A little insight from our friends at Allure.com with new styles!

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You've heard of dirty blondes, but have you heard of dirty brunettes? "I think we’re going to see a lot of the trend in 2019," says hairstylist Riawna Capri of Los Angeles's Nine Zero One Salon, seen here. She explains that the hue is a natural-looking brunette color that incorporates dark blonde pieces with a more neutral, smoky vibe. It's not warm or cool — it's somewhere in the middle.  

Dirty Brunette

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Capri says that a dirty brunette's highlights don't "compromise a brunette’s brown hair," meaning that they shouldn't lean too far into blonde territory. For example, Ciara's hair is still a rich, pretty brown, but it's illuminated with neutral highlights.  

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"Dirty brunette is a nice change for those who are normally cool or super warm," adds Capri. "It’s a perfect balance of both." Actress Jessica Biel keeps her neutral highlights looking natural with laid-back waves. Notice the how the kiss of lighter brown brightens up her complexion.  

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Colorist Rachel Bodt loves the faded pastel hair trend because it's more of a wash of color, as opposed to a saturated pastel. "It's less of a commitment and looks just like a little blush on the hair," she explains. It's a hint or even a cast. 

Model Ariela Soares rocked a light-blue hue for the Marc Jacobs Spring 2019 runway show.  

Faded Pastel

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Hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons got Khloe Kardashian to this pale-pink hue by using a temporary hair color. "I’ve been playing with spray-on colors lately and have been so impressed with how much these types of products have improved in recent years," he tells Allure. "Khloe and I were chatting about it and she’s always down to push boundaries, so I used the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray in Pastel Pink so she could see how it would look. She loved it so much, we did it again [last] week for Good American."  

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While Kylie Jenner may have kicked off 2019 with a vibrant sky blue look, Ruby Rose started the new year with a softer, almost silvery version of the fantasy color. Before embracing this icy-blue hue, Rose bleached her brown hair a nearly white platinum blonde — an essential step before achieving the truest version of any faded pastel because it creates the cleanest canvas.

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It's not surprising model-turned-actress Emily Ratajkowski is rocking one of 2019's hottest brunette shades. In this gorgeous selfie, posted and styled by hairstylist Jennifer Yepez, Ratajkowski's voluminous waves bring out each cool-toned highlight in a subtle, natural way. This brown is anything but mousy. It's ashy and of course, cool — in every sense of the word.  

Cool Brunette

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Model Kaia Gerber's highlights look like she was born with them. To achieve her look, have your colorist focus baby-fine highlights on the midlength and ends of your hair, as well as the pieces framing your face.

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Colorist Rachel Rodt assures us that cool brunette highlights work on everyone with brown hair — not just the stunning Tiffany Haddish. But you have to choose the right cool-toned shade. "With my olive-toned clients, I try to keep the shade on the neutral side," explains Bodt. "On my golden-brunette clients, I keep it more ashy." 

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For an easy Living Coral hue at home, try a color-depositing conditioner, such as Overtone's Pastel Orange Deep Treatment. On blonde and light-brown hair, it'll turn strands a light peach, like you see here on model Mariana Zaragoza during the Marc Jacobs Spring 2019 runway show.

Living Coral

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It's not often that Julia Roberts surprises us with a hair transformation. The A-lister has been oscillating between medium-brown and blonde shades, and curly and wavy textures for quite some time. While promoting her new movie Ben Is Back, Roberts shocked us all by debuting a shade that looks a lot like Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral. The peachy hue brightens up her whole face. 

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Actress and Busy Tonight host Busy Philipps recently showed off her new hair-color on her Instagram Stories. It's not the first time she's rocked the coral-pink hue. Colorist Tracey Cunningham has taken the star pink a few times in the past two years. Philipps herself has even experimented with a similar color at home. Who can forget when she dyed BFF Michelle Williams's hair pink while drinking wine in a hotel room? "Nothing is permanent," she once wrote about her hair. TBH, I wouldn't mind at all if this pretty color was.

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There are so many perfect dark blonde shades trending right now, it's hard to pick a favorite. It's low-maintenance, pretty, and a great way to winterize your blonde hue. Beyoncé recently tried a version sometimes called "chocolate chip cookie hair." It's a combination of warm brunette hues and strategically-placed light pieces. And it only gets better as it grows out. Massachusetts-based colorist Amy McManus tells Allure, "as a [client's] roots keep coming in, the color gets more beautiful with depth up top and a dramatic dark-to-light feel."

Dark Blonde

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Gigi Hadid's hair color has taken on a natural, mushroom hue as of late — and that's a good thing. Maryland-based colorist Yokasta Perez coined the name "mushroom blonde" after mimicking the cool tones of the fungus on a client. It's a surprisingly low-key way for brunettes to go lighter and blondes to go darker and switch it up this year.

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Jennifer Aniston's signature dark blonde hue looks a lot like what Whiteroom salon co-founder and stylist Elisabeth Lovell calls "fall cooldown hair." She originally did the color for a client whose warm blonde hair har turned brassy in the sun. She canceled it out by blending the client's roots with an ashy, light brown and then a "very light pearl" shade around her hairline. It's a no-fail combination that is working splendidly for Aniston, and can work for anyone who is trying to update their blonde color. "[It's] quick and easy, and gives your old highlights a whole new look," she tells Allure.

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While red hair is always stunning, Bodt says many clients shy away from the hue because they think it comes off too "fiery." Dusty copper hair, on the other hand, still gives you that gorgeous red shade, but a little bit toned down. Bodt describes the color as looking as if it's muted by dry shampoo — in a good way. "I love this color because it’s warm, yet not over the top," she says. We can't get enough of Riverdale actress Madelaine Petsch's light copper hue, made even more fresh with loose waves.

Dusty Copper

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You can add copper to almost any color to achieve this look, such as on actress Issa Rae's curly brown strands. You can see her highlights have just a tinge of the color, like a gorgeously-faded penny. "On my brunette clients, adding a more of an amber tone makes it look sparkly and fresh," explains Bodt. "On my blonde clients, I’ll add more of a golden, warm gloss to their hair, on top of the cool highlights."

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We're used to seeing Kate Bosworth with bright blonde hair, but this dusty copper hue is a seriously pretty change. Keep a shade like this from fading with a color-depositing shampoo, such as Joico's Color Infuse Red Shampoo.

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Let white blonde take a back seat in 2019 for this fresher take on platinum hair. Bodt dyed model/actress Andreja Pejic's hair what she calls "antique gold." Pejic rocked the color at the Rome International Film Festival premiere of her movie, The Girl in the Spider's Web. Unsurprisingly, Bodt says this shade makes her think of "old Hollywood glamour." Antique gold hair takes on the color of champagne thanks to a mix of warm and cool hues. It's a little more beige- than ice-blonde, but equally as stunning.

Antique Gold

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Michelle Williams's antique gold hair looks shiny and healthy. Keep yours looking the same by adding a little Olaplex to your routine. Often called a magical protein, is a three-part bonding treatment is designed to protect and strengthen bleached hair. Plus, they've added a shampoo and conditioner to the line so you can use it on the regular at home. Combine with a great conditioning mask once a week, and you're on your way to the antique gold hair of your dreams.

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Michelle Williams's antique gold hair looks shiny and healthy. Keep yours looking the same by adding a little Olaplex to your routine. Often called a magical protein, is a three-part bonding treatment is designed to protect and strengthen bleached hair. Plus, they've added a shampoo and conditioner to the line so you can use it on the regular at home. Combine with a great conditioning mask once a week, and you're on your way to the antique gold hair of your dreams.

Hair Care - Quick Tips

Dry your hair!

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Avoid going out with a wet head!  The cold air makes our hair hard and brittle.  Protect your hair from the bitter cold this winter and dry it or cover it up if you're going to brave the great outdoors!

Moisturize!!!

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Just like our skin, our hair craves moisture in the winter.  Be sure to condition and moisturize your hair as much as possible - but don't over do it!  Find a great leave-in condition and love your hair.

Avoid elastics!

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God has answered our prayers!  Scrunchies are back and are all the trends!  So much better for your hair than the regular elastics.  Reduces breakage and markings.  Keeps hair smooth.  So many styles and textures to choose from too!

Silk Pillow Cases

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Another great way to take care of your hair is to invest in some nice silk pillow cases.  They are forgiving and minimalize damage as we toss and turn throughout the night.

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If you're not a fan of sleeping with your hair loose, try braids.  They give you nice body the next day and keep hair fairly contained all night long.

Take Care of Your Hair!

Hair may be dead, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't care for it. You should wash it regularly. Actually, what you really need to be sure to wash is your scalp. The best way to get your hair and scalp clean is to:

  1. Get it really wet.
  2. Use a small amount of shampoo. A squirt about the size of a quarter is enough.
  3. Massage the shampoo into your scalp. Don't scrub the scalp too hard.
  4. Rinse really well, until you don't see any more bubbles or suds on your head or going down the drain.
  5. Gently dry your hair with a towel.
  6. Comb it out carefully with a wide-tooth comb, especially if it's curly. Don't yank or tug on it, because that can break the hair or pull it out.
  7. Let your hair air dry whenever you can. Hair dryers can be tough on hair. 

