How Can I Make the Most of My Natural Red Hair?

"At the moment I feel like my hair is a bit boring."
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"At the moment I feel like my hair is a bit boring."
Hair consultation - Bryony

Bryony wants a hairstyle that will enhance her natural red colour.

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Q: Hello—please help! I have natural red hair and I'm never sure what to do with it. I have a full fringe (which I like), and quite fine, light hair. I would love to have really long, flowing, Amy Adams-esque locks, but I can never manage it. At the moment I feel like my hair is a bit boring and I don't make the most of my natural colour. Any advice would be great! Thanks! — Bryony

A: Bryony, it must be really hard to be such a natural beauty…

Your hair is terrific as it is; it has character and a beautiful colour. So any cut that you or your hair could handle would be worth the adventure.

I think this style would be great for you:

Amy Adams, The Producers premiere, 2005

Amy Adams at the 2005 premiere of 'The Producers'.

Growing out the bang is not much fun, but worth it if you desire change. My client that I cut today has been growing out her bangs and is happy with the style shift.

This is a great style to handle the bang grow-out:

Lea Michele growing out bangs

Lea Michele's bangs, pinned to one side.

Also a deep side part with some curl would be a fantastic option to straight.

Amy Adams, Sunshine Cleaning premiere, 2009

Amy Adams at the 2009 premiere of 'Sunshine Cleaning'.

I find sometimes when the bangs grow out, they add to the thickness and the volume of the hair. This could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the hair. I think it is worth a try if you've ever questioned, "Should I or shouldn't I grow my bangs out?"


Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Salon at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.