The Celebrity Highlights I'm Loving Right Now [SLIDESHOW]

Posted 02/02/12 at 12:18PM by Charli Schuler

Does your hair bore you? Mine is so mind-numbingly dreary at the moment that I can hardly stand to have it on my head. Trouble is, most of the usual fixes don't appeal to me. I've been letting an old style grow out for a long while now, so a cut is definitely out of the question. And, while I'm not feeling adventurous enough for a drastic color change, I've got to do something -- otherwise I'll have no choice but to spend the rest of my life with a hat on. There has to be a better solution.

Turns out there is. Since I'm really not into hats, I started paying extra close attention to the stars' highlights during this [seemingly endless] awards season. Actresses like Kate Beckinsale, Rooney Mara, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley all have such beautiful shades woven into their hair that it shimmers and shines and looks totally natural -- and I'll bet that with hair like that, they never so much as contemplate eternal hat head.

According to celebrity hairstylist and Aloxxi artistic team member Marco Pelusi, we can expect to see more natural-looking highlights this spring, and more brunettes wearing highlights around the sides of the head and the nape of the neck. "The whole idea behind these highlights is that they look effortless, yet happen to add gorgeous color and dimension," he said. And, the best thing about highlights? You can easily color right over them if you change your mind.

So that's it, I'm down for some highlights, I love that they're modern and pretty (and easy to "undo," unlike that awful haircut). If you, too, are craving a low-commitment hair color boost, check out my six favorite celebrity looks for inspiration, along with at-home hair color recommendations and Marco's tips on technique.

See the best celebrity highlights now.
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  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 04:34pm

    Nice

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  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 04:34pm

    Nice

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 08:13pm

    I like the ombre look on celebrities.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 09:26am

    I really like this look but, it also cracks me up. The ombre effect of purposefully making "roots" and paying for it is just so backwards from what we've been taught for how long? The really funny thing? I think the undone or ombre highlights are gorgeous and look way more natural. Fun and interesting article, thanks!

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 02/11/12 at 07:15am

    Her highlights look really great and natural, but definitely brighten her whole face.

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  • Posted by angel_mendoza on 02/09/12 at 09:40pm

    great!

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