2023 has been the year of the redhead. The trend has gained traction in recent years, with the Hadids, Kendall Jenner, Zendaya, and more transitioning to variants of red for a quick and spicy season before returning to their natural shades. These days, the switch to ginger or copper is less of a bid for transient warmth and more of a natural choice, that supported by an evolving palette of colors (cowboy copper, cinnamon cookie butter, the names go on and on). But though redheads breadth is something new, the iconic color is not—and the mane shade has always been one worthy of attention and individuation.
As the rarest of the natural hair tones, red is effortlessly eye-catching, its iterations reminiscent of glowing embers, exposed brick, or a finely aged glass of Bordeaux. And the personalities famous for their fiery manes are equally memorable. From Lucille Ball’s gingered coifs to Halle Bailey’s The Little Mermaid locs, these redheads prove that the hue has major staying power.