While researchers have recently discovered that the number of redheads is decreasing and red hair may eventually disappear due to the recessive nature of the gene carrying the trait, the number of celebrity redheads has burgeoned in recent years. In the past, actresses such as Angie Dickenson stood out amongst Hollywood starlets with her long auburn locks.
Today, a new generation of celebrities has embraced red hair, whether the color is natural or achieved in a salon. Looking at the various hairstyles worn by actresses with red hair reveals the many ways you can style your locks to accentuate the unique, lovely color of your hair.
Several ingénue's have become famous, in part, due to their striking hair color. Lindsay Lohan's rise to popularity was often attributed to her rich, crimson tresses that help set her apart from her blonde peers.
Kirsten Dunst began as a dark blonde child actress, but achieved her greatest fame with medium-length red hair as Mary Jane Watson in the blockbuster "Spiderman" films. Nicole Kidman reached fame with her curly, strawberry blonde locks and became Hollywood elite with her long, swinging auburn hair.
The styles worn by these actresses demonstrate how versatile red hair can be. In her role as the good witch on televisions "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," actress Alyson Hannigan showed off a variety of stylish haircuts. Her once long hair was cut into a short, layered bob that emphasized her hair's rich color and created flattering volume and texture.
The once raven haired actress Rose McGowan of the television drama "Charmed" presents a medium-length cut that allows her hair to frame her face and complement her porcelain skin tone. Marcia Cross of the popular program "Desperate Housewives" showed off her longer waves that add a feminine, romantic touch to her natural bright, red hair.
These hairstyles demonstrate that red hair can be an excellent look for women with fair skin and light eyes. Scarlet hair can also work with darker skin and eye colors if the proper color is chosen. Test hair swatches against your face to determine which shade works best for you.
For those looking for a more intrepid hairstyle, extreme red colors can be surprising flattering. In the 1999 film "Run Lola Run," actress Franka Potente captivated audiences with her bright red mane. If you are considering a similar look, try a temporary hair mascara to test the color before committing to anything permanent. Bright hair colors can be difficult to maintain and are damaging to hair, so these colors often work best on short hair.
The large number of redheaded celebrities currently sporting the color demonstrates the popularity of red hair. While many of these actresses come by the color naturally, many others are achieving the effect with hair coloring. If you want a look that is both bold and unique, consider trying red hair. The variety of hairstyles worn by red haired celebrities reveals the flexibility of the daring color.
Author: Kendra Van Wagner ©Hairfinder.com
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