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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 →

woodys brown

This woodsy brown gets a glow from undertones of copper and gold. Lightly faded ends give it a lived-in look coziness, but the hue is equally stunning as a single process. Flattering to a variety of skin tones and a perfect match for understated fall hues, this color is destined to be a seasonal favorite. Click the style notes for the formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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If your hair doesn’t hold a curl, slips out of buns, and refuses to tousle, the problem may be that it needs some more damage. Many of the current hair trends—natural texture, low-sudsing shampoos, temporary color—have little to no impact on your strands. The result is shiny, healthy, and very stubborn hair, referred to by professionals as “resistant.” Until recently, most people were coloring, perming and heat styling their strands, and these services roughed up the cuticle, making for hair that absorbed product and held texture better. Of course, plenty of people went too far and ended up with dull, damaged locks, but for those who hit the sweet spot a bit of processing improved volume, movement and hold. How do you get pliable, easy-to-style strands without frying your tresses? Click the notes to find out. –Laura Martin 


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natural beaity

After all the pastel, rainbow hair, ombre, wet looks, and undercuts, a softly layered shape in a single hue feels refreshingly uncomplicated. This look doesn’t call attention to itself, it simply flatters with glossy jet, feathery ends, and a nonchalant side-sweep. The dark, cool shade minimizes imperfections in the skin. It’s simply gorgeous. Learn more about the trend toward minimalism in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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