Celebrate National Redhead day with these stunning pictures taken to 'destroy stereotypes'

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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.

Here are 16 photographs from "Redhead Beauty" that also appear on the Redheads Magazine Facebook page.

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


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