Top 10 Haircolor Mistakes

Rita Hazan's worked her haircoloring magic on Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Brooke Shields and more famous tresses. Now...Rita helps you bring some life into those aging locks. This sought-after colorist tells you what not to do to look your best.

One of Rita's golden rules to always keep in mind: To keep your hair color looking young and fresh, condition, condition, condition, says Rita. It is important to do a conditioning treatment 1–2 times a week for half an hour. This will keep hair healthy and shiny—and healthy hair is happy hair!

Tip #1

You shouldn't over-highlight to blend gray. The highlights are an accent to the color, not a color themselves.

Tip #2

Colors that are too beige or ashy don't complement skin tones. Try using gold or warm tones, this gives the skin a more youthful, healthy glow.

Tip #3

Too solid of one color can look too dense.

Tip #4

Too light of one color can wash you out! Too dark can turn scary. Too red can be too clowny. So try to stay away from the extremes.

Tip #5

Don't forget the conditioner! There are very lightweight conditioners out there if you are concerned with weighing your hair down. Conditioner keeps your hair healthy and shiny.

Tip #6

Don't have the same hair color for years! Every season you need to change the tone a little bit, this way, you will never get stuck in a rut.

Tip #7

Following trends can be hard. Add a touch of a trend but nothing stripey or chunky.

Tip #8

Roots are simply never sexy.

Tip #9

Two tone hair: Do not walk around with half your head one color and half another color. If you are growing out your hair, darken it first.

Tip #10

Don't get too creative with your color, less is more in hair color!