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.
In this article, we have a ton of ginger hair inspiration and photos to prove to you that those with ginger hair have a lot more fun! 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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