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Red Colour Hair Ideas

We’re firm believers that there is a red colour for everyone.

Classic copper blondes and softer auburns create a wonderfully warm finish which flatters many complexions. Brighter warm highlights or deeper mahogany and copper colours work beautifully over darker brunettes.

Lighter Natural Base Colour:

If your natural colour is between level 5-10, you have a range of softer or brighter copper, auburn and mahogany options if you are looking to add warmth.

If you want to embrace classically beautiful, eye-catching copper blonde tones, then Palermo is the colour for you.

Palermo has a dark blonde base colour and bright warm copper tones. It works particularly well with fair, cool complexions.

Palermo is a stunning colour which can also be blended with a lighter or darker neutral, creating a softer colour with half-strength copper tones. Blending a copper colour with a neutral creates an elegant, softer auburn colour. Blending a warm colour with a neutral will also ensure an even, consistent colour result over greys, as the neutral colour fills pigments missing from greys.

Trieste has a light brown base colour blended with copper tones. It has a deeper, rich auburn finish and will look brighter in natural light.

If you wanted softer tones blend either Trieste or Palermo with a neutral, for just a hint of copper. Blending a neutral with a warm based colour will improve grey coverage and leave a very natural finish.

Darker Natural Base Colour:

Deeper skin tones can also look amazing with deeper copper or mahogany tones. A copper or mahogany colour is achievable at almost all darker colour levels.

Try mahogany babylights or foilyage for a vibrant finish with beautiful tones, anchored by your naturally darker base colour. Adding a mahogany or copper tones to highlights will break up your colour, and add dimension and shine. Use Milano blended with our 5 vol developer to add rich, semi-permanent mahogany tones to your highlights or balayage.

Use our Highlights Kit to add a few or a lot of highlights, or some soft foilyage (balayage applied with foils) in your lengths. The lighter pieces are then toned or coloured with a semi-permanent colour, to complete your look.

A deeper copper brown, such as our Portofino Copper Golden Brown will work best over a dark to darkest brown natural colour. It can be used for a highlights over black to mid-brown colours too. Adding brighter rich warm highlights will transform the darkest black or browns, leaving a multi-dimensional vibrant finish.

Portofino Copper Golden Brown has a blend of warm, sophisticated copper and golden tones within a mid brown base. It is a wonderfully warm, elegant shade which can suit a range of complexions. With hints of old world Hollywood style glamour together with a modernised, flattering finish, Portofino is a beautiful copper brunette colour option.

Looking for a bit of mahogany and some copper in your colour?

Replicate the look of this gorgeous mahogany copper colour by blending ¾ tube of Verona Chocolate Brown with ¼ tube Palermo Copper.

Our Duo Colour Kits let you blend two colours to achieve a blend of tones or colour levels.

Adding rich copper tones to the deeper mahogany tones of Verona adds bright vibrant tones for a truly beautiful colour result.

Mix together: ¾ tube Verona Chocolate Brown 5.53 + ¼ tube Palermo Copper Golden Blonde 7.43

Our colourists can help you find a colour, or colour blend which works beautifully for you!

Love my new colour! It was easy to apply and my hair doesn’t feel as dry as it does with store bought product. It leave nice copper undertones without being too red.

Anne-Sophie Herincks

This colour service is a game changer. Going from blonde to copper and I can now do my hair at home. Feels so good to save money and time and have control of the outcome. After a few disappointing visits to my hairdresser and parting with $350 for each appointment, I was really looking for a change. The quality of the colour itself and the unbelievable service and education you get speaking to the support team is really outstanding. I love how my hair looks and feels and I have The Shade to thank for this!

Olivia Cole

So unbelievably happy with my colour! I have been obsessed with the idea of warm copper locks for a while. After paying at the salon and still not quite getting the look I was after I decided to take a leap of faith with The Shade. I am so happy with how it turned out!

Noelle King

I’m so happy with how this colour turned out! The process was simple, the dye gentle without a strong smell. The copper golden blonde came out beautifully! Highly recommended!

Jo Willers

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