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The best way to escape post-winter doldrums? Give yourself a new look.
Celebs are coloring their hair by the dozens this spring and these latest dye jobs—including Christina Hendricks' departure from her signature red, Khloe Kardashian's sudden blonde moment and Hilary Duff's aqua locks—have got us thinking about how to debut new hues ourselves.
Enter Jennifer J., an E! Style Collective member who has created color changes for Julia Roberts, January Jones and Kristen Stewart, with fresh ideas for how to re-vamp our strands for spring, courtesy of the latest in celebrity hair coloring trends.
Lighten up without going blonde: "More and more, the new spring color is about pastel shades," the colorist declared. Take cues from Kylie Jenner, Katy Perry and Duff by going for green, pink and blue shades. Concerned that your nine-to-five will frown upon pastel tresses? Ask your colorist to lightly weave faint color in and out of your stands for a more subtle take on the trend.
Go low maintenance: If you don't have the time or money for frequent salon trips, try balayage (in which random and subtle highlights are created—no foils required). The method doesn't require dying or bleach the hair from the roots (much of the color placement starts mid-shaft) and creates a lived-in look that doesn't leave harsh lines near the roots upon grow out.
"It's so versatile that it is great to incorporate into almost any color," Jennifer said.
Go big: With so many actors dying their locks, it seems that the bigger the change the better, Jennifer said. If you have a hankering to go much darker, lighter or for a candy-colored hue, take the plunge. Worst-case scenario, should you not like the shade, you can always change it back, like Cameron Diaz recently did when going back to blonde from brunette, or Kim Kardashian did when reverting from platinum to chocolate locks.
If the bevy of stars who are stepping out as hair color quick-change artists are any indication, we too can take our color to far out places—and back again. So how will you color your spring?