Women are foregoing pricey salon hair dye jobs, choosing instead to color their hair at home. At home hair color, like red lipstick, is getting a push from the recession. Fifteen percent of 1,000 American women surveyed by a market research firm said now they color at home instead of having it done professionally. Sales of Clairol Root Touch-Up have increased by 20 percent over the last year, according to another survey. Obviously, ladies still want to look good, even if their discretionary income has dwindled. At-home coloring isn’t foolproof and causes some women to quake in their stilettos, but experts say that when used properly, hair dye from a box can yield professional results. Check out seven tips for coloring your hair at home after the jump. [The New York Times] Keep reading »
Many women find it necessary to dye their hair darker when fall hits because light hair just doesn’t look good with pale, winter skin. But making a drastic change like this can be a difficult decision. To help, we’ve put together a slideshow of celebrities who have gone from dark to light or light to dark. Find one with your complexion and see which hair color suits you. And if you still can’t decide, maybe you should just go for a happy medium brown. Keep reading »
Back in 2005 a woman in Bridgeport, CT, filed a lawsuit against L’Oreal Inc. alleging her social life was ruined when she accidentally dyed her hair brown with one of the company’s products. Supposedly Charlotte Feeney, whose hair is a “natural blonde hue,” used a box of hair dye that was allegedly mislabeled “blonde” but contained brunette dye. Feeney was so traumatized by the mis-dying incident that she went on anti-depressants; she said she missed the attention blondes receive and had to stay at home and wear hats most of the time. Luckily, a judge deemed Feeney’s claims silly and dismissed the lawsuit on Monday. [AP] Keep reading »
Hair colorist to the stars, Rita Hazan, dishes out 10 rules for those lookin’ to go red.
1. Never pick a color that looks or sounds fake, like “Cherry Bomb.” Pick colors that are soft and natural.
2. Make sure you change your makeup; going red means making the necessary adjustments to your makeup!
3. As a redhead, it is also important to wear clothes that compliment your hair color. Fiery hair requires less details on clothing, you’re already making a bold statement with that color!
4. In the Fall and Winter, I suggest taking your red to a deeper, richer shade. Keep reading »
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ little bundle of joy seems to be sporting a lighter look for Spring. [Babble]
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