My first experience with a color depositing shampoo and conditioner was on a trip to Sydney a few years ago. One of my hosts had the kind of natural auburn hair that so many women—including myself—pay hundreds of dollars to achieve. She used color-enhancing products in the shower to keep the saltwater from lightening her pretty strands. I decided at that point to start using them to keep my own stylist-achieved burgundy hue from fading.
Spring is supposedly in full bloom, which means it’s the perfect time to embrace tiny tweaks that result in jaw-droppingly awesome results. For some Birchbox staffers those changes might include a wardrobe refresh or a breakfast overhaul, but I always welcome a new season with a new hair color.
Inspired by Mad Men's Joan, I took the plunge and dyed my cool-toned brunette locks a warm red hue. To score the ginger-y shade, I trekked to Brooklyn’s High Horse Salon and handed my lame tresses over to hair stylist Allison.
Before Tina, Chelsea, or even Joan — there was Lucy. The original funny lady would be turning 100 tomorrow, August 6th, and her signature look is still unique. Ball’s curly, flame-colored updo, immaculate brows, extra-long lashes, and red lips are as recognizable today as they were 60 years ago. If for some reason you’ve never watched I Love Lucy, I suggest you head over to Hallmark Channel, where they’re airing a 48-hour marathon starting tomorrow at 6 am.
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There must be something in the water in Hollywood: yet another starlet has decided to make the switch from blonde to red. Scarlett Johansson attended the White House Correspondent’s Dinner over the weekend sporting a lovely shade of crimson. This makes her the third, by our count, to jump onto the redhead bandwagon (right behind Blake Lively and Drew Barrymore). Since nobody likes a copycat, all three ladies have taken the auburn trend in different directions and made this color their own.
Ruby Red: Very appropriate given that her first name is Scarlett, the actress chose a striking and dramatic shade, with a hint of plum. This is a hard hue to pull off, and we’re thoroughly impressed with her act of hair rebellion.
Strawberry: Blake Lively’s light and airy interpretation channels The Little Mermaid but perfectly suits her fair skin and soft features.
Burgundy: Certainly a trendsetter when it comes to hair (Barrymore was one of the first to adopt the ombre look, too), Drew went with an auburn hue, accentuating her light green eyes and naturally rosy cheeks.
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Blake Lively arguably has the most covetable hair in all of Hollywood—and for good reason. Her luxurious mane is totally captivating and enviable. While it’s never good to mess with perfection, I have been wondering when Blake might get around to switching it up, since actresses seem to do at least once a season. Up until this point, change has not been Lively’s M.O. — she’s had the same long blonde locks for as long as she’s been in the spotlight. That was up until last night. The Gossip Girl actress debuted a new — and dare I say, bold — look at the Time 100 Gala: red. While I prefer her sun-kissed hair, I feel like this is the right hue for her, not too dark, not too strawberry. What do you think? Tell us your thoughts by voting in the poll below!