We sat down with Tracey Cunningham, co-owner of Bryan & Tracey Salon in Beverly Hills, Redken consultant, and the woman behind the color of some of the best-looking red carpet constants. We asked her about the color trends for spring, and how to keep these shades fade-free. (FYI: She colors all the gals below.)
Tracey’s color muse for the brunette set is Emma Stone. She says a great way to liven up winter-darkened manes is by adding ultra-shiny auburn into the mix. To keep fading at bay, she recommends Redken Color Extend Total Recharge – spritz it all over damp hair each day to help safeguard strands from the sun.
The palest vanilla blonde Cameron Diaz sported prior to her current beach-y gold will make a resurgence for the warmer months. Of course, blonde shades tend to fall brassy the more you wash them, so Tracey suggests using a product that controls yellow undertones, like Redken Blonde Glam Pure Pearl Color-Activating Treatment.
“It’s all about the frame,” Tracey says regarding her caramel-topped, honey blonde muse, Molly Sims. She explains that concentrating highlights around the face delivers more visual bang for the buck than worrying about lightening up darkened roots. Locking in color with a sun-specific item, such as Redken Color Extend Sun After-Sun Mask, will help extend the highlights’ vibrancy.
Check out our Hair at Home Guide for ways to maintain your 'do without shelling out at the salon.