Career, heartbreak, and moving are a triple threat in the stress department. Such is the life of Dr. Addison Montgomery, who left Seattle to strike out on her own in sunny L.A. If you want to break out of a rut too, try some red in your hair. It seems to be working for Addison.
While it hasn't been scientifically proven that blondes have more fun, they do have it easier when it comes to going red, says hair stylist and colorist Amanda Lyn at Piero Hair Salon in Santa Monica. She recommends blondes stay in the strawberry blonde and copper family, avoiding anything too pink.
Brunettes can avoid looking like a hair-color experiment by heading to the pros. With so many different shades to choose from, Amanda says, "Visual aids are helpful." Bring pictures along to give the colorist an idea of the look you want.
For a subtle change, Amanda recommends highlights -- a great way to try out the look without major commitment. Stick with copper for a more natural look. If you want to try a semi-permanent wash-in color, check out the Natural Instincts line from Clairol. You can visit Clairol.com to find your perfect shade of crimson with the easy-to-follow color chart. Already red and need a boost? Liven up your hair with John Frieda's Luminous Color Glaze in the Radiant Red line.
Remember, red might make you stick out, but if you pick a good color, it'll be for all the right reasons.
Have you ever gone red? Would you?