Select a few strands For a different take on crazy shades, ask your colorist to select just a few strategic strands. "Behind the ear is generally a good spot, but it really depends on your haircut," says Tsioumas. "You'll see them when your hair moves -- they'll catch the light." If you want to create a signature look, try coloring just one piece. There's a big-time magazine publisher in her 50s who has famously had a hot-pink strand tucked behind her right ear for years. If she can do it, so can you.