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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#1 An Early Morning With Alina From Kiev, Ukraine

An Early Morning With Alina From Kiev, Ukraine

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John L 1 year ago

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

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#2 Madeline From Washington State, Usa

Madeline From Washington State, Usa

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Erin Morris-Parkes 1 year ago

is that Cheryl from Riverdale?

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#3 Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

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Mermaidia The Mermaid 1 year ago

So basically, a real life Merida.

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#4 Carmen From Best, Netherlands

Carmen From Best, Netherlands

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GoodWolf 1 year ago

What a beauty!

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#5 Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

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GoodWolf 1 year ago

Foxy

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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. 1 year ago

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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#7 Ellie From London, England

Ellie From London, England

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Darren Gau 1 year ago

Breath taken away

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#8 Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Kenneth Lissau 1 year ago

The hair, and those eyes, breathtaking beyond words.

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#9 Maria From Moscow, Russia

Maria From Moscow, Russia

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George Foster 1 year ago

Wow, you just fall into her eyes !!!!

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#10 Gracie From Howth, Ireland

Gracie From Howth, Ireland

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Olivia Horner 1 year ago

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

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#11 Alina From Odessa, Ukraine

Alina From Odessa, Ukraine

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Agatha Ferris 1 year ago

+1 for Odessa

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#12 Aoife From Longford, Ireland

Aoife From Longford, Ireland

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RandomPandaBear 1 year ago

How to pronounce it: EE FER

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#13 Ruby From Essex, England

Ruby From Essex, England

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Deana Dixon 1 year ago

Those light eyes are just stunning!

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#14 Elainna From Modesto, California

Elainna From Modesto, California

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GoodWolf 1 year ago

I want to brush her hair behind her ear

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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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LizzyM 1 year ago

Wish my hair was a smooth

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#16 Tara In Liverpool, England

Tara In Liverpool, England

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Alex K 1 year ago

wooooooow

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#17 Beata Overlooking Downtown Warsaw

Beata Overlooking Downtown Warsaw

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Katarzyna Krzyżanowska 1 year ago

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

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#18 Kim From Hamburg, Germany

Kim From Hamburg, Germany

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Hiền Nguyễn 1 year ago

She looks like a dream.

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#19 Masha Under The Trees In St Petersburg, Russia

Masha Under The Trees In St Petersburg, Russia

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LizzyM 1 year ago

I like how her bright eyes stand out

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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 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

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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Rick Korsten 1 year ago

And where is she from herself? :P

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#23 Sophee From California, Usa

Sophee From California, Usa

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Jules Wainwright 1 year ago

Cutie

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#24 Sophie From Stirling, England

Sophie From Stirling, England

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Bryan Fuller 1 year ago

Sophie is striking no matter where she is from.

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#25 Daria From St. Petersberg, Russia

Daria From St. Petersberg, Russia

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Diana Berulyte 1 year ago

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

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#26 Kirstie Overlooking The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

Kirstie Overlooking The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

beautiful things go well together (her and the view)

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#27 Italian Redhead Benedette Watching The Sunset In Sydney

Italian Redhead Benedette Watching The Sunset In Sydney

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Iris Tam 1 year ago

good

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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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Furkan Fındık 1 year ago

the one the right seemed pretty blonde to me :D

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#29 Judith From Breda, Netherlands

Judith From Breda, Netherlands

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Sorina Elena Simon 1 year ago

Where's the red dho?! 🙋🏽🤔

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#30 Lisa From Vienna, Austria

Lisa From Vienna, Austria

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hawkeyefan95IA 1 year ago

Omg her face looks like marble 😲❤

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#31 Thayana From Apucarana, Brazil

Thayana From Apucarana, Brazil

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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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#35 Two Models From Melbourne, Australia

Two Models From Melbourne, Australia

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Emma Comeau 1 year ago

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 1 year ago

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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#37 Laura From Virginia, Usa

Laura From Virginia, Usa

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Ryan Mclaughlin 1 year ago

Very beautiful woman

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