Controversial opinion: Taylor Swift looks amazing with red hair

Samantha Bee on “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” as seen on TBS'

Someone in the Snake Fam should write a lengthy dissertation on Taylor Swift’s changing hair styles and what each hairstyle is trying to say about the artist and her ever-changing brand. Fans already do that on social media, analyze her hair choices, but it would be nice to see it all laid out in some kind of chart. Taylor’s current hairstyle is sort of a throwback to her earlier days, when she was still half-country and she hadn’t started flat-ironing the sh-t out of her hair. She’s also been rocking bangs in various states for a couple of years. Her current hairstyle is: dirty blonde, with side swept thick bangs and some loose waves. It’s not the worst, but it’s not the best. You know what’s the best? Taylor Swift as a redhead. Tay donned a red wig to play “the other woman” in Sugarland’s music video for “Babe.” Tay wrote “Babe” and she gave it to Sugarland, and they invited her to be part of the music video. Here’s the teaser:

For one, this video just looks like a knockoff of Sam Smith’s “You’re Not the Only One,” with guest appearances by Chris Messina and Dianna Agron. Secondly, of course Taylor Swift couldn’t use her precious blonde hair to play the evil homewrecking vixen! Homewrecking vixens always have red hair or brown hair and that’s a #fact in Taylor’s world! And my final point: Taylor looks amazing as a redhead. She should try this in real life. She should ditch the bangs (FOR THE LOVE OF GOD) and dye her hair Homewrecking Vixen Red. Have some fun with it, Snake Fam.

Taylor Swift performs on stage at the BBC's The Biggest Weekend in Swansea

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, screencap courtesy of Sugarland’s video.

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  1. PoodleMama says:

    I like this color on her. I think the problem with her hair has always been the cut and styling not the color.

  2. Gutterflower says:

    Wow it actually does really suit her and her complexion. As for red headed villains, didn’t Avril Lavigne also go that route with ine of her videos? Girlfriend maybe?

    • Erinn says:

      I mean – I think some of it is if they want to play both types of role in the video – the easiest way to distinguish between them at a quick glance is changing the hair color. If either had been born with super dark brown hair, I’m going to guess red or blonde wigs would be used.

      But I agree – the red is flattering.

  3. RedOnTheHead says:

    This is my exact hair color and I’m going to start calling it Homewrecking Vixen Red!

  4. Kitten says:

    HUGE improvement. But honestly, there was nowhere to go but up. She simply does not know how to style and cut her hair. And I realize that she probably pays someone to do that sh*t but that person should be fired.

  5. Alisha says:

    It certainly is much more flattering than that labradoodle-‘do she has been working as of late.

    • Abby says:

      That’s exxxxxactly what it looks like. Anf ungroomed labradoodle. The thick floppy bangs in her eyes are the absolute worst. Vogue is the one who gave her bangs yeaaaars ago and she seems afraid to lose them. But it is TIME. Maybe there should be a #TIMESUP campaign for Taylor’s bangs. Its like she thinks every album has to have a dusting hair era but the reputation one is the most awful. Along with her oversized baggy gangster look.

  6. Case says:

    I wish she’d experiment with her hair color for real. She does look great as a redhead. I know being a blonde is part of her image, but she should switch it up. The golden locks are getting boring at this point, which is probably why she’s trying to be “fresh” with her current, slightly awkward hairstyle.

  7. OriginalLala says:

    she should go red and start wearing her curls again! to do that though she needs to get a curly cut and treat her curls right! (I say this as a curly gal who loves curly hair and wishes more people would let their curls fly!

  8. Red says:

    I hate her new hair style lately. It does not look good on her. Her very thin eyebrows ruin this look for me too.

    Also, conspiracy alert. Taylor fans that think she is gay always believe that Diana Argon cheated on Tay, and that this song was about their situation. So very ominous that this video is similar to a Diana video 👀

  9. Lexa says:

    Please, Taylor…. please ditch the bangs!!! They do nothing for you!!

  10. tracking says:

    Agree, much more striking and chic.

  11. Jana says:

    I just think she looks great without those stupid bangs.

  12. Qzie says:

    The featured male is Brandon Routh, not Chris Messina.

  13. Millenial says:

    I’m really into Brandon Routh playing the cheating husband in this video. I’m also really into Jennifer Nettle’s voice. That’s all I’ve got.

  14. Tiffany says:

    I just want to add for no other reason than because, I just love Jennifer Nettles voice.

  15. gemcat says:

    Oh no, does this mean she is attempting “acting” on a larger scale? ..because that would be beyond horrid….eeeek! Like the red on her though. It softens her face somehow.

  16. vanna says:

    Reminds me a bit of Jessica Rabbit. Total bombshell. Looks good on her!

  17. Steph says:

    Fun fact. It is believed that Tay Tay had a relationship with Diana Agron who was in the video of I’m not the only one, so for the people who doubt about Taylor being gay, this is too much of a coincidence….

  18. Rachel in August says:

    I think I’m in the minority here but I don’t like it at all. It looks harsh, fake and doesn’t suit her at all. In fact it looks like a bad wig. Big no, sorry.

  19. lunchcoma says:

    Agreed. I think it’s likely her natural color is light brown, as is the case with lots of adult women, and I think she generally goes with a blonde shade that’s too light for her skin tone. The red is a bit richer and really flatters her.

  20. Mina says:

    Best look I’ve seen in her by far.

  21. Darla says:

    Yes, she looks great.

    Brandon Routh from Legends! Love that show.

  22. so cool says:

    She will never change her hair. In her plastic fantastic Barbie world, only blonde girls are innocent and good. All bad things come from redheads, brunettes and people of color. Old stereotype, which was so popular in old HW.
    And she build all her career on her poor, inocent, white blond girl. She wwill be buried with this bangs.
    And this song is so boring – no hit here.

  23. MI6 says:

    She’s ugly on the inside, so it doesn’t matter what the outside looks like.

  24. Veronica says:

    The red may be a little too cartoony for her, but IMO, a strawberry blonde would look good on her. It’s the cut that’s always been the problem.

  25. Ankhel says:

    Looks a lot like young Nicole Kidman. Nice.

  26. lucy2 says:

    I think she looks really good with this color, or darker hair.

    For all her money, I’ve often thought her hair has awkward cuts and styling. Maybe her hair is hard to manage, I don’t know, but it never looks great. This however, is a good look for her.

  27. Naddie says:

    She looks older with red hair, which is a good thing, but blonde is really her best color.

  28. Yes Doubtful says:

    Nope, the red is not good. The only time I thought she looked attractive was when she was a platinum blonde. I think it was around the time she cheated on Harris with Hiddleston? She looked very edgy and modern during that short time.

  29. Shannon says:

    Is that a real media thing, that homewreckers can’t be blonde? Because I’ve never kept track, but I feel like I’ve definitely seen blonde homewreckers in movies and TV. I mean honestly, sometimes the TS criticism goes so far it gets funny. Like, do you honestly think she sat there pre-production and said, “Well, I can’t be blonde for it because everybody knows homewreckers aren’t blonde.” I wasn’t there, but I’m guessing it was more like they didn’t want it to obviously be her at first so – wig. I really think you’re reaching on this one. Again, I can’t see the pics (not the site, it’s my sh***y internet here) but I can see her as a redhead. And YAS, she has GOT to stop with the bangs.

  30. KeepingItReal says:

    She’s looking a little heavy lately.

  31. Bobbiesue says:

    I’m a natural redhead and often loathe bottle red but I have to say this color looks amazing on her and the style too. Hope she considers trying it. On the other hand is Julianne Hough…