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How To Get Ginger Hair Color, Fall's Spiciest Red Shade

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The fiery look of ginger hair has been a topic of discussion for ages. Considering how rare it is to spot a full head of ginger locks, it’s not hard to see why the lively hue is quickly becoming a fashion. Whether you’re looking to amplify your naturally reddish locks or completely transform your dark brown hair, going ginger might be your next color crusade. 

For a hot new take on the latest hair color trend, we’re here to illustrate exactly what ginger hair color is, how to maintain it, who should try it, and some of the best hairstyles for ginger hair. 

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What is ginger hair color? 

Slightly softer than the red-orange color of the setting sun, ginger hair is an eye-catching tone that can stand on its own or be paired with subtle blonde highlights for a more dimensional style.

Inherently vibrant ginger locks require a certain amount of lift to achieve the best base for the color. If you have naturally dark hair, this means bleaching your strands before coloring them. Bleach will always cause damage, but your stylist will work with you to ensure your hair looks and feels healthy before you leave the salon. 

How do you maintain ginger hair color?

Once you and your stylist get just the right shade, you’re going to want to avoid premature fading between salon appointments. The Kérastase Bain Chromatique Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Fondant Chromatique Conditioner are multi-protecting, sulfate-free formulas for color-treated hair that can help preserve your unique tone. Adding a moisturizing hair mask like the protein-rich Redken All Soft Mega Deep Conditioning Treatment Mask to your routine can help to keep your locks nourished and supple for weeks after your appointment. 

If you find yourself confused about identifying the best products for your new hair care routine, you can always ask your colorist for personalized advice! From touching up your roots every few weeks to arming you with a step-by-step care process, keeping the experts close is the best way to ensure the most flawless ginger hue.

Who should try ginger hair color? 

With its warm, golden tint, ginger hair works best on skin that complements its undertones. Fair, cool skin is the best option if your goal is to sport a natural look, but that doesn’t mean ginger-colored hair is only for ladies with lighter skin. A darker blend of the hue like auburn can give girls with tan or dark skin tones the same vivid effect and natural appearance.

The Prettiest Ginger Hair Colors To Try Now: 

Good hair day by @joshwoodcolour.

Bright Auburn

Auburn can bring a darker feel to ginger, but it can also add an even more vibrant twist to natural ginger! Although this bright auburn may scream autumn leaves at you, it makes for a versatile  statement color all year round. 

Good hair day by @curl_iq.

Strawberry Ginger

Looking for a more subtle way to wear ginger hair? Whether you choose soft highlights or transform blonde hair into a rosy dream, strawberry ginger offers an equally warm-toned alternative to bright auburn or sandy red.

Good hair day by @hairby_daisymckane.


If orange tones are everything you want, this orange-tinted ginger promises an electric look without the color shock of neon orange.

Good hair day by @ledrewcostello.

Golden Copper

Light brunettes don’t have to give up their tone for a gorgeous ginger shade! Channel your brown hair with a copper-toned ginger that complements medium to light skin.   

Good hair day by @elshawndus.

Deep Ginger

Splurge on a sultry twist to a traditional color with a mixture of dark and light tones. Deep ginger hair tiptoes to the redder side of the red-orange color, providing another option for ladies with darker skin tones to slay a standout look.

Good hair day by @creativeheadz_se.

Metallic Ginger 

Add a little shine to your new look with a metallic ginger hue! Warm tones balance out the platinum nature of metallic colors, bringing you an orangey ginger shade that doesn’t have to be limited to fair and cool-toned skin.

Good hair day by @brufabricio.

Golden Brown

For ladies who aren’t quite ready to completely give up their dark brown tones,  a golden-brown ginger offers a similar reddish effect on the darker end of the color spectrum. This shade can complement medium to dark skin as well as seamlessly blend into a brunette balayage

The Prettiest Ginger Hair Color Styles To Try Now: 

Good hair day by @blakereedevans.

Straight Lob 

The long bob, or lob, is perfect for showing off any all-over color. Try a quick shoulder-length chop for a sleek look (that’s also way easier to take care of)!

Good hair day by @jennyreyhair.

Braid Crown 

From milkmaid braids to this romantic braid brown, let your gorgeous ginger shade encourage you to embrace your inner flower child!

Good hair day by @studioplayhelsinki.

Long and Luscious 

If your hair color is your style statement, long hair can show off every coppery tint in your new ginger hue.

Good hair day by @alejandro_moleon_hair.


Ginger-colored ringlets are every curly girl’s answer to making their hair lookeven more interesting! 

Good hair day by @hairby_kartin.

Long Waves 

Another unmissable textured style, beach waves can enhance bounce and shine in your locks. 

Good hair day by @haircolorkilla.


Short hair is a key component to some of the most standout looks! A curly or straight mohawk can be an edgy twist to a soft ginger shade. Add a personal touch by accessorizing the style, shaving the sides, or even opting for a colorful undercut.

Interested in trying ginger hair color? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you. 

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