Cast Blog: #SHEARGENIUS

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Brunettes Have Fun, Too

Stick to Your Guns

Brig IS Shear Genius!

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Model Host

Best Foot Forward

Dollywood

Lose the 'tude!

F---ed Up Hair

Out and About

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We Need to Be Wowed

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Go With Your Gut!

Color is Important

It's About Time!

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Flowing, Fierce, and Frizz-Free

Time to Up Their Game

Getting Into It

What Happened to Jon?

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Like Magic

Thinking of You

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Push the Limit

Giacomo Was Scared

Adee Should Have Gone Home

Hair is Important

No Filter

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I'm So Excited, and I Just Can't Hide It!

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There You Go

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Our Top Three!

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Dee Shined

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Tell A Story

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The Right Winner

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Proud

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Big Red, Big Win

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Hair Sculpting Master

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Magazine Hair

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Child's Play

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Anyone Can Win

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The Heat Is On

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Shine With Confidence

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Quick Fixes For Bad Hair

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I Am The Future!

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Driven, Desire, Dangerous

Brunettes Have Fun, Too

Kelly Atterton's advice for coloring brown hair.

Few things rival the pure entertainment value of Christopher Guest's 2000 movie Best in Show, but this week's episode came close. When the stylists had to cut and color pet owners and their pooches, I knew things could get hairy. Some people get territorial even if you pet their dogs, let alone take a pair of clippers to them. (Turns out that Charlie was the difficult one that day.) But fun with animals aside, let's talk about Dee. Her ability to transform her client's hair--and her Pomeranian--was shear genius.

THE ALLURE ADVANTAGE When it comes to hair color, brown isn't basic. (Why does everybody assume that it is?) It's a shade that's extremely hard to make look natural. (Just ask Nekisa!) When someone is born with brown hair, they have countless strands of color that create depth and luster. Inexperienced colorists often don't take this into consideration, and the result can look flat, striped, or just plain artificial. This scenario is especially true if that inexperience colorist is you. If you've never been a brunette but plan to take the plunge, read on.

There are so many browns to choose from, the process can be overwhelming, says Laurie Edwards, a colorist at the Cutler SoHo Salon in New York City. "Rich chocolate, chocolate with a raspberry feel to it, a more reddish brown, or an auburn brown. Even then, there can be countless tones of that shade." But relax--just because you can't tell the difference between one brand's Mocha Caramel and another's Caramel Delight, a professional colorist will, so pay a visit to your salon.