While redheads have become synonymous with Ireland and Scotland, American photographer Brian Dowling who now lives in Berlin(Germany), photographed over 130 redheads from 20 different countries for his project “Redhead Beauty”.

Red hair is the rarest hair color in the world and is caused by a gene mutation know as MC1R which affects about 1% of the world population. This gene mutation can also affect a person’s tolerance to pain, sunlight, and their hairs’ ability to gray. Red hair will instead turn blonde or pure white when you age.

Brian started this portrait project which spanned three summers to show the real beauty of red hair and wanted to help break down stereotypes people often have of redheads with his photographs. His art book “Redhead Beauty” is available on Kickstarter.

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An Early Morning With Alina From Kiev, Ukraine

An Early Morning With Alina From Kiev, Ukraine

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John L
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4 years ago

What a naturally beautiful young lady. I think I'm in love..................

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Madeline From Washington State, Usa

Madeline From Washington State, Usa

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Erin Morris-Parkes
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4 years ago

is that Cheryl from Riverdale?

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Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

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GoodWolf
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4 years ago

The prettiest legs in Scotland

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#4

Carmen From Best, Netherlands

Carmen From Best, Netherlands

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GoodWolf
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4 years ago

What a beauty!

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#5

Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

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GoodWolf
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4 years ago

Foxy

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Alisha From Odessa, Ukraine In The Black Sea

Alisha From Odessa, Ukraine In The Black Sea

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Jan Holeček
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4 years ago

Stunning! Just perfect.

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Ellie From London, England

Ellie From London, England

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Deana Dixon
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4 years ago

Wow! Gorgeous

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#8

Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Kenneth Lissau
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4 years ago

The hair, and those eyes, breathtaking beyond words.

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Maria From Moscow, Russia

Maria From Moscow, Russia

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Raju Sesharaj
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4 years ago

The Dragon queen?

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Gracie From Howth, Ireland

Gracie From Howth, Ireland

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Karen Louise
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4 years ago

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The orange face makeup does not suit her. Look at her pink hands. She needs pink toned makeup to look more natural.

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Alina From Odessa, Ukraine

Alina From Odessa, Ukraine

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Tam Tamzz
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4 years ago

wow. she's seducing me.. what a stunning beauty.

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Aoife From Longford, Ireland

Aoife From Longford, Ireland

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John L
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4 years ago

Such a naturally beautiful young woman. Makeup not necessary.

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Ruby From Essex, England

Ruby From Essex, England

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LizzyM
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4 years ago

With her hair like this, she looks like a lioness

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Elainna From Modesto, California

Elainna From Modesto, California

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GoodWolf
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4 years ago

I want to brush her hair behind her ear

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Model Nastya Pindeeva Overlooking The Black Sea In Ukraine

Model Nastya Pindeeva Overlooking The Black Sea In Ukraine

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Jennifer Rees
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4 years ago

Stunning

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Tara In Liverpool, England

Tara In Liverpool, England

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Tamara Mass
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4 years ago

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young face doesn t fit the mature feminine posture, sorry

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Beata Overlooking Downtown Warsaw

Beata Overlooking Downtown Warsaw

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Camila Andrea
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4 years ago

Her hair! <3

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Kim From Hamburg, Germany

Kim From Hamburg, Germany

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Hiền Nguyễn
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4 years ago

She looks like a dream.

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Masha Under The Trees In St Petersburg, Russia

Masha Under The Trees In St Petersburg, Russia

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LizzyM
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4 years ago

I like how her bright eyes stand out

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A Model In A Snowy Park In Munich, Germany

A Model In A Snowy Park In Munich, Germany

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Andrea Seiden Giroux
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4 years ago

gorgeous!

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Shannon From Sydney, Australia

Shannon From Sydney, Australia

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Chase Howard
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4 years ago

I love the dress and how it picks up her hair colour even more!

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Natasha's Freckles From London, Uk

Natasha's Freckles From London, Uk

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Rick Korsten
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4 years ago

And where is she from herself? :P

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Sophee From California, Usa

Sophee From California, Usa

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Jules Wainwright
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4 years ago

Cutie

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Sophie From Stirling, England

Sophie From Stirling, England

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Kewpie
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4 years ago

She looks like like a classic painting. So beautiful.

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Daria From St. Petersberg, Russia

Daria From St. Petersberg, Russia

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Daphné Husson
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4 years ago

gorgeous!!!

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Kirstie Overlooking The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

Kirstie Overlooking The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

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Ok Ha-Neul
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4 years ago

beautiful things go well together (her and the view)

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Italian Redhead Benedette Watching The Sunset In Sydney

Italian Redhead Benedette Watching The Sunset In Sydney

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Iris Tam
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4 years ago

good

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Vanessa From South Africa And Bridget From San Fransico, Usa

Vanessa From South Africa And Bridget From San Fransico, Usa

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Furkan Fındık
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4 years ago

the one the right seemed pretty blonde to me :D

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Judith From Breda, Netherlands

Judith From Breda, Netherlands

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Pavla Kolarikova
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4 years ago

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That is not a ginger hair

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Lisa From Vienna, Austria

Lisa From Vienna, Austria

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Tamara Mass
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4 years ago

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viennese people are soo ugly somewhat.. ^ I am from vienna soo..

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Thayana From Apucarana, Brazil

Thayana From Apucarana, Brazil

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Tábata Scorpioni
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4 years ago

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i'm sorry but she's not a redhead

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#32

A Model Poses At The East Side Gallery In Berlin, Germany

A Model Poses At The East Side Gallery In Berlin, Germany

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Bryan Fuller
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4 years ago

That's not a model, that's my best friend...

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#33

Jessica From London, England

Jessica From London, England

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Arek Reklamy
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4 years ago

Crazy picture ;-)

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#34

The Freckled Legs Of A Girl From Budapest

The Freckled Legs Of A Girl From Budapest

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LizzyM
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4 years ago

What does this have to do with red hair? Can't see any of her hair, she might as well be a brunette!

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Two Models From Melbourne, Australia

Two Models From Melbourne, Australia

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Kasia Cieslik
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4 years ago

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This looks more like an orange blond to me.

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#36

Ismee From Texel, Netherlands

Ismee From Texel, Netherlands

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Bram Oudshoorn
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4 years ago

Yeah, Texel rules !!!

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Laura From Virginia, Usa

Laura From Virginia, Usa

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Ryan Mclaughlin
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4 years ago

Very beautiful woman

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