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Updated on February 08, 2024

Fall is one of the best times of year to experiment with your hair. The most popular hair color trend for fall is cherry red. Some popular options include mahogany, bright and chocolate cherry red shades. There are dozens of hues to choose from, so you can pick one that is suitable for you.

In the fall most people tend to wear darker colors. Gray, taupe, and black can create great outfits however, you will need a pop of color. An overload of neutral colors will make you look drab and lifeless. Add an accent with a red hair color. Red hair can be fiery, timeless and versatile. It will practically work as an accessory, and it’s easy to update for every season. Here are different ways to wear red hair and adjust it to your style.

Bright Red

Vivid red hair color is more wearable than people think. Brilliant shades of rich red can make your hair look thicker and give it more depth. In order to achieve a bright red hair color, you may use a permanent or temporary dye. Depending on the intensity of the color you want to try and your base hair color, this look can be done with or without bleach. You may want to consult your hairstylist in order to do a strand test and make sure you can get your desired color.

There are so many different shades of bright red – the options are numerous. For a red with an orange tint, try cooper red or intense red. For a little bit darker hue that is still bright, there is dark red blonde and light burgundy blonde.


Another trendy shade of red is mahogany. This shade is darker than bright red and is easier to achieve on dark hair. Mahogany brown hair color has hints of red that shimmer in the sunlight. Compared to other shades of red, this color will be easier to do at home.

Mahogany hair color is one of the most popular hair colors for fall, probably because it is so close to our beloved Marsala shade. One of the drawbacks of bright red hair color for people with dark hair is that you may need to bleach your hair. With mahogany brown hair color, you don’t have to use bleach. If you have damaged hair, you may want to consider doing a semi-permanent hair color because it will be gentler on your locks.

Chocolate Cherry

If you’re looking for a darker brown toned red, try chocolate cherry hair color. This look can be done with a semi-permanent or permanent dye. The chocolate red is great for people who already have brown hair but want to try something a little different. In the sun your hair will shine a brilliant red hue on the base of brown hair color. If this is your first time coloring your hair, you may want to consider this particular shade because it is less drastic.

Black Cherry/Cherry Coke

The darkest red is usually referred to as black cherry or cherry coke. This deep black cherry hair color has both dark brown tones and red tones. The red tones are a true red, not a purple red. In comparison to chocolate cherry hair color, black cherry hair color has more of a dark brown base. For those who naturally have off black hair or very dark brown hair, cherry coke hair color would look amazing.


Are you nervous about coloring all your hair red? Then you should go with ombre. With ombre, only the mid-length or the ends of your hair are colored. Traditionally, this technique starts with the darker color at the roots that fades or changes its tone toward the ends. This technique can be done with any of the red hair colors mentioned in this article. One of the major benefits of this type of coloring is that you can test-drive a color. As long as you like the way it highlights your skin tone and eyes, you may want to try the solid hair color in future.


Yes, you can experiment with red highlights too. One way to get this look is an at home highlighting kit. There are dozens of easy to use at home coloring systems that are specifically designed for red highlights. The hardest part will be choosing a shade of red. If you have deep brown hair, you may want to consider a deeper red. For medium brown hair, look into mahogany highlights. Bright red hair dye may be used for highlights on blonde hair to make a lovely a funky hair color idea for bold girls.


Similar to ombre, two-tone hair coloring only requires dyeing a part of your hair. One idea of two –tone hair color for brunettes is to leave the underparts with your natural color and dye the top section red.

Now that you chose your new red hair color, here is how you maintain it and care for your hair. There are many hair products specifically designed for red hair. First, use a shampoo for color treated red hair. It is vital that the shampoo is sulfate and paraben free. You will also need a conditioner suitable for dyed hair, the one that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals. Another product you will need is a deep conditioner. Once a week or every two weeks leave a deep conditioner on your hair for 15 to 30 minutes. After the time is up, you will wash it out and style your hair as usual.

Another precaution you will need to take with your new red hair is to apply protectants for heat styling. Remember that even though heat makes your hair look glamorous, it also causes damage. Try not to use heat styling tools every day. Follow these tips, and you’ll be rewarded with healthy and vibrant locks.

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