20 Great Examples of Beautiful Hair Color

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An Absolutely Gorgeous Hair Color

Jessica Biel. Carlos Alvarez, Getty Images

If you have light brown hair or even dark blonde hair, blonde highlights can add a ton of depth to your hair. You can weave in up to 3 different types of colors. Ask your stylist about lowlights as well. If you have blonde hair, darker lowlights add more contrast.

This amazing hair color on actress Jessica Biel is a great example of ombré color (see photos of 20 Amazing Ombre Hairstyles). You can get this gradient effect with the balayage technique.

If you love ombré color, you'll should peruse my gallery of fabulous "bronde" hair colors.

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Blake Lively's Coveted Blonde Hair

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Blake Lively has hair many women covet. Not just for its length and waves, but for its perfect blonde color. Lively's blonde locks are coveted, so much so you wouldn't know her natural hair is actually much darker than this. She's also gone red, which you can see below for yourself in the gallery ofBlake Lively's best hairstyles

So how to get this perfect blonde? It depends on your base color. When it comes to hair color, you basically have 3 options: highlighting, single-process color or double process. In this article, Should You Highlight or Get Single Process Color?, I share a few tips to help you sort out the best option for your hair.

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Reese Witherspoon's Balayage Blonde

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Balayage is taking the country's salons by storm and works on all hair colors, but is especially great on blondes with a beautiful base like Reese Witherspoon, pictured here. I've been getting balayage for many years now. Find out more about balayage in this article and in My Best Blonde Hair Tips and Tricks.

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Jessica Biel's Soft Brown Hair Color

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Bronde or "brown blonde" is that perfect shade between blonde and brunette that was first made popular back in 2007 by supermodel Gisele Bundchen and remains popular into 2013. Learn more about the technique in this photo gallery of 20 luscious bronde hairstyles.

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Jessica Biel's Ombré Locks

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Ombré hair color has been popping up on red carpets for more than a year and is a great color option for brunettes (see model Lily Aldridge pictured on this page, she's sporting ombré color). Learn more in this photo gallery of 20 amazing ombré hairstyles.

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Erica Campbell Two-Tonal Hair

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African-American women have many options when it comes to coloring hair. You can tint your hair, add highlights of color or try wigs and weaves to change it up without having to opt for permanent-never-washes-out color. More for black hair:

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Gray Hair? Either Dye it ... or Don't

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Helen Mirren dyes her hair blonde, but many women are opting to keep their gray hair gray.

See photos of gorgeous gray hairstyles

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Keri Hilson's Blonde Hair

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For more black hairstyle ideas, see my gallery of Black hairstyle trends.

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The Amazing Ombre Hair Trend

Whitney Port ombre hair. Bryan Bedder // Getty Images

This gorgeous color on Whitney Port is yet another great example of ombré color (see photos of 20 Amazing Ombre Hairstyles). You can get this gradient effect with the balayage technique.

Also check out my gallery of fabulous "bronde" hair colors.

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Not Everyone Can Get Away With This Red Color

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I'm not a fan, but Maggie Rizer must know what she's doing, she's made millions as a supermodel.

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Sarah Jessica's "Bronde" Hairstyle

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One of the hottest hair color trends right now, "bronde" hair color is perfect for the brunette who wants blonde highlights but isn't keen on going all the way -- blonde, of course.

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Another Great Red Hair Color

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Not all red hair is natural. I know many women with red hair so gorgeous you'd never know it came from a bottle.

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Gwen Stefani's Famous Platinum Locks

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Gwen Stefani's known for her platinum hair color and her red lips. Find out if platinum hair color suits you in Can You Get Away With Platinum Hair?

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Dip-Dye Hair Color

Sharni Vinson. Frazer Harrison

Dip-dye hair color became popular in 2011 and remains popular today. See more examples of what can be done with dip-dye in the gallery below.

Colors for Hair: 20 Amazing Bright Colors for Hair

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Emma Stone's Gorgeous Auburn Locks

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Almost everyone can go red, what's most important is finding the right shade of red. If you want to go red, I suggest not trying it on your own. Get a professional consultation. You won't believe the number of emails I get from women whose hair turned out orange when they went the box route.

See a photo gallery of Emma Stone's best hairstyles.

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A Gorgeous Gray Hairstyle

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Many women with gray hair choose to color their hair, covering up the gray. More and more women with gray hair are embracing the grays. Grays and silvers are gorgeous colors, so much so that a few years ago, young models were coloring their hair gray and it was a trend of the moment.

For inspiration, see this gallery of 20 gorgeous gray hairstyles.

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Dip-Dye Hairstyles

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This dip-dye or ombré hairstyle is gorgeous and super trendy at the moment.

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See 10 more amazing examples of hair color

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Olivia Munn's Sleek Black Hair

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20 Great Color Choices for Hair

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Khloe Kardashian's Sexy Ombre Hair

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Khloe Kardashian with ombre hair color. Ethan Miller for Getty Images

This gorgeous color on Khloe Kardashian is yet another great example of ombré color (see photos of 20 Amazing Ombre Hairstyles). You can get this gradient effect with the balayage technique.

Check out 20 Great Color Choices for Hair