National Love Your Red Hair Day

National Love Your Red Hair Day - November 5


National Love Your Red Hair Day celebrates the beauty of those gorgeous red tresses annually on November 5th. There’s no reason to be shy. Redheads get the spotlight to show off the unique qualities of red hair. 

Many redheads feel like outcasts for having red hair. This celebration empowers redheads to feel confident, look amazing and rock their beauty. Red hair is more than a color; it’s a lifestyle. Besides, redheads are rare. Less than 2 percent of the population is crowned with red hair. And those that are may very well be left-handed, too. 

  • Lucille Ball
  • Queen Elizabeth I
  • Ron Howard
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Rupert Grint
  • Carol Burnett
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Wynonna Judd
  • Carrot Top

Most natural-born redheads (yes, some of us like the bottle) have brown eyes, followed by green or hazel. Coming in at 1% of the world’s population, the blue-eyed ginger is the rarest kind. 

And redheads do stand out in a crowd. So, each unique and impressively stunning redhead gets to show off their locks.

HOW TO OBSERVE #LoveYourRedHairDay

Redheads, gather together. Show your red hair in all its glory. Short, long, curly or straight, red hair gets the spotlight. Celebrate your beauty by posting photos of your red hair on social media using #LoveYourRedHairDay.


National Love Your Red Hair Day was submitted by Adrienne & Stephanie Vendetti, co-founders of How to be a Redhead in August of 2015. How to be a Redhead brand released its beauty book and subscription box in 2015. Each year on November 5th, redheads can celebrate their locks to the fullest. 

The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared the observance to be celebrated on November 5th, annually.


How to be a Redhead – Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti – 347-709-0RED (0733) or [email protected]

Redhead FAQ

Q. What is the rarest eye color for redheads?
A. Blue-eyed redheads are the rarest kind. Only 1% of the world’s population has both blue eyes and red hair.

Q. Is red hair a dominant or recessive gene?
A. Red hair is a recessive gene requiring 2 copies for red hair to be present.

Q. Do other days on the calendar celebrate redheads?
A. Yes. National Kiss a Ginger Day combats bullying on January 12th.