You’ll notice there are many different skin shades too since redheads are represented all over the world.
— Emojipedia 📙 (@Emojipedia) February 7, 2018
Currently, red hair is one of the only natural hair colors not represented through emojis. They have blonde, brunette, black and even yellow, but no red. Many redheads have expressed their outrage on social media, especially Twitter, over this issue for the past two years.
Unicode president Mark Davis told Emojipedia:
“The emoji list being announced today is final, so that vendors can start work on this year’s emoji. We’ll release the final specification for Emoji 11 in synchrony with the Unicode 11 release, targeted in June. Users can expect to see support for these new emoji rolling out in the second half of 2018.”
There will also be options for curly hair, white hair and baldness in sequences for men and women of any skin tone.
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Update: July 17, 2018
Apple previewed some of its 70 new emojis to kick off World Emoji Day. The new emojis will arrive later this year in an iOS update.
Jeremy Burge, the founder of Emojipedia and creator of World Emoji Day, told CNN, “I do think some users will be in for a shock if they’re expecting every emoji to have a redheaded option.” Meaning, you won’t be able to give every character red hair –– i.e. no redhead bride or runner.
Whatever the case may be, we are just so excited for the redhead emojis to FINALLY hit our phones!