Gingers are cool , it’s official.
Admittedly I have always thought gingers were cool. I never wanted to be blonde or brunette, instead for some reason freckles and amber hair were my life’s greatest beauty ambition unrealised.
In truth, redhead women have always been cool. Jessica Rabbit, Julianne Moore, Jessica Chastain, Florence Welch, Geri Halliwell in her heyday, the list goes on. Perhaps it’s because they’re natural born members of a clique, the chosen few free to be whoever they want to be, without the pressure to live up to bombshell or barbie presuppositions.
Recently I’ve been desperate to dye my hair ginger, not red, but good old fashioned orange and I couldn’t figure out why. Until I realised that the fashion world has been subconsciously sending me signs that it is time.
In Chanel‘s SS14 campaign Karl Lagerfeld transformed Lindsay Wixson into Pebble from the Flinstones (the ultimate ginger icon), Katy Grand dyed Miley Cyrus’ hair red for the SS14 cover of Love and Marc Jacobs dyed campaign star Natalie Westling‘s hair a punchy auburn.
At the AW14 shows, redheads retained their catwalk dominance, popping up and standing out, at Trussardi, Roberto Cavalli, DSquared, Tom Ford and 1205 to name a few.
[Clockwise from top: Anthony Vaccarello, Jean Paul Gautier, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, 1205, Saint Laurent, AW14]
If you’re not ready to dye your hair, then Sebastian‘s Cellophanes are a great way to test the trend.
The range of shades includes: Red Brunette, Gold Red and Hot Red.
The cellophanes are an ammonia free conditioning colour booster, so are great for giving your existing colour a boost or for easing your way into a new one.
Prices start at £26.73 and are available at Amazon.
The future’s orange. You heard it here first.