35 Mesmerizing Short Red Hairstyles for True Redheads

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Short red hairstyles are quite popular and trendy nowadays. But it was not always so. Years ago red-haired women were believed to be witches, who were cast into the fire. Not everyone dared to look into their eyes. Today red-haired beauties still have that little magic spark that’s why men are drawn by the red fire of their locks.

Short Red Hairstyles and Haircuts

There are 35 most seductive, passionate and sexy looks from redheads. The most beautiful, stylish and confident women are sharing their breathtaking short red hairstyles and haircuts. So, let’s see what new red hair ideas we can draw from them.

#1: The Red Long Bob (AKA “The Lob”)

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This gorgeous red hair look is great for any occasion because it can be dressed up or down. Can’t you just imagine how cute this would look with a sparkly barrette or headband? It also requires very little fuss in the morning because it looks wonderful with both wavy and straight styles.

#2: Multidimensional Red Hair

When experimenting with short red hair, ask your hairdresser for a multi-tonal look. Having both lowlights and highlights of red adds a sparkling dimension to your hair in all lightened settings. Doesn’t this red color look amazing in the sunlight?

#3: Burgundy Bob with Fringe

Having a dark red or purplish toned red dye added to your hair can create a lot of interest in the look, especially when an eye-catching color is paired with a creative cut. With this cut, you can go from work to the club, adding just a dramatic cat eye.

#4: Light Red Straight Cut Hair

Red hair can be done in a few ways, with straight lines or with a more gradient cut (like a layered lob). This blunt style helps the honey tones of this light red hair shine.

#5: Short Pixie Cut for Curly Hair

Pixie haircuts are perfect for sassy short red hairstyles which would really be appreciated by moms, because of the minimal amount of effort they need to look chic. Even the just-got-out-of-bed approach often works with this kind of haircut.

#6: Bright and Vibrant Feathered Layers

This short angled bright red hairstyle suits those who want to have a more dramatic look. Girls with yang facial features and bone structure (straight, narrow, thin, angular) will benefit immensely from such a sharp cut and statement hair color.

#7: Dark Brown to Burgundy Ombre

With dark brown or black hair it can be difficult to add in the tones you want, but burgundy or purplish red hues are easier to maintain since they require less color stripping. And they do look fantastic!

#8: Adding in Red Ombre Highlights

If having short red hair isn’t for you, having red highlights that start farther down the hair shaft is a fun style to try on darker hair. With this highlighted look, you can have the pleasure of red hair with less commitment. Plus, highlights done in this way are a great way to frame the face.

#9: Curly Red Hair

Red hair looks great in all forms, but we do have a soft spot for curly red hair. This voluminous look is stunning in the orangey-red tone because having your hair curled shows off the subtlest hues of your red hair that shines brighter than the sun!

#10: Ombre Scene Hair

This spunky red hair look combines tones of yellow, orange, and red for a dramatic scene look. It suggests a lot of touch ups at the hair salon, but it creates a gorgeous first impression that is definitely worth any extra maintenance.

#11: Deep Red Two-Tone Curls

For black people, it can be more difficult to get that bright red hair dye to stick. In these cases, we recommend going for a deep red look to bring out the browns in your skin and to highlight your face. This curly short red hairstyle with dipped ends looks gorgeous in elegant up-dos and sassy loose styles.

#12: Clean Red Bob

There are so many different shades of red, and we believe this gorgeous copper hue flatters light complexions, but looks good with tanned skin too. Red hair can work with any skin tone with just a little tweaking and consideration.

#13: Purple and Red Toned Blunt Cut

This multi-tonal blunt cut is simply stunning. It will require more frequent trims to make sure the style keeps those straight lines, but that’s not a problem for true fashionistas who want to rock a lovely mod look, reminiscent of the 20s for awhile.

#14: Copper Red Hair With Layered Bangs

This ginger-hued variety of short red hair looks lovely with a soft bang. Side-swept bangs like these are perfect for a relaxed and less structured look.

#15: Auburn Shoulder Length Hair

Layers help to communicate the richness of color. This style illustrates that perfectly. Having shoulder length red hair with layers is ideal for those who want to have the flexibility and convenience of putting their hair up into a bun or ponytail.

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#16: Red Highlights with Attitude

Having black hair with highlights of cherry red is a really fun way to express your personality through your hair. Since these red highlights aren’t on the top layer of the hair, it’s also a fun peek-a-boo style that would require less root touch ups.

#17: Burgundy Highlighted Short Hair

This short and curly hairstyle mixes in tones of burgundy and cherry red with black, which helps the colors stand out in contrast. It’s a stunning style that can go from scene to chic with just a few accessory changes, making it a worthy red short hair look to try out.

#18: Natural Red Hair with Highlights

We encourage everyone with red natural hair to emphasize their color with a few strategic highlights. These golden blonde tones mix in well with the red, adding a more youthful glow to the look.

#19: Brownish Red Hair

This copper red is a great color to try for those who want to have red hair without it being too loud. With this tonality, the hair will look brownish when indoors but will have a red sheen to it when in the sunlight.

#20: Spunky Red Hair

This red short hair look is dramatic and piecey, making it a great style for those with a little more attitude to try. Once your hair is straightened, you only need a little pomade and hairspray to mold your layers in this funky fauxhawk style.

