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From Natalie Portman to Jessica Alba, buttery praline hues are gaining popularity with celebrities. Praline—a confection made from butter, sugar and nuts—has a warm taupe-caramel hue that’s gorgeous on strands. A blend of a few different levels of the same hue creates intricate, spun-sugar sparkle and soft dimension. Get the formulas and application tips to recreate this celebrity trend in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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We tend to think about hair color in simple terms: single process, highlights, lowlights. But this basic terminology doesn’t cover the potential effects that color can create or the reasons we want dimension. Singing more than one color can emphasize texture in a cut, add shine, make hair look fuller or sleeker. The streaks of copper running through this rich brunette aren’t just about lightening, they create a glow that makes hair and skin appear luminous. Get the formula and tips on application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Whether they’re born-with it or work for it, most blondes love their color. They may play around with lowlights or refine their tone, but they don’t often experiment with other colors. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to what works, but even a signature shade needs an occasional update. The question is: if you’re a blonde, how do stay on trend without sacrificing your light, bright, strands? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


Highlights are probably the most popular in-salon color service because the dynamic, all-over gloss and sheen never fails to leave clients thrilled. As seen in the above pictures of Ashley Tisdale, however, low-lighting can be just as beautifying, especially in the fall/winter season. Deciding whether it’s time to go for a highlight or a lowlight can be tricky but either look can be your crowning glory this Holiday. Learn more in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →


Can you believe it’s August? I can’t. August means we are just four short weeks away from September, which might as well be called fall. Even though I don’t want the cool weather and sweaters to come into season it will be here before we know it, which means you need to get your hair color ready for the transition. Click the notes for the how and why you need a transitional shade. –– Kelly Rowe

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