Ginger hair is exactly what you need if you’re in the mood for a serious hair color change that will brighten up your look! Of all of the variations on red hair, ginger hair color is the one that is the most natural while still looking bright and striking. It is especially enjoyable to brighten up the hair in the summertime, but takes on ginger hair that also involve darker browns or coppers can actually work beautifully for autumn and winter.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

In this guide, I will shamelessly try and recruit you into the army of ginger hair fanatics, with all of the facts about ginger hair. I’ll help you pick the right ginger hair color for your skin tone, followed by all the steps to dyeing your hair ginger at home and for keeping it looking bright and saturated for as long as possible.

Any hair color change is tough, but ginger hair is so vibrant that I’ve made sure to also give advice on how to fit your fashion and makeup to ginger hair. We’ll finish off with a ton of ginger hair inspiration and photos, to prove to you that those with ginger hair have a lot more fun!

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Contents

Ginger Hair Facts to Know
What Ginger Hair Color to Pick for Your Skin Tone?
Tips for Dyeing Hair Ginger at Home
Ginger Hair Care Tips for a Brighter Color
Makeup Tips for Gingers
Fashion Tips for Gingers: The Colors You Should Be Wearing
53 Ginger Hair Color Ideas for You to Go Red

Ginger Hair Facts to Know

Ginger hair falls somewhere on the scale between strawberry blonde and a classic natural red. It is a light shade of red that looks extremely natural, which means that a few lucky people are actually born with this hair color.

Ginger can be considered an insult towards those with red hair, as exemplified by Tim Minchin’s hilarious song, although we see ginger as a beautiful hair color that is in the red hair family.

The ginger hair gene first showed up as a mutation in humans either in the Middle East or in Central Asia. The same mutation also led to lighter skin, freckles, and sun sensitivity.

Here are a few interesting ginger hair facts to know!

• Ginger hair is colored red because of a higher presence of pheomelanin in the hair. Pheomelanin is the pigment that is normally responsible for the redness in lips, but redheads are lucky enough to also have it in their hair!

• The red hair mutation became more dominant as our species migrated from West and North into Europe, and it even came in handy since redheads are able to produce their own vitamin D when sun is lacking.

Ginger Hair Facts to Know

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• Natural redheads only make up 2% of the world population, which means that those with the lighter, ginger variation on it make up an even smaller percentage.

• Most of the natural gingers and redheads come from Scotland and Ireland, where they make up 13% and 10% of the population, respectively.

• To have ginger hair naturally both your parents must carry the red hair gene – although this doesn’t mean that they both have to be redheads! Otherwise, unfortunately, ginger hair dye is your only way to achieve this gorgeous color.

• One of the not so fun side effects of having naturally ginger hair is an increased sensitivity to pain, as demonstrated by various studies. Gingers usually need a higher dose of anesthetic than those with other hair colors.

• Those with naturally ginger hair will never go gray. Instead, their hair will fade delicately into a pretty white – such a great way to age!

• Natural redheads have less hair on their head than others. Brunettes have 140,000 strands on average, blondes have approximately 110,000, and gingers only have 90,000 strands. To make up for it, however, ginger strands of hair tend to be thicker and stronger.

• Since both being ginger and being left-handed are recessive genes, and since recessive genes tend to come together, redheads are much likelier to be left-handed than others!

• In religious texts ginger-haired characters show up both as “good guys” and “bad guys.” They include King David, Esau, Mary Magdalene, Judas Iscariot, and the Norse god Thor.

• Historically, ginger was a very polarizing hair color. A common Western belief was that those with ginger hair have a fiery temperament, and are quick to get angry, while in proto-psychology there was the belief that redheads have a sanguine or highly social and charismatic temperament.

• Similarly, in Ayurveda redheads are associated with the Pitta dosha, meaning that they are fiery and energetic.

• In the Middle Ages a fascination with red hair meant that it was associated with all kinds of malevolent things, including sinful sexual appetites and heresy, or as a sign of a witch, werewolf or vampire.

Ginger Hair Origins

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• The Medieval stereotype about gingers having bigger sexual appetites might not be totally off base. A study showed that red-headed women reported to having sex more often than their blonde and brunette counterparts.

• These days there are six festivals and conferences to celebrate redheads and gingers all over the world, in countries that include Russia, the Netherlands, the US, Israel, and, of course, Ireland.


What Ginger Hair Color to Pick for Your Skin Tone?

Ginger hair colors run the gamut from being a little more red-toned to being a little more gold-toned. There is very little brown or purple in ginger hair colors, so they are always on the warm side. However, because the ginger hair color is considered natural, it tends to suit most undertones quite well.

The most traditional ginger hair color is a warm orangey-yellow that works just as well for those with cool undertones (meaning skin that leans a little towards more pink, with veins that appear purple) as for those with warm undertones (meaning that their skin leans more towards yellow, with veins that appear slightly greenish).

You’ll see some examples of ginger hair that has a lot more gold and brown to it, and a lot less red. This variation on ginger hair is usually more flattering to those with warm undertones to their skin, while it might bring out unflattering pinkishness in those with cool undertones to their skin.

A red-heavy version of ginger hair works well for both warm and cool undertones, but those with olive undertones (meaning that there is more green in their skin) should avoid it, as it might make their skin appear sickly.

What Ginger Hair Color to Pick for Your Skin Tone?

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When it occurs naturally, ginger hair usually comes hand in hand with lighter skin. This doesn’t mean that women with darker skin tones shouldn’t give ginger hair a try – quite the opposite!

The effect of ginger hair with darker skin can be magnificent, as the warm shade brings out bronze undertones in the skin! We’ve all seen Rihanna rocking all kinds of different shades of red and ginger hair and looking fabulous, but other famous examples include Keyshia Cole and Tina Campbell.


Tips for Dyeing Hair Ginger at Home

So if you aren’t a natural redhead and have decided to switch to that gorgeous ginger hair color, these are the steps to follow if you choose the DIY route!

Before You Start

• The hair color you start with is very important when it comes to using ginger hair dye at home. If you have black, dark brown, or even medium brown hair, then you will have to bleach your hair first before dyeing it ginger. This is because ginger hair dye doesn’t really lighten hair – it just changes its color by depositing pigment into it.

• Ginger hair color looks great as part of a balayage or with simply slightly darker roots. After looking at all of our ginger hair inspiration photos decide how you would like your hair to look, and apply the ginger hair dye accordingly. My instructions further down, however, will be for all-over colored ginger hair.

• If you’re doing all of the processing at home then definitely avoid bleaching your hair on the same day that you intend to dye it. By doing too much to your hair in one day you can seriously damage it.

• In general, prepare your hair for processing by not washing it too much, and by keeping it healthy and nourished with the help of hair masks and conditioners.

• If this will be your first time dyeing your hair, make sure to first conduct a patch test to ensure you are not allergic to the hair dye.

How to Dye Hair Ginger

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To dye your ginger hair you will need:

• Ginger hair dye (or a ginger color kit)
• Developer
• An applicator bottle or a small plastic bowl for mixing
• Latex or plastic gloves
• Hair dye applicator brush
• Hair clips
• Old button-up shirt
• Disposable shower cap or a plastic bag
• Hair conditioner
• Petroleum jelly (optional)

Step 1: Prepping for the Ginger Hair Dyeing Process

• Before you start, make sure you have absolutely everything that you need – nothing is worse then finishing dyeing your hair and realizing you don’t have a shower cap or plastic bag.

• Put on the old button-up shirt. Make sure it’s a shirt that you don’t mind getting a little dirty, although the joy of button-up shirts is that you can take them off without having to worry about pulling them over your head.

• If you’re using a box kit of ginger hair dye, then simply mix the hair dye and developer according to the instructions in the provided container. If you’re using two separate bottles, mix according to the instructions on each of the bottles in a plastic bowl. Use the applicator brush to mix everything together.

• Allow the mixture of ginger hair dye and developer to sit for as long as it takes to develop – normally just a few minutes.

• If you’d like to protect your forehead, temples and ears from errant hair dye, then smear petroleum jelly along the perimeter of your hairline.

