You know that phrase, “blondes have more fun”? Well, Kim Kardashian is testing the theory. For her 2011 calendar shoot, the reality star decided she just couldn’t pick a singular hair look, so instead of sticking with her current color, she chose to split up the months and give the world double the Kim — as a blonde and a brunette. She worked with photographer Nick Saglimbeni to capture a sassy honey-hued Kim alongside a mysterious raven-haired version of herself. What do you think? Better as a blonde or brunette? [OK!] Keep reading »
L’Oreal recently invited editors to go check out what they call a “revolution” in haircare: INOA, a new permanent dye that aims to color hair sans ammonia, long revered by colorists as the only way to get serious results. But let’s be honest here; anyone who’s ever suffered the toxic fumes and noticed strawlike hair after a dye job won’t be missing the ingredient much, right? Keep reading »
We all have a bit of roots showing—well, those of us who aren’t naturally this blond or redheaded or sun-kissed brunette. Mostly, I don’t really mind the look. I think it gives hair dimension, makes you look real (as opposed to the Playboy bunny all-bleached-all-the-time-look—ahem, Heidi Montag) and it sends a message that, hey, you’ve got better things to do with your life (and wallet) than sit in a colorist’s chair every two weeks. All that being said, I’m not so sure about light roots. Check out Lindsay‘s scalp. Since her hair is a natural red/light brown color and she’s rocking the black lately, she inevitably gets roots like the rest of us, but hers are lighter … sort of like the reverse root! Not long ago, Fergie sported a similar look as a “style” and pulled it off, because, she’s Fergie and it looked like she meant to do the two-tone thing. Here, I’m not convinced (oh, ignore the wonky makeup, that’s a whole ‘nother debate)—what do you think? Keep reading »
Though we here at The Frisky are staunch Carey Mulligan fans, we can’t help being a little perplexed about her new hair color. In a world full of long-haired starlets looking more or less the same, Mulligan’s cropped cut is fresh and edgy, but the new blond hue washed the young actress out at yesterday’s Academy Awards Nominees’ Luncheon. British Elle points out that the shiny blond color “will compliment that golden statuette very nicely if she wins” on March 7, and there’s no arguing with that. Unfortunately, we don’t think it complements Mulligan herself all that much.
What do you think of the new color? Crazy cool or ill-advised? Keep reading »
You must check out this recently launched blog by genius colorist Johnny Ramirez (who works in Beverly Hills at the fancy-pants Chris McMillan salon) — it’s all-hair-color-all-the-time. Thinking of going blond? Well, you’ve got lots of blond photos to choose from. Check out “dark honey golden blond with subtle highlights,” “Swedish blond,” etc., and loads of kid hair pics, because we all know that children have the prettiest, most shiny, natural hair color. (Yes, I’m jealous.) Another thought: all his photos are perfect to print out and bring to your stylist for that little extra clarification! Coming soon, Johnny will be posting the videos of his color corrections—talk about major before and afters. [Box No. 216] Keep reading »
So, what are your feelings on Alexa Chung and Cameron Diaz‘s two-toned hair in these photos? Personally, I’m digging it—I love that Cam rocked the bubble-gum pink Chanel with the un-did hair. She’s not taking her look too seriously, which I love. And, well, Alexa can rock most any look and still come off as seriously cool. Apparently, they didn’t just grow out their blond highlights to achieve the look; they paid money for it—it’s called uplighting. A stylist only places highlights on the bottom bits of your hair. Actually, according to the Daily Mail, sections of hair are backcombed and then bleached at the end. The roots are left dark and the ends are lightened. But, got to say, it’s one thing to like a look on a celeb and quite another to attempt it on yourself. What are we feeling? Yay or nay to uplighting? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »