With all of the cool technicolor hair we’re spotting on celebrities, Pinterest and Instagram this year, brown and blonde almost seem like radical choices. But whether you’re ready to taste the rainbow or just want to enhance your natural color, colors to dye your hair’s never been a better time to dive in and dye it. Let your true colors shine through, whether those colors are whimsical My Little Pony pastels, lustrous rose gold, sun-kissed highlights or rusty red.
With expert hair colorists constantly perfecting ever better techniques for giving you a color that’s so you, the possibilities are basically endless, but we’ve narrowed our favorites down to 35. These cool hair color ideas are guaranteed to give you a fresh look for 2015, including a few that we’re sure you’ve never seen before. Ellen Freeman has been contributing to the Fashion Spot since 2010. Since graduating with a degree in comparative literature from Haverford College, her celebrity fashion, wellness, arts and travel writing has appeared in publications including the Matador Network and Philadelphia Weekly. Also a certified yoga instructor, Ellen currently lives in the Japanese countryside—but misses thrift store spelunking in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. 47 0 0 0 13 6.
DIY hair dyes can be tricky, so we enlisted the help of celebrity hair colorists Sharon Dorram and Kelly Van Gogh so you can get a salon-perfect hue at home. Click through our gallery to see the eleven tips you need to know before heading to the drugstore to pick up a shade. Here’s to perfect at-home hair color today, tomorrow, and forever! People with warmer base tones, like Emma Stone, who is a natural blond, can take on different colors than someone with a cooler starting hue.
The more pronounced the change you attempt, the more likely the results will be brassy, ashy or just plain disappointing,” says celebrity colorist Kelly Van Gogh. A subtle shift, on the other hand, like Camilla Belle’s lift from rich brunet to spicy cinnamon, is completely attainable. It’s a quick, painless way to determine if the shade is right for you. Here, Amanda Seyfried dons a red bob on the set of her film, Now. And we think the color is quite becoming!
Someone with below-the-chest strands, like Miley Cyrus, may require three boxes to get full coverage. It’s better to have too much hair dye, than to realize you need more halfway through,” she says. Rather than diving in, sit pretty poolside, like Whitney Port, for at least two weeks before and after dyeing your hair. Buy one or two shades lighter than your desired color,” she advises. It is easier to amp up a color’s intensity than it is to tone it down. Dirty hair is ideal for dyeing. It’s also much easier to section second day hair, which ensures even color distribution.
Get a color preserving shampoo, which is more gentle. Both permanent and semi-permanent dyes contain hydrogen peroxide, which chemically changes the color of the hair pigment. However, most of these hotlines close at 7 PM EST on weekdays, and are closed on weekends. That way, help is only a phone call away.
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