• Begin sectioning off and clipping up your hair according to the way you would like to dye it. For all-over color, four sections are usually the easiest to manage. For four sections, first split your hair at the crown from ear to ear, and again at the center – you’ll end up with four sections. Twist each one of these sections of hair into a bun, and clip it up.

Step 2: Applying the Ginger Hair Dye

• It is best to start by dyeing one of the front sections. Let the hair loose from one of the front section clips, and then from that section pick out a smaller piece of hair that is about 2.5-cm in thickness.

• Apply ginger hair dye to that piece of hair, starting at the root. With the hair dye applicator brush. Brush the hair dye down towards the ends, or at least as far as it will go. If necessary, apply more ginger hair dye in order to cover the full length of the whole piece of hair.

How to Color Hair Ginger

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• With your gloved fingers massage the ginger hair dye in to the hair to make sure it really gets in there and surrounds each hair individually.

• Grab another 2.5-cm piece of hair, and apply ginger hair dye much in the same way you did to the first one.

• Continue dyeing the hair in 2.5-cm pieces until you have covered the whole section of hair. Once all of that section is covered in dye, twist it back up into a bun or knot and pin it with the hair clip.

• Let loose the next section of hair, and dye it much in the same way you did the previous section. Continue in this vein until your whole head is covered in ginger hair dye.

• With all of your hair dyed and pinned up, it is processing time. Put a plastic bag or shower cap over your head in order to trap in heat and to protect your surroundings from getting stained with ginger hair dye.

• Don’t dispose of your leftover ginger hair dye yet – you might need it later for corrections!

Step 3: Waiting for the Color to Process

• Wait for your hair to process. This normally takes around 20-45 minutes, but you’ll have to read the instructions on your hair dye to know exactly how much time you’ll need. Be careful not to let your hair process for too long, as this can damage it without having an effect on the color itself.

• Once enough time has elapsed you can remove the shower cap, and get undressed so you can hop in the shower – this is when that old button-up shirt becomes a blessing.

• Get in the shower and rinse away as much of your ginger hair dye as possible with just lukewarm water – no shampoo needed.

• Once the water runs clear and no more hair dye is left in your hair, you can absolutely condition your hair or apply a mask to it in order to make it shiny, healthy and strong. Rinse it out after a few minutes, of course.

How to Maintain Ginger Hair Dye

@icarosousa1909

• When you’re ready to get out of the shower, try to avoid blow-drying your hair. Instead, gently dry your hair with a towel (without rubbing), and once it’s just damp let it finish drying by air.

• Once your hair is dry you can admire your new look! If necessary, this is your time to apply more ginger hair dye anywhere where corrections might be needed.

• Avoid shampooing your hair for the next few days in order to keep your ginger hair color intact.


Ginger Hair Care Tips for a Brighter Color

• No matter how you do it, washing the hair will always strip away some of the ginger hair color. That is why you want to try and reduce how often you shampoo your hair. Once or twice a week should be enough, but if your hair is very oily and if you feel like you must, then you can go up to washing it every other day.

• When you do shampoo your hair, concentrate your efforts on the roots and the scalp, which is where oil is produced. The middle and ends of your hair don’t really need the heavy cleaning, and it will just take the ginger hair color away from them.

• In addition to reducing how often you wash your hair, you also want to make the switch to a sulfate-free shampoo. Most store-bought shampoos are made with harsh sulfates, which are cleansing agents that strip the hair of oils as well as dye, and speed up the fading of hair color.

• Even better than just a plain old sulfate-free shampoo would be a color-depositing shampoo and conditioner set, like the Joico Color Infuse Red Shampoo from Ulta.

• Hair masks are super important for bringing moisture and nutrients back into the hair after the damaging dyeing process. You can make your own mask out of simple coconut oil, especially if it’s dry, but if your hair has also become brittle or dull then opt for a mask or leave-in conditioner loaded with proteins.

• Try and minimize your heat styling habit. This means that you should avoid blow-drying your hair as much as possible, by either letting your hair air-dry after a shower or by simply washing your hair less. It also means you should totally avoid harsher styling tools like curling and straightening irons. Heat protectant spray also comes in handy when you have to heat style your hair.

• In the same vein, shower in lukewarm water to maintain the vibrancy of your ginger hair. Hot water, much like heat styling, can damage your hair and speed up its fading.

Ginger Hair Care Tips for a Brighter Color

@icarosousa1909


Makeup Tips for Gingers

What’s the best makeup you should wear to make your ginger hair stand out? Here is what you need to know!

Complexion Makeup for Ginger Hair

• As with copper hair, ginger hair is a more natural color so for the most part it is not likely to bring out unflattering tones in your skin – quite the opposite! This means that you don’t have to wear a foundation with higher coverage the way you might if you switched over to fire engine red or grass green hair. If you like the light coverage of a tinted moisturizer, stick to it, while if you prefer a heavy-duty cream foundation, by all means go for it.

• The same principle applies to contour and highlighting. If you’ve always hated going through the effort of carving out your features, then ginger hair might be the perfect choice for you – this bright color does not wash out the skin, so it does not mandate you to add color back in!

• If you’re really into the Instaglam look, however, you’ll be happy to know that just because you gave ginger hair dye a try, it doesn’t mean you have to throw away your contour kit.

• When it comes to blush, the colors you use do depend on the rest of your makeup look. If you want to keep things natural or if you’re wearing a makeup look that is heavy on the eyes, then stick to understated blushes in tones that will echo the tones in your hair. This means wearing peachy and pale orange blushes, and sticking to a warmer bronzer.

• If your makeup look focuses on the cheeks or if you’re wearing a cool-toned lip (think magenta, eggplant, purple, or red-blue), then you can play around with cooler raspberry, pink, or pink-violet blushes as well, as long as you’re careful not to over-apply. The blush will stand out against your hair in a very interesting way.

Eye Makeup for Ginger Hair

• Your eyebrows will require the most significant change once you dye your hair ginger. If you want your ginger hair to appear on the more natural side, then definitely fill your eyebrows in with a lighter, warmer pencil or pomade like the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Blonde or Auburn from Ulta.

• Some people love the look of light ginger hair and darker brows, in which case you can opt for a brown eyebrow product, but still make sure it is on the warmer side of things with some red undertones.

Makeup Tips for Ginger Hair

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• Gingers can wear all kinds of eyeshadow and eyeliner colors and don’t have to worry about clashing! If you prefer a more natural look, wear eyeshadow looks with matte neutrals like beige, taupe, and chocolate brown.

• For a bit of a retro feel, wear winged black eyeliner!

• For fancier events, play around with metallics that will echo the tones in your hair, like gold, copper, bronze, and champagne.

• A dark smoky eye can be really striking against bright ginger hair. Most gray eyeshadows tend to have cooler undertones, so stick to black and dark brown when creating this sultry look.

• Feel free to play around with colorful eyeshadows, but just remember the basic principles of the color wheel. The ginger hair color is essentially a yellow-orange shade, so its opposite on the color wheel is blue-violet, although other shades of blue and purple will also stand out against your hair.

Greens are actually quite closer to ginger on the color wheel, so they don’t clash as much as they would against copper or red hair. Either way, since your hair already has so much color in it, if you do choose colorful eyeshadows, make sure to keep the rest of your makeup very neutral, with nude lips and a muted blush or bronzer.

• Deep jewel tones combine the beauty of color with the sultriness of a smoky eye, so you can certainly give them a try for special occasions when you’re feeling daring.

Lipstick for Ginger Hair

• On the runways you will find that most women with ginger hair will wear a warm, nude lipstick that is just a few shades darker than their skin. This is a totally safe choice that is guaranteed to work with the more natural effect of ginger hair color.

• If your makeup look is already heavy on the eyes, then definitely stick to a more natural, nude shade, or if you prefer, a light, “my lips but better” raspberry shade.

Makeup Tips for Gingers

@pamelchiades

• Nude is not your only route, however! The truth is that all lipstick colors can work nicely with ginger hair, as long as they also suit your skin tone and that they don’t clash against the rest of your makeup.

• Wearing a red lip with ginger hair is a daring choice that has real payoff. While some sources may suggest wearing a warm red with an orange undertone to match your hair’s undertone, I disagree – warm red lipstick looks too dull against ginger hair, which totally defeats the purpose of wearing a red lip.

• A true red or blue-red lipstick will really stand out against ginger hair, and as long as the rest of the makeup is neutral (with some sharply winged liner, perhaps) then there will be no chance of clashing.

• As long as you keep most of your face understated and neutral, you can also play around with other dramatic lip colors like purple, magenta, brick red, burgundy, eggplant, taupey brown, and whatever else you might have in mind!


Fashion Tips for Gingers: The Colors You Should Be Wearing

• Because ginger hair is more on the natural side, there are very few colors that you cannot wear with it! However, you do need to remember that whatever you wear, your hair will play into the color scheme.

• Whenever you try and come up with a color palette for your outfit, consult your color wheel first, because no matter what you wear, that yellow-orange of your hair will be part of the overall look.

• When it comes to only wearing a single color, you can easily opt for a violet-blue shade (orange-yellows opposite on the color wheel) if you would like it to really emphasize your ginger hair. In general, deeper shades of blue, purple, and green all tend to work well with ginger hair for that colorful look.

Fashion Tips for Gingers: The Colors You Should Be Wearing

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• Contrary to popular belief, those with ginger hair can absolutely wear red! However, there is the risk of the mix of colors washing you out a bit, so make sure to pair your smouldering red dress with a touch of bronzer.

Color blocking with ginger hair requires a bit more thought. If you want to embrace an analog color scheme then pair yellow and true orange with your orange-yellow hair, or even throw a red in there for extra drama.

• In addition to playing around with colors, make sure to play around with tints and shades. Pastels, for example, are lighter tints of colors, and they tend to play nicely with lighter ginger hair.

• Coolors.co is a great app for managing color palettes. Find the shade that matches your hair most closely, and then use the app to see what other colors can work with it! You can even save your favorite color combinations, which will make shopping a breeze.

• Find yourself some fashion inspiration! Instagram is filled with fashionistas who sport ginger hair – check out their profiles to get some style suggestions! Some of my favorites are @vioroise, @morofungo, and @pammelchiades.

• If you are feeling a little nervous with all of these color and inspiration suggestions, it’s actually perfectly okay for you to play safe and stick to neutrals! If you want something a little more mature and edgy, stick to black, while if you want to embrace the youthfulness of ginger hair, wear white. For a more sophisticated effect, wear taupes and beiges. With neutrals your ginger hair is guaranteed to stand out!

Fashion Tips for Ginger Hair

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53 Ginger Hair Color Ideas for You to Go Red

Going red can be so luxurious and satisfying when you decide to try a ginger hair color, and as long as you lack imagination, the looks below are here to inspire and guide you!

1. Bronzed Ginger Waves

Simple ginger waves can be ultra chic even without extra streaking. These gorgeous waves are dyed a true, bright ginger hair color that looks extra shiny and healthy, with added dimension from the naturally dark roots.

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@hdresseronfire

2. Deep Ginger Hair

The mixture of lighter and darker shades of ginger hair dye in this wavey style gives the perfect look for winter and autumn. The hair is slightly darker at the roots and ends, so that the brighter center appears extra voluminous.

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@alchemyxartistry

3. Pure Ginger Romance

Big loose curls convey romance and innocence that plays very nicely with brighter ginger hair. This is a very natural take on ginger hair that will have people second-guessing!

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@hairbyac_alcorn

4. Subtle Ombre Ginger Hair

This impossibly long hairstyle has more to it than meets the eye. This is a subtle ginger ombre, with a deeper red top half, bright ginger lower half, and just a touch of darkness again at the ends.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@viorosie

5. Fire and Light Ginger Bob

A wavy graduated bob is not always easy to pull off, but with these ginger locks it seems to work quite well. This is a lighter take on the ginger hair color, with a hint of a colormelt at the roots for easy upkeep.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@hairbykimtran

6. Ginger on Fire Balayage

Mixing red and ginger hair dye in this balayage gives a super fiery effect! The majority of the hair is dyed a golden ginger hair color, but a few reddish locks near the temples and in the inner part of the hair give a lot of drama.

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@jenniferlopiccolo_hair

7. Metallic Ginger Waves

Even brunettes can seriously benefit from a touch of ginger hair dye. The bronze hair color might take up most of the hair, but the little bit of ginger at the center packs a serious punch and adds a metallic sheen to the look.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@boutiquebournemouth

8. Ginger Mermaid Hair

This is a coppery take on ginger hair, with lots of red and a metallic finish, which adds a ton of depth. With such length and lushness to the waves, it’s a true mermaid fantasy.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@annabiancahair

9. Ginger and Spice Waves

This golden take on ginger hair is natural, soft, and low on red tones. You’ll notice that the dark roots are long enough to make this almost a sombre, and to add quite a bit of spice.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@icarosousa1909

10. Neon Ginger Balayage

This is one of the most sophisticated and playful takes on ginger hair on this list, and it is the kind of hairstyle that only a hair coloring master can create. The bulk of the hair is dyed a darker ginger shade, while a thread of neon orange running through adds dimension and interest.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@tainara_tm

11. Red and Ginger Curls

This long bob haircut is curled to perfection, gorgeously bringing out the different tones in the look. The colors themselves are a mixture of red and ginger hair dyes, leading to a smouldering and multi-dimensional redhead look.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@yuremilio

12. Scene Ginger Hair

Straightened hair in bright colors screams scene to me, so if you’d like to embrace a mid-aughts style give this twist on ginger hair a try. There is quite a bit of orange in this ginger hair dye shade, so the effect is anime levels of bright.

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@garrettkenroach

13. Molten Lava Ginger Hair

This is another take on ginger hair that proves that a clever blend of colors can lead to incredible results. This look combines copper and ginger hair tones for a high-shine effect that reminds us of molten lava.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@rosegoldebeauty

14. Ginger and Copper Colormelt

Whether it’s a way of keeping the roots healthy, or because you have a flare for the dramatic and unique, a colormelt might be what you need. This colormelt goes from natural brown roots to ginger locks to coppery red ends in a high shine look.

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@garrettkenroach

15. Strawberry Ginger Locks

With ends dyed a lighter strawberry blonde and the area near the roots dyed a true ginger hair color, this hairstyle is ready for summer! It is a fun and bright take on ginger hair colors that would be perfect for blondes who need a change.

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@off7thsalon

16. Autumnal Ginger Waves

This autumnal look is perfect for cooler seasons. It features a blend of rich auburn, golden ginger, and just a hint of copper, for a lush, warm, and healthy style.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@mandicolorshair

17. Touched by Ginger Waves

These fun, piecey waves are predominantly bronze colored, but a hint of ginger hair color at the ends gives a significant touch of brightness and cheer. This is the perfect way of doing lighter ends even with a bob haircut.

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@jtcolours

18. Auburn to Ginger Sombre

If you’re feeling extreme but think that maybe an ombre is outdated, then sombres are definitely worth a try! This sombre is perfect for autumn, with its spicy blend of auburn and ginger hair dyes.

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@garrettkenroach

19. Dramatic Ginger Balayage

If you love drama and darkness then we’re happy to say we’ve found a way for you to rock ginger hair. This unique balayage really embraces a dark brown base, but gives it a gleam with the addition of deep copper, auburn, and a whole lot of ginger hair colors.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@off7thsalon

20. Warm Hair Don’t Care

Ginger hair is naturally warm, but when it has that extra touch of red in it, well, it becomes totally fiery. Forget about all those ash tones, because this look is made of a mixture of slightly more coppery ginger tones as well as ginger hair that leans almost towards strawberry blonde.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@mandicolorshair

21. Wood and Ginger Waves

Combining streaks of ginger hair dye with golden brown hair can lead to a look that only has the barest hint of red to it but still manages to be warm and joyful. This is a great way for brunettes to ease into ginger hair colors without undergoing a massive change.

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@hairbyamberjoy

22. Simple Dark Ginger Hair

This take on ginger hair colors is an example of how all-over color can be really beautiful, even if it lacks the intense dimensionality of highlight or balayaged looks. This darker shade of ginger hair suits a colder season or a more serious mood.