If your scalp is itchy, dry, and flaky, it could be because you aren't rinsing all of the shampoo out. Or it could be because you have something called dandruff. If you have dandruff, when you scratch your head, the skin flakes off and lands on your clothes. It's really noticeable if you're wearing dark colors. You can use a special shampoo that your parents can buy at the store. There are many to choose from. Talk to your doctor or a skin doctor (dermatologist) to help you decide on the best shampoo for you.

How often you wash your hair depends on what it's like and what you do during the day. If your hair gets oily quickly, it needs to be washed more often. Straight hair can get oily quickly. Very curly hair is not as oily and can be washed less often. If you have very curly, kinky or thick hair, it might be too dry and look frizzy. Using a conditioner after you wash your hair might help, but that doesn't make it healthier. Remember, hair is already dead, but conditioner can make it look better.

All kinds of things can damage hair and make it break off or get too dry. To protect your hair, be careful around: 

  • The sun (which is one reason why you should wear a hat when you go outside).
  • Chemicals (such as chlorine) in pools (so you should wash your hair after swimming in a pool).
  • Products and treatments that make hair curly or straight or change its color.
  • Things you use to style your hair, such as curling irons, flat irons and hair dryers (so don't use them too much, especially if your hair seems to be getting drier or breaks easily).

One of the common types of hair damage is split ends. Look really closely at the end of a hair, and you might notice that the end is split apart. Because hair is dead, though, you can't repair split ends. All you can do is cut them off.

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15 Steps to Maintaining Healthy Hair

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  1. Pre-shampoo with apple cider vinegar.  It can be applied as a pre-shampoo treatment to help break up product residue and also as a post-shampoo rinse for added shine.
  2. Only shampoo from your roots to the mid-shafts of your hair.  When you rinse it out it'll cleanse the rest of the hair shaft.
  3. Avoid silicones, sulfates, and alcohols in your shampoo and conditioner.  Sulfates strip your hair of natural oils, drying out your hair. Silicones coat your hair and weigh it down. Alcohols also weigh down your hair. Look for shampoos and conditioners that say "sulfate- and silicone-free.
  4. Try not to brush your hair when it's wet.  It's one of the biggest causes of hair breakage.
  5. Honey is your friend.  Honey is great for hair, it moisturizes and has antibacterial properties that help with scalp conditions like dandruff. And it won't leave hair a sticky mess as it is very water soluble.
  6. Rinse and condition in cold water.  Cold water helps seal in moisture and shine. Rinse and condition in cold water to help lock in conditioning agents.
  7. Coconut oil also helps retain moisture.  If your hair is extremely dry, try using coconut oil on the ends. It's a good daily moisturizer and if used sparingly, it's pretty much non-greasy.
  8. Sleep on a silk pillowcase.  Silk pillowcases are softer on the hair when you're tossing and turning at night, so they prevent breakage and moisture loss.
  9. Back away from the heating tools.  Heat styling tools can dry out and fry your hair, which can lead to split ends, breakage, and overall damage. If you're going to style your hair with a hot tool, make sure you use a heat protectant spray first.
  10. If you swim a lot, condition your hair BEFORE getting in.  Avoid damage by wetting your hair and conditioning beforehand. Your hair will absorb the clean water and conditioner instead of the chlorine.
  11. Olive oil, grape seed oil, and avocado make great hair masks.  At least once a week, I put on a movie and 'make' my husband put on face masks and hair masks with me. Hair masks are usually some combination of olive oil or grape seed oil, avocado, and one of a massive assortment of moisturizing conditioners I have on hand.
  12. DON'T wash everyday.  Washing it every day dries it out and strips too much of your natural oils. Give your hair a rest and skip washing.
  13. Don't wrap your hair in a towel after washing; use a T-shirt.  A T-shirt is lightweight enough to soak up some of the moisture and it won't lead to the frizz that a terrycloth towel can cause. You should also make sure to squeeze excess water out of your hair — not rub it dry — because that causes frizz and breakage.
  14. Taking Hair, Skin and Nail vitamins won't hurt.  Supplements like this help promote healthy hair, but it's not proven that they will make hair grow faster. They simply make your hair stronger.
  15. Of course, eating right also helps!  Lots of leafy greens and healthy fats make for shiny, flowing locks. Combining a good diet with only washing twice a week has given me consistent good hair days for years! All hail kale!

