Celebrities with the Best Hair Color
Colorists to the stars tell us which blondes, brunettes, redheads and raven-haired ladies in Hollywood have the most beautiful hair color -- and how you can copy it
So say you covet Gwyneth Paltrow's blonde lob or Kate Beckinsale's brunette waves or Julianne Moore's red, straight hair, how can you translate their gorgeous color into a hue that looks great on your head? And how do you know if you can pull off their color? Lucky for you, celebrity hair colorists David John and Tracey Cunningham are here to tell us who they think are the best blondes, brunettes, redheads and raven-haired ladies in Hollywood, why it works on them, and if their shade would look right on your skin tone. Plus, they share advice on how to ask your colorist for the celeb hair color you covet, or how you can re-create it using an at-home formula.
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If you decide to get your gorgeous color from a box, check out these key at-home hair coloring tips:
Tip 1: When choosing a color from a box, go for a hue one shade lighter than you think, but don't go more than two shades lighter or darker than your current tone.
Tip 2: If you still need help finding the right shade, most hair color companies offer online guides. L'Oreal Paris has a tool that walks you through the decision-making process and Clairol has a "try it on" feature that allows you to see yourself in a variety of different hair colors.
Tip 3: Semi-permanent hair color is a great option for color commitment-phobes, but just know that you can only go darker or blend grays -- you can't lift or go lighter with it.
Tip 4: To keep hair healthy, apply color to unwashed hair. The natural oils work to protect your hair from any damaging product.
Tip 5: There is a specified time for leaving the dye on your hair for a reason. Obey it or you could end up with two-toned strands.
Tips 6: Captain obvious here: use color-safe hair care products to protect your freshly-dyed hair color. Don't have one you like? Check out these top-rated color-protecting shampoos and color-protecting conditioners.
And for inspiration, see the celebrities with the best hair color.
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