In Praise of Ravishing Redheads

Hot Sexy Redheads
As some of you might know, I’m a redhead. Here in the UK, that’s a little bit like admitting that you have some hideously disfiguring disease. No, really: red hair is not popular here. Hot it is not. In fact, ever since I wrote about red hair, and how it’s perceived in the UK over at Forever Amber, my blog referrers have been filled with search terms like “can I dye my baby’s red hair?” and “what if my child has ugly red hair?” Go figure.

Well, luckily for me, I love my hair. And I love red hair on other people, too. Here’s a quick look at some famously ravishing redheads…

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman hot redhair
Nicole’s been letting the side down a bit lately, having pretty much fallen into a bottle of bleach in recent years. She’s at her very best as a redhead (the blonde is just a wee bit draining with her typically pale skin) and she’s one of the few redheads I’ve seen who can even pull off red itself. (Remember that gorgeous red dress she wore in Moulin Rouge?)

Lily Cole

Lily cole hot redhead
Lovely Lily Cole is the model of the moment. She’s beautiful, she’s brainy (she’s just won a place at Oxford University) and she’s a redhead. She’s so perfect that I really should hate her, but actually, I love Lily: there aren’t nearly enough redheads in the world of high fashion, and it’s great to see someone like Lily flying the flag. The red flag, that is…

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay lohan hot redhead
I know, I know: ole LiLo’s been through so many colour changes it’s amazing even she knows what her original colour was. Luckily, though, The Fashion Police have long memories, and we’re here to tell you that her original colour? Was red. Lovely, lovely red. (We’re still not willing to forgive the crimes of fashion, though, Lindsay. Sorry.)

Marcia Cross

Marcia cross hot redhead
Her hair may be as rigid as Nicole Ricthie’s stomach muscles in Desperate Housewives, but off-screen, Marcia is one sexy laydee, when she lets her (red) hair down.

So there we have it. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, but these are my top four redheads of the moment. (Well, except Lindsay, obviously. I just let her in there because hey, it’s a Friday and I’m in a good mood). We need to praise them like we should…

66 Comments

  • June 7, 2007

    lauren

    my names lauren and im from usa
    redds not very popular here either
    but im a unnatural red head and i love it!
    ive been black, brunette, and blonde and deep rich red hair color will only work on a few people but when it does, they are hot bombshells.
    i wish people would give it up for more sexy redheads.
    forget blondes. red heads have more fun.

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  • June 7, 2007

    lauren

    my names lauren and im from usa
    redds not very popular here either
    but im a unnatural red head and i love it!
    ive been black, brunette, and blonde and deep rich red hair color will only work on a few people but when it does, they are hot bombshells.
    i wish people would give it up for more sexy redheads.
    forget blondes. red heads have more fun.

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  • June 22, 2007

    Gaia

    hi I’m gaia and I’m from italy! also here redhead aren’t popular! expecially in naples where the guys joke on this! i’ve got red hair and i think that the guys who tell me that they don’t like my hair are very stupid! i love my redhead and i wish that the peoples don’t say more absurd things on red ones! in finally excuse me for my bad English! hihi
    with love!

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    • February 18, 2010

      Joe

      Gaia the guys there dont know what they are missing. I think redheads are the most beautiful ladies in the world.

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  • June 27, 2007

    Fran

    Hi my name is fran and I live in Yorkshire. I used to have light red curl hair when I was younger and I loved how I stood out from the crowd. However, soon as I reached secondary school I couldn’t cope with all the abuse I recieved. So I reached for the Bleach and hair straightner; ever since I have had blond hair. I think it is horrific how I was treated at school. I truly believe it is the same as racism.

