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How to Get At-Home Hair Color Right by BellaSugar

I was reading one of my favorite beauty sites – Bella Sugar – and they had some great tips for achieving that perfect at-home color! I dye my own hair (cheaper, easier) so these tips are really great! And I absolutely ADORE Fekkai, their glossing cream is the only hair styling product I use!

Even Frédéric Fekkai has made home hair color cheap, with its Salon Color ($30) line, but it doesn’t mean your results have to be any less impressive than salon color. To help you do it right when you’re doing it at home, a few tips can make a world of difference. To see my home color solutions, just keep reading.

  • If you’re trying to choose between an all-over color and highlights, do highlights. Highlights add more dimension to your hair, giving it the multitonal look that salon hair color has. Highlights are also more subtle than all-over color, and since you can grow them out without major roots, they’re much less commitment.
  • If you highlight, keep the pieces fine, never chunky. Unless you want to look like Ginger Spice circa 1998, you should highlight many small sections of hair as opposed to a few larger sections. Fine highlights look more natural.
  • Don’t go more than two shades lighter or darker. This is a general hair rule, and when you’re doing the color yourself, it’s smart to play it safe.
  • If you’re going darker or only one level up, try a semipermanent color. Permanent hair color is a big commitment, and the ammonia in it can damage your hair. Semipermanents, on the other hand, use a gentler chemical, MEA, and it’s easy and inexpensive to put the color back in every couple of months. If you’re not sure you want to go with your new shade indefinitely, semipermanents are also a good move.
  • Pick a shade that’s good with your undertones. Cool skin tones look best in cool colors, which will be labelled as such, or as “beige” or “ash,” and warm colors in shades like “golden” or “copper.”
  • Natural or neutral shades look good on all skin tones, so if you’re confused, they’re a safe bet.
  • A simple tip, but easy to forget: wear an old t-shirt or button-up top while you color. Having to pull a garment off over your head can ruin your clothing and your color.

Elle.com’s Stocking Stuffer Ideas!

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I’ve never seen this product before, but how AWESOME does this look! Take hair from everyday to holiday with this limited edition, lightweight spray gel by Frederic Fekkai!. Golden micro-diamond particles provide subtle shimmer and shine with soft, touchable hold. I want, I want!!

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Create a custom gift with three travel-size versions of Aveda hair, body, and/or face favorites. Trios come in a festive handmade Nepali bag, and product proceeds go toward helping the craftswomen and their families.

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Any gal with a sweet tooth will love this lip-smacking-good gloss set from Philosophy. Bonus: Raspberry Sorbet, Red Licorice, Pink Bubbly, and Candy Cane flavors are perfect for puckering up under the mistletoe.

GET THE REST AT ELLE.COM!

Get the Look! Kristen Stewart at the Teen Choice Awards!

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INSPIRATION:
60′s Rock and Roll pompadour with a spiky ponytail.
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HOW TO GET THE LOOK:
Adir first started out by applying the FEKKAI COIFF™ NONCHALANT PIECING & FORMING WAX to the palm his hands and then added the FEKKAI COIFF™ EXTRA CONTROL STYLING GEL for extra texture and shine. He applied this to her damp hair until it was full saturated.
To get the right texture with short layered haircut like Kristen’s, you must apply enough products until you get it to look right and feels right. It is important to fully saturate the hair with product.
Once the product was in the hair he took a blow-drier and hand dried into his desired style, directing all the hair with his fingers back to the nape of her neck.
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To finish the look, he took the back of the hair and pulled it into a twisted ponytail letting the ends out and then spraying the front with the FEKKAI SHEER HOLD HAIRSPRAY. Make sure to leave random pieces out for a more chill vibe.
PRODUCTS ALL BY FEKKAI: COIFF™ NONCHALANT PIECING & FORMING WAX ($23) COIFF™ EXTRA CONTROL STYLING GEL ($23). SHEER HOLD HAIR SPRAY ($23) AVAILABLE AT SEPHORA, NORDSTROM, NEIMAN MARCUS, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE AND FEKKAI.COM.

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MUST HAVE: Frederic Fekkai Sheer Shine Mist

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I was going through all of our Frederic Fekkai posts, and I cannot believe we missed this product!  I think I’ve tried all of Fekkai’s products, and this is hands down – my favorite. I have the worst hair.  It wants to be frizzy, and dry, and I have tried just about every product under the sun.  Very few products actually work for me, and this is one that works like a charm.  After I’ve styled my hair, I spray this lightly on my hair, and it instantly transforms it!  It is soft and shiny, and frizz-free!! If you haven’t tried it yet – then now’s the time!

Glossing Sheer Shine Mist by Frederic Fekkai is an ultra-lightweight glossing mist infused with pure olive oil that provides long-lasting brilliant shine to finished styles.

What it is formulated to do:
-Provides long-lasting brilliant shine instantly without weighing hair down.
-Smoothes frizz and controls fly-aways for a sleek, polished appearance.
-Prevents moisture loss during the day.

$22.50 AND WORTH EVERY CENT!! BUY IT HERE!

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Planet Beauty truly is your one stop shop for all your beauty needs! The innovative concept for this privately owned company was thought up in Newport Beach, CA in 1992. The vision was to give women (and more recently, men) a clean, inviting atmosphere filled with the latest and greatest products. Since the first store opened 15 years ago, people can’t seem to get enough. Every store location has reached profitable goals within their first year of operation and we have never had to move or close a store location. In what seems like a flash, Planet Beauty has exploded into a rapidly growing company including one corporate office, 24 locations, and over 250 employees.  Make Her Up LOVES Planet Beauty, and loves shopping on their website.  If you haven’t checked them out yet, now’s the time!