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I want to change my hair color, but don't know to what! Help?! :]

Sooo... I've been doing the same color for years now. It's a beautiful color, and it works for me very well. I get compliments daily. But I have lost 30 pounds, have been going to the gym, and just feel different and would like a drastic change to add to my new self! Based off of my profile picture, what colors would you recommend?

 

I want to go blonde... but I think it will be a disaster. My colorist and all of my friends said they don't think I should do that. And besides, I don't want to hurt my hair too much.

 

I don't want to mess with the cut, because I am trying to grow it out.

 

Thanks! :]

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The top picture is something along the same lines that I  have done before, a while ago.

 

And the bottom  picture, I was liking this a lot, but I am so pale... and that is why even more blonde would probably be a disaster. Her roots are my natural color, so I thought this would also be more low maintenance than my dark red hair.

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I think the photo of VS model Alessandra's look can be tailored to fit your features and characteristics. I actually find that Alessandra's complexion and hair color fit her more neutral/tan coloring, so to adapt that to your more fair complexion and to work with your look already, I think you can go lighter, but keep your highlights warmer than Alessandra's photo. A color like that may look to ashen on your skin, especially if the rest of your hair color is altered or lightened up.

 

Try to have your highlights be more sunny and golden compared to her's which are a much cooler blonde while your photo has your highlights at a much warmer, caramel type shade.

 

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Aim for highlights and lowlights in the shade range of the two Kate Hudson photos and I would sya make your highlights no lighter than what Rachel McAdam's color in the bottom photo is.

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OMG! That's so awesome that you have lost 30 pounds and you certainly deserve a great makeover hair color and all. I love the bottom picture just take it to our stylist and I'm sure you can come up with a similar color to the bottom picture. Great job on the weight loss there's never anything easy about that you've accomplished a lot and should be very proud of yourself!Smiley Happy

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Thanks so much beautylovingirl. It was a hard task and I am not done yet, but it feels great! I did send the picture to my colorist and she did say it would take a lot of work and bleach, which scares me. I don't want yucky hair! But keeping my options open!

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Well whatever you decide on I'm sure it will look great and you definitely deserve it!

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Thanks lylysa! I am just afraid that full out blonde will wash me out and not look good? But I guess if I want a drastic change I need to take some risks!

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No need to go full on blonde, take the photos to your colorist and state you want a good base color and use the Kate Hudson and Rachel McAdams photos as reference for the shades for highlights and low lights. Smiley Happy

 

Congrats on the weight loss as well!

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Hi Liveinlovexx I love your current hair, but have you considered red? It would spice up your look and not be to difficult to achieve with your current shade.

 

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keelybt, like a bright red? Or maybe put some bright red highlights in it? Hmm... nope. That may be nice!! Thanks for the idea!

 

Soo many good ideas, I love my Sephora forum friends! :]

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Not necessarily BRIGHT red but something like this best-red-hair-styles-of-2012.jpg

 

Re: I want to change my hair color, but don't know to what! Help?! :]

That's very similar and reminds me of Famke Janssen's hair color when she played Jean Gray/Phoenix in the X-Men series!  It's a much deeper, cool toned red, so it's still suitable for fairer complexions but isn't so bright!

 

Red is going to take a bit of maintenance as the pigment used tends to fade and get brassy quick, but there are tons of preservation products and tips/techniques to keep color vibrant!

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That color is very very pretty! I will have to show it to my colorist and see if it would work well! Thanks!

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Yeah red can be harder. I actually have red in my hair now, not has vibrant, but a dark red, and it does fade quick!

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Pureology makes their Reviving Red line that is stellar, also, John Freida's red glaze is a great steal, it's efficient, keeps locks shiny and vibrant, plus it doesn't break the bank!

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Sweet, thanks lylysa, I will give those a try! :]

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You're welcome! Smiley Happy If you end up making some changes to your hair, keep us posted and share pics!

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I finally did my hair! Went for the more red idea! Thanks keelybt! I still wanted blonde but they def all talked me out of it at the salon ha!  I will have to post a pic from my comp tomorrow since it won't let me do it from here :/

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I reccommend until you know what range and color you really want, try some semi permanent colors at home to see what you like and dont like, before you go permanant. They wash out within the month depending on how much you wash your hair. It gives you options with out permanently damaging your hair. Good luck with whatever you decide. Just remember you are beautiful no matter what color your hair color is.

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I'm so glad things worked out for you.  I have naturally amazing auburn hair.  A stylist suggested that I color it to make it shine even more--I was young and naive and didn't realize that ammonia and peroxide wreak havoc on virgin hair.  Please treat your hair gently and only color if needed.  I have to cover some grays now, but back then my hair was probably my best feature and I have never felt it as soft and silky as it used to be.

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Yeah pinklissamel, I would totally do some semi-colors if I could have, but my hair (as you see in the profile pic I currently have) is pretty dark, so lighter colors wouldn't have worked! :/ But I do have red tint to my natural hair, so going back to red more so than brown was easy! And yeah gigisd, some days I wish I would have never started to dye my hair, but I do keep taking great care of it. I use really good shampoo and protectants, and I really do try to hold out a few months before I do anything different to it! :] I'm dreading the gray hair when it makes it's way to me!

 

Anyways, here is the picture of my new hair!! (It's not the most drastic change, but I love it!) Oh and the lipstick in this picture is the BITE Mini duo lip color, the pink and red one, I am so in love with it!

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