Redspiration: achieving the right contrast

Our publication’s editor, Tania Braukamper, recently ventured off to her hair stylist in order to live up to 2011′s hair trend adage of ‘just change it‘. Her blonde locks were to become red ones. Things didn’t quite go as planned and the strong red that Tania wanted, the kind you see captured in this street style snap, came out closer to strawberry blonde. A trip back to the salon ought to fix that and when it does black will clearly be a colour of strength for Tania as it is for all red heads.

Red hair, you see, remains something of a rarity in a sea of blondes and brunettes. It thus demands contrasting with colours that really make it pop; blacks, blues and greens.

red head punk

Cut with a fringe and worn with all black and a pair of aviators, as it is above, red hair takes on another life of its own. It needn’t even have a hint of the punk to it for that hint is easily drowned out by the dominance of the hair. And after so many years of derision, now that it finally is a hair colour trend, that’s precisely what red hair needs to do.

This particular street style look was snapped in Paris by The Sartorialist.

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He was 5 when his teacher wrote on his report card “Daniel can’t sit still.” Taking it as a compliment, he’s been on the go ever since. Having flown over 590,000 kilometres in a single year (2012), he’s done much to push the boundaries of a fashioniser, always looking to fold one extra Tom Ford suit into his set of Samsonite cases and for one extra occasion to tie a tie for. As much an editor-at-large as he is Fashionising.com’s Editor-in-chief, when he's not travelling to all the fashion weeks his passports will allow him to, Daniel works on guiding this publication’s editorial and trend views. He is one of Fashionising.com’s co-founders.

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