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How to Create Cover-Worthy Color

Where do your clients look for inspiration for seasonal color changes? The covers of their favorite beauty magazines. To help you navigate through the latest celebrity color trends, we rounded up four of the hottest cover looks, and then we got the inside scoop from the colorist who created them.

Shailene Woodley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron-the hottest celebrities are stunning on the summer covers of our fave consumer beauty magazines. What do these cover girls have in common? Gorgeous haircolor, thanks to Tracey Cunningham, Redken Creative Consultant for Color. She gave us the details and a few tips on how she created those spectacular, cover-worthy hues.


Ladies' Home Joual Cover Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus

"Rich, multi-dimensional shades are extremely popular right now, and Julia's luscious brunette is one of my favorite colors to create. With a super shiny finish, and fine highlights woven throughout to create depth, this look is perfect for every occasion."


InStyle Cover Star Shailene Woodley

"Shailene loves a low-maintenance style, so this pixie cut and natural color is perfect for her! To emphasize her layers and keep maintenance to a minimum, I created this multi-dimensional copper-brown with warm highlights throughout, so she still has that natural look, but with a rocker-chic side."

Cover Star Drew Barrymore

"I've been Drew's colorist since 2009, and I have made her hair every color imaginable! All stars go glam every once in a while, but if Drew didn't have to go to work, she'd have rock and roll hair all the time." If you have a color-loving client like Drew, Cunningham says to recommend a color care line like Redken Color Extend Magnetics Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner to keep the color fresh and vibrant.

Cover Star Charlize Theron

"Charlize is the definition of a blonde bombshell. I love that everyone is going blonde this summer, but it's important that you take special care of those locks as they are more prone to fading and damage from the sun." Cunningham says to suggest Redken's new Blonde Idol maintenance system to clients so they can keep their blonde beautiful between salon visits.

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