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Color Trend: Red

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Channel your inner vixen.

You don't have to be a vintage Hollywood vixen to pull off vibrant crimson locks.

Red hair has long been synonymous with sexy, bold, seductive, mysterious, and independent attitudes. If you're looking for a fresh, invigorating change from your current go-to color, a fierce red look could be for you.

Reinventing Red

If you've been told red hair is only for porcelain skin tones, think again. "Technically, red is the only hair color that works on every single skin tone," says hairdresser and L'Oréal Professionnel Artist Suzie Bond. The trick is in which red your stylist pairs with your skin, she tells us. For instance, if your skin tone is on the warmer side, Bond says you'd look great with a warm red, like a copper or a golden-copper color.

Find Your Fabulous

As a jumping off point for finding the right red, Bond suggests taking a look at your wardrobe for clues. "People are getting wiser about what colors look good on them," she says. "If you find you're wearing a lot of purple, royal blue, maroon, or cranberry, you're probably able to wear a cooler red hair color. On the other hand, if you wear a lot of neutrals like brown, taupe, and green, your skin probably supports a more copper type of red." The good news is you don't have to figure it out on your own, as colorists specialize in shade, tone, and color matching.

"Definitely seek out a professional because they won't just be guessing," Bond says. And never attempt to color your hair red at home: "Vibrant colors are the most difficult to cover up and get out." The bottom line? See your L'Oréal Professionnel hairdresser to figure out what show-stopping shade works best for you.

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