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A year in review

A year in review

A year in review 
 After the events of 2020, notably Covid and Brexit, Red Hot started the year 2021 with ambitious plans and big visions for the future. We underwent a rebrand and faced multiple challenges within our supply chain, while also encountering rewarding success and an ever-growing sense of unity within our community. As we prepare to welcome the new year with enthusiasm, we can't help but look back on everything we accomplished in 2021. Take a trip down memory lane with us as we revisit everything that happened this year in the Red Hot universe.  
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Diversity Within the Redhead Community

Diversity Within the Redhead Community

Diversity Within the Redhead Community: What Does It Look Like?   What does a typical redhead look like to you?   Red hair? Pale skin and freckles?    The truth is, the redhead community is incredibly diverse but sadly isn't spoken about as much as a ginger's "fiery temper" or their "lack of soul". MC1R (also called Melanocortin 1 receptor) is the gene responsible for red hair, passed down to us by both of our parents. When the MC1R gene mutates and fails to turn red pigment to brown, the individual will inherit red hair, freckles, and pale skin, giving a...

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Meet our charity partners

Meet our charity partners

As part of our diversity and anti-bullying initiative, Red Hot has had the opportunity to work with different charities throughout the years to raise vital funds for causes such as HIV & testicular cancer, and to raise awareness and gather support for minorities at risk groups like the LGBT+ community. Thanks to the continuous support of our audience, who contributed to these causes by purchasing our charity calendars, we've managed to raise over £70,000 for our charity partners. Keep on reading to learn more about the organizations we've recently worked with and ways to get involved.   Super Gingers 2022...

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Interview with Thomas Knights - Red Hot 100

Interview with Thomas Knights

by Colin Gentry Where did the inspiration for RED HOT come from? Being a redheaded male myself, it’s close to my heart and a very personal project. It amazed me how our western culture holds redheaded women to such high regard, almost the “ultimate” female, and redheaded males in such low esteem, emasculated and de-sexualised in film and TV and literature. I don’t think any other hair colour has this polarised opinion between genders. If you think about it, there are hardly any Hollywood leading men with ginger hair, and no superheroes or action stars. Actually, it’s almost laughable to...

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A Natural History of the Redhead - Red Hot 100

A Natural History of the Redhead

I am a woman with red hair, and by and large that has always worked 
out pretty well for me. I wasn’t bullied as a child (protected, I suspect, 
by the redhead’s reputation for a violent temper); as I grew older, I
got used to being told my red hair was beautiful, that it meant people
remembered me. I learned to tolerate, when younger, complete strangers
coming up to me to comment upon or even stroke my hair—an
experience common to many redheads, I discover. I came to an early
understanding of how good looks are public property—something the
RED HOT 100 themselves will be familiar with, too—and how hair colour
is both so very personal, yet—whether we like it or not—entirely
public. In my case, the world’s reaction towards my red hair has been to
my advantage. But this whole paragraph might have been worded very
differently had I been born redheaded, but a boy.
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