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Share Your Thoughts: Are They Redheads or Not?

Red hair is the rarest hair color in the world, so it’s no wonder many celebrities decide to dye their hair red — in the hopes of standing apart from the rest.

It doesn’t bother us (‘us’ meaning the How to be a Redhead team) when they do. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. People want what we natural redheads were born with. That’s something really amazing.

But, there is a scenario that has been happening more and more on the internet and we wanted to poll our readers.

Here it is: a celebrity dyes their hair red, shares it on social media or in an upcoming campaign..and boom! News outlets deem the person ‘a redhead‘.

Take a look at the most recent celebrities who have fallen into this media frenzy:

1. Gigi Hadid


Gigi Hadid in Fall Winter 17 campaign for Versace

2. Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter rocking black hair to the left an her recently dyed red hair to the right. Credit: Splash News

3. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga sports a new look. Credit: Just Jared

4. Fergie

News article featuring Fergie’s new look with headline: Fergie Sizzles With Fiery Red Hair

These celebrities are just a few examples, but it has become a cultural phenomenon for one to dye their hair and automatically be considered ‘a redhead’.

The media outlets don’t help either. They love the punchy headlines and social media captions to get clicks to their websites.

Know this: we’re not hating. Like we said, it’s flattering when someone wants to be a redhead.

But, we want to hear from you: what are your thoughts on this? Comment below!