Hot Hair: To Dye For

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ESSENCE.COM Aug, 02, 2011

1 of 10 Michael Williams

Add oomph to your short natural by tinting the tips a vibrant violet! Redken Color Extend Conditioner ($15, amazon.com) will keep your color dazzling, not dull.

2 of 10 Peter Buckingham

Bold streaks give this bob a modern edge. To make the shade pop, apply a dime-size amount of Keihl’s Silk Groom Serum ($18, nordstrom.com) throughout dry hair.

3 of 10 Alex Beauchesrie

An asymmetrical bang and heavenly honey blond hue will get you noticed! Make it last with Rusk Sensories Brilliance Grapefruit and Honey Leave In Color Protector ($13, amazon.com).

4 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

If you go for professional color, never get a relaxer on the same day. Instead, straighten strands by applying Paul Mitchell Relaxing Balm ($20, drugstore.com) and then flat-ironing hair.

5 of 10 Peter Buckingham

Achieve a multi-dimensional effect with copper, light brown and blond streaks. You’ll reveal a new hue wherever you part your hair! Ted Gibson Color Conditioner ($26, folica.com) prevents fading.

6 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

You can’t go wrong with warm blonde shade that’s not too yellow or ashy. Get the look at home with Dark & Lovely Semi-Permanent Color in Honey Blonde ($4, amazon.com).

7 of 10 Michael Williams

Red hair is notoriously quick to fade! John Frieda Radiant Red Color Last Conditioner ($5.73, walmart.com) helps keep your crimson from going brassy or dull — plus, it smells terrific.

8 of 10 Darren Keith

Jet-black hair is always a dramatic look. Keep your shade looking rich and glossy with Aveda Black Malva Color Shampoo and it’s coordinating Conditioner ($19 each, aveda.com).

9 of 10 Peter Chin

Achieve brilliant black haircolor at home with L’Oreal Paris Feria Haircolor in Black Leather ($9, walmart.com). Stay bright with ARTec Color-Depositing Shampoo ($14.99, folica.com).

10 of 10 Michael Williams

To protect your honey-highlighted tresses from heat damage, apply Wella Color Preserve Thermal Protector ($13.99, amazon.com) before using a flat iron or hair dryer.

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