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Pantone recently announced that marsala is the new color of 2015. To figure out the best way to master the look, we asked George Papanikolas, Matrix celebrity stylist and color guru who has done the locs of Hollywood’s hottest stars.
When changing your hair color, it’s important to understand what works for your skin tone. To get Marsala hair color, go for a red-brown shade with a cool blue-ish undertone. It's a great color for ladies with dark and olive skin tones.
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Using color gives you options. “Try an all over color with natural color,” says Papanikolas, “or add accents with subtle marsala highlights.
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"If you have artificially dark color on your hair, you will need to first strip off some of the dark color to a red brown before applying the Marsala color over it," says Papanikolas. Color cannot lighten previously colored hair, so it's best to strip your hair of the color first.
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Keeping the color rich and vibrant requires using a gentle color safe shampoo that has a low PH and keeps the color vibrant. To get a deep red color like Kelis, Papanikolas recommends Matrix Biolage ColorLast Shampoo, which keeps the color vibrant for nine weeks.
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Colored hair needs extra moisture, so it’s important to keep the color looking glossy and vibrant to maintain that overall deep marsala shade. Papanikolas recommends Matrix Oil Wonders Egyptian Hibiscus Color Caring Oil.
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