School kids are quick to adopt an easy target and though we can’t quite be sure of the origins of such taunts, for some reason red hair proved to be the easiest answer to playground quips. It’s a shame because to peruse the lists of Hollywood’s biggest stars and movie icons, you’ll quickly find that red hair is enviable. Nicole Kidman, Geena Davis, even Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, they all sported a shade of red that was enough to see us swoon. Now, it seems the shade is not only making a comeback but becoming something of the trend du jour as the world’s top models have been rocking it at fashion month.
From Gigi Hadid marking her catwalk return as a new mum to Bella Hadid who sported a burnished burgundy finish in a nod to Stephanie Seymour from the ‘90s, it seems red is the new shade set to dominate hair trends in 2021. Hairstylist Jenna Perry explained to Vogue, “Stephanie had soft warm highlights to frame her face and everything else stayed dark. We glossed her hair to a rich brunette and then I balayaged a few highlights around Bella’s face to emulate the warmth of Stephanie’s colour.”
As the shade makes a comeback, we couldn’t help but take a stroll down the archives and look at all the celebrities who continue to rock the stellar red colour. Let this serve as inspiration for your next hair appointment, ladies. Make no mistake: red is back.