If you drop a pretty penny coloring your hair, then you definitely want it to look beautiful and vibrant for as long as possible. But since so many factors can easily make hair color fade, turn brassy, or change color completely, it's best to know what you can do to counteract those situations. That's why we turned to celebrity hair colorist George Papanikolas to find out his pro tips to maintain hair color. You can rest assured that your locks will continue to look shiny and gorgeous up until your next color update — whether at the salon or at home.
Summer usually means it's time to lighten your hair color — or does it? These days, there's no universal answer that fits every woman. We're all different, which is why you'll look gorgeous in a shade that complements your individual skin tone. We turned to celebrity hair colorist George Papanikolas from the Andy LeCompte Salon in Los Angeles, who's sharing his advice on the hues that look best on dark, olive, and fair complexions. Which one will you choose?
Breaking celebrity hairstyle news: Nicole Richie is back to blond. "Last night we played Clueless," she wrote. Colorist George Papanikolas took Nicole from a chocolate brown hue to the lighter shade shown here. "Usually I recommend doing a transition from dark hair to light blond hair over the course of a few months to maintain the dignity of the hair," he says. "But Nicole was over being a brunette, and was determined to be a blonde, so instead we did it over the course of a week with several sessions." Thinking of making a similarly drastic change? George says that deep-conditioning is a must (he recommends Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor, $19) throughout the process.