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Which Red is Right for Me?

So, you’ve chosen to color your hair red, but aren’t too sure which shade to go with. We at Salon Antoine are here to share a few hues that will make you the center of any crowd. Check out these ever-lasting options below, and then visit us here Salon Antoine so we can give you that shade you’ve been wanting. We are located at 11092 Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA, and can’t wait to meet you.

Vibrant Red

If you want to go with a fire-red hair color that is unmistakable like Rihanna rocked in 2012, you might consider vibrant red. This shade definitely doesn’t blend in, but it will have all eyes on you and is sure to make a bold statement no matter where you go. It’s quite an intense color and works best with darker eyes as well as a warm complexion. It will be hard for those around you not to notice your features due to this bright shade. It will bring out your eyes and brows sooner than you think. Don’t forget to add some red lipstick for a complete look. When it comes to styling, your options are limitless. Whether you decide to let your natural waves fall or you want to add some tight curls, go for it! Also, you’ll have to keep in mind, while this hue is beautiful, it requires a certain type of shampoo to prevent it from fading, which we can help you locate when you stop by our salon.

model with vibrant red curly hair


What do actresses Eva Mendes, Jessica Chastain, and Christina Hendricks have in common? They’re all walking around with gorgeous copper locks. When you’re looking for a color that blends red and bronze, this would be it. If you’ve had a dark hair color like black or a deep brown for years, switch things up with this ever-popular penny shade. While this is a summer color, it’s also great year-around and will undoubtedly get you noticed left and right. However, if you don’t want your whole head to be fully copper, you can always get a balayage or ombré. Both styles begin with a darker color at the top and cascade into a show-stopping copper at the bottom. This way, you can have the best of both worlds.

model combing fingers through long deep burgundy hair before burgundy background


Perhaps you want more of an astounding red shade like burgundy. This color works well on any complexion and you can go as dark or as light as you want to create your ideal look. Whether you decide on more of a violet hue or keep it more of a reddish tone, you won’t be disappointed. It looks great when you mix it in with a deeper color like brown to create that gorgeous contrast. While you’re at it, you can also add in some layers to make sure each and every lock stands out when you opt to curl it. If you aren’t ready to fully commit to this color, that’s okay! Add some subtle highlights near the front of your head that will instantly stand out, or add multiple that are sure to make waves when you straighten your locks and hit the town. You can also mix lighter and darker shades when adding the highlights so you’re showing off different tones while still maintaining your original color. You don’t have anything to lose!

What are you waiting for? Stop into Salon Antoine today and let us transform your hair into the red of your dreams. Should you have a question or two before visiting, don’t hesitate to contact our stylists at 703-691-8878. We are excited to hear from you!

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