It’s time to admit it: whoever said blondes have more fun obviously hadn’t met a redhead! With their red-hot flaming locks, redheads are hard to ignore. It doesn’t really matter if you’re a natural redhead or not – it takes a great deal of courage to rock such a sultry color, but once you’ve taken the plunge, there’s no looking back.

So how can you make the best out of your rare, red locks? The secret is texture, texture, texture. Keep reading to discover the 3 most gorgeous red hairstyles that will be on trend all year long:

1. Waves and curls

With red hair, the color can already be enough to make a statement. Want to pump it up a notch? Just add a little bit of texture: from loose waves to tight ringlets, curls are the easiest and quickest way to spice up your look on any given day.

Woke up late for office or school? Quickly curl your hair with a curling wand or a straightener and add a soft mist of hairspray as you walk out the door. The curls should hold beautifully throughout the day even if your hair is naturally straight because of the heat. If you have a little bit of extra time in the evening before, take a few moments to rag roll your hair or braid it in a few separate braids. Just make sure you work with damp hair. Then just go to sleep as you normally would – and voila! – wake up with perfect curls in the morning.

 

2. Braids

Here’s a little secret: braids look better on brighter hair colors. This is because the light bounces back more powerfully on them, thus emphasizing the braiding. There’s nothing like an intricate braid to spice up red hairstyles. Fear not, you don’t have to be a master hairstylist to pull these off: some loose hairs here and there will add a bit of character to this hairstyle.

The easiest braid you can start with is the classic french one. Just braid your hair as usual, and keep adding hair in the braid as you go. Finish off with an elastic close to your hair color and sweep it to the side for a sophisticated look.

If you have a little more time on your hands, just do a quick milkmaid braid: start with two normal braids at the back of your head, as close to one another as possible. Finish off with small rubber bands and criss-cross them around your head. Pin in place along the way. Curl a few strands of hair to frame your face. Easy as 1-2-3!

 

3. Layered

Ah, yes. Layered hairstyles are perfect to pump up fine hair or if you simply want to add some volume to your tresses. Layered hair is easy to manage and it brings out the colors and shades in red hair. This hairstyle is suitable for all hair lengths, from bobs to long hair.

Looking to add some length? Then ask your hairstylist for top layers that are considerably shorter than the layers beneath. If however, you are looking to add volume to your hair, you should ask for layers that don’t vary so much in length. The perfect example of a layered hairstyle with lots of volume is the one of Christina Hendricks below.

One detail that goes perfectly with a layered red hairstyles are side-swept bangs. If done correctly, they should blend seamless into the layers of your hair and add to its already dynamic look. What are you waiting for? Go out there and wave your hair into the summer sun!

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