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Red is a color that human eyes see very well, making it possible for us to distinguish between dozens of shades ranging from burgundy, to crimson, to copper. But to create a red that is just “red” without appearing either orange or violet tinged, is one of the hardest things to do with hair color. The reason is that hair color pigments (the ones in semi, demi, and permanent dye) don’t come in red. They only exist in red-orange and red-violet. To create a pure red, one must blend and layer. If you examine the image above you’ll notice that what at first appears to be a primary hue is actually a blend of two different colors, a cool red at the edges and a warmer one on the interior, but the difference is just subtle enough that the finished effect reads are a pure, saturated hue. Learn to create this seemingly simple shade in the notes. ––  Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Update the silver hair trend with edges or accents of rusty metallic red. The silver hue used for this pairing is slightly warmer than standard gray, more of a metallic taupe, while the red has a dusky charcoal undertone. Apply the red in a then panel around the hairline or paint through edges for a softer blend. Click the notes for more tips on application and the professional formulas. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →



Saoirse Ronan by Lorenzo Agius

Blonde can sometimes seem like and exclusive club that only a few special people have access to, but that’s only true if you’re limiting your definition to bright platinum. Softer, darker blonde hues can work on almost anyone. If your natural color falls in the medium-to-light brown range, you don’t even need a full color to get a new blonde shade; instead, try a mix of classic highlights and hand painting. Learn more about the technique and recommended formulas in the notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →