She may not be a natural red head, but Christina Hendricks can certainly pull off the colour with confidence. Stunning, curvy and undoubtedly a role model for those who refuse to conform to the ultra-skinny, perma-tanned idea of ‘perfection’.
Whilst it isn’t just her hair that is attracting attention, having been blessed with curves to die for, it is evidently a crucial part of her constructed image, which is fast attracting admirers. Dying her naturally blonde hair red since the age of ten, it’s obvious she had a confident idea of how she wanted to look from a young age. A healthy size 12-14, its refreshing to see someone with natural curves actually admired, instead of media pressure for her to lose weight, and she chooses clothes to highlight her small waist, flaunting her hour-glass shape.
Her unique yet versatile look lends itself to a whole host of looks, from glamorous to girl-next door. Pale skin, red lips and red hair, fab.
When people think red, the reaction isn’t always positive, especially when considering hair colour.
Ginge, carrot top (but carrot tops are GREEN ?), Ginga, blah blah blah; the list goes on. All are commonly used names designed to supposedly taunt people with red hair.
Although I have learnt to love my ‘orange’ hair, it hasn’t always been that way. Although I was never bullied as such, it was an awkward trait to have during that teenage period of self conciousness and insecurity, however I got off lightly in that respect, but knew others who were bullied mercilessly for their red hair.
I always wondered why such attention is given to a hair colour, and why it seems acceptable to many to taunt ginger people for that reason. In the past ginger hair has gained bad press, but recently it has become an increasingly noticable trend, with more red haired models emerging down the catwalk and gracing our magazines.
Step forward red heads such Lily Cole and Nicola Roberts, from Girls aloud (formerly the ‘ugly’ one, now confusingly the ‘fashionable’ one). Both are renowned for their red hair, and are proud to flaunt their pale complexions in the face of the more conventional perma-tanned blonde/brunette look. To have a unique trait should be cherished, embraced and most definately not hidden away.
At least now red is not instantly related to freckles, geekiness and frizziness, as shown below with these stunning celebrity red heads.