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    • February 26, 2012

      Carrie

      I am a natural redhead and my hair is incredibly big and thick and curly. When I was young I was teased and tormented by little girls. However, I stuck it out and now I’m 32 and I rock it and get people walking up to me on the streets to tell me they love my hair. I was in Maui and a woman followed me around the grocery store. After about 15 minutes she finally approached me and asked if she could touch my hair! A old man and his wife crossed the street once to tell me that he thought I had the most beautiful hair he’d ever seen. And when I go out with my gorgeous blonde and brunette friends they laugh because people are always approaching me with compliments. I have to say, it was worth all of the suffering I went through as a kid to have what I have now and be unique and rare. Redheads unite! Let’s love our endangered locks πŸ™‚

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  • July 1, 2007

    kim

    Hello,I’m kim and live in Korea.
    I see you blog, and it’s good!
    I love lily cole, too!
    So I save her picture in my personer Computer.
    Anyway, Thank you!

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  • July 5, 2007

    Katy Armstrong

    Hey I’m Katy from the states–I’ve been so fortunate that men I meet around here really LOVE red hair… One tells me that more artistic men are attracted to redheads–in my experience that has been so true.
    Very proud of her pale complection and red hair,
    Katy

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  • September 3, 2007

    Jess

    Hi my name is Jess and I’m from Australia. Throughout most of school I was the only redhead, and got teased constantly because of it. But I love my hair and have never dyed it because I am proud to be a redhead too! I agree with you when you say that you should be jealous of people like Lily Cole but instead love her because in a way she is representing redheads around the world! I’m a big fan of LiLO’s too because when she first became the ‘IT’ girl guys noticed her and then shortly after me! So for that I thank her. I love being a redhead! Glad to know I’m not the only one!
    Jess!

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  • September 5, 2007

    Martina

    Hey. I’m from Czech Republic and not a natural redhead. But since I henna-dye my hair, lots of people thinks that this is my natural colour. I love it, feel good about it and absolutely don’t understand people who make jokes about this.

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  • September 5, 2007

    Martina

    Hey. I’m from Czech Republic and not a natural redhead. But since I henna-dye my hair, lots of people thinks that this is my natural colour. I love it, feel good about it and absolutely don’t understand people who make jokes about this.

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  • September 17, 2007

    Sarah

    Hey My name is Sarah. Im from Australia. I have natural curly red hair and I used to get picked on alot. But people seem to like my red hair now. I am very proud of it because I am yet to see someone with hair like mine.

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  • October 22, 2007

    Katy

    hey, I’m from England and I get teased about my hair constantly, It is not very popular here and is viewed as extremely unattractive, I don’t want to dye it as I like it! So thank you for writing something supportive about having red hair!

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  • October 22, 2007

    Katy

    hey, I’m from England and I get teased about my hair constantly, It is not very popular here and is viewed as extremely unattractive, I don’t want to dye it as I like it! So thank you for writing something supportive about having red hair!

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  • November 17, 2007

    pepper

    redheads are really big in the states, i don’t know what that other girl from the states is saying! Men of all ages find redheads, hot and hard to find. especially in the south. many younger men have tattoos of varying themes, and one theme is ‘man’s ruin’..most of the time that tat’ refers to redheads.
    i have dark brown hair but have been platinum to black, but i prefer my hair henna red as do others.
    i’ve lived in europe and travelled the U.K. and honestly, sometimes i do NOT get you all!!!

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  • December 11, 2007

    stephanie

    my name is stephanie and im from rural australia. i have orange red hair and have never been teased by other kids during primary school. despite being the only red head in my class and one of 2 or 3 in my year. infact when i was in highschool a few of the teachers would say how lovely my hair is and alot of female classmates have said my hair is very pretty. i feel sorry for all the red heads in england/europe because it sounds as though they go though hell, it must be awful and im glad i don’t live over there.

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  • January 17, 2008

    Jackie

    I am a natural red head with freckles from Canada. I agree, I was made fun of all the time for my colorings. Even the kids in my Irish dancing classes wouldnt be my friend and teased me. But it is like a “tug of war” one minute people hate natural red heads, but every time I see a hair stylest, they always give me crap for dying it blonde they say “people pay me lots of money to try and get close to this color”. Oh and, I went to LA last summer and sat on the beach lol I was the palest one there!

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  • February 27, 2008

    Rebecca

    Hi,
    My name Becky and Im from the Midlands, England. I am a natural proud redhead with pale skin. Even though I come from a small town Ive never been bullied or teased about my hair colour. People complement me all the time and all the men I know find it attractive. I think maybe Ive been lucky!
    I’m also dating a redhead! and he’s is very attractive. I’ve never understood why some redheads dont like dating people with the same hair colour.

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  • March 28, 2008

    Jan

    I’m from Scotland, land of the red heads and you get a lot of abuse here as well but I love my hair colour and would not change it for the world.

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  • April 5, 2008

    Annonymous

    hey im from Australia,
    and my hair colour is Aurban, shade of red.
    I used to get teased immensly in primary school and the first dew years of highschool, being called Ranga. my mum used to say they were all jealous, and my teachers loved my hair. I just couldnt cope and died my hair mocha brown. I feel happy in a way, but i hate it, how so many people hate red hair.
    I just dont understand. its like admitting you have red hair, is admitting you have aids or some terminal disease. its disgusting and horrible.
    i hate it, but deep inside, i do like my red hair. its not bright red, its browny red, and wish i could go back to it without getting teased.

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  • July 14, 2008

    Zoe

    Hey my name is Zoe and im from Australia. I have natural red hair and i always get called names like ranga and rednut. I dont understand why. My hair is beautiful and i love being unique.

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  • July 25, 2008

    Dana

    I’m a redhead and I also love my hair.
    It’s totally not normal to be a redhead here, in Brazil, and I heard jokes about it my entire life.
    But guess who’s laughing now: I feel powerful, both men AND women admire me and my hair. Just be yourself. With our special rouge touch πŸ˜‰

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  • August 4, 2008

    Jane

    well guys i am british and in hollywood, I am a natural redhead and died it blonde in the Uk, requested by my agent at the time, as I was not getting many auditions as a red head, what i need to know is, is it more marketable to be a redheaded actress or a blonde actress in hollywood??

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  • September 20, 2008

    John Anthony

    Blondes are 10 a penny. As I walk down the street, it is the Redhead that catches this UK mans eye.
    Redheads (natural or unnatural) are like diamonds, rare, classy and the among the hottest women on the planet.
    As for freckles I was told years ago that they were Angels Kisses!

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  • September 23, 2008

    Christian

    I am a natural redheaded girl from Texas and I LOVE my hair I have never been picked on for it. I always get compliments on it and most people tell me I should never dye it{which I dont intend on doing}. That really sucks that people are so cruel about it in Europe, yall should just come to Texas, because they LOVE it here lol! πŸ™‚

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  • September 28, 2008

    Jenny

    Im auburn haired and at secondary school and I dont actually get bullied but since when I was in Year 7 I did, I wondered why I was picked on.. them kids were sad! I use Rusty as my nickname and I love it!! Girls are like blonde and “ugly” and have no unqiueness from my school. have been spoken to people them saying that if i liked my hair colour and whether I should add blonde to my hair, But i didnt dye it blonde. I want to dye my hair more redder and orangy as it could be going more brown! If someone told me to go blonde.. I would never!! I’m me and Auburn, end of!

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  • October 11, 2008

    Elizabeth

    Hi there!!!!
    Ive got a big red head of curls and proud of it, yes its differant, aint it nice…and who says redheads dont tan…im from south ireland, not that i tan here though but away oh ye, its our time too shine girls cause reds in fashion now!

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  • October 17, 2008

    Oda

    I had no idea redheads were so discriminated against!! I am a natural blonde, but have dyed my hair red for several years now, and I’m always complimented for my red curly hair. I don’t like being called ginger though.. It’s like the negative word for redhead.
    Oda, Norway.

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  • October 17, 2008

    Oda

    And I might add that I’ve never heard anything bad about my hair when I lived in Italy or England, and the scots I know all like my hair. Maybe I’m just hanging with all the right crowds?
    Oda, Norway.

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  • October 25, 2008

    Sandie

    I used to hate my Auburn hair because people would comment on it all the time. I’m part Native American and always wished I had the dark red skin and the jet black hair. However, it’s like my Scottish side took right over on me.
    I’ve dyed my hair numerous time and even went blonde once, yuck.
    After trying out various hair colors I’ve finally learned to love my hair color. Not the shade all the time though. Now instead of trying to be brunette or blonde I try to be other shades of red. Redheads are better anyway.
    Oh, ever notice it’s like a never ending battle between blondes and brunettes? I’ve heard blonde jokes and brunette jokes…but never one about a redhead. It’s like we’re on the side lines laughing at the others =)

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  • October 26, 2008

    Isabel

    Hey, my name is Isabel and I’m from urban Australia. I have only been teased about the colour of my red hair once in my life.
    I love my hair, I love the pale skin and the freckles. Unlike many other unlucky redheads, I am constantly being complimented on my hair colour by people of all ages.
    I was truly surprised to hear about such a hair-ist culture, because I have never experienced it or even seen it before.
    Keep going, all you red-haired people who are being discriminated against. We love our unique-ness =)

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  • November 1, 2008

    Sarah Chesworth

    RED HEADS ROCK!
    I am a natural readhead and despite being bullied about it when I was younger, now I love my hair and wouldnt change it for the world. I find it to be a conversation piece, an asset and part of my identity. As much as we all hated the ‘Anne of Green Gables’, ‘Pippi Longstocking’, ‘Rusty’, ‘Red’ nicknames, we need to remember that we are collectively the most unique hair colour on the planet and a blonde certainly cannot claim this. We command attention when we walk into a room, we are fiery and believe me, from the males I have talked to, we get their attention.
    So stay red, be proud and embrace being unique!
    Sarah C

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  • November 6, 2008

    Hannah

    Hi, I’m Hannah πŸ™‚ I’m from the USA and I’m a natural ginger. I love it!! πŸ˜€

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  • November 21, 2008

    Bobbie

    I’m from England and, although I used to be bullied for my red hair in school (mainly by girls incidently), I only ever get positive comments now.
    I once met a guy in a dark club who asked me to meet up with him the next day, I was terrified that he hadn’t realised I was a red head! When we got to know each other better I told him this and he told me that my hair was the main reason he came over!
    I would really love to help all the other red headed little girls growing up with the teasing and taunts to feel as fabulous about their hair as I do. It genuinely is a gift of which I am SO proud.

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  • November 27, 2008

    Luna

    hey- i’m lyndsay and i’m from the US. I’ve been a blonde most of my life aside from a few winters as a brunette. I’m about to go red and absolutely can’t wait.
    Redheads are the sexiest women out there. Did you know the sirens (like from the odyssey, the temptresses) were redheads?
    I read in an interview with Kirsten Dunst and Bryce Dallas Howard (spiderman) that blondes attract the attention of a lot of guys but redheads attract the attention of much more interesting, unique guys. I’m so excited!

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  • November 29, 2008

    Milli

    Hi, I’m another redhead… I was lucky as a youngster and got mainly positive comments about my hair, but now I’m in my 40’s I sense its a lot harder for girls and especially boys with red/ ginger hair growing up today. This really horrorfies me as they should be feeling unique and lucky to have such a rare and beautiful feature, instead some are getting badly bullied and many are dyeing their hair to survive it. Why are we becoming more and more cruel to each other? I have recently considered dyeing my own hair but something in me is proud of my red and I actually believe I look great with my natural colouring. My husband agrees and I know he’d miss it if I changed. I would become just another blonde or brunette, nothing special. I tried putting a blonde wig on once and immediately felt and looked ordinary, it was quite a shock. I really think some of the cruel comments are caused by jealousy… redheads stand out and attract attention. Although not a commercial “celebrity” look, the sort of males that are attracted to redheads are of the best calibre. Stick with your hair colour if you can… these cruel idiots that tease you are secretly jealous of your uniqueness, don’t let them rob you of it! You will find someone who truly appreciates it. Think of it as a filter so you get the best partner, not the shallow-minded herd mentality type.

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    • March 8, 2010

      LISA a.k.a. Scaeletthair

      AMEN! I’m 43 & lived in Southern California – Los Angeles, Orange. & San Diego Counties my whole life. Adults, mainly women, have always complimented & want my hair. Every hair salon stylist I’ve met says women pay a lot of money trying to dye their hair my dark copper color, (but can’t). 2 JEALOUS unattractive girls (ex-friends) made a few spiteful comments about my hair & about 5 immature boys in elementary & middle school / Jr. High called me Flame, Torch, Fireball, or said, “Light my cigarette”. .Later, the boys said they liked me & it was their stupid way for me to notice them. Rarely was I called Carrot Top. But each time I replied, “They’re GREEN! ( – Idiot! ).” I’ve always had the typical Redhead reputation:: Fiery Temper. Once for fun…I took my 1 yr. old son (not old enough to care) to a modeling agency. The manager asked ME to model, because he had over 1300 blonds on file, but no redheads; I declined this offer to have myself judged / compared physically in shallow competition. Looks don’t last…even with money! I admire all of you who: are happy with yourselves, do Not feel the need lower your morals to gain self-esteem, & do Not need others to validate your self-worth. You deserve to be with someone who desires & searches for your specific “TYPE”…Looks AND qualities; who doesn’t need convincing of your outer & Inner beauty (a loveable personality helps); and who will loyally love you even after you’re hair turns Grey / Gray! Milli’s right…filter out the negative people! It’s their Loss!

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  • December 4, 2008

    georgia

    hello
    i live in dubai, and i have natural auburn hair. I use to hate it in yr 7,8 and 9 cus people use to tease me and call me horrible names, but over the last few years i have come to love my hair colour and the fact that i am so unique. and now that comments dont bother me and i have alot more confidence about my hair, i never get teased any more. so fight through it becus when you do, ur’ll understand that people do actually love red hair!!

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  • December 9, 2008

    Missy

    I have natural strawberry blonde hair with very pale colouring and freckles, and I used to get blonde highlights but not any more… personally I find bright bright ginger redheads the most beautiful people on earth, I wish my hair could be even REDDER!!!

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  • December 17, 2008

    Kirstie

    Hey
    i live in a small town USA. i have never once wanted to change my hair color even after the abuse i got in school. i believed they were just jealous. now, i’m the envy of the town. everyone is going red, and curly. i take pride in the change bc i was the original.
    i get lots of attention in crowds. it’s a good way to meet people.
    i’m in college now and am doing a research paper on redheads. it’s unbelievable, if you thought you had it bad growing up, think again. i recommend all of you to research your history. you’d be amazed. i was.and i’m glad i just get called names, not killed for my color.

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  • January 2, 2009

    TEK

    Hey! im a natural redhead from the US and even though i get ridiculed all the time for my hair i love it and will never dye it! Although the pale skin i cant really deal with, sucks that most of us just CANT TAN.

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  • January 3, 2009

    CookieGirl

    I’m from the United States. I was born with beautiful bright red hair, unfortunately as I got older it turned to strawberry and then darkened to a reddish brown, now I dye it to my original color! So I’m a natural dyed redhead! lol!
    I’ve found being a redhead (Bottle or Natural) you really grow into the personality that goes with that hair. Frankly it’s empowering! And I love that everyone thinks twice of messing with me (that ruinous temper has them scared I think)
    All the men I’ve ever met think it’s the sexiest hair color. My fiance loves it and me for who I am. Ha! He says that the men in the UK and other places are nuts! Redheads are the hottest AND we definitely have more fun πŸ˜‰

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  • February 14, 2009

    Ashtrayxx

    Hey redheads:)
    I’m Jessica and I live in Canada. I love my red hair. I was teased as a kid, but I can’t recall any major teasing after 7th grade. In 6th grade my crush told me he wouldn’t date a redhead when I confessed my love. *sigh*
    Except for the comment from that snotty little boy (whom I’ve seen many years later and who told me I was beautiful)
    The only comments I ever get on my hair now are good one. Complete strangers stopping me in the street to ask me if it’s natural. Men of all ages telling me they think it’s beautiful… Really why wouldn’t I like my red hair?!!! It’s what I’m complimented the most on! My boyfriend, who only ever liked brunettes with straight hair now developed a major redhead fetish hahaha.
    Of course some days we all wish we could be different, but over all, I’m proud to be pale and to have red hair. If I could change something about myself, that would be at the bottom of my list!
    PS, My British friends love my hair too;) but I -AM- afraid to go visit England because of the teasing there.

