Touch up your roots and only your roots. "I've seen so many clients who come in because they touched up their roots but accidentally dyed their ends, too," says Ionato. "The ends of your hair are more porous, so they suck up color very quickly." So quickly, in fact, that the runoff from rinsing out your roots can stain them. To avoid this, apply conditioner to your ends right before you rinse out the color at the top of your head. Or you could try this quick tip: Mix about one teaspoon of cornstarch into the dye to prevent it from dripping down through the rest of your hair.
Beige Hair : There's little variation in this soft, light shade of blonde, which is what makes it so special. It has an even more dramatic effect if it closely resembles your skin tone, like you see here with Nicole Kidman. Softly Contrasting Hair : Selena Gomez's surprise transformation from brunette to blonde is sure to inspire others. What makes her switch different from other blonde makeovers? Soft brown roots and her still_dark brows. The intentional contrast is both pretty and convenient, as it will allow her hair to grow out with less maintenance. "Ask your colorist to put a darker semi_permanent color at the roots while leaving the face frame and the ends lighter, allowing for purposeful roots," recommends Clairol Color Director James Corbett.