23 Red and Black Hair Color Ideas for Bold Women

Bored with your hair and want to try something new? Then you need to check out our top 23 red and black hair ideas. Black and red is a trendy color combo that will suit everyone. There are so many different ways to wear these two colors – from black and bright red to dark red shades. We love red and black and know that by the end of this post, you will too. What are you waiting for?! Take a look, you will soon be going to see your hairdresser.

1. Short Red and Black Hair

First up, we have this gorgeous red and black bob. The hair is black at the root with red added gradually throughout the hair. It is a trendy hairstyle that is perfect for the ladies who would like a dramatic hair transformation. You can recreate this look or try a more vibrant shade of red.

2. Red and Black Pixie Cut

Next, we have a short hairstyle to show you. For this look the hair is black on the bottom layers and red on the top layer. The color combination used here is stylish and statement making. A short cut like this will look amazing on anyone. You can try this bold red or try a darker red. Either way, it will be a trendsetting style!

Red and Black Pixie Cut

Source: @mzflybeautician

3. Red Hair with Black Underneath

Looking to glam up your look? Then this is the hair idea for you! This hairstyle features long hair in a beautiful, bold red shade. As the hair comes to an end, you can see the stylish black color underneath. This is a cool hair idea that looks red but when it is put into an updo, you will see the black color too. Wear in gorgeous waves like this to make the black highlights pop.

4. Black and Red Ombre Hair

Ombre is a hair trend that will always be stylish. Here is how to rock red and black ombre. The hair is black at the root and then the red shade starts shortly after. This is a gorgeous hair idea that will make a statement. Recreate a similar look to this or use a darker or brighter red. You can also start the color further down the hair too.

Black and Red Ombre Hair

Source: @itsnicholehair

5. Warm Red and Black Hair

Brighten up your look with hair like this! The hair featured is again black at the root and then gradually blends to a bright red and then to a coppery, warm red. We love this hair idea because it has more than one shade and the blend is beautiful. Hair like this is perfect for the trendsetters!

6. Red to Black Ombre Hair

Our next hairstyle is sleek, straight and super stylish. Here we have a red and black asymmetrical lob. When hair is asymmetrical it is longer on one side and shorter on the other. This is a trendy haircut that is loved by celebs like Rihanna and it will look amazing on you too. Pair a lob with red and black and you have one stunning hairstyle.

7. Red Highlights

If you would like a subtler red look, then this hairstyle could be for you. This hairstyle features long black hair with dark red tones. Even though the shade is dark, there is a brightness to it as it has a pastel look. This is a gorgeous hair idea and you can recreate with any red shade.

Red Highlights for Dark Hair

Source: @cryistalchaos

8. Soft Red and Black Bob

Next, we have another stylish bob. This one is black at the root and then blends to a soft red and then finally to a light shade. We love these colors and it beautifully shows that you can blend more than two colors together. Recreate this bob or try a similar red blend on longer hair too.

9. Bold Red and Black Hair

Our next idea is this intense red style. This one has black roots with red gradually added in the hair until it creates an ombre look. We love this red color as it is vibrant and stylish. Colors like this can be used on hair like featured or you can add them to shorter hair too.

10. Black and Red Short Cut

Thinking about having shorter hair? Then this hairstyle is for you. Here we have a trendy short cut where the hair is black at the back and red at the front. It is like ombre for super short hair. A hairstyle like this is a must-have for the ladies who want a bold new hairdo.

11. Black and Dark Red Hair

Jazz up your black hair with dark red like this. There are multiple red tones that together create an unique hair color. We love this hair idea because it is stylish and stunning. Red like this will suit everyone and it can be used on all hair lengths.

12. Bright Red Hair Idea

Looking for a hair idea that will make you stand out from the crowd in style? Then this is for you. Here we have a super bright bob. The hair is mostly red but there are black roots peeking through. The subtler black roots give the hair a stylish look. This vibrant red is stunning and will demand attention. It would be perfect for anyone who wants a major hair makeover.

Short, Bright Red Hair Idea

Source: @xostylistxo

13. Black Hair with Red Tips

Next, we have another ombre look. This is different to the others because it starts lower on the hair. The hair is mostly black then the hair gradually blends to a dark red and then finally a vibrant red shade. This is a beautiful and trendy ombre hairstyle and will suit both long and short hair.

Black Hair with Red Tips

Source: @maeipaint

14. Elegant Black and Red Hair

If you are looking for hair inspiration then you need to check out this hairstyle. Not only does it have a stunning red and black color combo, but the actual styling and accessory is amazing too. This hairstyle would look gorgeous for a special occasion. It is an example of how bold colors can look pretty and elegant while being super stylish too!

Elegant Black and Red Hair Color Idea

Source: @xostylistxo

15. Scarlet Red Hair Color

Brighten up your look with hair like this. This hair is a stunning scarlet shade with dark root color. It is a very glam hair idea and will look amazing on any hair length and with any style. We love this beautiful color, it reminds us of Ariel from Disney movie The Little Mermaid. It would be perfect for someone who wants a trendy and magical hairstyle.

16. Half Red Half Black Hair

Are you fed up with your hair and want to transform it with a unique style? If so, this is for you. Here we have hair that is half red and half black. It is such a creative and bold hairstyle and would be great for the daring ladies who want to try something new. Half and half color will look amazing on all hair lengths.

17. Spicy Red Hair

Spice up your hair with red like this! The hair is black at the root and then the hair changes into a stunning red shade. We love the color used on the hair, it is gorgeous! A darker red like this would be a great choice for anyone who wants to try red, but not the very bright and vibrant shades. A color like this would look amazing with ombre too.

Spicy Red Hair Color Idea

Source: @glam.mandi

18. Subtle Red and Black Hair

Thinking about changing your hair color but don’t want a dramatic makeover? Then check out this look. The hair is a black bob with subtle red running through the hair. As you can see, it only gives the hair a red hint and it looks very stylish. If you have natural black hair then color like this is easy to wear and easy to maintain.

19. Long Red Hair with Dark Roots

Our next hair idea is a beautiful and rich red color. Again, the hair starts off black and ends in a stunning dark red tone. This is a beautiful color that would look amazing for the fall and winter. It will brighten up your look during the colder seasons!

Long Red Hair with Dark Roots

Source: @ernielovescolor

20. Light Red and Black Long Bob

If all the dark red shades are not for you, then you can choose a brighter color like this one. Here we have a beautiful asymmetric hairstyle with a coppery red shade. It is quite light and adds a warm spiciness to the hair. A color like this will look amazing on all hair lengths and styles.

21. Unique Black and Red Hair

Want a unique style that is different to all the rest? Then this is for you. This hair has a very artistic and creative look. Instead of the classic black roots and red color, this one has what looks like horizontal stripes. This is an amazing coloring technique and it is perfect for the trendsetters!

22. Black and Red Short Hairstyle

Make a statement with short hair like this! The hair is super short around the edges and is red and long on the top. We love this look because the red really stands out. You can recreate a bold red style like this or choose a darker red. The wine red shades would look amazing, too.

23. Dark Red to Bright Red Ombre

The last idea on our best picks list is this gorgeous hairstyle that has been described as “Sangria Wine”. It has dark roots then blends to dark red and finally to a light and bright red. This is a stunning and stylish look. A blend like this is best suited to long hair to make the most of the color change.

Dark Red to Bright Red Ombre Hair

Source: @k.s.colors

We hope you have been inspired and found a red and black hair combo to try!

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2 thoughts on "23 Red and Black Hair Color Ideas for Bold Women"

  1. Diandra says:

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  2. Tiffany N Johnson says:

    My hair color is Brunette naturally but I’ve changed to Mahogany and red with blonde highlights mixed in. But I LOVE the Rasberry so I’m thinking of making the red a Rasberry. Also it’s layered shoulder length with bangs I’d like to keep the bangs but put a little rock-n-roll into it. Anyone have any ideas or pictures of something like that?

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