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Hair inspiration: red hair color shades

Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM ET

From the deepest auburn to strawberry blonde, these celebrities show how to rock fiery red hair color shades.

Red Hairstyles: Christina Hendricks

Christina's auburn hue plays up the blue of her eyes and the warm undertones in her skin, giving her an effortless radiance.

Red Hairstyles: Drew Barrymore

Drew keeps her hair color totally flattering by brightening brunette hue with a wash of red.

Red Hairstyles: Julianne Moore

Proud natural redhead Julianne wrote a children’s book Freckleface Strawberry about a little girl who learns to appreciate her red hair and freckles.

Red Hairstyles: Deborah Ann Woll

This blood sucking vampire from the hit HBO series True Blood

Red Hairstyles: Kirsten Dunst

Although Kirsten makes a great redhead, she only dyed her hair for her character Mary Jane in the Spider Man movies.

is not a real redhead. In an interview with Elle magazine, the natural blonde beauty admitted to dyeing her hair since she was 14 years old. Deborah uses L’Oreal Paris Excellence Creme in Reddish Blond, as a matter of fact.

Red Hairstyles: Isla Fisher

Confessions of a Shopaholic star was born a redhead. The actress told People magazine, “It was great having red hair as a kid because I had something to blame my temper on.”

Red Hairstyles: Rachel McAdams

The Notebook star wins the award for having changed her hair color the most. We've seen her go blonde, brown and red.

Red Hairstyles: Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia is a lot of things: she's one of the Sex in the City fab four, a mother, and an openly gay woman. But a natural redhead she is not. According to The Advocate, “Nixon also says that red hair is purely a Miranda thing—she eases her way back to blond when Sex isn't filming.”

Red Hairstyles: Rose McGowan

We love Rose's red hair with her porcelain skin. FYI, she was born with brown hair. In fact, the only thing naturally red about this girl is her name.

Red Hairstyles: Nicole Kidman

The actress sometimes sports blond hair, but she always goes back to her red roots. That’s right, Kidman is a natural redhead.

Red Hairstyles: Kate Walsh

The Grey's Anatomy star is a natural blonde. The now redhead is proud to admit she gets her color from a bottle. After leaving the salon last month, she tweeted “Real boobs, real skin, fake red hair. LOL!”

Red Hairstyles: Blake Lively

The Gossip Girl star got fans talking when she traded her trademark blonde waves for a new red look.

Red Hairstyles: Julia Roberts

We loved Julia's gorgeous red locks in Pretty Woman. FYI, she is a natural brunette.

Red Hairstyles: Debra Messing

We first fell in love with Debra's wild red locks on Will & Grace, but get this—the actress is a natural brunette. She told the Denver Post that after dying her hair for the movie A Walk in the Clouds "everything I auditioned for, I got."

Red Hairstyles: Amy Adams

Surprise! Amy's natural hair color is actually strawberry blonde. After dying her hair red for numerous roles, she decided to keep the color. In an interview with People, Adams said, “When I dyed my hair true red for the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended.”

Red Hairstyles: Kristen Stewart

When the Twilight star went red, the world took note. The star went from natural blonde hair to auburn. When asked about the change, Stewart told Harper's Bazaar, “People think I'm trying to be rebellious, but that's the last thing I'm doing.”

Red Hairstyles: Milla Jovovich

We've seen Milla's hair black, brown, even orange... But we must say, our favorite color and style on the model-turned-actress, by far, is the new red 'do she sported at the Stone premiere in New York City!

Red Hairstyles: Rihanna

We actually prefer the (dyed) bold red style on pop star Rihanna. Her new shoulder-length bob is both edgy and lovely.

Red Hairstyles: Lindsay Lohan

Now, Lindsay is a blonde, but for years, she was red (her natural color). Remember Disney's remake of The Parent Trap? The troubled actress was 11 and very much a redhead.

Red Hairstyles: Khloe Kardashian

The Keeping Up With The Kardashiansstar set herself apart from her raven-haired sisters when she debuted her new red mane.

Red Hairstyles: Marcia Cross

The sexy Desperate Housewivesstar is all-natural—she doesn't dye or tan. She once said, “I use as high an SPF as I can get, and I live under a hat like a mushroom all the time.”

Red Hairstyles: Bryce Dallas Howard

At a press conference for the movie The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Bryce admitted that her real hair is orange-red just like her character, vampire Victoria.

Red Hairstyles: Lucille Ball

One of the most famous redheads of all-time, I Love Lucy's star is actually a natural brunette. According to BellaSugar.com, “She once joked that she was keeping the economy of Egypt afloat with her annual orders of henna.”


A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.

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