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Red hair appears most commonly in people with two copies of a recessive allele on chromosome 16 which produces an altered version of the MC1R protein. Red hair varies in hues from a deep burgundy or bright copper reddish-brown or auburn through to burnt orange or red-orange and strawberry blond. It is characterized by high levels of the reddish pigment pheomelanin and relatively low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin.

It is associated with fair skin colorlighter eye colors Auburn haired woman, blue, green, and hazelfrecklesand sensitivity to ultraviolet light. Cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration; many common stereotypes exist regarding redheads and they are often portrayed as fiery-tempered. The term redhead has been in use since at least Red hair is most commonly found at Auburn haired woman northern and western fringes of Europe ; [4] it is centered around populations in the British Isles.

Redheads today are commonly associated with the Celtic nations [4] and to a far lesser extent the Germanic peoples.