Coloring Your Hair At Home? Don't Follow Brit's Makeover Habits

01/05/2007 at 02:00 PM ET

To those of you jonesing for dramatic hair color makeovers à la Britney or the Olsen twins — hold on a minute. John Frieda head colorist Sharon Dorram-Krause, whose clients include Kate Hudson, Kate Winslet and Linda Evangelista, warns that non-celebrities should proceed carefully. “I don’t recommend it for the layperson because they don’t have a colorist at their disposal, and the hair really takes a beating [in the process],” says Dorram-Krause. “A lot of times [stars] aren’t doing these transformations overnight—it happens over stages.” She recommends deep conditiong with L’Occitane’s Shea Butter or adding Vitamin E tablets to a Kerastase mask for “an extra boost.” And if you do decide to color your hair yourself, make sure you do a strand test on an underneath layer of hair to see how the color will take, says Dorram-Krause. “Otherwise it’s months before your hair looks good again.”

Click here to read more about Hollywood’s hottest hair trends in Off the Rack.

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pinkfish on

she look better brunette, she look slimmer, more sophisticated and more expensive girl. In blonde, she looks cheap.

katie on

Who says Brit or the Olsens’ hair looks good?

Kristen on

Britney needs to chill with all the hair coloring, stick with a look for a few months and see how that feels.personally think she’d look great with a more natural look, like a nice light brown, with some honey blonde high lights.

crystal on

What we need to do is not make comments about her so that people will get the point that we don’t like her or care to see her pictures plastered up everywhere. I know some dumb person is going to say, “well you wrote in here”… but I’m just asking everyone else to please stop the madness! Let’s ignore her and maybe she’ll go away! :-)

Quinci on

I liked the short bob, the darker hair looked very nice, and the blond hair extensions are just a little too long. I think she looks nice either way.

Melanie on

She doesn’t know what she wants in her life and on her head.

Beth on

Jason you are so right! Sure, I’m not a big fan, but how would you feel if some one said things like that about you? She’s made some mistakes, but so have you, they just arent published in every magazine.

raph on

It seems that money doesn’t equal taste…

kaitlin on

I’m not against dying your hair. I am if you change your hait color and length every day. Brit, you look best with your natural hair, long and blonde, cuz we all know blondes have more fun.

O'Wryly on

Well, Beth … that’s the price of being famous. There you are in everyone’s face, an easy target. And let’s face it – she sets herself up for it constantly by being so cheap, tacky, low rent and classless. It’s not like she holds herself to any standards be it fashion OR coiffure-wise, and certainly not in the mommy department. She’s that horrific wreck on the interstate that you just can’t help but look at …

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