Hair | Colored Hair: Get Inspired to Color Outside the Lines
  • Colorist Zoe Wiepert notes that color inspiration can come from anywhere – paintings, pictures or simply something you see in passing on the street. She says she's now noticing people bringing those inspirations to their colorists and wanting those colors applied to their hair.

    (ASOS T-shirt, $50, asos.com, Rebecca Minkoff friendship necklace, $118, rebeccaminkoff.com)

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  • Makeup artist Sarah Appleby applied Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Elle on model Nadine Naue's lips (on the right), noting that "with bold hair already being a statement, using one focus on your face to accentuate is enough, like a lip or an eye."

    (L to R: Piamita Zoe jumpsuit, $625, modaoperandi.com, pearl pendant necklace, $60, thatsfoxy.com; ASOS Dropwaist Pinafore Dress, $59, asos.com, Tibi Kaleidoscope slip dress, $385, tibi.com)

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  • For the softest hair shades, Wiepert notes that the diluted colors will start to fade at a faster rate. You can achieve these colors through semi or demi permanent color, or through chalk (Wiepert prefers Ricky's selection or Free People's brand).

    (L to R: Zara Printed Blazer, $99, zara.com, Free People Lace Racerback, $38, freepeople.com; Cynthia Rowley V Neck Dress, $325, cynthiarowley.com, Gorjana 3 Disc Necklace, $70, gorjana.com, Gorjana Astrology Shimmer Disc, $38, gorjana.com)

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  • When working with more vibrant hair hues, Appleby notes that creams are easier to work with because you'll get more consistent coverage and you can blend multiple colors together. Another bonus? You can easily layer until you get the shade you want.

    (L to R: Zara Double Breasted Waist Coat, $89, zara.com, Rag & Bone Belt, $175, rag-bone.com, ASOS Tattoo Print Pencil Skirt, $54, asos.com; Free People Floral Blouse, $48, freepeople.com)

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  • Even if you just want to try out a "fun" color for a night out, it helps to know which shade will compliment your skin tone. Wiepert advises that if you have strong pink or red tones in your skin, don't use those anywhere in your hair, or it will simply bring them out in your face. The same advice goes for strong gold and olive undertones in your skin; you'll want to steer away from emphasizing those colors in your hair.

    (L to R: Piamita Zoe jumpsuit, $625, modaoperandi.com, pearl pendant necklace, $60, thatsfoxy.com; ASOS T-shirt, $50, asos.com, Rebecca Minkoff friendship necklace, $118, rebeccaminkoff.com)

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  • To match the soft, diffused hair look, Appleby lined model Naue's eyes (on the left) with NARS' Larger then Life Long-wear Liner in Barrow Street, a pale green. Again, she chose to highlight one part of each of the girls' looks, keeping the hair the main focus.

    (L to R: Zara Printed Blazer, $99, zara.com, Free People Lace Racerback, $38, freepeople.com; Cynthia Rowley V Neck Dress, $325, cynthiarowley.com, Gorjana 3 Disc Necklace, $70, gorjana.com, Gorjana Astrology Shimmer Disc, $38, gorjana.com)

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  • Although our model may have dusty-blue hair, her refined French twist still makes the look sophisticated. Appleby completed the look with Make Up Forever Aqua Cream in Light Lilac Shimmer dusted over the eyes.

    (Rebecca Minkoff Charlotte Jumpsuit, $488, rebeccaminkoff.com, Bauble Bar Spike Wrap Bracelet, $36, baublebar.com)

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  • Wiepert used hair chalk to create this final look, noting that whenever you use chalk you should always cover your clothes because the chalk will dust off a bit. Run your fingers through your hair to loosen the tone of the chalk and to make sure it has settled, but never wear white underneath, just to be safe!

    (Feel the Piece Dramarama Tank Top, $88, shopbop.com, Zara Maxi Pearl Necklace, $29, zara.com)

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