5 Red Hair Color Ideas for Every Skin Tone

October 27, 2022
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
5  Red Hair Color Ideas for Every Skin Tone

Whether it’s a red lip color or a red mani, there’s something about this fiery hue that makes us feel powerful and confident no matter where we are or what the season. Lucky for us, though, red happens to be very in for fall, which is why we’re convinced now is the time to try red hair

Not only is it a gorgeous statement color, but it’s very versatile with endless options that will flatter everyone and every aesthetic. Don’t believe us? Read on for our favorite red hair colors to try for every skin tone.

Best Red Hair Color for Fair Skin Tones

Copper Red

When it comes to your porcelain skin, opt for a lighter, red like copper to enhance your fair complexion without overwhelming it. The color is so naturally flattering on your skin tone, it’ll convince others you’re a natural redhead. To achieve the color at home, reach for the Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme in Light Natural Copper

Best Red Hair Color for Light Skin Tones

Auburn Brown

For those with a light complexion, you can experiment with different tones of red but our favorite is an auburn brown. It’s a beautiful balance between red and brown hues, making it a little darker than your copper-hair counterparts but just as striking. The L'Oréal Paris Féria Hair Dye in Auburn Brown offers an easy solution to create this color in the comfort of your own home.

Best Red Hair Color for Medium Skin Tones

Cinnamon Whiskey

Pair your medium skin tone with a multifaceted red hair color like the Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Coverage in Cinnamon Whiskey. It’s definitely a more toned-down version of red but offers a lot of variation. Consider dying your entire head this color or, if you’re a brunette, leave your roots your darker, natural color to create a subtle, ombré effect. Whatever you choose, there are no wrong decisions with this red.

Best Red Hair Color for Olive Skin Tones

Strawberry Jam

Enhance your natural tan complexion with a lighter, almost-pink version of red hair. Your glowing, tanned skin with a vibrant, pinky-red hue will act as a friendly reminder of rosé season in the best way. Create this look at home with a little help from the Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme in Strawberry Jam

Best Red Hair Color for Dark Skin Tones

Spicy Red

We love how bold colors look against darker skin tones. That’s why we suggest matching your melanin-rich skin with a vibrant red hair color this season. It’s bright, beautiful and utterly captivating. If you don’t feel like heading to the salon to get it done, try using the Dark and Lovely Ultra Vibrant Permanent Hair Color in Spicy Red.

No matter what shade of red you choose, you’ll want to stock your hair-care shelf with color-safe and strengthening products that’ll help keep your hair healthy and vibrant. We love the Matrix Total Results Color Obsessed Duo, a shampoo and conditioner set that helps to cleanse hair of dirt and excess oil while moisturizing and preventing color fade. 

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