Much to my dismay, I’m not a natural redhead.
I found my “boring” long brown hair devastating as a pre-teen. It frizzed and flopped with the weather, and though the brown hue suited my pale olive skin, I was anxious for something different. Growing up in a shore town, most of my friends had a strong affection for blonde Barbie types… but it did nothing for me; The straw and ash coloring didn’t suit my Mediterranean roots and I suddenly found myself interested in the original recessive trait: red hair.
I’ve always found red hair to be glamorous and unique. Fall is my favorite season, and beautiful red locks remind me of the rich colors of the foliage: crimson, apple, cherry, mahogany, ginger, maple, brick, strawberry… I traded my long brown hair for a rich auburn bob and haven’t looked back.
Red hair suddenly seems to be all the rage this season, shown on the runway and dominating photo shoots in popular women’s magazines.. so, as a dedicated bottle-redhead, here is a quick photo tribute to my favorite redheaded ladies, (natural gingers or not) past and present!: