Written by Daniel
When I penned Fashionising.com's bible of hair
trends for 2010 I promised one more addition to the list of 2010
hair colours. Why? I did so not because of looming deadlines, but
because this particular colour trend deserved it very own article.
For the past
decade century, you see, most of the fashion
industry has been obsessed with blondes. Be it on models or on A
listers, blondes are reputed to have more fun. Make no mistake, blonde
hair isn't going anywhere with 2010 seeing both peroxide
blonde and golden
blonde as 'on trend'. But with the end of the 2000s and the start
of the next decade it's time for the blonde bombshell to make way.
Introducing the redhead bombshell.
Red hair in 2010
The redhead isn't just a hair colour in 2010, it's
an attitude. If it were a formula I could mix up in Fashionising.com's
offices it would end up 2 parts red hair, 2 parts personality, and 2
parts sexual confidence. Think model Coco Rocha as a redhead oozing of
her playful, confident personality and you're somewhat there. Just add
the bombshell sexual confidence, and you have it.
Red hair is perfect for the cooler months and if you're considering a
changing your look for 2010, consider red hair as the perfect option
2009 / Fall
2009 or Fall 2010. As for which shades of red hair and how to style
it? Read on.
Which colour red?
As it is with any hair colour, not all shades of red
hair are in in 2010. Forget the bright copper and crimson tones: red
hair in 2010 is about richly coloured and natural looking red hair.
Part of the appeal of red hair is that its a rarity. It's said that
less than 2% of people are natural redheads, so the more natural your
red colour looks, the more it can be associated with something rare and
exclusive. Hence there's only one real golden rule worth stating when it
comes to red hair in 2010: it can't look fake.
A natural redhead with
blue eyes: Lily Cole
Different hair colours will take to red dye in varying ways, so your
best bet is always to head to a trusted salon and get advice on which
colour will work best for you. Very light hair will need a subtle
approach to avoid turning too orange; while very dark hair may need to
be lightened first in order to achieve a rich red colour. While subtle
highlights and lowlights help to achieve the natural redhead look,
obvious contrasting streaks are not recommended.
Red hair trend: who it's suited to
Red hair is to the cooler months what blonde hair is to Spring. This
is particularly true of darker auburn tones, or lighter reds against
The pale redhead
Pale porcelain skin will almost always work a treat with red hair -
particularly if your eyes are green or blue. This is a great Winter
The freckled redhead
2010 girls with freckles and bronzed skin are the perfect
neo-redheads. Go for lighter reds like natural gingers and neutral-tone
The fair browed
A perfect match to the bleached
blonde eybrows trend, both pale and bronzed skinned redheads should
consider lightening their brows. This not only adds to the natural-born
redhead effect, but also brings the look well and truly into 2010.
Julia Hafstrom: natural red hair
& blonde eyebrows
Ways to style red hair
There are of course many ways to style red tresses - as with any
other hair colour. So instead of stating the obvious, let us give you
three ideas of creative ways to style red hair - with the intent of
creating not just a hairstyle but an overall look and persona.
Luisa Bianchin by Frauke Fischer
Redheads through history have also often been portrayed as fiery and
fierce, yet seductive; from Queen Elizabeth I and Boudica to Cleopatra
(who some argue was a redhead) making this colour perfectly
complimentary to 2010's warrior
trend. For the fierce warrior look go for long and voluminous cascading
red waves, or add some halo-like milkmaid