Why fall? "When you lose your tan, you need to bring a little more color throughout your complexion, says Nikki. "Red gives you that punch of color that you need." Women with more olive tones should stay away from red because red brings out the green in your skin. But if you're fair, go for it!
Here are Nikki's tips for turning red:
REDHEAD TIP #1: Stay near the same depth as your natural base color. If you're naturally a
medium blonde to light blonde you can go as deep as a vibrant copper or as light as a strawberry
REDHEAD TIP #2: If you’re a brunette, steer clear of cool blue or violet-based reds like
mahogany or anything that says ‘eggplant.’ If you are already pretty dark, they have a tendency
to wash out your complexion and it just doesn't look natural when it appears in the sunlight.
REDHEAD TIP #3: When you want to add more vibrancy, ask your colorist to add tone-on-tone
highlights. This will also help color keep its shine and prevent it from appearing dull. It keeps the
red more interesting.
REDHEAD TIP #4: Red hair requires a bit of maintenance, unfortunately glosses tend to wash
out pretty quickly. If you're in between appointments and need a bit of a boost, opt for a color
depositing conditioner. Choose a conditioner with more color concentration in it, and will
smooth the shaft the longer you leave it on. As for shampoos, always use one formulated for
color treated hair. This will help to keep the color from fading.