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Banish Brassiness with Clairol Shimmer Lights Hair Care

I decided a few weeks ago I would color my own hair. I figured I do root touch ups in between salon visits so why do I just save a few bucks and color my hair myself.  I picked up some box hair color for platinum blonde and made sure to get an ash based color so it didn’t go brassy.

Applied it per the directions and let it sit for the prescribed time. Hopped in the shower rinsed, conditioned and jumped out to find I had the most awful yellow brassy color. Imagine a pumpkin and a banana having a baby… that was the color of the top 4 inches of my hair. I quickly remembered why I leave platinum color to the professionals and went about a repair plan.

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After googling hair SOS tips from every source available I headed to Sally Beauty Supply. Picked up a Wella Ash Toner and some Shimmer Lights Shampoo. After the toning treatment my yellow was mostly gone but I still had some brassy spots. In came the rich purple Clairol Shimmer Lights shampoo. I started applying every 3rd day instead of my regular shampoo and within a week the brassiness was gone and I was left with a beautiful pale ash blonde I had originally been shooting for. You can see from the pic above how thick, rich and deeply purple this shampoo is.

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Love how great the Shimmer Lights worked to tone down the remaining brassiness. With every use I was amazed how much brassiness was toned down and I love the pale platinum color it left my hair.  For maintenance of my color I just apply Shimmer Lights Shampoo once a week. I like to let it sit about 5-7 minutes then I rinse and bye bye brassiness. I didn’t pick up the conditioner but think I will go grab it I love the shampoo so much.



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Clairol Shimmer Lights Hair Care $10.99
Out with brassy and in with shimmer and shine! Shimmer Lights Shampoo and Conditioner are specialized hair care products specifically developed for silver and blonde hair, or brunette and red hair.

Shimmer Lights Shampoo
Protein-enriched conditioning formula tones down brassiness on blonde and silver hair, renews and refreshes faded highlights and ash-toned hair, removes the dull yellow in silver hair, and leaves hair shiny without residue. Also available in brunette and red formulas.

Shimmer Lights Conditioner
A rich blend of emollients, moisturizers and color refreshers. Brightens silver hair and neutralizes yellow as it conditions. Refreshes faded highlighted hair and tones down brassiness. Silkens coarse gray hair.


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Clairol Nice ‘n Easy’s new Hair Color Ambassador is…

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Clairol Nice ‘n Easy announced Christina Hendricks as their Hair Color Ambassador today!

The famed Madison Avenue redhead Christina will appear in ads starting in January 2015 to inspire women nationwide to “shift a shade” to find their true, natural-looking hair color, just as she did with Nice ‘n Easy years ago.

Here are some fun facts about Christina and the partnership:

  • Christina wasn’t born a redhead, though with Nice ‘n Easy hair color, it’s often believed to be her own. Naturally dark blonde, she was first inspired to color her hair by Anne of Green Gables — another of the world’s most iconic redheads.
  • Christina shifted to red early in her career for an Italian editorial piece using Clairol hair color for its natural-looking results. She chose to stick with the brand ever since!
  • Her hair color resulted in her landing the biggest role of her acting career to-date: “Red” AKA Joan Holloway in Mad Men.
  • While the title “Hair Color Ambassador” is new to Christina, she is no stranger to the brand. She was a model for Miss Clairol in the 90s and always keeps her Nice ‘n Easy shade in her beauty box for easy touch-ups.
  • She applies Nice ‘n Easy 6R Natural Light Auburn herself at home.
  • Clairol and Christina are encouraging women to shift a shade to find their true hair color, just as she did with Nice ‘n Easy.

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Clairol Natural Instincts Spokesperson Giada De Laurentiis Looks Flawless for First Restaurant Opening in VEGAS!‏

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Celebrity chef and Clairol Natural Instincts spokesperson Giada De Laurentiis celebrated the opening of her first restaurant “Giada” in Las Vegas last night with her nearest and dearest. For the big night, Giada’s look was inspired by the art and colors threaded throughout her restaurant, designed to feel like you’re dining in Giada’s home.

