There is nothing as striking as a fiery, natural red-head.  Emma Stone (above), Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Bryce Dallas Howard, Connie Britton, Darby Stanchfield, and Isla Fisher are just a few of Hollywood’s most beautiful flame-throwers.  However, for many of us, “natural” turned into “enhanced” by the time we reached 22.   Celebrity colorist, Heather Cie, has tended the locks Hollywood A-Listers Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore, and Emma Stone (above), to Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, during her tenure at Mèche Salon in Beverly Hills.  Now co-owner of Cie Sparks Salon in Malibu, Cie is helping some of its most beautiful beach beauties add in some ginger hues for the summer.  Warning the do-it-at-homers, though, “Red is a commitment. The first thing I would tell people is to make sure that they know that red is the hardest color to keep in the hair, and the hardest to get out. If you want to go red then you need to really think about it first, and be ready for the upkeep!”  Here are some of Cie’s additional tips:

  • If you are going with a strawberry blonde/red hue you could always go darker so that it fades into the perfect color. But otherwise, red in general unfortunately does fade fairly easier than other colors.
  • Golden, natural copper tones mimic more natural redheads than the violet tones which look more fake.
  • If you want it to look more natural, then definitely have your colorist dye your eyebrows a reddish tone to match your head.
  • To maintain a beautiful color, whether it is red, blonde, brunette, etc., people definitely have to use a color safe shampoo and conditioner. I highly recommend ORIBE products, and Fabuloso by Evo works wonders for color toning conditioners. I also custom make my clients a toning shampoo and conditioner to help them maintain their new color, so definitely ask your colorist if they can do the same for you.
  • If you can, don’t wash your hair as much as you may be used to. Using cold water is a must in helping to maintain the hues, and of course using the correct products to take care of your hair will help as well!


BangsLooking to update your look and give it some polish?  Bangs are flattering for any age and hair texture, according to celebrity stylist, Kattia Solano, of NYC’s Butterfly Studio Salon.  Solano, who’s clients have included Blake Lively, Adrienne Bailon, Olivia Palermo, Rose McGowan and Lauren Santo Domingo, suggests that having fab fringe means finding the right style for your face shape, and for your lifestyle!

Looking clockwise from top left, Oval faces (like Hannah Simone’s) are perfect for basically any bang.  “Select a bang that compliments your current cut to frame your face perfectly,” suggests Solano.  Heart-shaped faces (like Reese Witherspoon’s) have wider foreheads in comparison to their chins.  Long and tapered bangs with a center part or side sweep will “bring balance” to this face, as opposed to rounder shapes (like Rachel Bilson’s), which are pretty symmetrical.  “Choppy, asymmetrical bangs or long, face-framing bangs with a center part will help to elongate the face, drawing the eye upwards and giving your face more vertical space,” she suggests, and thick and tapered, whispy bangs on square faces (like Olivia Wilde’s), as they “add more visual width to your forehead which will soften your features and make your eyes pop.”

Not yet ready for a permanent update?  Solano recommends temporary bangs from Hair U Wear and Socap/ She USA, which are both found at Butterfly’s Bang Bar.


Becca Champagne

Its seems that YouTuber, Jaclyn Hill, knows how to to keep the champagne flowing for her millions of fans.  The former makeup artist has teamed up with BECCA Cosmetics again for the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette (inset).  Soon-to-be-released at Sephora, the limited-edition, iconic face palette, features five shades of highlighter and blush.  Hill is the creator of the original Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Pop.  Just remember that beauty often comes at a price … this palette will retail for $59 (which comes with free shipping!).