Whether your red hair is all natural or comes straight from a bottle, there are a ton of hairstyle options out there for ginger haired men. From Elvis-style quiffs to tousled waves, read on to find out the best way to bring out your ginger locks.
1- Slicked Back Quiff
For red-headed men who rock a darker auburn shade, let your colour do the talking with this timeless with a slicked back quiff. For a seamlessly graduated look around the back and the sides, simply ask your barber for a subtle fade.
2 – Red Tousled Waves
Guys blessed with thick hair can get away with a little more length – ask your barber for subtle face-framing layers to get this curly ginger look. For perfectly imperfect beachy waves, simply spritz some sea salt spray on your locks and you’re ready to go!
3 – Choppy Fringe
Harry Potter actor Domhnall Gleeson demonstrates the right way to sport a messy fringe, with blonde highlights adding texture to his natural ginger base colour. Keep the look current by eschewing the comb and letting the natural texture take centre stage on top.
4. Auburn Buzz Cut
If you’re looking for something fresh for summer, you can still rock your natural texture with this simple buzz cut – just ask your barber for a No. 1 all over. Keep the look relaxed and cool by avoiding harsh lines and growing out your facial hair to add contours to your face.
5 – Long On Top For Curly Hair
It’s one of the most popular men’s haircuts right now for a reason – long and curly on top with short back and sides is the perfect way to showcase your bright red hair. Whether your curls are all natural or permed, make sure you keep them moisturised with the right products for your texture. For more short on the sides, long on top inspiration, head here.
6 – Grown Out Scissor Cut
If you’re looking for something low maintenance, look no further than strawberry blonde actor Michael Fassbender. To achieve this look, ask your barber to swap the clippers for the scissors all over for a cool ‘grown out’ look.
7 – Tousled Red Man-Bun
The man-bun is still very much alive and kicking, so if you have long ginger hair try tying it back for a cool summer style. Bear in mind this look works best with straight-wavy textures, and for a truly louche face-framing look, tease a few pieces out.
8 – Extreme Auburn Quiff
If you’ve got longer hair but have thin-medium hair, a structural quiff may be the look for you. It looks great on all shades from light ginger to dark auburn, and you can play with the texture of the quiff to your heart’s content. Check out more great looks for thinning hair here.
9 – Short Ginger Hair and Stubble
Another great look for people who have thinning hair, keep it simple with a subtle fade graduating to a longer textured section on top. Facial hair is best kept short with this look, with a 5 o clock shadow provided the perfect amount of edge to this timeless red men’s hairstyle.
10 – Dreadlocks for Ginger Men
Who says you can’t rock dreadlocks with ginger hair? A word of warning – locks require a lot of care (moisture), so keep them in tip-top condition with this protective tied up style.
11 – Dark Auburn Pompadour
There’s nothing wrong with using a box dye to take your natural ginger hair to the next level with this striking auburn shade. Keep the rest of the style simple like this neat pompadour and let the colour do all the talking!
12 – Highlighted Ginger Hair
Take a cue from famous ginger man Eddie Redmayne, and allow your hair to grow out a little into this boyish mop. Whether your highlights come straight from a box or are the result of long days spent at the beach, keep them subtle in shades from strawberry to light blonde.
13 – Relaxed Short Cut For Strawberry Blonde Hair
For men with light complexions, this strawberry blonde colour is perfect for complementing your colouring. Ask your barber for a short back and sides with length on top, and simply push back your fringe for a youthful face framing look.
14 – Red Undercut With Full Beard
If you’re blessed in the facial hair department, why not let it grow out? To avoid the scruffy old man look, keep the shape structured and your hair neat like in this snappy undercut.
15 – Curly Ginger Hair
This super youthful look is simply achieved with a scissor cut all over, which means that your barber won’t be using the clippers at all. Make sure you protect your natural waves with a good quality shampoo and conditioner.
16 – Long Ginger Hair and Beard
Men with thick hair can definitely rock this relaxed shoulder length style – all the better if you have a matching beard to boot! This haircut works best with straight – wavy textures, but beware of the frizz – limit shampooing to every other day to maintain your slick locks. For more long hair inspiration, look no further than Swedish model Ben Dahlhaus.
17 – Long Red Hair
Extra long hair does require a fair amount of maintenance, but with a deep auburn colour this striking, it’s worth the added effort. To protect your longer locks, invest in a good quality conditioner and try sleeping in protective styles like braids.
18 – Men’s Finger Wave
The ‘finger wave’ was a popular hairstyle during the 1920’s and 30’s, using a comb and fingers to set wet hair into ‘s’ shaped curves. Far from just a style for women, the finger wave is a brilliant way to style men’s red hair for a suave look.
19 – Bright Red Buzzcut
If you’re an adventurous type, why not liven up a harsh buzzcut with a shocking bright red dye? For those who want to try it out before committing to a permanent or semi-permanent dye, you can buy wash-in, wash-out hair colour from most pharmacies and larger supermarkets.
20 – Spiky Medium Length Hair
You may associated spiky hair with the 90’s, but this punk inspired look is making a big comeback, albeit in a subtler way. Ditch the crispy gels of old and apply mattifying wax for defined texture and body.
21 – Taper Fade
You can customise most shorter styles with a fade, which is when the hair is graduated from very short to longer on top using different clipper lengths on the sides and back of the head. This style of haircut looks especially striking on deep auburn hair, and works well with a beard.
22 – Slicked Back Hair
For men with longer hair, this is the perfect style for when you want to look a little more formal, whether you’re headed to a wedding or a job interview. The best product to use is a pomade, which you simply apply to your hands and run over your hair – just don’t use too much!
23 – The Mop Top
Popularised by bands like The Beatles and Oasis, the mop top is achieved by cutting the hair to one length around the head. Far from the bowl cut you had at school, this look has been brought up to date with a few subtle layers and lots of texture.
24 – Choppy Scissor Cut
In this variation of the scissor cut, the overall effect is more choppy and messy. To achieve this look, asking your barber for a ‘point cut’ as opposed to a ‘blunt cut’ for a youthful and dishevelled style.
25 – French Crop
A look thats gaining popularity is the ‘French Crop’. Although it looks a little complicated, most barbers will know what you mean when you ask for one – just make sure that they cut a well defined short fringe into the style.
There you have it – there are so many great options out there for red-headed men! For more information on the types of haircuts to ask your barber or checkout more on our grooming and hair section
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