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@hairbyelm

23. Pink Grapefruit and Ginger Smoothie Hair

Does anyone else think that a mixture of grapefruit and ginger sounds uniquely refreshing? If it just sounds odd, I hope you’ll still appreciate the beauty of a light pink grapefruit shade used as a lowlight with this ginger hair look.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@glitter_artist

24. Pumpkin Ginger Hair Colormelt

Straightened hair may not be as popular as it used to be, but it certainly does a great job of showing off a perfect colormelt or gradient. In this look, the dark roots are transformed into a vibrant pumpkin shade that melts into ginger at the ends.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@jtcolours

25. Chocolate and Ginger Gradient Lob

The longer roots on this hairstyle give a dark touch of chocolate that works well to intensify the copper to ginger colormelt. It is another example of how well gradients pair with straightened hair, but this time on a sleek long bob.

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@msnataliejean

26. Au Naturel Ginger Hair

This is a take on ginger hair that looks extremely natural, thanks to a blend of gold and brown undertones. The beauty of this look comes from the long length, gorgeous curls, and big volume.

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@pamelchiades

27. Princess Ariel Curls

Long hair? Check. Big waves? Check. Vivid ginger hair? Check. Yup, this is definitely a princess Ariel look. This ginger look is sophisticated, with a lot of red undertones, and the thinnest streaks of ultra-bright ginger hair dye for a subtle texturizing effect.

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@hairbyamberjoy

28. Espresso and Ginger Sleek Melt

With a colormelt this perfect you don’t have to worry about straightening your hair! The gradient from espresso brown roots to an auburn center to ginger ends is as sophisticated as it gets.

Ginger Hair Color Shades: Ginger Hair Dye Tips

@meganniccollshair

29. Strawberry Ginger Soda Hair

Talk about yum! The strawberry red color near the roots is sweet yet intense, but the bulk of the hair is a ginger hair color that keeps the overall look bright and fun – perfect for summer!

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@off7thsalon

30. Princess Merida Ginger Hair

Ginger hair is reserved for the feisty Disney princesses, and with a good reason. These thick curls are perfectly painted a striking blend of copper and ginger hair color tones.

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@peachstockholm

31. Warm Autumn Ginger Hair

This hairstyle is almost but not quite a balayage, with curly locks near the front dyed with an orange-heavy ginger hair dye that makes the whole face seem bright, even though the bulk of the hair is dyed a deeper copper shade.

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@paulaclimaco

32. Campfire Ginger Hair

This hairstyle evokes cool nights sitting around a campfire, singing songs, telling stories, and enjoying roasted marshmallows. The effect comes from deeper, darker roots that look like the heart of the flame, a reddish center, and light ginger ends.

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@createdbyami

33. High Shine Ginger Hair

By combining different shades of ginger hair colors, hair stylists can create dimension leading to hair that looks extra bright and shiny – almost metallic! This is exactly the case with this clean, wavy hairstyle.

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@hdresseronfire

34. Burgundy and Ginger Hair Colormelt

All kinds of different shades of red go well with ginger hair dye, beyond just the typical copper and auburn. This colormelt starts off with naturally dark roots, then switches to a deep burgundy that blends into a copper that eventually becomes ginger at the end – complex and beautiful!

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@off7thsalon

35. Touch of Ginger Hair

Ginger hair color is dramatic and attention-grabbing, even when only a small touch of it is used. This fringed long bob hairstyle is primarily dyed a chestnut shade, but a hint of ginger hair dye along the sides and at the fringe really punches it up.

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@hairbyelm

36. Cool Girl Ginger Hair

This warm, reddish take on ginger hair color could be ultra playful, but when combined with long locks blow-dried simply and with a very clean fringe it actually embodies that coveted cool girl vibe. As an extra subtle touch, the ends are actually dyed a slightly darker ginger than the bulk of the hair.

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@morofungo

37. Burnt Orange Balayage

Brunette hair touched with ginger hair dye always makes me a little hungry. It’s something about the tangy ginger combined with chocolate brown hair, like in this gorgeous wavy balayage.

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@meganniccollshair

38. Copper and Ginger Bob

This fine bob haircut is cute, graduated, and wavy – the perfect canvass for brilliant copper and ginger hair shades! The under color is ginger, which adds a bright highlight, while the bulk of the hair is dyed a gleaming copper.

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@paulaclimaco

39. Chocolate Ginger Balayage

If you’re a little nervous about dyeing your hair and are not ready to commit to that ginger life, then this kind of twist on ginger hair might be for you. A hint of ginger hair dye was used here in a balayage technique to brighten up the ends and some strands near the front, but chocolate brown is still the primary hair color.

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@telleish_hair_studio

40. Shadowed Ginger Curls

This gorgeous curly look combines copper and bronze lowlights with a ton of ginger hair color, for a gleamingly shiny and complex look. The effect is festive and unique – perfect for a holiday style!

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@hdresseronfire

41. Autumn Ginger Bob

Dark and light shades come together in this autumnal look that echoes the falling leaves. The blend of dark brown and bright ginger curls is rich and multi-dimensional, which perfectly enhances the short bob haircut.

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@jerryhoops90

42. Subtle Ginger Color Blend

While all-over ginger hair dye is perfectly acceptable, by blending different shades together subtly hair stylists can create looks that are very complex and multi-dimensional. This wavy hairstyle features a blend of ginger, copper, and even a hint of cool red.

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@paulaclimaco

43. Ashy Ginger Waves

This take on ginger hair features the bare minimum of red tones and is instead very gold-dominant, leading to a warm, mature look that is incredibly unique. The blend of lighter and darker shades in this wavy style keeps things voluminous.

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@dominicvleer

44. Tousled Ginger Hair Colormelt

This ultra fun and bright ginger colormelt is made all the more whimsical thanks to the tousled styling! The roots remain a natural dark brown that fades into copper effortlessly, while the bulk of the hair from upper middle all the way to the ends is a true, bright ginger hair color!

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@zimminihair

45. Light to Dark Ginger Waves

Normally we expect hair to start off dark and get lighter towards the ends, but this variation on ginger hair colors is the opposite. The brighter ginger tones are near the top, while the hair becomes a darker auburn at the ends.

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@paulaclimaco

46. Sleek Ginger Bob

Don’t let your bob haircut get lost – color it with ginger hair dye so that it draws all of the attention! This sleek look is made of a blend of copper and ginger tones, proving that even when straightened, hair can still have dimension and texture.

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@samsnyderstylist

47. Metallic Ginger Cascade

Ultra shiney ginger hair is guaranteed to turn heads – that’s a fact. The mixture of darker tones at the roots and ends only serves to make this cleanly styled look gleam even more brightly.

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@thespotlight_tre

48. Cinnamon and Ginger Hair

Spicy hair is perfect for autumn and winter, with its ability to warm up your mood instantly. This ‘do is primarily colored with copper and ginger hair dye, but a hint of cinnamon brown elevates its complexity.

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@hairbyarmiis

49. Copper with Ginger Highlights

The slimmest highlighting with ginger hair dye is actually the secret to the beauty of this wavy long bob. While most of the hair is dyed a copper, the ginger streaks add a lot of shine and texture.

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@thespotlight_tre

50. Wild Ginger Curls

Truly curly hair can certainly be dyed ginger, as it gives a joyful and wild touch. The roots were kept their natural shade to ensure the hair’s health, but the bright ends really stand out.

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@amberulmer

51. Ginger Barbie Hair

Ginger hair can also be clean and preppy, as long as the attitude is right. The hair was styled with a simple blow-drying technique, after it had been dyed a browny-red variation of ginger.

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@icarosousa1909

52. Feathery Ginger Waves

Feathered haircuts are perfect for summer, when they feel lighter and breezier, and pair well with the brighter tones of ginger hair. This ginger hair dye is on the golden-orange side of things, with just a hint of brown.

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@haley_marshall

53. Golden Ginger Lush Waves

Lush and thick hair is already excellent, but the truth is that different tones of ginger hair color can make it seem doubly so. This style combines brighter golden ginger with bronze tones, for a multi-dimensional effect that makes the hair practically shimmer.

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@icarosousa1909

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