Hearts, candy, flowers… Red is the standout color and redheads stand out in a crowd. That’s because only 2% of Americans are naturally red. Our McLean VA salon’s hair color services offer many delicious shades of red. If you’re considering doing it, here’s what you should know:
With the right skintone match, red hair is guaranteed to be really striking. You will get an instant fresh look and and maybe a boost in attitude as well. Redheads tend to be “head turners” in any group. You just need to work with your stylist to pick the perfect shade of auburn, magenta, strawberry-blonde or orange-red for your skintone.
Fair skin looks best with a light, golden, strawberry blonde to a bright copper or red. Avoid wine-colored red and burgundy though because these shades will make you look too pale.
Because your skin has more pigments, your hair can too. Opt for a medium coppery blonde to medium auburn shade. Just steer clear of dark eggplant hues as these shades will make your skin appear yellow.
Darker skintones look gorgeous with a medium auburn to chestnut brown shade. Super red hues, however, have too much blue in them and will make you look green, so be careful here.
There are many more sumptuous red shades of hair than ever. Hier & Haines uses organic hair coloring products to ensure long-lasting satisfaction and that the hair is maintained in optimum condition. However, colored red hair can also be high maintenance.
Your hair has a better chance of becoming radiant red if it is well cared-for (read: you deep-condition as needed, get regular trims and don’t heat-style every day). Since the red pigment fades more quickly than other colors, use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, and avoid hot water. Even better, skip days between shampooing (dry shampoo is a great solution).
Protect your hair from the elements. For example, if you go swimming, rinse hair thoroughly afterwards. And for summer wear, if you spend lots of time outdoors, use a styling product that contains UV filters or wear a hat!
Your stylist is the best source of advice on care and maintenance of your new red hair! Make sure you consult with her about the right products to use to insure that you are the best redhead!
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