Got Red Hair? Check Out These Dazzling Ways to Wear Red Hair

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A Gorgeous Red Hairstyle

Karen Gillan
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Red-colored hairstyles are very popular these days, salons across the country are reporting to magazines such as Allure, InStyle and O, the Oprah Magazine. So, when you see amazing red hair in the streets, chances are it's not natural. This isn't to say that true redheads don't exist. They certainly do, but when a woman with a gorgeous shade of red passes by you, don't assume it's completely natural.

Both blondes and brunettes have been known to color their hair red, and some redheads may turn to a salon to give their color a boost if it's become lackluster with age. In this gallery, review pictures of some of the most gorgeous red hairstyles today. This slide show features well-known celebrities with red hair (whether they were born that way or not). Pay special attention to the photos of "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks; Marcia Cross of "Melrose Place" and "Desperate Housewives" fame; and Cynthia Nixon, best known for "Sex and the City." Nixon, for example, is a natural blonde who colors her hair red.

Although bottle redheads have become increasingly popular, it doesn't mean that everyone should have the shade. Natural redheads tend to have pale skin and eyes. If you're dark-eyed and dark-skinned, the shade of red of Marcia Cross's hair is unlikely to flatter your skin tone. Perhaps you'll want more of an auburn or wine-colored shade of red instead. 

Talk to your colorist about the best hue of red for your complexion. Be sure to discuss the steps you'll have to take to transition out of the red color, should you tire of it. Dyes can be hard on your hair, so if you already chemically straighten it or put it through other processes, coloring might make your mane even more weak and brittle.

On the other hand, you can try a more natural shade by using henna, which comes from the plant, to color your hair. However, this will give you more of a red tint than a true bold shade of red.

Perhaps you're not interested in a natural look at all but can't wait to flaunt a Kool-Aid hue of red. If that's the case, talk to your stylist about how to get electric red locks a la Claire Danes on the teen drama "My So Called Life." Anyone of any skin tone can rock this look. 

Whether you go for a natural red look or a bold one, you'll likely need some tips to keep red hair from fading. If you decide to dye your own hair, learn how to save on haircuts, hair color and hair products and to avoid common at-home hair color mistakes.

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Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith
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Paloma Faith rocks a great red hairstyle with this extravagant hat.​

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Jaime Ray Newman

Jaime Ray Newman
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 Jaime Ray Newman's straight red hair is a perfect look.

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Linzey Cocker

Linzey Cocker
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 Linzey Cocker has a bit darker red hair, but still beautiful.

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Maggie Rizer

Maggie Rizer
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 Maggie Rizer's almost orange hair glows on the red carpet.

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Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon
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 Short hair + red = Cynthia Nixon's amazing look.

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Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks
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 When your eyes and hair make the perfect combination you get Christina Hendricks.

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Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood
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Evan Rachel Wood's glow, though.

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Jennifer Ferrin

Jennifer Ferrin
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Wavy red hair is perfect for the beach. 

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Florence Welch

Florence Welch
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 Florence Welch = BOLD and red.

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Florence Welch

Florence Welch
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 Another look at Florence Welch's red hair. 

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Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher on February 16, 2009 in London
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 Red hair on a red background makes for a fashionable look.

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Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud on December 10, 2008 in London, England
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 Nicola Roberts with that short hair, red hair, don't care style.

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Marcia Cross

Actress Marcia Cross on August 27, 2008
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 Long and red is a perfect look for Marcia Cross.

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An Absolutely Gorgeous Red Hair Color

A model on the Fashion Assassin catwalk
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Models on the runway rock red hair too, duh! 

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Alicia Witt

Alicia Witt
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Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks
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 This is the perfect hairdo for your next formal occasion 

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Lily Collins

Lily Collins
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 Lily Collins is beautiful and her hair is absolutely perfect. 

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Jessica Chastain

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Madison Stubbington

Madison Stubbington
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 Madison Stubbington's hat and hair combo is a look we all can aspire to! 

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone
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 Known for her red hair, Emma Stone is not shy on the red carpet.

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Bella Thorne

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Almost strawberry colored, Bella Thorne's hair has a soothing tone.