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Dye Hair at Home and Get Salon-Style Results

It's never been easier to dye hair and get gorgeous color at home. Five salon pros share their best DIY hair-dyeing secrets.

By Ilana Blitzer

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Q. What's the best way to choose the right shade in the drugstore?

A. The trick to natural-looking results -- whether you go lighter or darker -- is to stay within two shades of your own true hue, says Jet Rhys, a colorist in San Diego. To pick a perfect match, bring a current picture of yourself with you to the store. It may sound odd, but seeing your real shade on paper will keep you from straying too far afield. Read the color guide on the back of the box for info. Don't go by the image of the model on the front -- you have no idea what color her hair was originally.

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