There are two different covers floating around the internet for Emma: A Latter-day Tale. Here's the right one:
(Have you seen enough Emmas on my blog yet?) Here's the wrong one:
***Okay, a little update here: The publisher did a little magic, so all the old covers on the internet are now the new covers. The old cover used to have brown straight hair. Sorry you can't see it anymore.***The second cover is the one my publisher used for the Advanced Review Copies. Emma's hair wasn't red enough in this version, so the designer made some changes.
Jane Austen doesn't ever mention the color of Emma's hair, only that her eyes were hazel. When I started writing Emma, I chose to make her hair red because I didn't want people to confuse her with Emma Smith, the most familiar Emma in LDS culture. However, the more I got to know her, the more her red hair seemed to suit her. She's the type of person who stands out whether she wants to or not.