Julie Morgan, celebrity makeup artist and longtime friend of Giada De Laurentiis, got her hair and makeup ready for the event. Here’s how:

Giada’s hair was freshly colored with Clairol Natural Instincts Amber Shimmer (a shade change for Giada) which gave her hair a gorgeous light golden brown hue. For the evening, she opted for loose voluminous waves to complement her Italian and California roots. To achieve this look:

1. Shampoo hair 24-48 hours after coloring hair for best results

2. Blow-dry hair and apply texturizing spray to roots for added volume

3. Take 1 inch barrel curling iron and twist sections of hair while leaving the ends of the hair out

4. Apply shine spray

5. Turn head over and move fingers through hair and spray a medium hold hairspray all-over to hold the curls in place, like Herbal Essences Naked Flexible Hold Spritzer

To complement Giada’s soft locks, Julie went with stone and jewel-tone smoky eye liner by Trish McEvoy. Giada’s overall skin, cheeks and lips were done in a rose gold hue (Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation, Jouer Rose Blush with Sunshine Bronzer and Rose Lip Pencil with Peach Pearl Lip Enhancer). Her look was finished with COVERGIRL mascara.

Giada’s wardrobe was styled by Stylist Sam Saboura — dress was by Cushnie et Ochs and shoes by Givenchy.

Take 10 Years Off with New Clairol Expert Age Defy


50 is the new 40, 40 is the new 30?

Women want to look as young as they feel. With NEW Clairol Expert Age Defy, women can fight 7 signs of aging hair – breakage, dryness, lackluster hair, unruly hair, stubborn grays, coarseness and frizz – and get lustrous, radiant color that looks 10 years younger.

Celebrity colorist, salon owner, and Clairol Color Director James Corbett has experienced first-hand how frustrated some women can get with aging, gray hair, and just how hard it can be to color. One of the most prominent signs of aging is graying hair, which causes women to feel older than they truly are, and drives them to take action.

Clairol Reveals our Expert Secret to Looking 10 Years Younger* Our Most Advanced Gray Coverage Formula, Age Defy Fights Aging Hair
Gray hair can make you look older than you are; in fact, covering gray is a leading reason why women color their hair. Defy your age with Clairol’s formula that turns back the clock on aging hair. The NEW Clairol Expert Age Defy Collection fights 7 Signs of Aging Hair, resulting in hair that looks 10 years younger*. Thanks to the advanced color formula and Pro-V™ conditioner, Age Defy provides 100% gray coverage and beautiful color to resistant grays, for softer, smoother, and more vibrant hair than before. *

Age Defy Aging hair has complex needs. It is more unruly than younger hair and can also be coarse, frizzy, and harder to color. Clairol developed a solution to women’s aging hair care struggles with the NEW Expert Age Defy Collection. The 3-step color system softens the texture of hair and changes the surface of the hair fibers, making it easier to get the colorant through hair. Age Defy is Clairol’s most advanced color formula that goes beyond 100% gray coverage, providing long-lasting, brilliant color that will make your hair look 10 years younger*.

Product Benefits
Clairol Expert Age Defy benefits for women: * Fights 7 Signs of Aging Hair o breakage o dryness o lackluster hair o unruly hair o stubborn grays o coarseness o frizz * Pretreatment texturizing cream softens hair before coloring, making it easier to get colorant through hair * Crème color formulation is tailored for gray hair coverage, going deep into hair fiber for optimal gray coverage * Pro-V™ ColorSeal conditioning therapy helps lock in color and keep hair soft and shiny

MSRP $8.99 suggested retail price; pricing at sole discretion of retailers

Availability Age Defy is available in 12 shades wherever health and beauty aids are sold. For more information, women can visit or call the color experts at 1-800-CLAIROL.