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Infusing a chocolate brown with veins of vibrant scarlet creates a luscious, shimmering red that is both vivid and understated. The brunette base grounds the scarlet hue, making it wearable for a variety of skin tones. The diffused application also softens the line of outgrowth, keeping the look low maintenance. Click the notes for the professional formulas and tips on application.  –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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In the sixteenth century Queen Elizabeth I took control of the English throne, changing the medieval perception of red hair from a sign of barbarism to a sigil of power. Her red hair was so popular that her courtier’s died their beards a matching hue. In the centuries since her reign many other powerful women have embraced the bold hue. Famously independent film star Katherine Hepburn was a redhead. Red hair was the color of choice for the spunky TV star Lucille Ball. It was worn by Shirley McClain, Carol Burnette, Susan Sarandon, and Molly Ringwald. Comedian Sarah Rue has red hair. Singers Tori Amos and Florence Welch wear vibrant shades of scarlet. Why have so many powerful women embraced this dynamic shade? Click the notes for my take. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Some like it bright and this rich scarlet hue is sure to satisfy. Bold and lush like it’s namesake fruit, this saturated shade has just enough copper undertone to keep the shade from looking pinkish. The touch of warmth in the color helps it last longer and look shinier than cool red shades. Click the style notes for the professional formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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Image 6-8-14 at 12.14 PMEvery year I am inspired anew by the bright colors and sweet flavors of summer fruit. This bright, tart  red—a combination of deep maroon and vibrant scarlet—translates beautifully to hair. Short sleek shapes are the perfect canvas to blend and blur copper, red and violet for a shiny, juicy finish that you’ll want to sink your teeth into. Click the style notes for the formulations and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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Glowing scarlet looks surprisingly ethereal paired with a diffused A-line. Two in vogue looks –– bob cut and red color –– come together for a jaw-dropping, desirable style. The weightless tips around the face give an open feeling, and add softness to the strong lines of the cut. The vibrant color adds the warm glow that feels right for the seasonal change. There’s plenty here to take from, whether your own style is edgy or classic. Read on for tips on adapting this vanguard look to your own perfect fit. –– Laura Martin

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