Best Cherry Red Hair Ideas for Bold, Modern Looks

April 23, 2024

Cherry red hair is not just a trend; it’s a statement. If you are seeking a departure from your natural hair color and craving something vibrant or daring, then this beauty trend offers lots of options to complement various styles! It not only amplifies your personality but also exudes a contemporary and daring vibe. Let’s explore the diverse varieties of cherry reds to find your perfect cherry red hair color.


Varieties of Cherry Red Hair

Here are some varieties of cherry red hair that will be sure to inspire you! You can choose from bright cherry red, black cherry hair, cherry cola hair, cherry red ombre, and more! As always, take the time to have an  in-depth consultation with your hair stylist. Cherry red hair is a versatile color that can complement many skin tones and hair types. Whether you have fair, medium, or dark skin, there’s a shade of cherry red that can enhance your features and leave you glowing.

Bright Cherry Red

Bright cherry red is a vibrant, high-impact shade that is perfect for those who want to make a statement. This shade works well if you have a lighter skin tone, as it can complement fair skin nicely. It’s great if you want to stand out from the crowd. For the perfect cherry red combo we recommend you show your stylist these shade suggestions! –Revlonissimo Colorsmetique™ REDS shade 55.60 Intense Dark Red on the roots and mids blended into C 60 Fire Red for a bright red result.



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Black Cherry Hair

Dive into sophistication with black cherry hair, a deeper hue with hints of dark purple or burgundy. Black cherry hair is a deeper shade of red that looks almost black in low light. It’s a great option if you have naturally dark hair and want to try something new and super glossy without being too flashy. It is also particularly flattering with darker skin tones. We recommend you show your Revlon pro stylist this picture and shade suggestion – Medium Red Mahogany Brown 4.65 by Revlonissimo Color Sublime™.


Cherry Cola Hair

Indulge in the multidimensional blend of cherry red and brown tones with cherry cola hair. It is rich and versatile and can also look like a dark wine shade which will offer a subtle yet sophisticated take on cherry red. Perfect if you have naturally dark hair as this deep red violet can also look dark brown in certain light. To help your stylist to recreate this shade, we recommend a mix of 4.25 Medium Iridescent Mahogany Brown for the roots and then blended into Color Excel™ 66.66 Intense Purple Red. 


Cherry Red Ombre

Create a seamless transition from roots to tips with cherry red ombre, a stunning gradient effect that adds a fun and creative dimension to the mids and ends of the hair. We especially love a rich root paired with a pop of bright color on the ends, so this formula is perfect to share with your stylist – 5.65 Light Red Mahogany Brown blended into lighter ribbons of 6.660 Ruby Fire and 7.440 Sweet Apricot by Color Excel Gloss™.


What Looks Does Cherry Red Hair Favor?

Cherry red hair favors a variety of styles, from edgy to glamorous, but we particularly like it with the following looks:

  • Edgy Styles: Cherry red hair pairs well with edgy hairstyles like pixie cuts, undercut designs, or asymmetrical bobs,enhanced by cherry red hair, which amplifies their boldness.
  • Vintage Vibes: This super glossy color beautifully complements crimped hair or avant garde and vintage-inspired looks, such as pin-up hairstyles or retro waves adding a modern twist to classic aesthetics.

Styling Ideas for Cherry Red Hair

  1. Sleek and Straight: This style emphasizes the shine and richness of the color and makes it look super sleek and elegant.
  2. Textured Waves: Add volume and dimension to your cherry red locks by styling them into glamorous waves or letting your natural texture shine. 
  3. Braided Updos: Experiment with braided updos to showcase the depth and dimension of your cherry red hair. Whether it’s a fishtail braid, Dutch braid, or braided crown, these hairstyles will add interest and fun to your look.
  4. Accessorize: Enhance cherry red hair with stylish accessories like headbands, hair clips, or scarves. These add-ons can complement the color and elevate your style effortlessly.

How to Maintain the Cherry Red

No matter which shade you choose, it’s important to take care of your cherry red hair so that it stays vibrant and fresh for weeks to come. Maintaining cherry red hair requires extra care, especially if it leans more towards bright, intense tones. These vibrant pigments are notorious for fading faster, particularly on naturally light hair, so let’s look at some pro tips for maintaining this hair color.

Limit Washing

Washing cherry red hair too frequently can accelerate color fading so try to limit washing your hair and instead experiment with different styles. Depending on your hair type this could be once a week or up to three times a week. If your hair is particularly fine or prone to oily roots, a freshen up with dry shampoo will work wonders! you can also opt for a sleek or messy updo to go further between washes.

Revlon Professional Products to keep your cherry red vibrant at home 

Think like a stylist and utilize professional care and styling products! Try the Eksperience™ Color Intensifying Hair Cleanser to preserve the vibrancy and prevent fade. Our innovative color technologies prioritize hair care, and are formulated specifically to safeguard and rejuvenate hair color. We also recommend using Nutri Color™ Filters in shades 500 and 600 to keep cherry red hair looking fresh and vibrant. These products are excellent for intensifying shades or creating a bright semi-permanent hair dye makeover and will help extend the life of your cherry red hair color between salon visits.

Avoid Harsh Elements

Stay away from external aggressors such as salt water and chlorine, as they can strip color from the hair. Protect Balayage color with the RE/START Balayage Hair Care Cream and, for added points, wear a swim cap or rinse hair with fresh water before swimming.

Sun Protection

Sun protection is crucial to slowing down color fade. Shield cherry red hair from UV damage by wearing hats and by using hair products like Equave™ Sun protection leave-in conditioner. Its built-in UV protection shields against damages caused by sun exposure.

Schedule Time for Hair Touch-Ups

Cherry red hair requires regular touch-ups to maintain its intensity, so make sure to book in to see your favorite stylist frequently (we recommend every 6-12 weeks) for color maintenance appointments. If you have been inspired by our shade suggestions then make sure that the hair salon you choose to go to for your cherry red hair stocks our Revlon Professional® professional color range!

Finding your perfect salon couldn’t be easier! Simply click the link to find a salon near you then book in for your cherry red hair color! You can also buy the Nutri Color™ Filters directly from our approved sellers to help you to maintain your salon color at home! 

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