Maybe blondes really don’t have more fun. Recently, traditionally towheaded babes like Charlize Theron, Jessica Simpson and Cameron Diaz have all jumped on the brunette bandwagon, a move that entails much more than a simple dye job. Most important, says colorist Rita Hazan, is to be certain about your decision, since it can be damaging to go back to blonde after trying brunette. “If you’re not completely sure, choose a darker blonde instead. You don’t need to go really dark brown to get a dramatic effect,” she says. Mark Townsend, celebrity stylist for Vavoom hair care, says highlights are best, since all-one-color brunettes can look matte. “Definitely don’t go more than two levels darker at once,” he warns. It’s also important to take the overall health of your hair into consideration before taking the plunge.“Very processed, bleached hair is tricky—the roots will absorb the nice rich shade but the ends won’t,” says colorist Sharon Dorram Krause. Finally, remember to adjust your style. Waves and long layers are flattering for richer tones, while long and straight (amazing for buttery blondes à la Gwyneth) is too Goth with deeper shades. A perfect example: The difference between a slightly scary Angelina on the eve of her Oscar win compared to today’s breathtaking beauty.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
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Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)