The Ultimate Guide to Every Celebrity Hair Colour on the Spectrum
January is prime makeover season. You're revamping your closet, shedding unwanted pounds, and vowing to get better skin. So, go ahead and add a hair remix to this month's to-do list. Now, we're not talking about going under the shears for a hefty chop — a new colour can actually create a splash without the massive commitment. But how do you know which shade to choose? We can't tell you how many times we've been to the salon and wondered: what is auburn really going to look like? Sometimes those little hair swatches just don't communicate how the hue will look on a human head. That's why we've rounded up a full-spectrum hair-colour cheat sheet to guide your next salon appointment featuring celebrity examples (because goodness knows they love to change up their hair). From the brightest of blonds to midnight black, everyone can find an exciting new shade from this list.
Before you pick up the bottle of bleach, you need a few pointers. If you're already a blonde, consider trying an auburn hue like Emma Stone or an offbeat rose-gold shade à la Sienna Miller. You can easily get this change-up from an at-home kit or by using a semipermanent hair gloss, which fades within weeks and works with your hair's natural tone. Darker hair colours will need to seek professional help to get a drastic change. If you're going more than two shades lighter, you'll need to make an appointment for a double-process colour where the original colour is lightened to create a base for the new shade. Brunettes should look toward the middle of the hair-colour wheel. Try a warm chestnut like Kate Mara or a "bronde" similar to Jourdan Dunn. Keep in mind that these major dye jobs are more high maintenance when it comes to root upkeep — unless ombré is your end goal. Whatever your hair-colour choice for 2015, let this rainbow of beautiful celebrity shades be your guide to all the colour options available. They don't say "new year, new you" for nothing!