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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#3

Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

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#4

Carmen From Best, Netherlands

Carmen From Best, Netherlands

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#5

Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

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#6

Alisha From Odessa, Ukraine In The Black Sea

Alisha From Odessa, Ukraine In The Black Sea

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Me.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm repeating myself, but my mom is from Odessa Ukraine and i have red hair, not to mention I've swam in that very sea before! :D

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Ellie From London, England

Ellie From London, England

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Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Kenneth Lissau
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The hair, and those eyes, breathtaking beyond words.

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Maria From Moscow, Russia

Maria From Moscow, Russia

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Gracie From Howth, Ireland

Gracie From Howth, Ireland

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Olivia Horner
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She *sort of* has the same nose and cheeks as Drew Barrymore

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Aoife From Longford, Ireland

Aoife From Longford, Ireland

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#13

Ruby From Essex, England

Ruby From Essex, England

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#14

Elainna From Modesto, California

Elainna From Modesto, California

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#15

Model Nastya Pindeeva Overlooking The Black Sea In Ukraine

Model Nastya Pindeeva Overlooking The Black Sea In Ukraine

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#16

Tara In Liverpool, England

Tara In Liverpool, England

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#17

Beata Overlooking Downtown Warsaw

Beata Overlooking Downtown Warsaw

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Katarzyna Krzyżanowska
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everywhere there is a city and country. :p Here is not. U don't know where is Warsaw? :D

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Kim From Hamburg, Germany

Kim From Hamburg, Germany

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Masha Under The Trees In St Petersburg, Russia

Masha Under The Trees In St Petersburg, Russia

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#20

A Model In A Snowy Park In Munich, Germany

A Model In A Snowy Park In Munich, Germany

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Starry Night Lover
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that deep color! she is beautiful. I wish i had ginger hair and green eyes

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#21

Shannon From Sydney, Australia

Shannon From Sydney, Australia

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Chase Howard
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#22

Natasha's Freckles From London, Uk

Natasha's Freckles From London, Uk

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#24

Sophie From Stirling, England

Sophie From Stirling, England

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Bryan Fuller
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sophie is striking no matter where she is from.

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Daria From St. Petersberg, Russia

Daria From St. Petersberg, Russia

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Diana Berulyte
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Finally! At least one girl with natural color of eyelashes and eyebrows!

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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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#28

Vanessa From South Africa And Bridget From San Fransico, Usa

Vanessa From South Africa And Bridget From San Fransico, Usa

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Judith From Breda, Netherlands

Judith From Breda, Netherlands

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Lisa From Vienna, Austria

Lisa From Vienna, Austria

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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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Jessica From London, England

Jessica From London, England

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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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Emma Comeau
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do all red heads have long hair??And are they all young ? None that are short hair or older or not so skinny??

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#36

Ismee From Texel, Netherlands

Ismee From Texel, Netherlands

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Tiffany Salinas
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was looking forward to seeing these, now that I have I'm disappointed. They are all thin young woman. I'm a middle aged redhead with 6 red headed sons. I wish the pictures represented a broader range of readheads.

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Laura From Virginia, Usa

Laura From Virginia, Usa

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