Red Hot Hair for 2011 – Tips for Choosing the Best Red for You

Red was the “it” color for 2010 and it promises to be very hot for 2011. Celebrities are still getting their hair colored red and this trend shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. While you may want different shades of golden blonde mixed in your hair or get some gold or auburn highlights and lowlights in your brunette hair, red is all about even color. Here are some tips to get the best red for your skin tone.

  • Match your skin tone to the red you want. If you have sallow skin, stay away from very orange reds since they will accentuate the yellow tones in your skin. Fair skinned women can wear almost any shade, although if you are a winter shade try pretty cool reds that are a bit on the violet side of the color spectrum.
  • Ask your stylist to tint your eyebrows to match your hair. Don’t ever use hair color on your eyebrows as this can cause irritation and even blindness if it gets in your eyes. Eyebrow tints are specifically made for use around your eyes and safe.
  • You will have to change your make up colors if red is a drastic change from your current color. Violets, greens and browns look good on redheads.
  • Be careful if you wear red. Be sure it does not clash with your hair color. The same holds true with oranges and pinks.
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If you’re daring, bright red (think Rhianna) is still in style. Auburn is always in style from dark orange-red to violet-red. Use a color preserving shampoo and conditioner formulated for red hair. Avoid long exposure to the sun as it can make your hair look brassy. After a few weeks you may want to get a gloss applied to your hair to perk up the color and add shine. Glosses are usually semi or demi permanent color and very mild. Red is a notoriously hard color to maintain, but your stylist can recommend professional products to keep your red hair looking vibrant and fresh.

Call now to book an appointment. Anastasia is a salon hair stylist in Oklahoma City, OK. Out of town appointments welcome.

Tips to Care for Red Hair

Red hair evokes passion, fire, romance and is one of the most daring of all hair colors you can wear. It is also the most elusive to keep looking fresh and vibrant. It is the nature of red hair color to oxidize and fade quickly if you do not care for your hair properly. The sun, harsh styling products, high heat appliances and using the wrong type of shampoo and conditioner can sap the color right out of your locks.

To keep your red hair looking its best follow these simple tips.

  • Use an appropriate shampoo and conditioner. Some of these products contain small amounts of color to help refresh and renew your color between visits to our hairstylist. Always use salon products for color treated hair to prevent fading and stripping of your color.
  • Have your hairstylist apply a hair gloss. Glosses are either clear or lightly tinted and add an extra dimension of shine and protection. Glosses are semi-permanent color and will not change your hair color but refresh and renew it.
  • Always have a professional stylist color your hair. She has the right formulas and products to give you the best color for your skin tone and hair type. She can also custom mix your color and keep a record of it so that you can keep the color you love from service to service.
  • Avoid using high heat appliances every day. Heat is the enemy of color treated hair and red hair is especially susceptible to heat damage.
  • Use styling products and finishing products that have sunscreen in them. This will protect your hair from the sun’s ultraviolet rays that can oxidize your color and make it fade or look brassy.
  • Make and keep touch-up appointments. You should have your re-growth colored at least every six weeks or sooner depending on how fast your hair grows.
  • Get regular haircuts. This prevents split ends and keeps your hairstyle looking its best.

Use these simple tips and your glorious head of red hair will look salon fresh in between appointments. Be bold and be daring and try a shade of red this season and find out that blondes are not the only ones who have fun. Their redheaded sisters are known for their fire and passion and you can have vibrant and brilliant color with these easy maintenance and care tips.

Call now to book an appointment. Anastasia is a salon hair stylist in Oklahoma City, OK. Out of town appointments welcome.

Winter 2010 Hair Color Trends Are Here!


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  • Think chunky highlights, and natural color blended.
  • Multi tone hair color produces natural hair color with highlights.
  • Two tone hair color produces a bold, dramatic look that looks thicker.

Natural color hair is making its’ return: in deeper hues of brown, plum, auburn, and mahogany. Bright shades of red, and blonde. All with undertones of black and lavender.

Because natural color in deeper hues is returning, if you decide to try highlights, remember your skin tone when choosing a color; color helps brighten your look, you may want to be bold and change your make up to complement the new color. Visit the stylist first, then get a makeup consultation.

Need some color tips for this bold uprising?

  • Light brown hair with gold highlights, subtle highlights blended for shine.
  • Red base or natural red hair color will look great with deep bold red highlights framing the face, with streaks of light blonde in top or deep chocolate.
  • Dark red hair color will look great with strawberry blond framing the face and sides.
  • Light red hair color will look great with light copper, auburn, strawberry blond or Tahitian red highlights, then use deep apricot, caramel, ginger, or chestnut.

When choosing any duo tone, make sure the colors contrast – for instance, light and dark shades together for brown hair. Again, don’t forget your skin tone, natural hair shade, and personal style! Make sure the colors are from the same color family for dynamic contrast. As always, consult your stylist.

Anastasia is a salon hair stylist in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Out of town appointments welcome.