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. While redheads have become synonymous with Ireland and Scotland, the American photographer, Brian Dowling, who now lives in Berlin (Germany), photographed over 130 redheads from 20 different countries for his project Redhead Beauty and it was originally published on Boredpanda.
> 37 Pictures From The Artist Who Travelled The World To Photograph The Rare Beauty Of Red Hair!