#21: Emma Stone’s Red Textured A-Line Bob

At the Venice Film Festival Emma Stone was shining with beauty, tenderness, and naturalness. The honey-toned red locks of her A-line bob were styled to match the texture of the draped tulle of her dark green dress. A lovely combination of colors and textures has led to the ultimate success of this look.

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#22: Jena Malone’s Copper Red Vintage Look

Jena Malone’s short curly hairstyle is a good idea of an evening look. It bears a vintage flair and breathes with beauty that burns you like flame and ice. Such curls are easy to shape with flat irons. If you want to introduce a modern twist into your hairstyle, let the ends of your curls stick out mischievously. This lady in red is irresistible!

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#23: Demonic Beauty Of Tilda Swinton’s Short Red Locks

The natural beauty of Tilda Swinton is unique. There’s something captivating in the bright color of her hair, especially when she’s wearing nude make up. Tilda’s hairstyle deserves our special attention. Not so many younger women dare to wear such bright, extravagant haircuts, hair styles and hair colors… Well, Tilda’s image is inimitable.

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#24: Delicate Red Bob Of Swoosie Kurtz

Swoosie Kurtz goes for a short length and volume around her face that is commonly flattering for older women. The copper red hue refreshes Swoosie’s skin tone and overall look, so the actress looks very good and younger than her age.

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#25: Aristocratic Short Hairstyle For Judith Hoag

The easiest way to ennoble your a bit outgrown pixie is to texture your locks with mousse and comb them back with a light lift at the roots. Judith Hoag has achieved a lovely look with an aristocratic flair, bringing this idea to life. We love her sophisticated subdued red hair color.

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#26: Sassy Red Pixie Of Caroline Manzo

Caroline’s light red tresses look as if they have faded under the bright sun of Miami. The effortless volume on the crown, light mess in the locks and the edgy bangs make an impression of a lady who has just returned from her vacation, so rested, fresh and stylish she looks.

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#27: Cynthia Nixon’s Radiant Red Bob With Side Bangs

Cynthia Nixon knows much not only about sex, but fashion trends as well. Her red-carpet looks are always well-thought-out and extremely elegant. Well, trends are trends, yet something that really becomes you is above everything. Cynthia has tried a few hair color solutions from golden blondes to light chestnut browns, but the bright tangerine is something that flatters her the most.

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#28: Romantic Ginger Red Waves From Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks is a gorgeous redhead with a romantic type of appearance. So, short-to-medium wavy and curly hairstyles are among her best hairstyle choices. This time we are admiring Christina’s smooth large waves with textured ends. Green dresses are a worthy outfit solution for redheads.

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#29: Symmetric Auburn Bob From Scarlet Johansson

Even Scarlet Johansson was once tempted to try red hair color. Her light auburn tone is elegant and not too bright. Scarlet’s red haircut offers a simple silhouette solution and blunt edges, but it’s styled into light irregular waves to appear less strict and graphic.

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#30: Karen Elson’s Rusty Red Asymmetric Bob

Karen Elson is a gorgeous redhead with alabaster skin tone that she accentuates with her silver dress. Karen’s locks are slick at the roots and pronouncedly textured at the ends. With a side parting and asymmetric silhouette it features, such red short hairstyles become a universal idea for any occasion.

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#31: Red Feathery Pixie Of Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan’s pixie doesn’t provide shortened locks at the nape and temples, but her bangs and top tresses are cut with an effect of layering. Karen’s auburn tresses, teased at the roots and combed back, offer us a neat look that is going to look equally beautiful in the office or on the red carpet.

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#32: Sharon Osbourne’s Short A-Line Haircut And Bright Red Hair Color

The Osbournes know how to surprise us with eye-popping hair colors. Sharon’s pomegranate red is a challenge, feasible only for strong and self-confident personalities. As for the haircut, it’s a good combination of length, silhouette, and low maintenance. If you go for it, you won’t have a problem with its styling.

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#33: Rihanna’s Asymmetric Short Haircut With Color Blocking

Rihanna couldn’t resist the red hair color either. The stronger points of her short haircut – the asymmetry and contrast of lengths, are enhanced by the dramatic color solution. The longer tresses are dyed into the light red, and the undercut remains naturally black. Short red haircuts with contrasting colors look mesmerizing!

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#34: Andrea Bowen’s Red Shoulder-Skimming Bob With Textured Ends

Andrea Bowen has also tried many hair colors. The girl has been blonde, brunette and redhead. With a neutral skin tone like hers and brown eyes, she can really afford all these metamorphoses. So what haircut to choose for your red hair color? If you prefer short to medium lengths, a textured A-line bob like Andrea’s is a worthy option.

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#35: Extra-Short Bob And Tangerine Red Hair Color Of Hayley Williams

Hayley Williams never minds some extra attention to her personality. But, at the same time, the girl can pull off bright and eccentric looks. The edges of Hayley’s haircut hit at the center of her face, accentuating her cheekbones and cute nose.

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Red hair color is bright enough to encourage people to cast curious glances at you. If your hairstyle is just as fine as your hair color, you will be on your way to the total success. Red hair looks equally good when styled in smooth waves or straight and sleek layered hairstyles. If you opt to add a naughty messy touch to your red locks, you’ll bring out the sassy facet of your character. Anyway, without trying all variations of red short hairstyles, you won’t find your individual style. So, feel free in your self-expression and stay beautiful

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