Celebrities are wearing the heck out of the copper hair trend
Embrace the heat
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / February 05 2024
Red hair has a resurgence almost every year. But each time around the trend-mill, the colour changes slightly to match the times.
Fast forward to 2022 and we’re watching celebrities make the shift to earthier, more natural tones like true copper, auburn and strawberry blonde with a metallic shine that really catches the eye.
Case in point? Famous blondie Sydney Sweeney’s red hair transformation sent shockwaves through the Euphoria star’s fanbase. When the actress was initially papped her strands were a distinct shade of strawberry red, but now Sweeney’s found a happy medium as a strawberry blonde.
Meanwhile on-again, off-again redhead Sophie Turner has turned up the heat with a deep red shade of copper that almost glows in the right lighting.
And then there’s iconic brunette Kendall Jenner, who gave up the gun and delved into an auburn hue that looks shockingly natural.
Thought we were done? Not quite. Model and Euphoria star Barbie Ferreira ditched her dark brown strands too, opting for a rusty brown instead. Though her signature fluffy dark eyebrows remained intact – phew.
Doja Cat also briefly tangoed with a gingered copper wig but as is to be expected, she’s tried several other colours since then.
And let’s not forget about a pioneer in the copper hair category; SZA spent most of 2021 donning a vibrant orange variation of the shade, and reminded us all of the power that a ‘00s-era blowout holds.
Kaia Gerber just joined the throng of celebrities clamouring for red-hued hair too. The model debuted a glistening auburn shade that in all honesty looks completely natural on the 20-year-old. Another celeb-daughter-turned-celeb trialling the hair hue? Olivia Jade, whose copper shade left her resemblance to mum Lori Loughlin's Full House character Aunt Becky (who also rocked red) appearing more obvious than ever.
Unlike the slew of celebrity nepotism babies dying their hair copper to emulate their mothers, Tessa Thompson used herself as inspiration. “We took a photo of Tessa as a little girl as our colour reference,” celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway explained. “Then I gave Tessa a baby bang.”
Megan Fox embraced the spirit of the spooky season and delved into her wig wardrobe for a copper-hued number. Fox’s short-lived russet waves weren’t the only look she tried on Halloween weekend; she and Machine Gun Kelly transformed into Pam and Tommy too.
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.