Olga Markuse
Updated on December 14, 2022

Various shades of ginger hair colors are currently highly on trend, thanks to their sudden rise in popularity among celebrities and models. Whether you are looking to enhance your natural red hair tone or considering adding some warmth to your brown locks, your complexion should be your main guidance when picking the right shade. Keep scrolling to choose the best shade of ginger to complement your eyes and skin color.

1. Crisp Copper Curls

Everyone who has freckles must try ginger hair color at least once. Use a semi-permanent hair dye or a copper color hair mask for a quick temporary try before committing to the change.

2. Ginger Balayage

Dimensional copper color is one of the hottest emerging trends (in the exact meaning of this word!) Brighten up your brunette tresses by adding some fresh ginger highlights.

Long Copper Waves with Ginger Balayage

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3. Deep Ginger Shade

Give your dark blonde hair some warmth and opt for a subtle golden ginger hue. Although copper shades won’t come out as bright on naturally dark hair, they would still create an amazing dimension and shine.

Ginger Highlights on Naturally Dark Hair

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4. Fiery Red Shag Cut

Super bright and bold, this fiery hue looks totally chic with a tousled and textured layered cut. Make sure you use a sulfate-free shampoo to keep your red hair color fresh for as long as possible.

Bright Red Mid Length Layered Haircut

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5. Bright Metallic Ginger

We are swooning over this stunning copper hair color. It might not be obvious to everyone, but it’s very likely that you would need to pre-lighten your hair to achieve this level of brightness.

6. Rich Auburn with Red Highlights

Even if you are lucky enough to have naturally red hair, you might still occasionally be longing for a change. While it would be a massive mistake to completely change such a gorgeous color, you can just get some highlights instead to add more dimension to your auburn locks.

Auburn Hair with Golden Copper Highlights

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7. Light Amber Locks

Girls with paler skin tones and light blue or gray eyes would certainly suit lighter shades of ginger. Consider trying a copper color toner first to see if you feel comfortable with this hue.

Copper Waves with Golden Blonde Highlights

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8. Strawberry Blonde

One of the most sophisticated shades of copper, strawberry blonde requires some effort to maintain. Often bleaching hair would be required prior to the color application which means the shade can fade fairly quickly. Using sulfate-free products and toning conditioner would help to keep the shine and brightness longer.

Long Straight Strawberry Blonde Hairstyle

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9. Blazing Red Balayage with Curtain Bangs

Deeper red shades are complimentary for those with olive skin tones and darker eyes. Some layers and face-framing bangs would make a softer, more feminine look.

10. Deep Ginger Waves with Blunt Fringe

Here’s another hairstyle for a strong and brave girl. Rock this striking ginger hair shade with a short, blunt fringe for an ultimately bold look. Down and wavy or up in a ponytail – this bright copper hair is such an eye-catcher.

Rich Red Shade on Wavy Hair

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11. Strawberry Blonde Curls

Strawberry blonde looks especially flattering on those with fair complexions and while you may not be a natural redhead, this color is very worth considering. Ginger hair will liven up your features and bring attention to your eyes.

12. Bright Copper Highlights

We love these bouncy, vibrant ginger curls with a pop of brighter highlights around the money piece area. Use a wide barrel curling iron to create these soft, effortless waves.

Edgy Copper Feathered Cut

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13. Burned Orange Balayage

Often too bright and vibrant colors can make you look washed out, true. If that is your case, try keeping the depth of your roots with a dark auburn shade and have plenty of accents with some brighter ginger highlights.

Brown Hair with Copper and Orange Highlights

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14. Auburn Hair with Spicy Red Money Piece

Copper and ginger hair tones are favorable to ladies with pink skin undertones. A brighter money piece area cut in the A-shape layers would frame your face and highlight your cheekbones.

Fiery Copper Face-Framing Highlights

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15. Long Copper Hair

Channel your inner mermaid vibes with these ginger beach waves. Yet if you are seriously considering going ginger, be prepared for 4-5 weekly salon appointments as well as up-leveling your at-home hair care routine.

Golden Copper Beach Waves

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16. Ginger Brown Hair with Honey Highlights

Look at this beautiful autumnal look with a tawny base blending into flashy golden highlights. A brighter tone around the front adds dimension and accentuates your features.

Honey Blonde Money Pieces on Golden Brown Locks

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17. Dark Brown Hair with Ginger Highlights

Have you got blonde balayage and thinking about a change? Look no further. This sumptuous warm hair color can be created using just about any shade of red. The great news is that you only need to use a toner on your pre-lightened areas.

Reddish Brown Highlights and Lowlights

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18. Ginger Spice Hair

Go bold and bright with this rusty tone of red. A perfect shade for a medium or dark skin tone. And how warming and cozy it looks!

Long Wavy Ginger Hairstyle

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19. Ginger Pixie

Warm tones are great to show off the texture and dimension of the hair. This opulent red-orange color looks amazing, shaped into a choppy pixie haircut.

Short Ginger Pixie Haircut

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20. Medium Length Red Hair

Opt for a strong, eye-catching look with this bold hue of red. Soft shoulder-length layers and of course, curtain bangs, accomplish the hairstyle.

21. Long Red Hair

Long ginger and red hair color require just as much effort as blonde if not more. The reason for it is that most natural hair would need to be bleached prior to color application to get that flawless vibrant shade. And as we all know, pre-lightened hair inevitably becomes drier and more fragile.

Extra Long Ginger and Red Hair

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22. Flaming Red Hair

Virtually all shades of red would instantly make green eyes stand out, like this blazing hot hue. Ask your hairdresser for some face-framing layers to make the accent even stronger.

Ginger Hair with Red Balayage

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23. Shoulder Length Orange Hair

Some subtle orange highlights are great to add texture and definition to your ginger hair. Curl your locks with a thick iron to recreate this finish.

Copper Base and Subtle Orange Highlights for Pale Skin Tone

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24. Long Ginger Hair

These glossy and vivid long ginger locks are the ultimate hair envy. Discuss your between-appointments hair routine with your hairdresser to make sure the color stays bright for as long as possible.

Eye-Catching Blonde-to-Copper Hairstyle

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25. Brown Red Shag Cut

Unlike ginger, deeper red shades won’t work for pink skin tones, yet they are perfect for those with fair skin. Darker elegant reds make a perfect framing for the porcelain complexion.

Deep Red Highlights for Brown Shag

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26. Long Ginger Waves

Sleek and shiny, these ginger waves are total redheads’ hair goals. Undoubtedly, finding a good hairdresser is key to achieving this super shade. Making deep research online will help you to find a colorist who specializes in red tones.

Gorgeous Ginger Red Wavy Haircut

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27. Bright Ginger Textured Bob

Would you dare to wear this rich and striking orange hue? Perfectly shaped into a shaggy bob, it would fatally make you the center of everyone’s attention.

Sassy Vivid Shade of Red on Textured Lob

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28. Curly Red Pixie Haircut

We can’t get over these short curly red locks – such a gentle yet head-turning statement. Abiding by the Curly Girl method rules would help you preserve this gorgeous shade for weeks.

29. Copper Ombre

If you consider solid color too plain and boring, go for a delicate ginger ombre. A soft, seamless blend between the darker roots and lighter copper ends creates that sought-after dimension.

Golden to Light Copper Balayage

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30. Red Graduated Bob

Check these serious Queen’s Gambit vibes! A cute chin-length bob and ginger color make that perfect Beth Harmon style. Wear it natural or flick the end up depending on how you are feeling today.

Not only red hair is a current trend, but also a classic color, chosen by superstars like Julianne Moore, Jessica Chastain and Amy Adams. Pick the shade most suitable for your skin tone and get ready for loads of compliments and attention.

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