13 Celebrities Who Went Red and Totally Pulled It Off

Because you can, too—with the right shade.

We fantasize about dyeing our hair red the same way do about chopping it all off—despite the obvious allure, we tend to, well, just kind of chicken out. But because there's no time like fall for a bold change, especially one that suits the season (changing color leaves, amiright?), we're looking to stars who've taken a walk on the fiery side with their dye jobs. From soft amber to deep copper, there's a shade for every girl looking for a hair-color remix.

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Katy Perry

We've always thought of Perry as a modern day Bettie Page with her raven-black hair, but with Jessica Rabbit-hued waves the pop star has us rethinking everything. She may be even more of a bombshell now...

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Kirsten Dunst

Dunst's Mary-Jane red hair just pops against her alabaster complexion—and we love that she dyed her arches to match, which is another trick to making a new hair color seem more natural.

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Rachel McAdams

Make no mistake, a paprika hue isn't easy to pull off, but as fair-skinned McAdams demonstrates, pairing it with flushed cheeks and a pinky lip is the way to go.

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Ciara

Back in 2011, Ciara didn't stop at adding some kink and volume to her long, pin-straight black strands, but made them even more vivacious with an orange-red tint.

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Rihanna

As much as we adore RiRi with her natural, jet-black hair, the burnt-orange mane she donned earlier this summer was decidedly edgy and worked well with her natural glow.

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Elisabeth Moss

Since kissing her brunette strands buh-bye, Moss is almost exclusively platinum blonde. However, her end-of-summer, flame-colored dye job is a worthy opponent in bringing out her bright-blue eyes.

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Sienna Miller

No stranger to playing with her color, Miller decided to go orange-red just in time for New York Fashion Week. We love the way her washed-out hue complements fall's signature colors such as burgundy and hunter green.

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Blake Lively

Lively may have recently departed from her signature dirty blonde hair for this season's ever-popular bronde shade, but we'll always be partial to the bright ginger hue she donned in 2011 with her mermaid waves.

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Drew Barrymore

She'll always be the queen of ombré in our minds, but considering she's a longtime fan of red hair, we loved when she took a break for this monochrome, ultra-dark copper dye job.

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Emma Stone

She wasn't technically born with it—Stone is naturally a blonde and has previously dyed it back—but in our mind she's the quintessential redhead with her soft amber lob and fair-skinned complexion.

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Lily Collins

It's not drastic, but when Collins ditched her chocolate brown locks to go darker with bordeaux-hued chunks, we were smitten. As you can see here, it goes perfectly with our favorite fall lip color: a purplish red.

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Hayden Panettiere

A blonde since day one, when Panettiere took a hiatus from her natural hue in favor of this burgundy shade in 2010, it was the ultimate cool statement—one we wouldn't mind if she brought back.

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Elizabeth Olsen

It's hard to remember Olsen's hair is dark brown considering how much she colors it—double processes, highlights, ombrés, we've seen it all—but of all her adventures in peroxide, this subtle approach to amber is our favorite.

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