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How to Ask for the Right Hair Color at the Salon: 14 Celebrity Inspired Looks

How many times have you ever left the salon disappointed with your hair color?  Not only that, but you’re out of $200 bucks! You specifically asked for a hair color, but came out with something completely different. That chocolate brown you envisioned looks more red than chocolate brown? Well not to worry, we’ve asked the lead Color Director for Sassoon Salon Miami, Jesse Mendoza, to give us a hand.

Here are the top 14 most requested celebrity hair colors and how to specifically ask your colorist for that look.

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  • Jessica Alba’s Hair 1 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For a light, ash brown base with honey highlights and caramel brown lowlights placed throughout the hair. Also, you should request that the color transitions to lighter tones towards the ends to add depth and definition.

     

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  • Jennifer Aniston’s Hair 2 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For a warm, brunette base with golden, blonde highlights incorporated throughout the hair, but around the face and underneath layers, request super light highlights to brighten the face.

     

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  • Mila Kunis’ Hair 3 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For a medium, chocolate brown base with caramel highlights applied to the mid-lengths and the ends. This color combination is perfect for natural brunettes looking to add warmth and contrast to their locks.

     

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  • Jennifer Lopez’s Hair 4 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: To use a slicing technique to create the honey and caramel tones that will lighten a golden brown base. Lighter highlights placed around the face complete this sun-kissed look.

     

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  • Selena Gomez’s Hair 5 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For a medium, rich brown base that transitions to warmer and lighter chestnut brown tones towards the ends. The beautiful result gives the hair the modern, graduated look that Selena wears so well. 

     

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  • Nicole Richie’s Hair 6 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: First, if your natural color is a good fit because blondes will be able to wear this look more effortlessly. Then, request an ash blonde base with a combination of honey and platinum blonde highlights throughout the hair and white blonde highlights placed underneath. You'll achieve Nicole's statement hair, but keep in mind, this look will require a few visits to the salon to seamlessly transition to such a light color.

     

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  • Eva Longoria’s Hair 7 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For deeper chocolate tone on tone variations on a subtle, rich brown base. The variations should be placed in the interior, not directly on the hairline, so that the lighter pieces blend naturally.

     

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  • Jessica Biel’s Hair 8 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For caramel, golden and butterscotch highlights applied on a light brown base. Achieve the beautiful dark to light transition by making the roots darker and going lighter throughout the mid-lengths and ends.

     

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  • Beyonce’s Hair 9 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For a medium, ash blonde base with butterscotch, honey blonde and white blonde highlights on the top half of the head. Then underneath, request a layer without highlights to achieve the range of blonde that makes this look so striking.

     

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s Hair 10 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For golden blonde and white blonde highlights on a light, ash blonde base. The golden highlights should also be added to layers underneath with the white blonde placed on the crow and alternating with golden brown in the mid length layers. This is another look that will take a few salon appointments to transition your color due to all the blonde tones.

     

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  • Cameron Diaz’s Hair 11 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For a sandy blonde base with white blonde and light, honey blonde highlights. The balance of the cool and warm shades is the perfect way to add depth without losing the bright blonde that you're looking to wear. Plan to visit the salon a few times to achieve the color you're envisioning since lighter colors require more appointments to seamlessly achieve this look.

     

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  • Lily Aldridge’s Hair 12 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For a dark espresso brown on the roots with a lighter brown on the mid lengths. Then, request for your colorist to finish the look with the lovely, honey blonde tones applied to the ends and underneath.

     

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  • Emma Stone’s Hair 13 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For a copper, auburn base that incorporates strawberry blonde highlights. For a lighter strawberry blonde option, place the highlights at the ends. This color works perfectly for fair skin and light eyes.

     

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  • Salma Hayek’s Hair 14 of 14
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    To get this look, ask your colorist: For tone on tone variation focusing on a dark brown shade with caramel brown applied to the interior layers. The final look will create effortless shine.

     

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Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.

 

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