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August blooms, bountiful farmers markets, and luminous sunsets fill the last weeks of summer with warm, rich hues, providing a multitude of color inspiration. My favorite hair colors this time of year are rich and saturated, but softened with a dusting of lighter pieces in the same color family, for sun-kissed dimension. These looks, inspired by summery desserts, offer a mix of freshness and richness that’s perfect for the bountiful days of late summer. Click the notes to learn more about late summer palettes and suggested formulas. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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A lion’s mane is a symbol of pride and this regal, fur-inspired shade is certainly worthy of respect. This tawny taupe, is laced with gold, amber and earthy copper hues, imbuing it with warmth, richness and natural beauty. The translucent formula is great over an even base but even more enticing when applied over hair that has some dimension, which will show through the sheer, multi-tonal formula. If you’re ready to let your inner beauty roar, click through to the notes for the professional formulation. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Most blondes have two, seemingly irreconcilable, goals: brightness and dimension. A blonde that achieves both is worth celebrating, like the icy shade recently adopted by Rachel McAdams. Her shade achieves it all by using a full spectrum of tones while staying within the same color level. In hair terms, this means alternating sections of cool platinum with beige, gold, and violet gray, all at a level 9 or 10. If done well the result is faceted like a crystal, expressing an overall cool tone flecked with reflective accents of other hues. Learn more about creating this crystalline effect in the style notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Highlights are in for 2015, bringing back bold contrast to strands. Placement underneath the top layer of hair prevents stripes at the root, adding brightness to the interior of the hair. Classic foil highlights add shine and dimension, for a thicker, healthier look. Minimal placement and thin sections keep the look fresh, while soft gold maximizes gloss. Click the style notes for recommended formulas and tips on foil placement. –– Laura Martin

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Ombre may finally be fading away, but dimension will never disappear. Light blonde and silver shades are big trends for the fall; adding depth at the root makes these colors more wearable and adds visual thickness and texture. The contrast of dark roots will make light ends look lighter, and the blended edge will make touch-ups less pressing. Learn about creating this trending look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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