Black hair can seem a little intimidating, especially if you’ve never gone that dark before. But we’ve got the perfect solution – mix it up with a little color! Our choice for today is red and there are hundreds of shades to choose from – everything from vivid electric tones to subdued rose and peach shades. Red is an eye-catching color on its own, but when you combine it with black something incredible happens. Don’t believe us? Check out these gorgeous models with their black and red hair!
# 1 Flame On
Black is an excellent base color to choose because any other shade you add to it will really pop. This model opted for a smoky black mixed with berry and flaming red hues.
Wanting a more intense look? Why not go for a smooth black to red ombre? This model’s locks start out in midnight black and melt into claret and crimson red.
# 3 Opposites Attract
Don’t want an ombre? Well for an edgy look you could try this style. The model’s hair has been trimmed and styled into a long bob with a medium fringe and colored vivid red on one side and jet black on the other.
# 4 Copper Over Mahogany
Here the stylist opted for a more subdued look. The model's medium length locks were colored with a rich mahogany for the base shade and the stylist added deep copper streaks on top.
# 5 Chocolate Cherry
At first glance, you may think this hair is black but it’s actually a deep chocolate cherry shade. To play on the red tones of the base color the stylist hand painted in sexy flashes of plum.
# 6 Espresso With Auburn Balayage
A pop of color is perfect for bringing short hair styles to life. We love this cute pixie cut in warm espresso brown with auburn flashes hidden within.
# 7 Ruby Edges
This model looks mysterious with her sable shaded tresses that gently blend out into ruby edges. We love the curls and the deep brush over fringe too!
# 8 Midnight Fire
This model's locks start in midnight black which slowly melts into maroon before ending in an eye-catching vivid red. Her stylist sleekly layered her hair to give this look loads of dimension.
# 9 Harley Quinn Hair
If you’re a Harley Quinn fan then you’ll love this look! Here the model is wearing a smooth bob hairstyle with a center parting. One side is bright electric red and the other is raven black and the colors are reversed on the fringe.
# 10 Rose Garden
Looking for colors to make an updo stand out? Black and red hair is the sexiest combo! Here the model used a smoky shade saturated with rose red at the edges.
# 11 Crimson Flash
This model has created a unique hairstyle using crimson red and a sleek blue-black. Her locks flow from black to silky red and she carried the red through to the fringe for added interest.
# 12 Wine Blend
To create this look the stylist used a smoky black for the base color followed by layers of wine and claret red. Movement, style, body, and dimension – this look has it all!
# 13 Perfect Black and Red Hair
To recreate this look first start with a sexy graduated bob. Then you’ll want to add ink black with strawberry highlights and a little plum to tie it all together. Finish by ironing your new do into a silky curtain.
# 14 Shadow Rose
This model added thin rose highlights to her to shadow colored hair before ironing her long locks and fashioning it into a cute half up do. We just adore the coral microlights too, which add to the dimension.
# 15 Coal and Rubies
Some people may think that black hair is boring, but add a little color and you’ve got something incredible. This model’s well placed ruby hued highlights stand out beautifully against her coal base shade.
# 16 Chocolate Fountain
This hair looks almost good enough to eat! The tresses start with glossy crushed garnet hue and melt away into a fountain of chocolate cherry waves – yummy!
# 17 Red Rainbow
This model's hair begins in deep, true black before opening up into a rainbow of red hues including strawberry, copper, and coral. Perfect look for alternative girls!
# 18 Sunset Red with Matt Black
We love the deep sunset orange-red shade that the stylist used for these stylish highlights. And against a matt black base together with curls – this is a look guaranteed to turn heads.
# 19 Two Tone Long Bob
Long bobs are the hottest hairstyle right now and if you want to spice yours up even more just add some fun black and red color. We love this combination of blue-black combined with red and aubergine.
# 20 Ash Black with Pop Up Red
This model has opted for an ash black base with streaks of wine red. Her hairstyle shows off her color to perfection with a deep brushed over fringe and a fun Dutch braid over the top.
# 21 The Red Dimension
We can’t decide which we like more – this cut or this color? This short hairstyle is not only easy to manage but also packs punch in the dimension and shine department.
# 22 Creative Copper
This model is wearing a medium length pixie cut with a deep charcoal shade at the base. On top, the stylist painted in melting layers of copper and deep amber.
# 23 Smoky Maroon
Here the stylist used a combination of smoky black and maroon to color this model's medium-short locks. To style, they added a number of small curls and the result is to die for!
# 24 Heavenly Highlights
This models mane begins with a night sky black as the base color and breaks out into thin slivers of strawberry and ruby red. The curled finish helps the shades blend together.
# 25 Cheeky Vivid Shade
This model opted for a blend of ink black and vivid red for her medium length locks. Hideaway color is so hot right now and you just can’t go wrong with a cheeky red like this.
Black and red are both daring colors so if you are looking for a big change then these are certainly shades to consider. There are so many variations to choose from that there is sure to be a combination perfect for you. This duo works well for both long and short hairstyles and everything in-between as well. So whether you want to show your mysterious or romantic side or just try something completely new we recommend black and red hair for your new look!