Ed Sheeran ginger hairstyle

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Most people are under an impression that red-haired men simply can’t have a good haircut.

It is hard to come up with a good ginger hairstyle, that’s true.

While red hair girls really look hot, the same can’t be said for all red-headed guys.

What most of them end up doing is sticking to their comfort zone and choosing mediocre hairstyles.

Some of them are able to pull it off, but most of them end up with hair that makes them unnoticeable.

We have good news for you.

There are plenty of red hair men’s hairstyles out there that look cool.

You just have to find the one that suits you the best.

We’ve shortened that search for you.

You can basically find everything you need right here – the styles, the how-to, the tips, everything.

38 Best Redhead Men’s Hairstyles

Slicked Back Quiff

Slicked Back Quiff

With a graduated look at the sides and back with an understated fade, this style is a perfect hairstyle for men with auburn-colored hair, especially when styled with a premium hair gel.

Red Tousled Waves

Red Tousled Waves Ginger Hairstyle

You can check out this face-framing, layered style if you have thick hair. Spritz on some sea salt hairspray and you’re all set.


Long on Top for Curly Hair

Long on Top for Curly Ginger Haircut

A great hairstyle for curly hair. The top is long, while the sides and back are kept short.

Grown Out Scissor Cut

Grown Out Scissor Cut

If you want a short, low-maintenance style but not as short as a buzz cut, you can ask your stylist for a short scissor haircut, minus the clippers.

Tousled Red Man Bun

 Red Haired Man With Man Bun

A man bun is a fantastic option if you have long, straight or wavy hair and look incredibly cool and trendy with red-hued hair.

Extreme Quiff Ginger Hairstyle

Extreme Quiff red haircuts

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Thinning hair can be a problem to style. Instead of slicked-back hairstyles, an extreme quiff is an excellent style for longish but thin hair.

Short Hair and Stubble Ginger Hairstyle

Short Hair and Stubble

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A great short hairstyle for redhead men with thinning hair, a long textured top with an understated fade does the trick, especially when paired with a rough stubble.

Ginger Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks Ginger Haircut

Nothing can stop a redhead from getting dreadlocks. This style looks trendy with redhead color hair. However, dreadlocks may be one of the unprofessional hairstyles you want to avoid, especially in the workplace.

Pompadour Ginger Haircut

Pompadour red haircuts

Photo @ashxlauren

Nothing can beat the neat and stylish pompadour of redhead men. Optimal usage of hair wax will do the trick to keep your pompadour well-styled.

Choppy Fringe

Choppy Fringe red haircuts

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Popularized by Domhnall Gleeson, aka Harry Potter, this messy fringe adds texture to your hair.

Highlighted Ginger Hairstyle

Highlighted Hair

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Growing your ginger hair a bit, fashioning it into a mop, and getting subtle light blond to strawberry highlights will give you a cool, fresh and youthful look.

Relaxed Short Cut

Redhead Man With Short Hair

This short hairstyle with a long top pushed to the back and short sides and back is a perfect style for redheaded men with long faces.

Undercut With a Full Beard

Undercut With a Full Beard Ginger Haircut

Pair this short, undercut style with a full beard. But make sure to keep your beard styled and well-groomed with beard balm.

Curly Ginger Hairstyle

Curly Red Hairstyle

This short curly style is excellent for preserving your youthful appeal. Make sure to protect your natural curls with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner.

Long Ginger Hair and Beard

Long Hair and Beard

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If you have thick, wavy hair, grow it to shoulder length. Rock the look with a cool, matching beard.

Long Red Hairstyle

Long Red Hair

Long red hair can look incredibly stunning, especially if they are well-maintained and healthy. Leave your crowning glory au naturel and watch heads turn!

Men’s Finger Wave

Men’s Finger Wave Red Hairstyle

Photo @alan_beak

A popular 20s and 30s hairstyle, the finger wave is a stylish, curvy hairstyle for redhead men if you want to achieve a polished look.

Bright Buzz Cut

Bright Buzz Cut

Buzz cuts are an evergreen, low-maintenance but stylish hairstyle. But when paired with bright red hair, a buzz cut can add a pop of color to any outfit.

Spiky Medium Hair Length

Spiky Medium Hair Length

If you want to move away from side part haircuts, try out this trendy style with long hair on the top, fashioned into spikes and short sides.

Taper Fade

Taper Fade

Photo @ashxlauren

If you’re confused between a taper vs fade, this taper fade hairstyle with long hair on top and fade on the sides and back is sure to look even more eye-catching on auburn hair.

Slicked Back Hair

Slicked Back Hair

Photo @alan_beak

If you are attending a formal do, then slicked back hair is a simple style for redhead men with long hair and will make you look suave and sophisticated.

Mop Top

Mop Top Red Hairstyle

Photo @alan_beak

Like the bowl cut, the mop-top has been modernized by adding a few layers and plenty of texture to the one-length hairstyle.

Choppy Scissor Cut

Man With a Choppy Scissor Cut

This choppy and messy style is a variation of the scissor cut. And, if you want a more tousled look, ask your stylist to use a pointcut.

French Crop

French Crop

Photo @ashxlauren

With its short, well-defined fringe, the French Crop is highly stylish and is becoming a hugely popular hairstyle, especially for redhead men.

Zero Fade And Disconected Top redhead haircuts

Photo @alan_beak

Circle Crown Top Ginger Hairstyle

Photo @ashxlauren

Blow Dried Top redhead hairstyles

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Central Pompadour redhead haircuts

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Structure Rule redhead hairstyles

Photo @alan_beak

Hair Dried Slicked Back Ginger Hairstyle

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Blown Back Style Ginger Hairstyle

Photo @alan_beak

Blown Back On The Side Ginger Hairstyle

Photo @alan_beak

Slick With Bang Curl Ginger Hairstyle

Photo @alitheebarber

Fade Pompadour Ginger Hairstyle

Photo @dladybarberr

Cesar Style redhead hairstyles

Photo @meeshtheladybarber

Wavy Mohawk Ginger Hairstyle

Photo @meeshtheladybarber

How to Style Redhead 

Step 1 – Consult your stylist

If you’re a natural redhead, then select a popular style that you like and consult with your stylist to see if it will look good with your coloring.

Step 2 – Pick a type

If your hair is not naturally red, decide which type of red you want – auburn, copper, strawberry blond, ginger or a combination.

Step 3 – Color your hair

Buy a box dye and color your hair in the shade of red you want or get your stylist to do it for you, especially if you want highlights.

Step 4 – Use the right styling products

Once you get a haircut, maintain the style by using the appropriate styling products.

Things You Need to Know About Ginger Hairstyles


Typically, red hair is coarse and thick, making it prone to becoming dry and frizzy, which you can combat by using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.


The coarse texture of red hair may make it look thicker, but the number of follicles is relatively low, making redheads prone to baldness.


Redheads generally have a fair complexion and thinner, more sensitive and drier skin than people with other complexion types. This means that redheads are more prone to sun exposure, razor burn and other skin issues.

Most Popular Celebrities With Red Hair

Some of the most popular celebrities with red hair include Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Damian Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Prince Harry and more.


Is red hair on men attractive?

Earlier considered undesirable and unattractive, red hair on men has now become quite desirable.

Attractive Redhead Man

What is red hair a sign of?

Red hair is caused by a genetic mutation in the MC1R (melanocortin one receptor), which causes the skin and hair cells of the body to produce more of one type of melanin and less of another.

What are guys with red hair called?

Men with red hair are usually called redheads.

What ethnicity has red hair?

Typically, red hair is found in 1%-2% of the human population and appears more often, around 2%-6% among Northern or Northwestern Europeans.

How can I enhance my hair’s natural red color?

You can enhance the red color of your hair by using a sulfate- and chemical-free moisturizing shampoo and a conditioner that will protect your hair from the UV rays.

How do I treat my thinning red hair?

Use hair products infused with henna to prevent thinning. Use hair oil or serum to strengthen your hair.


Red hair is relatively uncommon and it may not be easy to find hairstyles. But after reading our guide, you’ll realize that there are loads of really trendy and stylish hairstyles that you can rock as a redhead. The key is to “own it” and be confident.

Anthony Giannotti

About the author: Anthony Giannotti

Anthony Giannotti is a senior writer and editor for Beardoholic and a licensed barber for more than 13 years. He owns 3 barbershops and has his own hair care product line that is sold in barbershops worldwide. Known for his impeccable technique and skills, Anthony is an expert in hair and beard care and he knows the best products and tools to get rid of all beard problems and have an amazing beard.

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