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The Office's Angela Kinsey on Her Hair Color Know-How

Feb 1 2011 - 3:10am
Angela Kinsey may play snarky, eccentric same-named Angela on The Office [1], but in real life she's a busy actress and hair color aficionado who's currently Clairol [2]'s brand ambassador. She has plenty to say about hair, so just keep reading.

On ways to avoid looking washed out:
"I recommend looking in magazines at gals with your similar coloring. You can see what you think works or not. And of course, after you get that perfect hair color . . . a little blush goes a long way!"

On the good and bad sides of experimenting with hair color:
"I once wore a black wig to a Halloween [3] party, and I looked like a zombie. The dark hair absorbed any color I had in my face. So I think I'll say no to dark hair. One time when I was younger, I put pink streaks in my hair. I know, I know — but it was a fun phase. I actually loved it. I felt so sassy."

On what's actually pretty cool about her character Angela on The Office:
"My character has had some awesome updos. I love all of the braids, especially the braid headband. That is all of my hair, gals. No pieces! And I also love the ponytail with the big sweep of hair going from the front to the back in a crescent motion."

On whether there's such a thing as too blond:
"Most definitely. If you’re too blond and really fair, you can end up looking completely washed out. The hair color experts at Clairol [4] always recommend going just two shades lighter or darker from your original hair color for best results. That way, no one will ever have to experience a “too blond” moment. And yes, in my years of doing my own hair color, I have gone way too blond. It's a common mistake but easily fixed."

On keeping your hair healthy between colorings to avoid breakage:
"Dried-out, frizzy hair that won’t cooperate is the worst. Don't wash your hair all of the time. I mean, I don't want you looking all gross and greasy, but ponytail it a day or two to give your hair a break."


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