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!