The year was 2009, and I let my colourist take my hair from blonde to bright red. It was a nice fling, but I'm happiest as a blonde… or at least I was until I fell under the siren spell of these red ombré hair ideas. Sure, ombré has been around for a while—but you've never seen it quite like this. Think rich and vibrant cherry hues, deep crimson roots, and fiery highlights that are seriously making me consider a major hair change.
In short, if your hair is feeling particularly blah as of late and you're feeling a little dangerous, red ombré hair should be your next colour. I'd go ahead and book an appointment with your colourist right now, actually. We scrolled through Instagram and the insanely populated #RedOmbreHair hashtag to find 25 amazing red ombré hair ideas for when your hair needs a major makeover.
A subtle option if you don't want to go full-on red.
Perfect painted-on red-violet colour by My Stylist Salon in San José, California.
Leysa Carrillo, the colourist behind this gorgeous look, specialises in curls and ombré.
Subtle gradient red may not be a stark contrast, but it still makes a statement.
Ariel hair, but make it 2018.
When your hair colour reminds you of wine.
Colorist Ursula Goff's Instagram feed is filled with similarly enviable Rainbow Brite hair inspiration.
This red-to-orange ombré is not for the faint of heart, but it also happens to be insanely gorgeous.
Colourist Christine Silverman may be known for her impeccable blondes, but this red ombré hair is absolute fire.
A close-up that further proves this needs to be your next hair colour.
Dark roots give way to pieces of red that fade to bright peach.
This red-to-pink hair confection is simply stunning.
If you want something a touch subtler, try a rich red that fades into a bright copper.
These twists and that reddish-orange ombré are perfection.
Imagine having a literal sunset on your head every day. Magical.
Here for this vivid magenta ombré look.
Ask for a light fade if you want your colour to be a touch less dramatic.
Copper to blonde is a solid option if you don't want to go super dark.
There isn't enough room for all the heart-eye emoji we want to give this hair color.
Basically the fire emoji IRL.
Raspberry red fading to cotton candy pink is a surprisingly soothing colourway.
We don't want to play favourites, but this might be ours.
This face-framing ombré is simply stunning.
Redken tinted hair gloss makes this copper shade really pop.
We love the contrast in this pinky-red ombré.
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