The Beauty Breakdown: The Best Celebrity Hair Color Inspiration

Here's exactly what to ask your colorist for (or how to do it yourself!)

01 of 09

BEYONCÉ

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Obsessed with Queen B's hue? The woman responsible for the shade, Rita Hazan, is sharing her secrets. “Ask your colorist for a warm golden blonde with baby blonde accents and depth in the roots,” she advises.

02 of 09

TAYLOR SWIFT

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The singer's bold platinum shade is perfect for summer — especially if you're already blonde. But don't try this at home! Turn to a pro, who knows how to bleach your strands as light as Tay's without causing crazy damage, and ask for a warm-toned platinum.

03 of 09

SARAH JESSICA PARKER

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You don't have to be SJP to have multidimensional color as amazing as hers — but it helps to know exactly what to ask for: “A neutral brown base color with painted sunkissed hi-lights, with lots of contrast,” says her longtime pro Gina Gilbert.

04 of 09

LUCY HALE

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When Hale wanted to go lighter, her hairstylist, Kristin Ess, kept her roots dark to match her eyebrows. “When someone has dark bold brows like Lucy, you have to keep a little bit of a natural root in there,” she told PeopleStyle of the warm blonde shade.

05 of 09

ARIEL WINTER

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Colorist Ashlee Zakar says it took three sessions to perfect Ariel's “very bright and very pigmented red”, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to go for a similar shade at home. A highly-pigmented true red dye (like this one created by Paramour's Hayley Williams!) is all you need.

06 of 09

CHRISSY TEIGEN

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With dark roots and blonde ends, Chrissy's vibrant ombré is envied by brunettes everywhere. Want it for summer? Her colorist, Tracey Cunningham, says to ask for a light toffee blonde shade with rich, even tones.

07 of 09

KERRY WASHINGTON

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Adding vampy highlights like Kerry's at the Met Gala is easy to do at home with a bold semi-permanent dye — and a deep shade like hers will show up even on dark strands.

08 of 09

ASHLEY TISDALE

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Hairstylist Kristin Ess tells PeopleStyle that Tisdale wanted her hair to have the rose gold Instagram filter “all day everyday,” which is exactly what she did for the star. And if you're already blonde, it'll take you a mere five minutes DIY with these tips from Kristin.

09 of 09

KATE HUDSON

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Colorist Cassondra Kaeding tells PeopleStyle Hudson's brighter blonde was made possible by tiny hand-painted sections. “I balayaged Kate’s blonde, inserting soft baby blonde highlights to frame the face and add dimension.”

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