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Last week, fashion blogs were abuzz over the “new” gray-ombre trend, a look that melds charcoal roots into silver-white ends. The monochromatic look creates a stunning, edgy effect, but one that’s hardly new, and in my personal opinion hardly worth the effort. Silvery-gray hair requires a perfect platinum base to avoid going muddy, and constant maintenance to keep its cool tone. It’s a lot of effort for a shade that, when it occurs in nature, women spend lots of money and time concealing. Why do you think of the gray hair trend? See more examples of gray ombre in the notes and leave us a comment with your thoughts. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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A silvery overlay gives colors a cool, metallic gloss that’s totally on trend. Adding silver dimension works for blondes, light brown shades, pastel hues, and even red tones. You could ask your colorist for a silver glaze the next time you’re in the salon, but you can also achieve a cool silvery shimmer at home. It’s quick, easy, and a great way to cure color boredom. Learn how to DIY metallic shimmer in the style notes. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Sometimes looking stylish means making a bold statement, but often the coolest girls are the ones whose effort is subtle: the perfect t-shirt, that just-right shade of lip-gloss, and highlights so subtle you can’t really tell that they were done in a salon. This look which pairs an ultra-natural cool base shade with barely-there ash-blonde highlights will give your hair an understated summer update, sure to get  get you noticed without feeling showy. Get the formulas and application tips in the style notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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This hue is for the redhead who likes her shade anything but natural. Bright ruby edged in dark crimson gives a bold, dramatic look that demands notice. This color works beautifully with strong short shapes or long flowing lengths, but requires confidence and a bit of attitude. Click the notes for the professional formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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This color does something unusual: it makes rainbow hues look sophisticated. We’re used to bold colors on celebrities like Katy Perry and Ke$ha, who definitely rock the look, but not in a way that most of us would want to adapt for our own heads. In fact, bold hues are a trend that most people are still afraid of, probably because they picture something that looks very alternative. But this look, even though it’s made of ruby red and grape purple, looks very polished. The secret is in the contrast, the placement, and the structure. With these three elements in balance you can make any color look high class. Click through to learn more. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →