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Hair Model Citizen: Penelope Can Do No Wrong

It’s always a bit of a shame when a ravishing brunette highlights her hair. While we get that there’s a lot of pressure to lighten up in Hollywood and all, there’s nothing more striking than a true raven-haired beauty who is fully pulling it off. But real talk: Penelope Cruz is seriously rocking this rather subtle approach, beginning with the effortless-looking casual way her hair is styled. To get the look, the key word is “caramel,” and we probably wouldn’t attempt this at home, as it’s clearly the handiwork of a master colorist excelling at the hard-to-DIY balayage technique, which produces amazingly natural results. Getting just the right amount of tousled is fairly easy though: Just blow-dry, then shake your hair out and rake a product like Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Styling Cream through with your fingers. [Los Angeles, 1/29/10] Keep reading »

Blondes May Have More Fun, But Brunettes Are Cheaper

Or maybe we should just say brunettes are richer. It’s pretty safe to assume that when a recession hits, people are going to cut corners financially, and for plenty of women, salon visits get crossed off the list immediately. After all, an afternoon of cut and color can easily run you $100-$500 (or more, depending on your location). Recently, Nicole Richie may have chosen to darken her hair to “feel smarter” or whatever, but when sun-worshipping women in Florida are sacrificing their beloved highlights against their will, you know the economy is bad. Apparently, stylists in Jacksonville have noticed that women are going darker to save money, because maintaining the blonde is just plain more expensive. Makes sense. We’d also argue that going to the salon for a few hours every four to six weeks for root touch-ups and other blonde upkeep is costly in terms of time, and we all know what that’s worth. Eh, we’d urge poor Floridians, and any other women who are cooling it out in the dark-haired zone, to look at the bright side: You’re also doing way less damage to your hair. Going back to your roots is sorta like getting a conditioning treatment! Sorta … [News4Jax] Keep reading »

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