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Meet the Root Smudge Queen: Nicki Bianco

Nicki Bianco, a colorist out of Huntington, New York, is creating quite the buzz on her @nickiwildflower Instagram page for her seamlessly blended sliced highlights and root smudging. Her video transformations shot at her Wildflower Hair Den showcase the evolution of what appears to be stripey highlights into an on-trend, stretched-root effect.

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Julianne Hough Debuts a New 60s-Inspired Cut and Color by Riawna Capri

This look is breaking the Internet.

MAKEOVER: Lived-In Balayage and Long Chop For the Young Client

Christina Luck (@cjluck_hair)  of the Cole Taylor Salon, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, says her virgin haired client showed inspiration photos of a lighter balayage and a long lob. Because her new client is young and inexperienced in the color world, Luck decided to go with a lived-in balayage and long dimensional chop.

From Virgin Black To Rooty Ash Blonde Chop In Just Seven Hours

Get the details for this HUGE makeover by Andreana Nunez (@dreeanaloveee).

Creating the Perfect Smudge Root (Or Is It Root Smudge?)

Sophia Avera (@ssophiacolor) of Muse Salon and Spa, Atlanta, Georgia, is a color expert, and top national balayage educator for L’Oréal Professionnel. One of the key questions she gets at her seminars is “how do you create a root smudge without losing the highlights?” Here Avera shares her top ten tips on perfecting the color design.

Chris Appleton Kicking Off Benefit for Boston Children's Hospital

Salons joining the 10th Annual HAIRraising fundraiser on April 28. All proceeds directly benefit the hospital.

HAIR COLOR FORMULA: Transitioning Rooty Blonde to More Natural, Beigy-Blonde

First step in a two-part process.

Tips for Applying Metallic Hair Color

Metallic color is a major fashion-color trend for 2018. In this video, see how to formulate and apply the new metallic shades from Matrix.

The Color Pop? Tips For Perfection

What is a color pop and how can you achieve this look? Beth Minardi shares her tips.

Boring and Brassy to Seamless, High-Contrast Melt

Get the details for this beautiful color correction, turning brassy hair to a seamless and exciting melt.