Darker than the classic red, dark red hair is basically a gentler version of the auburn or red wine tone. It sports a rich dark shade that helps you fake some added thickness to your hair. This color comes in many different styles to ensure you don’t have that monochromatic one-tone look. It is a perfect choice for warm autumn days. Below are 50 examples of dark red hair to watch out for this season.
# 1 Red Violet Locks
Red and violet tones combine perfectly to give this medium hair a pretty cool look. The low contrast in this balayage gives the locks a more natural look and extra dimension. The locks are styled into contoured waves that sport spiral curls at the ends. This is a brilliant color solution for women with dense medium locks.
This style creates a magical color transformation that looks simply amazing. It sports a balayage technique that includes highlights of purple and dark red lowlights. The locks are styled into wonderful S-shaped waves that make it airy and lighter for enhanced natural movement.
# 3 Magenta Hair
The purple to maroon ombre incorporated in this style is quite difficult to discern. It sports purple tone at the top and maroon at the bottom. The combination creates a reddish-purple hue that makes the sleek locks to really stand out. The locks are perfectly layered and long enough to reach the lower back.
# 4 Deep Cherry Hair
Want some dark red hair to boost your confidence? Here’s how to do it. Give your locks a blend of red and cherry tones that create a deep shade that looks natural. The locks are textured and styled into a shiny sleek look. This color idea is great for ladies with long hair.
# 5 Gorgeous Dark Red Hair with Peek-a-boo Highlights
Here, the locks are given a deep red tone that provides the sweet look of wine. The locks at the front sport blonde peek-a-boo highlights that make the style more unique. Olaplex product is used to style the locks into wonderful curls that create more volume in the hair while shedding off some weight from it.
# 6 Dark Brown to Red Balayage Ombre
This balayage ombre technique provides a color combo that makes the hair look more natural. It sports dark brown hair at the top. The bottom has balayage highlights of red that add some little life to the dark shade. The locks become less dense towards the bottom, thanks to the elegant waves styled into them.
# 7 Dark Red Mahogany
This style sports deep red tone at the top. The bottom has balayage highlights of blonde that give the locks a fiery look. The result is a sweet cherry hue that will make you stand out from the crowd. The locks are thick and are styled into messy waves that add tons of volume to it. This is a brilliant idea for mermaid locks.
# 8 Merlot Hair
Here is a brilliant color solution that will make you long for that glass of wine. It sports dark brown top that transitions into a merlot tone at the bottom. The locks are beautifully layered and sport spiral waves that accentuate the warm tone at the bottom. It is a fabulous style that has lots of volume and density to offer.
# 9 Dark to Red Ombre
This style will definitely make you the vivid color queen. It has dark roots that help the hair retain some natural appeal. The middle and bottom sport balayage highlights of red that make the long locks look much cooler. The locks are slightly swept to the sides and have long elegant waves that transition to curled ends. This style is worth a try for ladies with long hair.
# 10 Brown and Red Ombre
The brown top and dark red bottom create a wonderful color combo that will drive your admirers crazy. The hair is of medium length forming a nice long bob cut that has side bangs for more swag. Wonderful spiral waves are introduced into the locks using olaplex hair product. This is an excellent idea for the bold and confident woman.
# 11 Braided Dark Red Hair
This medium hair sports dark red tone with brown streaks. The locks are textured to achieve a sleek look. The ends are curled to create a dramatic swing at the bottom. The fronts strands are styled into a halo braid with extension. The braid make the style unique and absolutely elegant. Light skin women look great in this hair color.
# 12 Black Cherry
These locks sport a fiery red tone that is blended with violet to create that wonderful black cherry tone. The locks provide a nice sparkle that looks amazing in the short sleek hair. The locks sport curled ends that create a swing at the bottom of this bob cut. This is a cool color solution for ladies who don’t want to grab more attention.
# 13 Cherry Coke
This hair is given a blend of red and violet that creates a rich cherry coke. The top is braided and twisted into an elegant chignon at the crown. The rest of the locks are left sleek and cut level at the bottom for great uniformity.
# 14 Long Burgundy Locks
This style sports deep red and dark brown tones. It creates a rich cherry look that will definitely turn heads. This layered mermaid hair has plenty of length that makes it hang just below the shoulders. It is styled to create a sleek look for that shiny finish.
# 15 Bright Red Balayage
This color idea provides a high definition look in this long bob cut. The style sports deep violet as the base note. Vibrant balayage highlights of red come in handy to brighten up the whole look. The locks are textured and cut at the bottom. It sports elegant beach waves that create a perfect back to school hairstyle.
# 16 Beautiful Maroon
Are you a fan of maroon hair? Well, you can add some red tones for that pretty look. The maroon color provides extra shine to the sleek locks. The locks are of medium length and are parted to add a little sophistication to this style. This is a perfect color for women who desire to add some shine to their hair.
# 17 Maple Angled Bob
This hair sports a warm maple tone that gives it natural beauty and a timeless style. It comes in reddish-brown resembling the cranberry woods. The deep shade of brown is embellished with dark streaking that creates a modern look in the hair. The maple tone adds value to the locks and provides a unique natural light color that looks simply amazing.
# 18 Pomegranate Wine
The color of this hair makes you think of the yummy pomegranates extracted from the “ tree of life”. The locks come in a balayage ombre that features dark red hair and maroon babylights. The color combo creates an intense pomegranate hue for that sweet organic look. The locks come in medium length and are curled from the middle to the bottom to upgrade your beauty.
# 19 Dessert Blossom
The looks of this red hair is upgraded by adding some dark shade at the roots. The ends sport an ombre that breaks up the existing red tone. The locks are given the elegance of a sleek finish and the lightness of curls at the ends. The result is a new look that is both unique and visually appealing.
# 20 Fire Hair
This hair sports a dark ruby with hints of magenta. The outcome is a fiery tone that is given a deep line by incorporating a red base. The locks are given more shine that makes them vibrant to provide that wine hair look. The locks are styled into messy waves that create more dimension and volume.
# 21 Mahogany Brown Hair
This tone is a perfect match for women who are keen on going brunette. It sports a vibrant blend of violet and red tones. The violet tones are made to be less dominant. The result is a deep, rich red color that provides a shade similar to that of mahogany wood. The blend provides the convenience of cool and warm colors whereby the warmth is soften by the violet tone.
# 22 Cherry Cola Balayage Ombre
This is a deep, vibrant, red shade that will definitely turn heads. It sports the cool shade of red with a dark shade of brown. Extra depth and dimension are achieved with pigments of purple and burgundy. The color combo creates a delicious blend popularly known as cherry coke. The hair has more of dark brown at the top creating a nice brown to red balayage ombre. Beach waves are styled into the locks to make them stand out.
# 23 Hints of Dark Red with Dark Base
This is a sexy style for brunettes who want to go a little red. It sports dark hair that has dark red hints in the middle. The base has a dark shade. The locks are made sleek, layered and curled at the ends to add a dramatic touch to the style.
# 24 Dark Red Ombre with Shadow Roots
This angled bob cut sports dark roots created by the dark brown shade. The dark shade transitions to dark red tone that stretches to the ends. The outcome is a pretty cool ombre that accentuates the curled locks.
# 25 Black Cherry Beauty
This style sports different lighting that adds more dimension to the hair. It combines rich cool and warm tones that make the thick gorgeous locks stand out. The base has reddish orange balayage highlights that bring out the undertones of Redken shades. The locks are textured and given a concave layering. Face-framing pieces come in handy to add more swag to the style.
# 26 Balayaged Black Cherry
The black cherry tone provides brilliant and vibrant color results. It sports a blue-black shade with dark red undertones. This color idea looks pretty cool, especially on medium brown hair. The rich hues in this style make an excellent wear for fall and winter. They add interest to the dark shade.
# 27 Merlot Purple Colormelt
Craving for red hair? Try livening it up with a rich, deep merlot tone. Color the base with light purple to create a soft merlot to purple ombre. The color combo provides a wonderful contrast regardless of the skin tone. It shimmers at the slightest hint of light and makes a perfect match for that shy girl who desires that striking change that will drive more attention her way.
# 28 Wine Balayage
This style sports dark brown locks that have balayage highlights of dark red hair. The locks are styled into wonderful curls that give them that soft feathery look while adding tons of volume. It is a fabulous take on ladies who desire a perfect combination of cool and warm tones in their hair.
# 29 Burgundy Waves
Here is a noble hue that makes your hair appear brighter. It sports red highlights that make the brown locks more vibrant. Classic, vivid tints of purple are added to provide more brightness and a refreshing look. The locks sport wonderful waves that add more dimension. This is a bold shade for ladies with medium brown locks.
# 30 Dark Red Love
This hair sports dark roots that have a dark brown shade. Red highlights are added to the darker shades of brown to provide realistic dimension and make the locks look brighter. It literally energizes the locks to provide that pretty cool look in a beach hairstyle.
# 31 Burgundy Hair with Baby Bangs
This hair is darker than the classic red tone. It sports brown streaks that add more interest and fun. The hair has baby bangs that provide a flattery finish. This is a dramatic and memorable shade perfectly suited for brunettes.
# 32 Dark Brown Hair with Magenta Highlights
This style sports a natural dark hair that has dark magenta red highlights. The highlights create a pigmented look in the dark brown locks. They provide an intense vibrant hue that completely eliminates the dullness in the dark brown shade. The locks sport a round brushing style that makes them look pretty cool.
# 33 Long Red Hair
Shy from very bright color but want to make a statement with your hair? Well, this dark burgundy might just be what you are looking for. It sports dark brown shade with hints of dark red hair. The color combo creates a subtle look that complements the medium gloss. It is an excellent choice for dark haired women who want to add a different look in their style.
# 34 Dimensional Red
This color idea for dark red hair adds tons of fun to your locks. It sports a nice balayage ombre featuring a dark brown shade with highlights of red mahogany. Peek-a-boo highlights of maroon are added to create that vibrant touch. The bottom is twisted into a fishtail braid secured into a lovely low braided bun.
# 35 Ruby Red Hair
The bright streaks of ruby provide a luminous color in these luscious locks. The ruby red creates a high-impact tone that grabs immediate attention. This spicy natural looking spectrum provides a wonderful look in the nice concave waves. The hair sports a front fringe that creates a flattery finish in this style.
# 36 Foilyage Burgundy
This is a new hair coloring technique - a revolutionary sombre. It combines the beauty of balayage highlights with the elegance of foil processing. The locks sport sun-kissed balayage highlights of red on natural dark brown shade. The result is a natural looking hair that is more resistant to breakage. This is a new highlight trend for brunettes and a perfect match for those that want to stand out from the crowd.
# 37 Dark Red Violet with Ruby Highlights
This color idea provides a rich, vibrant look that is full of depth. It sports dominant dark red violet tone that covers the entire length of the hair. A little color play is achieved by introducing ruby red highlights for that vibrant touch. This style is more of a work of art that matches the dark brunette locks.
# 38 Sleek Dark Red Hair
This hair sports a deep, red tone that has small traces of dark brown. It creates a dramatic look, especially on women with medium brown locks. The hair is parted and textured to create a silky smooth profile. This style looks great on those with dark or olive-toned complexions.
# 39 Multi-Tonal Burgundy Hair
Here, you get the beauty of a multi-toned hair achieved using the renown Pravana colors. The locks sport a dark brown shade that is energized with magenta red and purple highlights. This creates a nice balayage that looks great on the beach wave locks. The classic multi-tonal look makes a versatile wear for every skin tone.
# 40 Cherry Ombre
This style features red tones that are woven into brown hair. The red highlights add energy and dimension and conceal the dramatic shade of brown underneath the locks. The highlights are more intense at the base creating a nice ombre that has a pop of color to it. The hair comes in long layers that are strengthened using the Brazilian bond builder.
# 41 Berry Merlot
Here is a perfect delicious color added to the dark brown hair. It comprises a rich, burgundy merlot tone with pink flecks that create wonderful highlights while adding more dimension to the hair. The locks are styled into a lob cut that sports concave waves to add to its unique look. This is an excellent option for brunettes with short locks.
# 42 Fun with Redken Wine Hair
This style sports dramatic red wine hue on darker levels. The red combines with a unique warm brown hue to provide a rich blend that is dramatic and intense. This color idea creates theatrical results that take the sleek look of these locks to a whole new level. It is a nice fun color perfectly designed for winter and fall wear.
# 43 Perfect Shade of Red
This is a super sweet color solution for dark haired women. It sports a nice shade of dark red hair with traces of dark brown. The highlights are not too vibrant and combine with the dark brown hue to provide a nice blend of cool and warm colors. The locks are brushed to a sleek look and curled at the bottom to give them a modern touch.
# 44 Red Redken Ombre
The richness and energy of the red and violet tones spring the dark shade of brown to life. They provide a lustrous appearance that flaunts the spiral curls at the base. The hair maintains dark roots that create a wonderful ombre that has multiple stunning shades. It gives a vibrant look without overshadowing the natural brown color.
# 45 Ruby Red and Purple
This style provides a sexy yet alternative look. It creates a three-toned look that is simply amazing. It sports brown hair that has ruby red and purple highlights. The highlights make the locks more radiant and brighter. This is a cool color combination for both bold and shy women. It transforms this bob cut into the ultimate attention grabber.
# 46 Black Cherry Ombre for Mermaid Hair
This style sports black locks that flow down into vibrant black cherry tone to create a breathtaking ombre in this mermaid locks. The color combo is paired with some extreme volume achieved from the wonderful waves and curls that grace the middle section and the bottom. The hair is given extra shine making it simply irresistible.
# 47 Vibrant Maroon Hair
This is a fun and flirty color for those looking for a rich and vibrant burgundy. It sports vibrant maroon highlights with red undertones that create a playful punch of color. It makes this bob cut too radiant to pass by. It is definitely a sweet, sassy and adorable burgundy that will switch up your look.
# 48 Burgundy Ombre
Here are an amazing haircut and color. It sports natural black hair that transitions into a beautiful shade of burgundy. The burgundy creates a classic dark red tone at that starts from the middle section to the ends. The result is a nice rich ombre that comes in great style.
# 49 Fiery Ruby Red
This striking color idea really glams up your dark shade of brown. It sports a nice ombre that has bright ruby highlights that add a fiery touch to the hair. This is a bold color option for sassy women who desire to get lots of attention.
# 50 Dark Brown Burgundy
This rich shade of burgundy provides natural depth and softness to long hair. It has a dark brown shade that has small traces of dark red. The color combo creates a neutral and natural look that is not too vibrant. It is a real confidence booster that will revamp the look of your mermaid locks.
These are wonderful color ideas for those that want to go a little redhead. Regardless of your pick, be assured that everyone whom you meet will admire your dark red hair. And in case I missed any shade, feel free to tell us in the comment section below. Go dark red and wear it with pride!