hair color

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt Got A Hair Makeover — & It Looks So Good

    If this color looks familiar to you, it was just late last month that Lee dyed actress Lea Michele's hair with a similar effect, leaving her chocolate-brown hair with sun-kissed highlights. Longtime brunette Bella Hadid recently lightened up her hair, too, leaving her with borderline-blonde strands from root to tip.

  • Nordic White Hair Color Is Trending on Instagram, and We're Here For It

    Winter is coming...just in time for summer.

  • How I Keep My Temporary Hair Color Fresh to Death

    Hair color so bright, you gotta wear shades.

  • Emma Roberts Is Officially a Brunette Again

    Colorist Nikki Lee is calling the new shade "classic brunette."

  • How to Bleach Curly and Kinky Hair Without Damaging It

    Everything you need to know about keeping your texture safe.

  • Iskra Lawrence made 2019's hair color of the year sexier: Copy her look for under $10

    The model and L'Oréal Paris ambassador is now sporting silver locks — but this isn't your granny's muted shade of gray.

  • Priyanka Chopra and Sandra Bullock are sporting winter's hottest hair-color trend

    While scrolling through celebrity Instagram accounts for beauty inspiration, we noticed that a few dark-haired actresses have recently gotten winter hair-color makeovers. Priyanka Chopra, Sandra Bullock and Allison Williams have lightened their locks for a brunette balayage look.Shah Karegar, the man behind Chopra’s new hue and hair colorist at the Benjamin salon in West Hollywood, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that his client had “been rocking the rich, espresso brown for a while now.” But like most women, she ushered in the new year with a “new look and vibe.”Whether you’re blond or brunette, Karegar uses this painterly hair-color technique because it “can really soften up the complexion.”When clients sit down in Cutler Salon colorist Amanda Roberts‘s chair for balayage, she says that this is a “super-subtle way” to introduce them to “more dimension without a lot of maintenance.” Butterfly Studio Salon colorist Min Kim also points out that “brunette balayage is great because there’s not much sunlight in the winter, so women don’t have to worry about increased brassiness.”Flattering on different skin tones and the upkeep is minimal — what’s not to love about winter’s hottest hair-color trend? If you do decide to give brunette balayage a go, these professionals have tips you should definitely keep in mind.Skip the at-home hair color, and trust your colorist.Even though Karegar likes it when women take risks and change up their looks, he isn’t a fan of DIY hair-dye kits. “Please trust your colorist and let them do it for you,” he says.Roberts agrees, noting that “most women will already have previous color on their hair, so it’s hard to break through that underlying color with box dye.” She strongly suggests making an appointment at the salon for a test strand rather than going the do-it-yourself route at home.And, most important, Kim says to be honest with your colorist. “A lot of times clients don’t tell you everything they’ve done. There have been times I am in the middle of a highlight and see something is weird happening to the hair or the color is taking the strands properly, etc. Be honest about color history, so your stylist is able to properly provide you with a healthy journey to brunette balayage that doesn’t cause damage.”Use shampoos and conditioners specifically for color-treated hair.Sticking to hair care products that are formulated especially for hair that’s dyed is key to maintaining the strength of your strands, according to Kim. She recommends drugstore finds like L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo and Kérastase Reflection Masque Chromatique Hair Mask because they contain ingredients that are nonstripping and keep hair shiny and moisturized.Roberts vouches for leave-in conditioners — an often-forgotten product — to help protect your hair color from any heat or UV damage. And both she and Karegar advise using Olaplex, so hair doesn’t “become compromised after a lightening treatment.”Invest in really good hot tools.“Overstyling your hair with a bad flatiron, curling irons, etc … over time hair can become dehydrated and your color could lose its shine and vibrancy,” says Karegar.We’d like to add: Be sure you keep your hot tools clean. Product buildup from oils can sabotage the efficacy of a flatiron, curling iron or blow dryer, or worse, result in your burning off strands. And no one wants that!The editors at Yahoo Lifestyle are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, we may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• Here’s what 17 women look like before and after balayage• Priyanka Chopra Ditched Her Blond Highlights for a Warm Winter Look• Priyanka Chopra Jonas Wore $50 Jeans With a $3,100 BagFollow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • The Big Mistake Blondes Make With Purple Shampoo, According to a Professional Colorist

    Lady Gaga’s renowned hair-color pro Patti Song shares her best tips for platinum blondes.

  • 'Game of Thrones’s' Fiercest Warrior Was the Breakout Front Row Star of Paris Fashion Week

    The pink-haired actress is the HBO series’ latest fashion enthusiast.

  • Woman's head swells to an incredible size after severe allergic reaction to hair dye

    This cautionary tale may encourage some people to embrace their gray hair.

  • The Best Products To Keep Your New Hair Color Brass-Free

    "You'll notice a difference after one or two washes," celebrity hair colorist Rita Hazan tells us. "My favorite summer shampoo and conditioner is R+Co's Sunset Blvd," John Ruggiero, stylist to Kate Upton and Olivia Wilde, says. Of course, the hair wizards behind Pravana would come up with a clever blue-green shampoo and conditioner for brunettes.

  • Meet The At-Home Treatment That Actually Repairs Your Hair

    The three-step salon system is changing the game with a lineup that both prevents breakage during the coloring process and "glues" back together the broken bonds that happen as a result of coloring. If you're part of the bleach brigade, then you probably know all about Olaplex — the hair-colorist community continues to sing its praises since it first arrived on the market a few years ago, and it's been steadily introduced into salons around the country. Cool-girl makeup artist Robin Black credits Olaplex as the only reason she was able to take her dark hair to platinum without all of it falling out.

  • This Super-Long Ombré Hair Transformation Is a Feat of Color-Correction Magic

    Colorist Hannah Edelman explains why her client's gorgeous hair color took <em>two years</em> to achieve — and why her before-and-after photos don't tell the whole story.

  • Julia Roberts Now Has Rose Gold Hair, and We're Obsessed

    Millennial pink isn't just for millennials.

  • Everything you need to know about dyeing your hair at home

    At-home hair dye doesn't have to be tricky — here are eight expert tips to achieve the best results.

  • Behati Prinsloo Has the Perfect Shade of Victoria's Secret Blonde for Next Week's Show

    The 30-year-old supermodel has sexy, surfer-streaked waves tailor-made for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway.