Don't trust the model on the box. Sure, the woman smiling on the front of the box looks beautiful, but the color of her hair is a fantasy. "The color always ends up lighter than the model's hair on the packaging," says colorist Dana Ionato of the Sally Hershberger Downtown salon in New York City. "The developer in at_home permanent dyes is very strong stronger that the ones we use in the salon so it lifts the color and makes it lighter than what you see on the box." A better estimate on how the color will end up is the chart on the top of the box, which shows you the final color you get from a range of different hair_color shades.
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.