The 2000s were all about getting highlights. The 2010s are all about getting an impeccable ombre that tells everyone ‘I’m here, and I’m having a fashion moment!’
And what color could be better to make such a statement than fiery red or even the tamest shades of red? Here is an exhaustive list of beautiful red ombre hair ideas ranging from vivid to pastel to inspire you!
1. Imperial Red Ombre Hair
In this piece, we are going to tackle an entire plethora of shades belonging to the red color family so that you can have as many options as possible when it comes to red ombre. This one is called imperial red.
2. Brown to Fire Brick Red Ombre Hair
This particular ombre job starts off with dark brown hair at the top and then melts into a shade called fire brick red. The two go together very well and create a witchy effect that you can highlight with makeup.
3. Maroon Red Ombre Wavy Hairstyle
Despite popular belief, marron is not a shade of brown. In fact, it’s a deep and luscious red that you can pair with brunette if you want to get an ombre job. It also supports some very heavy makeup.
4. Crimson Red Ombre Locks
Say hello to your new hair color for the winter holidays. This shade of red will look fantastic against the backdrop of the green Christmas trees, the white of the snow, and the multicolored baubles and tinsel.
5. Raspberry Red Ombre on Black Hair
Raspberry is one of the most delicious shades of red out there. It takes its name after the berry fruit, and it has a good dose of pink in it, which makes it so scrumptious. If you can’t find this shade, mix red and pink dyes.
6. White Hair with Red Ombre Tips
This coloring job toes the line between ombre and dip dye, but it’s one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s so beautiful that it looks as if it belongs on a catwalk rather than on the sidewalk.
7. Red Ombre with Bangs
When you have ombre hair, you get to decide whether or not you want to get your bangs ombre-ed as well. Some girls go for it while others think it’s still a little too edgy and avant-garde.
8. Ruby Red Tones Ombre Hair
This is one of the most classic shades of red in the roster. Ruby red has been around for a long time, and ladies have been using it since times immemorial. Did you know that the word ruby itself comes from the Latin term ‘ruber’ which actually means red?
9. The Lipstick Red Hue
A shade of red that every girl will love: this is called lipstick red. It mimics the traditional red lipstick that women have been wearing for so long as a symbol of femininity, grace, and elegance.
10. Vermilion Red Ombre with Blonde Hair Tips
This shade is called vermilion, a word from Middle English and French derived from the Latin term ‘vermis’ which means worm. The name might not be the best one, but this shade is beyond beautiful – especially the way it transitions to the blonde tips!
11. Rosewood Red to Blonde Ombre
If done correctly, you can pair off red hair with almost any shade of your choosing. This, for example, is a combination of rosewood red and marigold yellow. The result is stunning, especially as a summer hairstyle.
12. Phoenix Red Ombre Hair
Phoenix hair was a huge thing a few years ago, joining the trend of unicorn and mermaid hair. This one meant combining colors you would normally find on the mythical phoenix – red, orange, yellow, and gold.
13. Carmine Red Tones
Carmine is a red dye made from the cochineal type of insect which is crushed into a powder and turned into this dye. Therefore, pay attention if you are allergic to these bugs or if you want to keep kosher.
14. Red Ombre Hair with Crown Braid
Show off your ombre job with a gorgeous crown braid! It will look even better if you make it a jumbo one. Pull at it using your fingers or a comb to give it that special messy look we all love so much.
15. Messy Red Ombre Hair Color
Speaking of messy, here’s a gorgeous way to style your long hair. You can start off with some mermaid waves which you can then stretch into this combed long updo perfect for every day at the office or school.
16. Ferrari Red and Black Hair
Let’s go back to specific shades of red to see this gorgeous one called Ferrari red. It has a fair amount of orange in it as well as a dark base and very light tips which are very reminiscent of tangerine.
17. Candy Apple Red Ombre Hair
Next on the list of red tones is candy apple red. This would be perfect for Halloween, but you can wear it every other day of the year as well, of course. The tips melt into a perfect and delicious pumpkin color.
18. Autumn Red Ombre Hairstyle
Since we’ve tackled Halloween in the paragraph above, let’s take a look at another combination of fall colors that includes a superb display of reds. This would be perfect for an autumn wedding that takes place outside.
19. Red Ombre Hair Weave
If you don’t want to dye your natural hair and wish to protect it from the chemicals that are to be found in dyes, then opt for a weave! Choose the shade of red and ombre styles you like most and go for it!
20. Red Ombre Side Braid
Weaves are also preferred if you like braids because they are the perfect way to get those luxurious and thick braids you always see on Instagram. Think about this option if you want braided hair.
21. Red Ombre High and Loose Ponytail
The same goes for ponytails. Not every girl you see on Instagram or Pinterest with perfect ponytails actually has the natural hair to pull them off. It’s all in the weaves or hair extensions they are wearing!
22. Red Ombre Hair with Boxer Braids
However, if your natural hair is long and thick enough, you can go for a set of boxer braids such as the ones in this photo. They have been in style for quite a few years now, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere.
23. The Messy Braid Bun
Braids are incredibly versatile. This is one of the reasons why they exploded as a trend in the early 2010s when the world rediscovered them. Just look at how amazing this messy and braided bun is!
24. Red Ombre Hair with Flower Crown
You just know that you cannot make an appearance at Coachella or take an Insta selfie there without wearing the obligatory flower crown. If you don’t, it’s like you didn’t even go, right?
25. Ladybug and Red Salmon Shades
This gorgeous ombre job reunites two of our favorites red shades available on the palette. We’re talking about ladybug red, which you can see on top, and red salmon, which you can see on the bottom.
Living the pink life? Then also add it to your hair by going for a gorgeous pink and purple hairstyle!
26. Copper Red Ombre Hair
On this list, we also have a few more natural shades of red. This is copper, and even though it came out of the bottle, you have a higher chance of finding it in nature than everything we’ve seen so far.
27. Mahogany Red Ombre Hair
Mahogany was all the rage a few years ago. It was such a look! Admire how the mahogany transitions into orange and then ends in shades of blonde at the tips of the hair.
28. Sangria Red Ombre Hair
This is, without a doubt, one of the most delicious-looking hair colors on this list. Sangria red gets its name after the Spanish drink that is made by combining red wine with fruit such as oranges, berries, and strawberries. Hence, the combination of colors as you have both red and blonde ombre hair – all in one!
29. Volumized High Bun
When you have spent a lot of time and money to get the perfect ombre job, you also need to find a great updo that will highlight your new hair’s great features. And this high and voluminous bun does a great job!
30. Red to Vanilla Ombre Hair
Keep in mind that the bottom color is just as important as the top one. You’ve spent hours choosing the perfect shade of red, but what about the tips? End things in vanilla blonde, a shade that will offer the perfect transition from the dark to the bright red ombre center.
31. Red to Green Ombre Hair
Green and red make for a very difficult combination. If not put together properly, you will end up looking like a Christmas ornament or like one of Santa’s little elves. So it’s best you leave this one in the hands of the pros.
32. Fruits of the Forest Red Ombre
This particular shade is called ‘fruits of the forest,’ and it’s not hard to see why. The color revolves around forest berries and has that special pinkish tinge that makes you want to taste it rather than wear it.
33. Quiet Ember Red Hair
‘Quiet Ember’ is another self-explanatory shade of red. Once you use it, your hair will have that subdued quality embers get when the fire has almost died out in the grate, giving out just enough heat to keep you warm.
34. Cranberry Red Ombre Hair
We’re back to delicious fruits that have inspired even more delicious hair colors simply by taking a peek at cranberry red. It’s a great color for winter and autumn since you know that’s when we eat cranberry sauce.
35. The Vanessa Hudgens
Did you think celebrities kept away from the red ombre hair game? Think again. Vanessa Hudgens opted for a marsala color that highlights and warms up both her brown eyes and her skin tone.
36. Natural Autumn Red Ombre Hair
This is another natural red hair color as opposed to the ones that come out of a box. It’s got a very autumnal look that you can enhance by using some glossing agent such as oil cream or leave-in conditioner.
37. Chili Red Ombre Hair
Bring on the spice because we’re ready for some heat! Chili red hair is everything you’ve dreamed of if you’re a huge fan of hot wings or hot sauce. Kudos to the ladies who are brave enough to sport this color!
38. Jam Red Ombre
If spicy is not your jam, then how about some actual jam? Pun intended. Meet the shade of red called ‘jam.’ It’s unctuous and dark, just like jam usually is, and is perfect for autumn and winter as both of them can take on this dark color.
39. Dark Cherry Red Hair
Speaking of dark colors, we have another one for you which will make your fall and winter a complete success. This is dark cherry, a color that will put some heat into those long, dreary winter days.
40. Carnelian Red Ombre Hair
Carnelian red is named after a red-orange mineral stone. It is said to represent courage, endurance, leadership, and motivation. Therefore, not only is it a beautiful color, but it’s actually loaded with meaning.
41. Pepperoni Red to Orange Ombre Hair
Who doesn’t like a nice slice of pepperoni pizza? But did you know that this type of cured meat gets its bright red color from the paprika and chilis they use to spice it with? That’s why it named this hair color as well.
42. Crab Red Ombre Hair
We shall remain in the food department a little while longer to see what crab red hair looks like. Bear in mind that this color refers to the red-orange color the crustaceans take when they are cooked not when they are raw.
43. Radish Red and Pink Ombre Hair
Next on the list of goodies that have inspired our hair colors is radish. They have a splendid and vibrant red color which translates very well into a shade for your hair. It’s funny how even the most mundane of ideas can serve as inspiration!
44. Indian Summer Red Ombre Hair
We’re sure you’re acquainted with the expression ‘Indian summer.’ It’s that brief, but outstanding time of year when summer extends into the autumn months making them impossibly hot.
45. Rose Red and Purple Ombre Hair
Evidently, there is an immense variety of red roses out there to choose from as inspiration for your next hair color. This is just an example. It’s a rose pink shade that cascades gently on the back and transition to shades of almost purple and pink.
46. Beet Red Ombre Locks
We’re back to food to show you just one more example. This time, it’s beets and their gorgeous reddish vibe that is a perfect choice for spring. Nothing says beginning of the warm season quite like this vibrant color.
47. Coral Red Ombre
Since we’ve seen autumn, winter, and spring, it’s time to take a look at an idea for summer as well. This is coral red, and it will be the perfect addition to your summer holidays at the beach.
48. Velvet Red Ombre Hair
Who doesn’t love red velvet? Cakes, cupcakes, even pancakes can get the red velvet treatment. After you’re done binging, you can ask your hairstylist to turn your hair into a red velvet feast for the eyes.
49. Ginger Red Ombre Hairstyle
If you’re not a natural ginger, this is as close as you can get out of a bottle and if you also want an ombre job. It’s not easy to wear or to get ginger hair, so be careful if you’re doing this at home – it might come out orange.
50. Classy Red Coppery Hair
This is one of the classiest shades of red hair we’ve ever seen. Even though it came out of a box and the hands of a skilled hairdresser, it almost looks like a natural hair color. This is how you know it’s a fantastic ombre job!
When going for red hair, most women pick from just cherry, burgundy, and pink. But, with our list of gorgeous red ombre hair ideas, we’ve just proven that there are more shades of red than you could even dream about.
So let us know which of these you are planning to get and which inspired you most! Simply drop a line in the comments and let us know!