A dye job is never to be taken lightly. Whether you’re going bright in blonde, sultry in black or all over the place in a multicolor combo, altering your hair color requires a bit of labor and a commitment to maintenance. And while certain shades garner a bit more praise than others, we must admit that red is always the color du jour.
Regardless of what your natural hue is, moving into scarlet territory is guaranteed to always turn heads and activate your inner badass. As with most hair changes, the inspiration stage is of utmost importance. And per usual, no place provides more inspo than the red carpet. If you’re thinking of tiptoeing into red hair territory, here’s a wave of celebrity looks that’ll make you want to finally take the plunge.
At the Today show summer concert series in May 2011.
At the premiere of Planes: Fire & Rescue in July 2014.
At the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala.
At a Tanduay Rum event in March 2017.
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At the premiere of Annabelle: Creation in August 2017.
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At the premiere of Crooked House in December 2017.
At the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards.
At the 7th Annual #KnockOutHeartDisease campaign launch in February 2018.
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At the premiere of Rapture at SXSW in March 2018.
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At the premiere of Show Dogs in May 2018.
At the premiere of Tag in June 2018.
At the premiere of Ant-Man and the Wasp in June 2018.
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At the premiere of Io Sono L'Amore in March 2010.
At the the Natural Resources Defense Council's Ocean Initiative Benefit in June 2011.
At the Broadway Sings for Pride event in June 2015.
At Chanel's Paris Fashion Week show in March 2016.
At the Game of Thrones season 6 premiere in April 2016.
Bryce Dallas Howard
At the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards.
At the 2017 Academy Awards.
At an HBO event in November 2017.
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At the InStyle Post-Golden Globes Party in January 2018.
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At the 2018 Rakuten TV Empire Awards.
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At the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Sink or Swim in May 2018.
At SiriusXM Studios in June 2018.
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At the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.
At the 2002 Grammy Awards.
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At a Velvet Rope signing in October 1997.
At the Flesh Tone album release party in July 2010.
At the America's Next Top Model season three finale party in December 2004.
At the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
At the 2011 Guys Choice Awards.
At the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2009.
Lana Del Rey
At Netflix's Arrested Development season 4 premiere in April 2013.
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At the world premiere of About Time in August 2013.
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At a Sony Pictures event in June 2016.
At the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards.
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At the BAFTA Television Awards in May 2017.
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At SiriusXM studios in April 2018.
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At the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
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At the New York screening of Woman Walks Ahead.
DJ Kim Anh
At the premiere of Susan Bartsch: On Top in September 2018.
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At the 2018 Television Advocacy Awards.
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At the Spice Girls Reunion in June 2007.
At the 2011 TIME 100 Gala.
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