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We know it’s tricky, but you don’t have to be afraid of coloring your hair at home. Here are some professional DIY tips from color expert Estelle Baumhauer, Color Director at, an online company that provides personalized home hair color: 1. Color selection “Choose a hair color within 2 shades of your natural color,” Estelle recommends. “Colors outside of this range could look unflattering and unnatural on you.” 2. Read the instructions Always read your instructions thoroughly before you apply color. “Make sure you’re clear on the length of time to

We know the feeling: you want big, fluffy hair, but yours is just too thin and fine! It might feel like your everlasting crutch – but we’re here to tell you otherwise. Teasing (or backcombing, as it’s also called) can actually coax thin hair into extra body and height. See, sometimes it’s ok to be a tease! But before you work yourself into a tangle, follow these lifelines for a tease that’ll leave ‘em hanging! What NOT to do: Got texture? Teasing with natural texture can make hair insanely tangled –

How to avoid the dreaded halo effect and other mishaps when coloring your hair at home. What is the halo effect?  It is not a video game or an endearing gold circle around your head that makes you look angelic.  The halo effect is a ring of dark hair that wraps like an ill-fitted sweatband around your head. It occurs during your application when you overlap new color on your previously colored hair. To prevent the halo there are a couple of easy steps you can take when coloring your

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