Alicia Keys went for a few barely-there highlights framing her face—and the results are so, so pretty. Ted Gibson Brazen Brown Shampoo ($24.95) helps illuminate rich, nutty tones in brown hair.
Woven through the top layers of her dark brown hair, Beyonce’s luscious, caramel highlights add dimension and drama to her style. “To keep your color from fading, hit the salon between appointments for a gloss treatment,” says Backe. “Or, cover your roots with a marker—I always recommend Touch Back Marker.”
Vanessa Simmons works a did-she-or-didn’t-she moment with a few subtle, cinnamon-hued streaks. Looking for a natural way to subtly change your haircolor? Backe suggests henna. “It’s a plant, so it’s all-natural and conditioning,” he says. “But because henna stains the hair, you can’t then apply regular highlights or color. Not a good idea for commitment-phobes!”