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Unless you’re talking about bright platinum, blondes are rarely a single shade. Natural light hair brightens easily when exposed to sunlight. Blondes are used to their shade morphing with the season and tend to prefer salon services that mimic these subtle shifts. Variations in lighter hues are easier to see than in dark colors so a little goes a long way. Learn more about what works, and what doesn’t, in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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With her distinctive features, bleached-blonde hair, and punk-rock attitude Debbie Harry will always be a darling of fashion and style. The latest star to take on her iconic 80s image is modern beauty, Scarlett Johansson. Pictured for the cover story of W, the voluptuous leading lady hardly has the same body shape, and her plain-vanilla virtues are no match for Debbie’s badass ways, but even so, she looks great. Her hairstyle is particularly reminiscent of the pioneering songstress; learn how to create your own retro-inspired 80s ‘do in the notes.

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Blonde in salons often means platinum, but you don’t have to go stark white to be a bombshell. Darker, cooler blonde shades are elegant and understated. Just add a smokey eye or a red lip to look like a starlet, or wear with no makeup at all—unlike platinum hair, softer blonde shades won’t wash you out. Get the formulas for understated blonde in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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