Celebrate National Redhead day with these stunning pictures taken to 'destroy stereotypes'
November 5th is National Love Your Red Hair Day. It was started by Adrienne & Stephanie Vendetti, co-founders of How to be a Redhead to empower redheads to feel confident, look, amazing and rock their inner beauty.
There are a lot of negative stereotypes surrounding people with red hair that need to end. They're said to have fiery tempers and unquenchable lbido, made fun of for their freckles, and disparagingly referred to as "gingers."
Sadly, people with red hair have a tougher time attracting a romantic partner.
A study by researcher Nicolas Guéguen found that men with red hair were rejected most often when trying to approach women at nightclubs.
The folks at Upworthy have decided to celebrate National Love Your Red Hair Day by sharing some stunning photos by Brian Dowling.
Dowling is an American photographer who set out to destroy these stereotypes about redheads by photographing women with red hair in 20 countries around the globe.
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His stunning photos, which were done without make up artists, special lighting, and excessive Photoshop appeared in his book, "Redhead Beauty."
"I wanted these images to show the natural beauty of women with red hair from almost 20 countries," he wrote on the book's Kickstarter page.
"This project was done without make up artists, special lighting, and excessive Photoshop. I wanted it to be obvious these photos are real reflections of the model and for people to end their stereotypes of redheads," he continued.
Alina in Odessa, Ukraine
Evelina in Riga, Latvia
Saskia in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Annie in Kyiv, Ukraine
Sophie in Kyiv, Ukraine
Kristie in Glencoe, Scotland
Helena Stuttgart, Germany
Alina in kyiv, Ukraine
Gracie in Ireland
Steph in London, England
Maria in Moscow, Russia
Natasha in London, England
Kopper in Melbourne, Australia
Tara in Liverpool, England