Far too many people don’t know that black women with red hair even exist. It’s unbelievable that such a thing could be true in 2020, but it is, and I’m of a mind to bring reality to the forefront. Black people can absolutely be born with red hair, in every shade on the spectrum, practically. I’ll wager that you’ve never seen anything so gorgeous.
Beautiful Black Women with Red Hair
Yes, to put it simply, there are black people with red hair. They come from everywhere with a variety of skin tones. There’s no cookie-cutter here, no pattern to follow—but don’t just take my word for it.
Below, I’ve picked out seven stunning examples proving that black women and men can also be gingers. I fell in love 15 times while writing it, and I hope the same thing happens to you!
1. Black Woman with Natural Red Hair
Red hair stuns on dark skin as a large afro teased to perfection and accented with a cute little bow. To take care of your locks, make sure you give them plenty of moisture.
2. Long Curly Red Hair
A small side part is just noticeable on long curly red hair. Wear it loose and over your shoulders to show off your thick locks or use a hair clip to pin back one side.
3. Black Woman with Dark Red Hair
This dark red hairstyle has a few twists interwoven into natural locks. The rest is worn loose and short above the nape of the neck.
4. Ginger Red Hair for Black Women
For the girl-next-door hairstyle, straighten your ginger locks and wear hair loose. An off center part helps keep this style from being high maintenance, perfect for when you’re short on time!
5. Ginger Red and Brown Hair
Another way to show off your naturally curly hair is by combining red with dark brown. On a short hairstyle, the look is casual yet feminine with a rose hair clip.
6. Light Red Curly Hair
We recall Macy Gray wearing this exact light red afro and it’s easy to see why. Keep the length to at least five to six inches in length so you have locks to shape and wear across your forehead.
7. Shaggy Red Hair
Make your gorgeous red locks into a shaggy hairdo but asking your stylist for layers, adding in a soft bang as well. Curly hair will stand out even more when it’s at different lengths.
8. Dark Red Hair Updo
Keep your hair out of your face with this cute updo for red curly hair. You can either use a headband to slick the hair back or a bit of hair gel on fingers.
9. Luminous Ginger
Black people with red hair aren’t a myth, but the combination of fine features and red locks is almost mythical in its beauty. One way to show off the rare mix is to let your natural coily curls shine brightly.
10. Cropped and Curled
The color is vibrant, and the texture seems pleasing to the touch even through a photograph. I love the contrast this hair creates against her skin, too. Woof!
11. Richly Red
Shades of red come in every imaginable variation. Rich auburn isn’t a common hue among black people who have natural red hair, but neither is it unheard-of. It throws off so many highlights and lowlights that you have to admit it’s breathtaking.
12. Fire Orange
Many black people with red hair boast a shade similar to this one. It’s warm, coppery, and brilliant as a sunset. What might come off as a brash orange on pale skin is a masterpiece here? Vivid hues were made for black women.
13. Radiant Russet
Russet red, which has orange undertones, is another glorious shade. It’s vibrant and autumn-toned, with flecks of darker red and deep gold. You can’t even hope to get this color out of a box.
14. Carroty Curls
Here, carrot-top is no longer an insult. It’s a compliment. Look at this lovely black woman with short curly hair. She’s brighter than the sun she’s smiling under, don’t you think?
15. Softly Shorn
It’s important to reiterate that there are all types of black people with red hair—women and men.
Were you aware that there were black people with red hair? It seems like such a silly question, doesn’t it? Just as black people encompass a variety of melanin-rich skin tones, they can also be born with red hair, blue eyes, and yes, even freckles. And they’re frigging beautiful.