Worldwide, only 1 – 2 % of people have naturally red hair. There are certainly more people with black, brown, and blonde hair than redheads. Because it is rare, red hair is considered special.
Red hair is most prevalent among people of northern or western European ancestry (2 – 6 %). Especially Irish man and women come to mind. Red hair comes in many shades between light strawberry-red to deep mahogany red. Women like to colour their hair red because it looks attractive. In contrast, red-haired men usually have to thank nature for their red hair.
The Looks of Red-Haired Men
Red hair is a dominant part of a man's appearance. People readily associate red hair with red-haired fairy tale characters like King Redbeard and the particularly mischievous red-headed leprechauns. Dependent on the haircut, red-haired men may look impish or stylish. Michael Fassbender with his spiky hair and Brian Geraghty manage to represent both the classic and rascally side of men with red hair.