Thursday, September 27, 2012

Famous Redhead Stars

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Redheads throughout history have often been portrayed as fiery and seductive; from Queen Elizabeth I to Cleopatra (who some argue was a redhead). Sexy red heads is something Hollywood has loved from its early days. Think of Clara Bow the red headed “It Girl” or Lucille Ball and Maureen O’Hara with their playful confident personalities. And who can forget Rita Hayworth’s bombshell sexuality. Today’s dazzling redheads; Lindsay Lohan, Debra Messing, Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman continue to light up the silver screen with their ravishing red locks.

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For years the hair fashion industry has been obsessed with blondes. Make no mistake, blond hair isn't going out of style but it's time for the blond to make way for the redhead. Red isn't just a hair color it's an attitude. If it were a formula I’d mix two parts red hair, one part personality, plus two parts sexual confidence and give it time to process. It’s said that Blondes have more fun, but Redheads are never forgotten. Bette Midler (singer- actress) may have said it best, "Gentlemen may prefer blonds, but it takes a real man to tame a redhead."

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Red hair comes in many shades from cool to warm and is most flattering for creamy complexions although red also works well with complexions with medium warm tones. Women with pale porcelain skin and green or blue eyes should go for natural gingers and neutral-tone coppers. Dark and olive skin tones should stick with the Burgundies and violet-based colors. Brunettes should favor the darker shades of red to match their complexion and natural hair color. Medium brown and light blonde can wear either dark or lighter shades of reds. Adding red highlights or lowlights with a foil weaving technique can achieve a natural or dramatic look. This dimensional look is eye-catching and far from ordinary for those who like to get noticed. If you chose to become a redhead lightening the brows will give it a natural look.

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Because red hair dye contains the smallest of hair color molecules keeping red from fading can be challenging. Small molecules enter the hair shaft easily but also wash out of the hair quickly. To preserve the color using a pigmented shampoo or conditioner between touch ups can help prevent premature fading. Because there are dozens of ravishing red hues from strawberry and auburn to coppers it can be difficult to know which shade is right for you. To determine what shade would suit you best and which to avoid a visit to a professional hair colorist is well worth the time and expense. Before you make an appointment clip a few pictures from magazines with colors you’re interested in trying and show them to the colorist….a picture is worth a thousand words!

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