Revved Up Red: From pop culture—think Mad Men, Florence and the Machine, and Rihanna—to the runway, warm red locks are here to stay.


Badgley Mischka Spring 2011 image courtesy of Moroccanoil.

The Tips: Ursula Stephens, Motions Celebrity Stylist and the superstar responsible for Rihanna's daring hair choices says, "When adding red through highlights, you want to focus on adding the undertone of that shade to create the highlight, which helps you choose the right color match and, ultimately, bring dimension to your overall look. For example, if your hair is a dark plum or cherry, the undertone is a pinky/red (which is what you'll want to draw out). If you are going for an overall color change, you should definitely sit down with a professional first. Together, pick a color that goes with your skin tone. Darker skin and darker hair can get away more with a plum/orange base. Lighter color skin-tones can try brighter reds and be more risky like Rihanna's new look. Fire-engine reds also tend to go better will fairer skin tones."

"And for at-home coloring, the key is to look closely on the back of the box and find which natural color hair is recommended for that color. Just because there's a fire-engine redhead on the box, doesn't mean you will end up with that color. If your hair is a natural light brown, it will more likely be closer to the picture and darker hair will likely have to go brighter. The ultimate outcome definitely depends on your natural hair-color and undertones."
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