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  • April 7, 2009

    mackenzie

    I live in Canada and truly I think red hair and fair skin is SOOO beautiful! And I’m so happy I have it! I would never trade it! Men definately love my hair and I’m so happy I don’t have to deal with dying my hair every 4 weeks.
    Isn’t it so awesome that the gorgeous red colour grows naturally from our head?? I think that is so cool.. most people just have a bland brown colour and we have all sorts of amazing reddish shades growing on our head!
    We’re unique and beautiful!
    Its only insecure people who feel the need to ridicule it.
    I definately have dealt with horrible nicknames.. I’m not sure if the people who make fun of us realize how much it can really hurt us. It also boggles my mind how it is so obvious to mainstream society that prejudice is NOT okay… yet abusing people with red hair is somehow acceptable.
    Anyways
    RED HAIR IS GORGEOUS!:)

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  • April 17, 2009

    Myself

    Hi i’m from australia and i dont have red hair but i want it and i’m gonna dye it soon:D. there is a girl at my school, she has amazing bright red hair and everyone calls her a ranga (short for orangutang if u dont know) but i love her hair and pale skin with frecles. its pretty. she stands up for her hair!

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  • April 18, 2009

    Issie Lloyd

    Hey fellow gingers!!!
    I am a natural redhead and live in the UK. I love my hair colour and have received alot of attention and lovely comments about it. If you have red hair-KEEP IT!!I’ve always been known for my hair colour-otherwise known as the ‘ginger ninja’ πŸ™‚
    I think having red hair and being confident with it can get you surprisingly far!!People remember you as it is a rare commodity!
    Don’t let the side down, stay red, stay confident, stay FOXY!!woop woop!!!
    Issie

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  • April 19, 2009

    Bambi

    hey πŸ™‚
    im a natural red in England and i was teased about it a little when i was younger but now im 17 and get more compliments about it than ever!
    hopefully the pattern will continue =D

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  • July 9, 2009

    Hannah

    I am a Red Head from Australia.
    Since a TV series “Summer Heights High” where they were mean to red heads and called them rangas and set the view that red heads were allowed to be treated badly because of their hair colour, red heads are being teased and bullied way too much. Their is even a Sorry Ranga Day to celebrate the teasing of rangas and it is quite popular.
    I do not get teased at school but other red heads do. But my neighbour who we are family friends with and is my age 13, teases me sooo much, we go over for dinner and i will leave early crying.
    I think it is shocking that people feel they can tease red heads because of their hair colour and i feel this is a form of racism.
    If you tease red heads there is something wrong with you, jealousy i think.

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  • November 1, 2009

    redwithanger

    Summer Heights High is going down. I have sooo much in common with Hannnah. Racism it is! Its pure discrimination.
    I live in Australia.
    I get teased in Australia.
    I get teased by every single person i know.
    I’m sick of it!
    Its strange how if you are a redhead, you’re automatically seen as less than. I get people i don’t even know coming up to me and making comments such as:
    eew.
    get some hair dye.
    fix your ugly hair.
    go back to where you came from.
    you don’t belong in Australia.
    AND MUCH MORE!!!!
    My advice to anyone who gets teased: Get a few centimetres from their face and scream the word RACIST!!!!

    Yes, i enjoy being a redhead, grr. But im not going to change it for anyone. The way i see it, if red hair is soo ugly, let their eyes suffer!

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  • November 1, 2009

    Saskia the Salsa Fairy

    I am a natural redhead – i have quite dark, pretty much auburn hair. I also have pale skin, freckles and don’t tan.

    I live in Scotland and have been made to feel ugly my whole life down to the colour of my hair. As a child adults always loved my hair because it was so unusual – and occasionally i have met men who love it (including my husband who loves it) but on the whole I guess some people try and make me feel inferior for it. I have even contemplated moving to another country because it used to make me feel so bad!!
    After years of dying it different colours I now embrace my red hair again and I truly love it – I do not look like a clone of every other girl out there.

