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Hair Trends: Time to Shine

Spring is just around the corner (finally!) and the sun won't be the only thing shining this season. Hair trends are leaning toward high-gloss hair color and beautiful, shiny styles. Whether it be a low ponytail, slicked back roots, or beachy waves, the glossier, the better! Tiffany Conway, owner of CoCo Cheveux Salon, gives her tips on how to get the polish.

Wella Launches Innovative, New Color Additive, Color.id

Wella Professionals recently announced the launch of its brand new, one-of-a-kind Color.id, a color additive used with permanent color that allows stylists to paint multiple colors, placed right next to each other, without the hues bleeding or smashing together.

2014 Oscars Beauty: Kate Hudson's Bombshell Blonde

Joico Celebrity Colorist Denis de Souza created a stunning, bombshell blonde hair color for actress Kate Hudson at the recent 2014 Academy Awards. Gushing over Hudson’s retro-glam look, De Souza says, “Kate is young and in great shape so she's showing a lot of her beautiful golden skin with that open back! This draped back goes so well with her hair color and the style.

2014 Oscars Beauty: Sandra Bullock's Beautiful Brunette

For the recent 86th Annual Academy Awards, Joico Celebrity Colorist Denis de Souza created a beautiful, rich brunette for Oscar nominee Sandra Bullock.

Hair Color How To: Create Ciara's Grammys Red Carpet Hair Color

L'Oréal Professionnel Artist Jason Backe re-created Ciara's beautiful, dark blonde hair color, as seen on the 2014 Grammys red carpet, using L'Oréal Professionnel hair color products. See the steps below to create the look for your client!

Step 1: Isolate side sections with a horizontal parting on each side of the parietal ridge.

Hair Color How To: Perfect Purple Pixie by Lauren Sill

Luxelab’s Master Stylist, resident Kerastase Lead Educator, Shu Uemura Teacher and all around Hair Hero Lauren Sill created these uniquely gorgeous versions of her client Melody's classic pixie cut and eye-popping color.  

Red Carpet Color: Naomi Watts' Bombshell Blonde

Actress Naomi Watts stood out on last night's Oscars red carpet wearing a beautiful, classic Hollywood gown and bombshell blonde locks swept to one side. Celebrity stylist Tracey Cunningham, who created Watts' gorgeous color, used Redken color products to get the look. Here, Cunningham shares her formula for recreating Watt's perfect dark blonde:

NATURAL LEVEL: 6, Dark Blonde

Red Carpet Color: Camila Alves' Perfect Dark Brown

Celebrity stylist Tracey Cunningham created a gorgeous, natural-looking, dark brown hair color for Camila Alves at last night's 86th Annual Academy Awards. Paired with her beautiful, pink blush gown, the look was striking. Here, Cunningham shares the color formula to recreate this look:

NATURAL LEVEL: 3, Dark Brown
 
HIGHLIGHT FORMULA:

Red Carpet Color: Jessica Biel's Beautiful Brunette

Jessica Biel walked last night's Oscars red carpet in a gorgeous, shimmery gown and warm, rich, brown waves. Celebrity stylist Tracey Cunningham used Redken color to create the picture-perfect look. Get the formula here:  

NATURAL LEVEL: 4, Medium Brown
 
BASE FORMULA:
2 oz. 5WB Golden Hazel Shades EQ Cream
2 oz. 10 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer
 

Beautiful Balayage by Kristen McDonell

Hair stylist Kristen McDonell worked with celebrity colorist and creator of J Beverly Hills, Max Eli, to help a client go from boxed color to flawless balayage. Here, McDonell provides her tips for creating the look: