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How to Achieve Your Favorite Celebrity Hair Color

Your best celebrity hair color is possible, and we’re here to assist your creative process. We decided to choose two celebrity hair colors and styles that we thought would be fun to try and achieve. If you’re feeling inspired, try out Katy Perry’s beautiful dark purple or Mila Kunis’ iconic dark hair with luscious caramel highlights. We wanted to include two completely different looks so who better than the vibrant colored-hair of Katy Perry, and the low-key, boho-chic look of Mila Kunis?

If your celeb inspiration is well aimed, your best celebrity hair color is just a few steps away. Regardless of season, both hair styles and colors go well in any occasion. Even original hair color, here, isn’t a barrier to style entry, as both styles are entirely obtainable by a vast array of celeb-heads. Let’s take a look at both styles. We’ll guide you through the creation process.

How to Achieve Your Favorite Celebrity Hair Color

Getting the Look

Note: If your hair is pre-lightened, skip to Step 8.

  • Step 1: Mix your Ion Color Brilliance Powder Lightener with your Ion Color Brilliance Sensitive Scalp 40 Volume Crème Developer.
  • Step 2: Section your hair off into two, separate sections. Create one atop your head, and create the other at the bottom.
  • Step 3: On the top section, slice and create four to six thicker sections.
  • Step 4: Apply lightener generously to each slice. Wrap each slice with foil.
  • Step 5: Do not place foil in the lower section. Only the upper section will be covered.
  • Step 6: Let the hair pre-lighten into a golden-yellow shade.
  • Step 7: Rinse. Lightly shampoo the area, and apply Ion Color Brilliance After Color Treatment. Dry the section’s hair completely.
  • Step 8: Now, apply your desired Ion Color Brilliance Brights in Purple product on the lightened ends, whether previous or new. Wrap each section in foil, maintaining color separation according to directions. Always read each product’s packaging and inserts for warnings, directions and instructions. Always perform both a patch and strand test before applying color.
  • Step 9: Mix Ion Color Brilliance Sensitive Scalp 10 Volume Crème Developer with your Master Colorist Series Demi Permanent Midnight Blue Black application. Apply these between foil layers, through the scalp’s lower section, to any ends.
  • Step 10: Rinse with cool water. Lightly shampoo the application’s mass, and style as desired.

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis’s aired, carefree style is delivered through soft brown applications, delicate highlights and glossed perfection. When creating her style, you’ll need to be mindful of teasing. Her playful textures are highly innovative, and your products, when applied correctly, can create matching effects.

What You’ll Need

How to Achieve Your Favorite Celebrity Hair Color

Getting the Look

Note: If your hair is pre-lightened with the ombré lightening technique, skip to Step 8.

  • Step 1: Mix your Ion Color Brilliance Powder Lightener with Ion Color Brilliance Sensitive Scalp 40 Volume Crème Developer.
  • Step 2: Section your hair into four ‘quadrants.’
  • Step 3: Create horizontal subsections along the back of your nape. Each should measure about three and one-half inches thick. Continue the process forward, creating two-inch-thick subsections for thicker, denser hair. Back-brush each section with your teasing brush at least five times. This softens the demarcation line between sections.
  • Step 4: Apply your lightener, generously, to your hair’s bottommost three-fourths. Wrap this section with foil.
  • Step 5: Continue working through each section, from bottom to top.
  • Step 6: Let the hair pre-lighten to a gold-orange shade.
  • Step 7: Rinse. Then, lightly shampoo and apply Ion Color Brilliance After Color Treatment. Dry completely.
  • Step 8: Apply your selected Ion Color Brilliant 12 Ultra Gloss in 5G and 10 Volume Developer on the lightened ends, whether previous or new. Cover each section in foil, separating the colors according to directions. Remember: Follow any warnings and instructions, performing both a patch and strand test before completing any applications.
  • Step 9: Mix in your Ion Color Brilliance Sensitive Scalp 10 Volume Crème Developer with your Brilliant 12 Ultra Gloss in 3N. Apply these between foil layers, through the lower scalp’s sections and ends depending upon your test strand.
  • Step 10: Rinse with cool water. Lightly shampoo the areas, and style as desired.


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