How to Color Your Hair Like a Celebrity

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Have you ever noticed how most celebrities tend to change their hair color depending on the event, season and weather? If not, then you're either not paying attention, or you're a guy! The good news is that you too can mimic the celebs if you know what you're doing. Read on for expert tips!

Choosing the Right Color

Whilst the celebrities can probably get away with going for striking new colors, a general rule for us "common folk" is to keep within two to three shades of our own hair color. This not only looks more natural but it can be easier to maintain as well. This rule applies to highlights too.

Of course this begs the question; how do you find the specific hair color which suits you best? Well, there are a couple of methods.

One way is to book an appointment at your local salon to have a color analysis. This obviously is recommended if you can afford the extra salon visit because you'll get a truly personalized, expert opinion. Plus, due to problems with colors irritating or burning skin or your scalp, many salons will perform a skin test to determine sensitivity and ensure that you are unlikely to react to the hair treatment.

If you don't want to pay for a professional hair color analysis, you still will be in good shape if you follow a few basic steps. The first step is to determine your own hair color if you don't already know this. A good tip to remember is that men can often be the best judge of hair color, because they can sometimes be more objective.

Once you have worked out what your natural hair color is, try thinking of shades that are really rich in your mind, but that stick to your own color palette. For example, if your hair is a dark blonde color, but also contains some dark brown and red strands, colors that would work for you would be reds and browns.

I would always recommend trying colors that are slightly darker than your normal shade, and always try colors that are redder than your normal shade (red tones are really popular at the moment). Sometimes just changing by a few shades or tones - as opposed to a complete change - is enough to dramatically liven up your style.

Take time, browse pictures in magazines and be patient, to ensure that you choose the right hair color for you. Picking a new color for your hair should be fun - so ask your friends and enjoy the experience!

How to Color Your Hair

First and foremost, before considering any new color, it's important to ensure that your hair is in the best condition possible. Thus, use a deep conditioning treatment a few days before you apply the color (either do it yourself or go to the salon). This will help to ensure that the color has the best chance of retaining its vibrancy and remaining in good condition for as long as possible.

In terms of the actual coloring process, you can either go to the salon or do it yourself. In my opinion, it's worth the expense of going to the salon. As I previously mentioned, most salons will do a color analysis to ensure that the best possible color is chosen, and you can rest assured that the job will be professionally done by a true expert. But if you're the adventurous type, there are plenty of do-it-yourself hair coloring kits on the market.

If you want to dye it yourself, try some wash-in wash-out formulas before you commit to a permanent color. This way you can be sure of the color and whether it suits you (the usual recommendation is just to go one shade darker each time). Plus, this will give you some much needed practice in terms of actually applying the dye. And no matter what specific formula you get, always follow the instructions on the box precisely.

Keeping the Look

Many people worry about their color fading. Whilst this is inevitable, there is something that you can do about it! If you wash your hair in cool rather than hot water, this can help maintain the color better and for longer. Also, wash your hair less frequently in general, and always use a shampoo that is specially formulated for colored hair. Baby shampoo can also be used as it is less harsh that regular shampoos.

Additionally, avoid burning or drying out your hair. Hence, do not go out in the hot sun for long periods of time, and avoid scorching your locks with the hair straighter, curling iron or blow dryer. If you absolutely must use hair tools, try and keep them on a cooler setting.


There's nothing stopping you from changing your hair color frequently just like the celebrities do. You just need to make sure you know what you're doing, especially if extra visits to the salon are out of the question! Follow the tips in this article and you'll be just fine. And keep in mind that if you just want to look good for one special evening you can buy a formula that will not permanently change your color, yet will still look

How to Get a Celebrity Interview

Monday, April 2, 2012
Everyone loves to see their favorite celebrities in magazines. If you are a new publication or just a small niche magazine, don't think that you can't interview and feature celebrities on the cover of your magazine too! It could be easier than you think if your niche is specific enough. Here are a some tips to help you secure that interview!

1) Have a good reason as to why you want to interview a particular celebrity. That means having a commonality between the person and your magazine. For my first celebrity interview, the singer Kelly Price, grew up in Far Rockaway which is where my magazine was based. There aren't many people from Far Rockaway. It's also known to be a rough and hopeless town (beautifully situated by the beach ironically) so that was already a strong factor in common.

2) Ask at the right time- When a person has an album, movie or book they are promoting they are much more receptive to interview requests.

3) Do your research! Find out what the person likes, what volunteer work they are involved in, what their passions are outside of their career. That means you should be reading previous interviews. This way you can ask new questions.

4) Prepare your questions. You don't know how quickly you will get the interview so it's important to know what you will be asking. Your questions should be open ended and again, different from what they've been asked before. You can also mention things they've said in previous interviews because you want to show you've done your research.

5) Have your people call their people. When you have established who you'd like to feature in your magazine and why, you should contact their PR firm or management company. This information can usually be found on the persons official website. It will say something like "For media inquiries contact: ( person )

Be prepared to send some information about your magazine if they ask, such as copies of previous issues or your website. If you don't have any previous issues, you may be able to tell them and see what happens. I would personally wait until you have something to send.

6) After you contact them it is a bit of a waiting game. You can be contacted right away or might take a while. If they said they'd follow up in a week and don't it's OK to reach out to see what happened but don't be a pest. Be ready for them to set up the interview right away. That's why I said to have your questions ready.

During the Interview: I know you will be super excited when the time comes to interview the celebrity but try to be calm, cool and collected, this is business after all. Don't talk too much, let them talk. Try to be as normal as you can and show interest.

7) Show appreciation when it's complete. Tell the celebrity thank you but also send a thank you note to their PR person that set it up.

8) If they have not already brought it up, ask the PR or manager for pictures you can use to publish along side the article. They should have some high res images ready for just this sort of occasion.

9) Send them copies of the interview when it's published. You can also send an electronic copy so they can see it before hand.

Some other things to keep in mind. You will have better chances getting an interview with someone who is independently managed verses a big company. This applies particularly to music artist. Those with independent backing have more flexibility than those backed by really big labels.

There you have it, with these 9 tips you should be able to secure a celebrity interview, if not right away then eventually. Don't be discouraged if they say no. Just move on to the next person that you may think would be a good fit to be featured in your magazine.

A Celebrity Fragrance Buyer's Guide

Sunday, April 1, 2012
Celebrity Fragrances are all the rage right now. Only the hottest and most famous celebrities are audacious enough to create their own fragrances. If you are interested in buying one of these highly popular fragrances, you should learn more about the numerous characteristics that make them quite different from one another.

One of the most important factors you should consider when buying celebrity products of any kind is the celebrity who is backing the merchandise. Some celebrities are very well known for their ability to bring high quality products to the people. By choosing to buy their products, you will instantly increase the amount of satisfaction you ultimately receive from the perfume you buy.

The packaging encasing the fragrance you buy should also be considered before you make a selection. The packaging used for fragrances is often designed to match the scent of the products they contain. By choosing to buy products with eye-catching packages you love, you will likely be satisfied with the fragrances they contain.

The type of scent provided by the perfume should also be carefully considered before you make a purchase. Some scents are designed to provide a fresh and sweet smell while others are designed to provide a more complex and richer smell to suit the tastes of all types of women. You can purchase a fragrance that provides the type of scent you find to be most appealing to ensure your satisfaction.

You can also easily identify the best fragrances on the market right now by taking a look at the reviews customers have written about them. If most customers are highly impressed by a particular product, you can be certain that fragrance is desirable and possesses an attractive scent. You can also learn more about the unique characteristics of various celebrity perfume scents by reading these reviews.

Many customers also provide information about the opinions men have concerning specific fragrances as well. To ensure the fragrance you buy will be loved by your man, you can look for products that are not only loved by women, but you can also buy fragrances men cannot get enough of as well.

In the end though, you should search for a perfume that possesses the overall essence you are looking for in a fragrance. The product supported by your favorite celebrity that is also loved by the customers who buy it will likely provide you with the most desirable experience possible once you too decide to wear it.