There's nothing like a seasonal change to inspire you to really get bold with your beauty choices and switch up your hair colour for a few months. Every season seems to have a standout hair colour that plenty of people gravitate to — winter saw the re-emergence of the jet black colour as well as the "root melt" trend — though now we have reason to believe that "code red" will be many peoples's colour of choice come this spring.
The colour itself isn't as panic-inducing as its name — it's just a gingery red that's in demand right now thanks to the Netflix series, The Queen's Gambit, in which Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth Harmon and sports a deep red hair colour.
"The red colour is absolutely gorgeous, whether it is fierce, or if even a toned-down shade closer to strawberry," celebrity colourist Aura Friedman said. "It really makes the pink undertones in skin pop." We've already seen the colour pop up on celebrities like Gigi Hadid, who recently changed colours and cited the Netflix show as her inspiration.
While we're likely to see a huge spike in reds this season (Netflix addiction or not), Friedman warns that this isn't a colour to test out if you're looking for something that requires little to no maintenance. "To keep the intensity, the client should regularly see their colourist to maintain the brightness," she said. Read ahead to check out a few of our favourite takes on the "code red" hair colour.