Marilyn Monroe proved the gentlemen prefer blondes (some of the time), but thankfully for us, hair color technology has come a long way since the screen legend's platinum washes. This spring and summer, the best bevy of golden hues incorporates a range of trendy touches, from subtle highlights to brassy roots.
Rihanna's dark roots add downtown appeal to her sandy mane, while her single-processed locks give her curls uniform (and red-carpet) elegance.
Madonna adds dimension to her silky layers with youthful, buttery highlights.
Sporting ringlets to play a young Carrie Bradshaw, AnnaSophia Robb, uses hints of champagne to make her mane look more voluminous.
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Undoubtedly the shade of the season, fiery strands are this year's ultimate style statement. Though red dyes are the fastest to fade (the molecular size of artificial rosy particles is larger than that of any other hair color), this crop of cherry tints is well-worth a little extra maintenance. Our fave glaze? Alyson Hannigan's blue-based, garnet shade with strawberry-blonde highlights.
A more wearable version of the pastel pink trend (think Ellie Goulding's locks), Jayma Mays' subtle base gets flirt-appeal with semi-chunky sections of blush-blonde.
An easy way to play up natural cropped curls? Bleach the tips to mimic Viola Davis' red-hot rust shade from the Oscars.
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Out of all the hair colors, brunette beauties certainly have the most room to play with dyes and chromatic details. After all, dark strands are also ideal for camouflaging foiled (and at-home) blunders. As you consider your next shade switch (nay, shade enhancement), take a peek at how these screen sirens have customized their inky manes. We're currently crushing on Jordana Brewster's ebony-to-illuminated tresses.
A veil of golden highlights draws attention to Jennifer Love Hewitt's Party-ready smile.
Sandra Oh makes her dark locks look longer with subtle, shoulder-skimming touches of medium-brown highlights.
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Are you up for adding fresh splash of color to your curls this summer?