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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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This inspiration for this hue is midday sun. When our star is high in the sky, it gives off a bright white light suffused with subtle warmth. This color is as bright as your favorite platinum but not the least bit icy. It’s golden warmth maximizes reflectiveness, making strands glow with near-blinding brilliance. Click the notes for the professional formula for this sunny shade. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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This vibrant shade takes the peach trend up a notch, adding brightness without sacrificing softness. Subtly dimensional, this color is actually made of two formulas applied in interlocking blocks. The result is punchy and bright but not too loud. Click the notes for the formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin 
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This formula is a happy medium between two of my favorite color trends: rose gold and gray violet. Rose gold is slightly warm, and adding it to an ultra-cool shade softens and brightens. This color is unusual in an understated way. The subtle pink tone makes skin glow while the balanced beige that makes up the hies primary tone provides a classy neutral backdrop. Click the notes for a glaze formula and an optional accent color. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Rich chocolate brown layered with warm caramel and pale walnut form a decadent color palette as tempting as dessert. Layering the colors along steep diagonals creates a swirling blend of hues that’s melty, not stripy. This color works well on a variety of layered shapes, both long and short. Click the notes for application tips and professional formulas. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →