The seasons are changing and your hair color should follow! Winter is the perfect time to mix up your do. Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to take your hair from sun to snow.

Brunettes, transform your highlighted summer locks into rich and darker tones. First off, never use black dye! You can make your dark hair even darker with a deep brunette color. Black dye will take away shine and make your hair look dull and lifeless. Try using Clairol Natural Instincts 28 Nutmeg Dark Brown ($9 at many drug stores).

If you are platinum to champagne blonde, you can also go darker. If going brunette seems too intimidating, try dying your hair a dirty blonde. Use a product such as L’Oreal Paris Excellence Crème Pro-Keratine 7 Dark Blonde ($9). Make sure you use one shade lighter than you think you need because the dyes usually come out darker than what is shown on the box!

Go really bold this season and add some red to your color. For blondes, look for a color that is more of a honey, warm-brown color than a straight red color such as Clairol Natural Instincts 11G Lightest Golden Brown ($9). Natural redhead? Take your strawberry blonde to a firey auburn. Use a kit such as Kelly Van Gogh Root Rehab 4RO Light Red Orange Brown ($39) every 3 or so weeks to avoid visible roots. If you are a light to medium brunette, add auburn-tones to warm up your color. Try L’Oreal Healthy Look 5R Medium Red Brown ($9).  If you have dark hair, add some burgundy to your do with a product such as Clairol Beautiful Collection Burgundy Brown ($7).


-Emily Freeman

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