Red Hair is a Mega Trend
No other hair colour attracts as much attention as the colours dubbed carrot, chestnut and cherry. Red being an exceptional hair colour, this should come as no surprise. Currently, designers include the traffic light hue into their fashion and hair style line-ups
- With red hair, who needs a red carpet?
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Christina Hendricks represents the essence of the new red hair trend. In the TV series ‘Mad Men’, she bewitches men with her curves and red hair. Barbara Meier demonstrates how hip redheads look wearing delicate ‘nude look’ make-up. The German designer Wolfgang Joops presents her look as part of the Wunderkind label in Paris fashion shows.
As with many hair trends, the fire for red was lit by New York Fashion Week. Zac Posen, Anna Sui and Rodarte were quick to book red-haired top models for their shows. As early as last year, they contracted top models like the redhead Alana Zimmer. Their looks include elaborate hair styles in artificial red shades and always in combination with smokey eyes, as well as undone looking hair styles in natural shades of red. The redheaded models show subtlety when it comes to make-up, which consists mostly of a little mascara and otherwise only emphasises their flawless complexion.
Orange, Red Hair’s Light Companion
Orange hair was particularly prevalent in the 2011 spring/summer shows. Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, and Proenza Schuler are amongst the fashion tsars who regularly establish new colour trends. So far, the designers are using the new colour for clothing, accessories, and lipsticks. However, if you fancy red hair and want to be in pole position for the new trend you should keep your eyes peeled for hair in light red shades.
Before you decide to ride the red wave, you should consider a few facts. For many people red hair typifies extravagance, eccentric behaviour and sex appeal. Red hair shouts, “Look, here I am!” Redheads should therefore be meticulous about their make-up and clothing.