    The only bugbear I still have is my skintone, I don’t tan. My ultimate would be to have tanned, olive or dark skin with my red hair – think that would be gorgeous but alas I am stuck with my celtic colouring!

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    • March 8, 2010

      LISA a.k.a. Scaeletthair

      If other ADULT Women are insulting your hair…they’re just JEALOUS!!! Take it as a compliment. Maybe their men love your hair and it’s making these women act immature!

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  • January 13, 2010

    Polly

    Hey everyone, I’m glad to see so much solidarity and support of redheads, but it bothers me that some comments are criticizing other hair colours (bland brown, boring blonde, etc) while they complain about being criticized for their own hair colour- if we don’t want people to be ‘hairist’ or ‘racist’ against redheads, let’s set a good example by being proud of ourselves without putting others down! : )

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  • February 22, 2010

    Eline

    My name is Eline, and I’m from Amsterdam.. I’ve allways had very long, golden blonde hair, and all my life I’ve heard it’s beautiful and I should never ever dye it.
    But the truth is, I’d give anything to have dazzling red hear, fair skin and freckles. I think redheads are the most beautiful people on earth, and I think it’s crazy people are being teased because of their hair colour. Are they all blind?

    Luckily I have quite fair skin and blue-green eyes, so I’m thinking about dying my hair with henna. I am a little afraid tho that it’ll turn bright orange because my original colour is so light.. Tips anyone?

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    • August 12, 2011

      Rebecca

      Don’t rush into it. I’ve messed up my hair numerous times and now I’m stuck with a flourescent orange, and my hair is naturally dirty blonde. Go gradually. If you try to cover a bleach blonde or anything golden with a dark color right away, you might not get the results you want. If you haven’t dyed it yet, I’d suggest a strawberry blonde before you get too into the red tones, and then go on from there πŸ˜€

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  • March 22, 2010

    Stefanie

    Hello!
    IΒ΄m from Germany and I dye my hair red, although not for a long time yet. I love it because itΒ΄s the most unique colour you can get! Everybody who is born with natural red hair can be so proud, cause there are only 1 to 2 percent in the whole world with natural red hair!
    I know a lot of male friends who told me, after I got red hair, that they LOVE red hair on girls. I never heards it before when I was brunette, but now I hear it so often. In Germany we donΒ΄t have much redheads (without the older ladies who have short, winered hair, which I donΒ΄t prefer), in the streets you see 20times more turks than redheads :P.
    So donΒ΄t listen to stupid people who still live in the fifteenth century, where redheads have been burnt as witches. πŸ˜›

    Best greetings from germany!

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  • April 27, 2010

    Vicki

    Hi! My name is Vicki and I live in Ontrario Canada! I’m a natral red head with pale skin and freckles. I wouldn’t say redheads are popular here but I’ve never personally been discriminated. In fact I’ve been told several times that I should look into modeling.
    I do have some other redhead friends who aren’t that fortunate. People like to call them ginger and sometimes if they are feeling exceptionally rude, they call you firecrotch! πŸ™ I’ve never personally had this problem but I still wish people would stop calling us those hurtful names! I’ve never dyed my hair, don’t intend to anytiome soon, and plan on doing a little tanning of my pale skin before my first year of highschool starts in September! People will be mean, but if we wanted to, we could come up with mean things to say right back to them! But being a redhead is nothing to be made fun of! Only 1.5% of the human population has naturally red hair and I consider myself to be lucky! Just embrace your awesomeness, put on some sunscreen so you don’t burn when you go tanning, and never forget to be yourself! People don’t like you for the color of your hair, but moreso for the color of your heart! <3
    Lots of love from your future redheaded model!!!! xoxo
    Vicki

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  • May 2, 2010

    Ginge

    My take on anti-redheadism in England is that it is an inherent racial phenomenom. The celtic people of whom the English have battled with on and off for centuries (and still do), have their fair share of redheads and this cultural identifier is what the Brits react to, unconsciously or not.

    That’s a pity because we all know that redheads rock.

