are you into the ginger thing? Keep reading »
“I was obsessed with the Canadian novel ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ So my mother said, ‘Let’s just go to the drugstore and get one of those cover-the-gray rinses!’ My hair was very blond at the time, but it went carrot red. And I was over the moon.”
– Christina Hendricks on going red — it’s hard to imagine Joan without her signature firey locks, huh? Also, this is further proof that Christina Hendricks and I are, as Anne would say, “kindred spirits” — my best friend and I were also obsessed with Anne as kids. Still are actually — she calls me “Diana Berry” sometimes. [Styleist] Keep reading »
Hey, remember the other day when I posted about that Christmas card that was pulled from the shelves at stores in England because a few redheads found it offensive? Well, Jane Asher, an English actress who once dated Paul McCartney for five years in the ’60s and inspired many of his songs with the Beatles, wrote a hilarious essay for the UK’s Daily Mail today discussing the plight of the redhead. She writes:
“Those of you lesser mortals, with so-called ‘ordinary’ or ‘normal’ hair colouring, have no idea of the torments and prejudice that we of the redhead gene have to undergo on a regular basis.”
What are some of those torments and prejudices, you might ask? Well, for one thing, says Asher, “On a list of factors that put off potential employers, red hair comes alarmingly high on the list.” Keep reading »
I’ve never understood why redheads in movies, TV, and books are always resentful of their ginger locks. Red hair is gorgeous, in all its different shades, and usually a redhead has a little extra pizzaz personality wise as well. After the jump, 10 redheads that put brunettes and blondes to shame. Keep reading »
I was born a redhead, but these days when people ask if my hair is natural I’m not sure the honest answer is still ‘yes.’ I started dying it shortly before my thirtieth birthday when my once fiery locks began fading a sort of washed-out auburn shade. At first, I was in denial about this sad sign of aging. I convinced myself it was seasonal, as my hair always darkened a bit in the winter, but when summer rolled around and my hair was still drab, I had to face the fact that youth wasn’t the only thing time was robbing me of; it was also trying to steal my identity.
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Hair colorist to the stars, Rita Hazan, dishes out 10 rules for those lookin’ to go red.
1. Never pick a color that looks or sounds fake, like “Cherry Bomb.” Pick colors that are soft and natural.
2. Make sure you change your makeup; going red means making the necessary adjustments to your makeup!
3. As a redhead, it is also important to wear clothes that compliment your hair color. Fiery hair requires less details on clothing, you’re already making a bold statement with that color!
4. In the Fall and Winter, I suggest taking your red to a deeper, richer shade. Keep reading »