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Colors for the Season

by Remington Ready November 26, 2012

As the winter months are officially upon us, many of us are feeling anxious and ready to change up our look. Our skin has lost the rest of our summer glow, and our wardrobe has changed from t-shirts to peacoats, often our hair needs an update, too! Some of you may be feeling adventurous, but if you’re just looking for an update to your existing color – you’re not alone. Below is some advice on how to renew your do’ for winter!




For vibrant blondes, you want to avoid those golden tones because they will wash out your complexion that has paled since summer ended. Instead look to incorporate gray or ashy tones. Think Gwyneth Paltrow. These colors will bring a nice winter glow that still complements your fair skin. If the ashy color doesn’t work for your olive skin tone, you should simply add more lowlights to your winter foil. The lowlights can balance your hair and enrich your color to match your winter skin.




You’re in luck! The ombre trend is style in for this season, but slightly less drastic. Rather than deep brunette roots with blonde ends, the updated ombre is a dark rich-brown base with slightly lighter brown hues as you move down the length of the hair.  Ask your stylist to incorporate golden brown tones as you move towards your ends, and you’ll have a stylish ‘do that is winter-ready.



Red Head

For you bold beauties, this winter the trend is a more subtle red tone rather than last year’s fire engine red. Look to copper or ginger hews rather than orange or red brights. With red hair, you want an all over color, so avoid highlighting your tresses. If you are looking for a darker mature red, think Julianne Moore. For a lighter more youthful red, look to Emma Stone. 


Blonde Ambition

by Hayley Segar April 9, 2012


To me, being blonde is more than just a hair color that invites a bevy of unflattering is an identifier, a statement, and above all, a way of life! Being blonde makes me feel happy, fresh, and youthful. Now granted I am sixteen, but I didn’t feel the same way about my natural hair color, which is a dull brunette shade. Since getting my hair to my current shade of blonde, there is not a thing I would change. As a child I had always felt my mousy brown mane wasn’t meant for me; I was destined for a lighter, brighter hue! So after years of convincing, my mother finally let me take the first step towards attaining my ideal hair color in the eighth grade.




I will never forget the moment when, after much consideration, my mom said yes to a certain rite of passage for me; letting me get highlights! We were driving, and she turned into a Target parking lot, handed me a ten dollar bill, and told me to pick out a highlighting kit; but nothing too crazy, of course. I came back with a box of Revlon Frost and Glow...the anticipation was driving me nuts...I just wanted to go home and go blonde! But I didn’t know what I was in for. Turns out the Revlon Frost and Glow entailed using a cap that you put on your head, and pulled strands of your hair out of the holes in the cap, to ensure perfectly spaced highlights. Let’s just say the application process didn’t necessarily go as planned, and while in the shower when the excess dye was going down the drain, so were chunks of my hair. It was a process that left me with tears from the pain but a smile from the outcome...I had little strands of blonde! What more could I ask for?


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