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  • July 2, 2010

    Mhairead

    hey i’m from Scotland and i have red hair but have been very fortunate as not to have been picked on as some red heads i know. My friends say that it is because i can be very imtimidating and i just threaten them if they try anything, everyone gets bullied for something but we have to learn to stand up for ourseleves and make people see redheads are not to be triflied with but when i’m not threating people i’m generally aa nice person lol

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  • July 4, 2010

    Greg

    You know that picture at the top of the three redheads? Who is the girl on the far right? She is so pretty. I would love to see more pictures of her but I don’t know who she is. Anybody know?

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  • August 30, 2010

    kate

    hi, i am aa high school girl
    growning up in australia.
    i have always been teased about my curly, thick and RED hair.
    i will never dye it (even though people have told me i should) i really like my hair.
    i’m extremely confused because some girls are starting to compliment me on my hair, but they used to tease me. and now some boys think i’m sexy because of my hair, they used to bag me out a lot (some still do).
    WHATS GOING ON???
    do guys like red hair? is it sexy?

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  • September 1, 2010

    Georgia

    Hi,
    i am myself a red hed (here in france we are not very popular either)and i love my hair,i like being different,there is only 5 red heads in my school,and of cours i was teased by somme boys at the begining but when they saw that i ignored them and that i loved my hair they stopt.
    All that to say that red heds rock. πŸ™‚

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  • October 22, 2010

    Rosie

    Hi,
    I’m a redhead from New Zealand. I too endured a lot of bullying at school and the fact that my parents named me Rosie to match with my hair only made it worse. When I turned 12 I cut all my hair off because I was sick of it. When it was short people didnt notice it as much. When I was 16 I decided to grow it long again and it was one of the best things I ever did – when I was at work I was spotted by a hairstylist who asked me to do some hair modelling for her salon πŸ™‚ my hair is auburn/red and down to my waist now. I still get the odd put-down now but its not as bad now that I’m an adult. An older male once came in to my work and said to me ‘Haha shame, you’re a redhead!’. I said back to him straight away ‘Haha shame, you’re a DICKHEAD’ and he was very embarrassed. Hair colour, and skin colour for that matter, are things about ourselves that we cannot change and people should not abuse each other about these things.

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  • September 17, 2011

    Someone

    Hi, I’m from the U.S. I lived in Oregon, California, England (Leeds) and Texas while growing up. (I currently live in texas) Lucky for me, people love red hair in every place I’ve lived in the US! I get almost daily complements, mostly from girls saying they’re jealous, but often from guys who think it’s pretty, or ‘sexy’. Once I wanted to dye my hair blonde (not because I dislike it, just for a change) and ALL of my friends tried to talk me out of it, especially the guys. I still wanted to, but when I was in the salon the consultant said she “couldn’t let me do that”!
    When I was in England, however, I only go complements from older women, & only a couple people my age. Personally, I was never made fun of for being Ginger,but I knew/ saw people who were.

    So, I guess just hang in there, girls! Lots of people think your hair is beautiful, even if some of them are overseas(:

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  • January 23, 2012

    Edie

    I’m a natural redhead from England and I’ve had the full range of reactions from people telling me I’m a ginger minger in a nightclub to people stopping me to tell me my hair is beautiful and ‘like fire’. I’m lucky to have red hair, it’s my best feature! I really don’t care if people don’t like it. People here do seem to think that insulting people red hair is perfectly acceptable, that annoys me. What business is it of theirs? None.

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  • November 9, 2012

    vicky

    I am a redhead who was born in Scotland but now lives in Canada. I too have been teased on and off over the years but as a spirited person I can “hold my own”. Having said that, I think that its unfortunate that I have had to, especially in the past. I agree with a few of the prior posts particularly the one that pertains to the celts. I have come to the conclusion that there are a lot of ‘backward’ people in this world and I believe England has more than their fare share nof them. I have also noticed, through no fault of their own, that most of the people who tease don’t seem particularly attractive in their own right. But thats just my personal opinion.

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  • November 9, 2012

    vicky

    Sorry, I meant FAIR share. Thanks

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