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3 Hair Color Tips You’ve Never Heard Before (From Jen Aniston’s Guy!)

“What’s your dream color?” is the first thing hair colorist Michael Canale says when you sit down in his chair, whether it’s in his namesake salon in Beverly Hills or Malibu (where he’s partnered with hairstylist Chris McMillan). In this cutthroat industry, there are celebrity colorists, and then there’s Michael. He’s THE guy that gives Jennifer Aniston her signature sun-kiss and that makes him the most sought-after colorist, not only in Hollywood, but also IN THE COUNTRY (and also explains why he travels to San Diego, New York City, and Washington, D.C. every month to see clients).

Here, Michael Canale shares his tips on how to get the best color and make it last:

1. Clean before you color

If you’re coloring your hair, Canale suggests going to the salon with clean, dry hair. Dirt, oil, and product all obscure light reflection and you want your colorist to see exactly what he or she is dealing with before she starts your dye job.

2. Pre-style before you go to the salon

For the most flattering highlights, part your hair and style it as you normally would. If you usually straighten your hair, don’t wear it wavy the day you go to the salon, because the highlighting technique is different depending on your finished look, explains Canale. The hair part is especially important because the colorist needs to know where to focus your highlights for the most natural effect (like Aniston’s golden halo).

3. Hot water causes fading

Heat opens up the cuticle (the outer layer of your hair) where the color pigment molecules are. If you’re a brunette, this is probably why you start seeing orange, according to Canale. Once the cuticle is open, it’s easier for the pigment to fall out and when brown fades, it tends to go brassy (which is why it looks orange). To preserve your color’s richness, wash hair in warm, not hot, water.

Not an Aniston fan? Supermodels Heidi Klum and Carolyn Murphy are also Canale clients.

More from Marie Claire!

According to Womens Day Magazine here are the Top 8 Beauty Sins!

Here are your Beauty No-No’s! These (FREE) tips will help you look your best!

#1 – Falling asleep with your makeup on. Make sure you’re washing your face so your skin can breathe, and your pores won’t clog! A huge no-no!

#2 – Don’t sleep on the same side of your face every night! When you lay on the same side of your face, you can actually cause permanent wrinkles! Switch it up, sleep on different sides! Make sure you sleep on a fluffy pillow, not firm!

#3 – Do not wash your face with hot water! Hot water can cause your capillaries to pop, and cause red skin! Use tepid water!

#4 – Do not rub your eyes! The skin around your eyes is very delicate, and the more your rub your eyes – the more your eyes will sag! Stop rubbing! Also – moisturize eyes every day.

#5 – Wash your face before you wash your hair. When you’re in the shower, go from top to bottom. Wash your hair first, because when you wash your hair, oils from your hair wash down onto your face. (Ok, I didn’t even think about that!) Start with your hair – then wash your face.

#6 – Cut back on the facial moisturizer! There is too much of a good thing. You want just enough to coat your face, no more. It will clog your pores if you use too much!

#7 – Do not drink through a straw! It will actually cause permanent wrinkle lines around your mouth!

#8 – Do not wear tight ponytails. When you pull your ponytails too tight, you are pulling your hairline back! You will actually pull hair out by having a ponytail that’s too tight! Your ponytail should be lose to avoid hair loss!

So here’s my question. How many of these sins do you commit? The only two I do is drinking through a straw, and wearing tight ponytails. I just cut my hair, so it’s too short for a ponytail, but before I would definitely wear them tighter than I should!

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Want Sexy, Easy Hair? Women’s Health Magazine Helps You Get Disheleved

The flawless Uma showing how hot a bob can be!
Who knew that looking like a hot mess could look so good? Well, believe it. Disheveled hair is so right now and Women’s Health magazine gives you three styles that you can try to rock an effortlessly sexy look.

Let’s try one!

1) Let hair air-dry, then make a center part. Mist dry shampoo through your hair from roots to ends to create a piecey look.
§ Try: Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, $5, at drugstores.

2) Loosely gather your hair at the nape of your neck, then roll and tuck your ends underneath the rest of your hair to create a faux bob. Secure the rolled-under section with randomly spaced bobby pins or small claw clips
§ Try: Goody StayPut Slide-Proof Hold Mini Claw Clips, $4.49, at Walmart.

3) Pull a few random two-inch face-framing sections loose and use a one-inch-barrel curling iron to tousle the ends. Spritz with medium-hold hair spray.
§ Try: Mark Mega Volume Hair Spray, $6,

If you want to see more of these styles and what stars are pulling them off, please visit or pick up the October issue on newsstands now!

‘Best in Beauty’ Revealed!

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I was watching the Today Show this morning, and Allure Magazine has revealed their “Best in Beauty” list!

Several of these products we’ve reviewed and tried, and agree that they are the best! Watch the video above!

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