It's all about Olaplex

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Olaplex sounds like something you'd read about in a Marvel comic book, but for hair colorists, it's a superpower in a bottle. The treatment was designed to repair and prevent the damage that's comes with coloring or bleaching the hair, and it's legit. So exactly how does Olaplex work? 

You need to know how hair is structured to really understand Olaplex's efficacy. To put it simply, hair is made up of a protein called keratin, and these keratin proteins are held together by bonds — the most important ones to note in this circumstance are called disulphide bonds. The protective layer on the outside of these bonded keratin proteins is called the cuticle. 

Why are we giving you a vocab lesson right now? Well, any time you change your hair color, you're altering and potentially damaging the hair's structure, including those bonds inside the cuticle that are holding the hair together. 


Read more: https://www.instyle.com/hair/how-does-olaplex-work

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Fix Limp Hair

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To revive limp hair during the day, flip your head over, spray hair spray on the roots, then flip it back. You’ll get instant volume that you can shape with your fingers.


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Banish Staticky Hair

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To stop static, smooth a dryer sheet down your strands from roots to ends (this really works) or lightly spritz hair spray onto your brush and run it through your hair. Sprinkling water on your hands and passing them over your hair can help stop static in a pinch, too, because static is a result of moisture loss.

Correct Your Dye Job

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Although its always best to seek the help of a professional...If you’ve colored your hair too dark, you can try to restore it to less of a shoe-polish hue by immediately shampooing with dish soap, such as Palmolive.

Nix Frizz

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In the absence of anti-frizz serum, apply a few drops of a light lotion (a cream is too heavy) to your palms and smooth them over the top of your hair. For finer hair, use hair spray instead to avoid a greasy result.

Freshen Up Workout Hair

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Spruce up grungy-looking hair post-workout by sprinkling a bit of dry shampoo or baby powder at the roots; then work it through with your fingers. Or add some pomade. Its thick texture hides sweat and grease. Scrunch it in for a purposely piecey effect.

Disguise a Thinning Mane

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To disguise a widening part, dust a colored hair-thickening powder, right onto the skin, says Ted Gibson, the owner-stylist of the Ted Gibson salons, in New York City and Fort Lauderdale. The fibers in the powder cover both hair and skin.

Some fun ideas from our friends at PopSugar.com

Go For Rose Gold

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When I was in 6, my dream was to get pink hair tips, but now that I'm 26, my new goal is rose gold blond strands. I've only ever stuck with au naturale shades, but rose gold is an edgy hue that still feels safe enough for a first time foray into rainbow hair. Not only does it look as delicious as a pink Disney cuvée cocktail, but I think it would work well with the fair Irish skin I keep slathered in SPFall Summer. I wouldn't dare try this one at home though — it sounds like an easy enough procedure, but definitely calls for a skilled hand.

Rock a Pair of Space Buns

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If Coachella was any indication, space buns are sticking around for another Summer, and I want in on this '90s revival trend. Though I'd hope to channel a look that's less Minnie Mouse and more Millie Bobby Brown at the 2018 SAG Awards, it's been done in so many ways that range from chic to quirky that I feel confident there's a way I could make it work for my hair. I don't have any musical festivals on my radar (after I was nearly drowned at the great Gov Ball deluge of 2016, I swore never again), but I could see myself sporting double buns just as easily at the beach or the bar.

Get the "New Taylor" Crop

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Taylor Swift is the queen of the blunt yet texturized shag, and her new choppy lob is sure to remain one of the coolest cuts of the Summer. This look would be the perfect way to break up my safe, single length 'do, as well as to give my pin-straight hair some dimension. I do wonder if I'm daring enough to get Taylor's trademark fringe, as getting bangs can be pretty terrifying, but maybe I'd be willing to try something wispier (which would probably work better for my oily-prone skin in the summertime anyway).

Make Some Beachy Waves

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I never even opt to use a hair dryer in the Winter (and have walked into the office several times with a headful of frozen spikes), so you better believe I'm not blowing hot air in my face in the summertime. Though my hair dries straight, it tends to look pretty flat in its natural, styleless state. I hope to find a product that will give my hair some windswept surfer vibes this Summer with just a few spritzes, but will allow my hair routine to remain lazily low-maintenance.

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Metallic Highlights

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Metallic Highlights are set to be this summers prettiest trend.  Read more here... https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/beauty-style/metallic-highlights-summer-hair-trend

Tips for Curly Hair

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Whether you've got coils, curls, or waves, a proper maintenance plan is a must. Use this guide to wrap your mind around your texture.  Read more here...

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Do's & Don'ts of Healthy Hair

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Are those locks fried and frizzy? Dry and damaged? Here’s how to take care of your mane.  Read more here...

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