Blondes like Sienna can adopt her rose-gold colour by using just a touch of pink dye, while ladies with darker locks might reach for a pink that's just a bit brighter — or play with new colours altogether. To get a dye job like Sienna's, focus the pigment on the middle section of your hair, keeping the hue out of your roots and away from the ends. This will add just a touch of colour in an edgy, unexpected way. Then, when you're ready to be done with the colour, simply shampoo and carry on with your natural colour. We're loving Label M Powder Pink Spray ($28.95) and Fudge Paintbox Raspberry Beret ($15.19).
- Opt for a casual texture: "The trick to keeping a blow-dry is to keep it a little bent at the ends," Mark Townsend, celebrity stylist for stars like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, said. That means forget the super-sleek, straight blowout. Use a round brush to add a small bend to the ends for texture and hold.
- Ease up on the product: Overdosing on products is a sure-fire way to wind up with greasy strands that won't hold up. Instead, fix yourself a regimen of products that are lightweight, and stick to only two or three. Keep them away from your roots to avoid product buildup there, too.
- Wrap it up: The easiest time for a blow-dry to fall flat? When you're walking around outside, usually to and from work, and the weather kicks up. To fix this, pull your hair into a loose topknot, avoiding tight elastics, which can add unwanted dents in the hair. The topknot will accent your hair's volume but accentuate the casual texture you started off with.
- Spray with a dry shampoo: This is especially true at night. A good spritz around your hairline will absorb oil and add volume, and doing it at night helps you skip a step in the morning. Just make sure to work it into your hair and brush it out.
- Avoid moisture: "Humidity and water can be the ultimate destroyers for blow-drys," says Nick Penna, creative director of Boston's Be Styled blow-dry lounge. So when it's time for a shower, be certain to wear a shower cap to protect your perfect coif.
- Try a clarifying shampoo: These types of cleansers are full of colour-stripping surfactants (the stuff that makes your shampoo and soaps lather). The faster you can get to your freshly dyed hair, the better; just make sure you deep condition afterwards.
- Call the hotline: If you experience unwanted results from an at-home hair colour, immediately call the hotline number on the side or back of the box. The company representative can offer you professional advice on what to do next.
- Face the facts: The only true way to lighten colour is to remove it. But once that unwanted colour has been removed from your hair, sometimes toners have to be added to colour-correct. Sure, there are colour-removing products like L'Oreal ColorZap ($9.49) readily available, but if your too-dark colour is still not looking right, heading to a professional is probably the best option.
How to prevent it in the first place: Since semi-permanent or demi-permanent colours typically fade a lot faster than permanent colours, they are often more gentle for the home colourist. And when colouring your hair at home, go only one to two levels lighter or darker than your natural hair colour to avoid "oh no" moments. While most at-home colour includes a description of what the shade will be (such as medium-light brown), keep in mind that level one equals black and level 10 is light blonde.
To get the look at home, start with Kevin.Murphy Easy.Rider Anti-Frizz Crème ($35.95) on damp hair and blow dry. Then, use a curling iron on random sections to add more texture. Get the complete tutorial when you keep reading.
The look starts with Oribe Gel Serum on wet hair to achieve a sleek blow-dry. Section by section, use an oversize two-inch curling iron to create bountiful curls. While hair cools, pin curls flat on the head in the direction you want them to fall. Finish the style by releasing the curls and brushing them out; run Supershine Moisturising Cream through your strands for a high-shine look. And for the nails, celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann used Lady Is a Tramp, a dark burgundy shade that paired perfectly with Upton's brick-red lipstick.
At the Third Person premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak was in no mood to wait until Spring 2014 to try this look on Mila Kunis. Inspired by Mila's white Burberry dress, a centre-parted low pony only seemed fitting for the dress's deep V and sexy silhouette. To get this look, Roszak started by prepping Mila's hair with L'Oreal Elnett Heat Protect Spray. After blowing Mila's hair dry with a round brush, Roszak then created a middle part, teasing at the crown for volume. Next, Roszak sectioned the hair at the ears, pulling the back portion into a low ponytail. To make this look perfect, Roszak pulled Mila's sides back, wrapped them around the pony, and secured with bobby pins for a high-on-glamour finish.
To create Lily's shiny curls, Roszak first prepped her damp hair with mousse before rough-drying her hair. Next, she curled sections of Lily's hair with a 3/4-inch curling iron towards her face and set the look with pin curls. "The key is to create the perfect S wave in front of the face by manipulating the hair with a comb and pinning in place," Roszak explained. "Once the head was set, I sprayed all over with L'Oréal Extra Strong Hold Elnett Hairspray like Elnett Satin Supreme Hold Volume Hairspray ($3.99)." Lily completed the glamorous look with equally stunning makeup. She focused on a bright purple lipstick hue, balancing out the look with her signature bold brows and a silvery smoky eye complete with winged eyeliner.