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Supermodel Gigi Hadid is known for her flowing blonde locks. However, thanks to some major inspiration from the hit Netflix show The Queen's Gambit, Hadid is now a stunning redhead. The new mom debuted her new look at the Versace Fall/Winter 2021 fashion show earlier today. It was her first runway appearance since giving birth in September 2020.
Hadid's hair transformation is courtesy of celebrity hairstylist Panos Papandrianos. Papandrianos is also the go-to hairstylist of Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa, Irina Shayk, Karlie Kloss, and Hailey Beiber.
The Queen's Gambit Influence
Hadid looked to Anya Taylor-Joy's Beth Harmon for the drastic color change. Anya Taylor-Joy, who just one a Golden Globe for her performance in The Queen's Gambit, wore several red wigs for the TV show. Hadid went for the real thing and dyed her hair ginger. Cosmopolitan says the dye job was done in the last week of February, just before she had to walk the Versace runway.
Hadid's first Instagram post showing off her new hair color garnered over 2.4 million likes on Instagram. It didn't hurt that her modelling comeback included opening and closing the show for Versace. Her sister Bella Hadid also joined her on the fashion show which aired on versace.com and their social media platforms.
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Going the Ginger Route
Are you also a fan of The Queen's Gambit? Maybe like Gigi, you're up for a change. Going red may be intimidating but Glamour says copper, mahogany and auburn are some of the hottest hair colors for 2021 . Here are some tips before you go to your favorite salon or purchase a box of red hair color.
Choose the right color for your skin tone.
According to L'Oréal Paris, one of the first things to consider is your skin tone. Red hair usually works best for those who have a cool pink undertone. Still, those who have warmer skin tones like olive can still rock red locks. For light skin tones, go for strawberry reds and copper shades. Those with medium and warm skin tones can go for vibrant red shades with warm gold and rich copper hues. For deep skin tones, wine, mahogany and burgundy red shades will work best for you.
Layer different red hues.
Hairstylist and shade expert Jasen James tells Glamour that if you're not a natural redhead, fake it by incorporating different red shades. He uses a layering technique he calls "genetic ginger" where he mixes a primary red color with two similar shades for a cohesive look. This technique also creates depth and dimension. By combining a few shades, you end up with a more vibrant and natural-looking mane of red hair.
Be ready for aftercare.
Urban Betty founder and owner Chelle Neff tells Bustle that the molecules of red hair coloring is the biggest of hair dye molecules. As such, they slip off hair easier when you shampoo. Use sulfate free products for color-treated hair. To preserve your red hair color, shampoo less. If your scalp can stand it, go for once every three days. RELATED ARTICLE: How to Fix Bad Hair Dye Job: 5 DIY Treatments