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This pretty berry blonde recalls a glass of cool, refreshing berry lemonade. A whisper of pink is a great way to give your blonde a fun, summery pick-me-up. This formula is a permanent color glaze; it’s long-lasting but easy to remove from the hair when you decide it’s time for a change. Click the notes for the formula and tips on application. ––  Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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I thought I was over the pastel trend until I saw this lovely photo the other day while scrolling through my Facebook feed. For a second I couldn’t place the gorgeous face framed in a a color so soft and creamy it reminded me of frosting, then I realized it was Bella, the dark haired, vampy Hadid sister! This look is probably a temporary effect, but it amazed me to see how dramatically it changed Bella’s look, and how much I liked it. Pastel hair may turn out to be a permanent fixture in the hair color spectrum, and I think I’m okay with that. Click the notes to see more fresh examples of pretty pink strands. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Summer is coming and hair is getting beachy, ombre-ed, and highlighted. Brighter, lighter strands are perfect for a little DIY experimentation. As a long-time colorist, I’m not a huge fan of people coloring their hair at home, but I’m also a realists. There are some things you should never try on your own—like color correction, or taking brown hair platinum blonde—but adding a touch of pastel to pre-lightened hair is fairly safe and easy, if you’re using the right color. I recommend pink. You can, of course try any shade you please, but pink is most likely to produce satisfying results. Wondering why? Click the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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We know that jeans pair with just about everything from t-shirts to blouses and blazers, so it makes sense that blue hair is one rainbow hue that won’t clash with your wardrobe. And while some shades can look pretty awkward when they start to fade, denim-inspired blues get even cooler after they’ve been lived in for a while. In fact, these hues are designed, like acid-washed jeans, to feel grungy right from the start. Click the notes for a few of my favorite formulas. ––  Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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In January of last year I predicted the softening of bright shades from neon to grungy brights. This year I expect we’ll continue to see pastel and other fashion hues, but instead of single-color looks or rainbow effects, I think we’ll start seeing monochrome dimension. This look, spotted on the runway at Lanvin, features a blend of peach, rose gold, and soft coral, for a vibrant effect that’s dimensional and layered. The combination of colors lends a lived-in feeling and accentuates the disheveled and piece-y texture in the cut. Get the formulas and tips on application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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