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Stores used to dye pistachios pink to hide imperfections in the shells, a practice that stopped when the US began growing our own pistachios instead of importing them produced prettier nuts. This is probably better for our health, I do miss the delight of eating something that tasted savory but looked like candy. The shells of pink pistachios were vibrant magenta, but the nuts themselves were a softer, rosier hue, which is captured perfectly in the formula below. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Puce is the French word for flea and this color—said to be the favorite of Marie Antoinette despite it’s off-putting name—is the color of things not normally considered beautiful, insects and blood stains, but despite unfortunate associations, the color itself is quite intriguing. Reddish, grayish, and tinged in violet, puce is a complex, balanced brown, lighter than mahogany, darker than strawberry, but with tints of both. It’s one of those shades that people are bound to be intrigued by and when someone asks what color your hair is, well, you’ll have quite the conversation starter. Click the notes to get the formula. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Raw sugar has molasses in it, which lends the crystals a warm amber glow that’s a little peachy, a little golden, and a little ashy. To replicate the shade on your strands, a blend of bright highlights on the surface with darker blonde underneath gives a reflective, faceted shine. The balance of hues in this formula makes it work for a variety of skin tones. To give your blonde a sweet summer update, click through to the notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Pairing a crisp geometric cut with dimensional ombre creates a perfect contrast of sharpness and softness. Dark inky violet and hints of peachy rose create a delicate floral blend reminiscent of petals. These fashionable colors give classic ombre a fresh new feel as delightful as fresh flowers. Click the notes for the formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →