Red with Touches of Blond
Dramatic champagne highlights punctuate Miley Cyrus's amber waves. "I am loving bold variation in tones right now," colorist Jason Backe says. "A really striking ribbon of a creamy blond, next to a medium golden blond lowlight, running through a soft base is major."
Medium Brown with Gold
“Highlights enhance a brunet shade with a va-va-va-voom factor,” colorist Tracey Cunningham says. For evidence, look no further than Eva Mendes’s sheer gold streaks.
Allover Blond Highlights
To achieve Jennifer Lopez's buttery fawn accents, her colorist Cunningham uses a conditioning gloss in an Irish cream shade, then highlights with an ammonia-free blond, and follows up with a clear gloss for added shine.
Dirty Blond with Light Blond Streaks
Jennifer Aniston's colorist Michael Canale describes her shade as "a caramelized blond with three signature highlights in sandy—almost beige—tones, to bring out her eye color." To time touch ups for this look, Canale advises, "try and set a regimen—every four weeks, six weeks, up to three months—and when you find it, stick with it."
Chestnut Brown with Ribbons of Red
Jessica Alba's warm hits of wine illuminate, but don't overwhelm, her deep natural brown. "Nothing is worse than obvious highlights," Canale says. And the best results come from "virgin hair because it's raw and uncolored and you get to make the color that you want," he says.