It’s a fact that red is the most bold hair color on the planet. Christina Hendricks’ fiery locks are a statement on the hit TV series, Mad Men, and many women want to know how to get her characters look- hair and all. You must choose the perfect shade (if you aren’t a natural redhead!), the makeup to complement it all and the fashion pieces to tie it all together.
Here are the five steps to getting Joan on Mad Men’s look:
Step 1: If you haven’t been born with red hair and Christina Hendricks has inspired you to to go red, you must find the right color for you. Cool tones are best for those with more red in their skin and warm hues will keep olive- or yellow-based complexions looking their best. If you’re nervous about making a radical change, start with red highlights or a strawberry blonde.
Step 2: Eyebrows are really important for natural redheads and ‘by choice.’ Opt for a great eyebrow pencil in brown or light red. Never search for an eyebrow pencil that is the exact same color of your red hair because it will look too harsh and unnatural. Try: Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder in Light Brown.
Step 3: Since red is a statement (beautiful) color, don’t overdo your makeup. Aim for a pop of color on one feature—be it eyes or lips. For eyes, think peacock tones like emerald and deep purple. If lips are your favorite focal point, make sure you choose a color that complements—not matches—your hair. How to be a Redhead teamed up with Whip Hand Cosmetics to design two lip palettes for redheads, one for day, EmpoweRED and one for night, GlamouRED. They are a must have for all redheads because they have been created for redheads with fair skin.
Step 4: Choose a blush in a warm tone, like a golden peachy-pink. Try: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin.
Step 5: Christina’s Mad Men fashion looks are all about pops of bright, “redhead friendly” colors. Choose deep purples, greens, deep reds, rusty oranges and blues.
Just like Christina Hendricks (and Joan) keep beautifully red and Rock it like a Redhead!