Keke Palmer Coordinated Her New Hair Color With an Entire Red Carpet Look

She wore gloves—and eyebrows—to match.

Keke Palmer Red Hair
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Last week, Keke Palmer had bangs. This week she doesn't. Last week, Keke Palmer was also a brunette. This week, she's test-driving a new red shade.

While attending a party in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 4, Keke Palmer showed off a dark-red hair color. Set against a red dress, red gloves, and even red eyebrows, the dynamic hue was on head-to-toe display, literally. Not quite as bright as Megan Fox's recent take on red, it most closely resembles the dark hue Dua Lipa premiered last October. If you need a 2024 food-themed trend name to understand the style, "cherry cola" fits the shade.

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Cut just past her shoulders and styled in a side part with a slight curl, the Nope star's hairstyle was the work of Keshaun Williamson , known as the Lace Assassin. As the professional's name suggests, the hair was actually a lace-front wig by hair company Kendra's Boutique. Williamson used adhesive from The Hair Diagram to lay the wig—which didn't show any signs it wasn't Palmer's natural hair, no matter how far the cameras zoomed in on her hairline.

In his Instagram Story, Williamson joked that the look was "Getty approved," meaning the lace wasn't visible in even a super high-res photo.

"Lady in RED," wrote Williamson in a post, tagging the hair companies and the rest of Palmer's glam team: makeup artist Kenya Alexis and stylist Seth Chernoff, who outfitted the 30-year-old in her satin and mesh Dolce & Gabbana dress.

Keke Palmer Red Hair

Keke Palmer was a vision in red at the SZA + TDE Official Grammy After Party.

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In her own post from the evening, Palmer showed off a full-body snap of her look, which revealed she'd continued the red theme to her tights and Jimmy Choo heels.

"The pressure is pressuring my Virgo friend," commented Saweetie on Palmer's post, while a fan wrote that the look was "giving Jessica Rabbit."

Lady in red, indeed.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.