Ciara stepped out on the red carpet last night for the New York City screening of The Hangover Part II and reminded me that adding some Summer punch to dark hair can be a snap — seriously. The singer's usual long, dark locks were peppered with some strategically placed blond highlights, which not only look great with her complexion and sleek white dress but are also easy to re-create. See how to copy Ciara's color when you keep reading.
No matter the length of your hair, you can add color with human hair clip-in extensions, like Design Lengths Clip-In Remy Wavy Extension in Blonde Frost ($90), or HairUWear Dancing With the Stars Starlights in Swedish Blonde ($50). Part the hair in half, from ear to ear, and insert the track, making sure the clips are tightly secured. When your natural hair is let down, the tracks should be hidden, and blended seamlessly.
Clip-ins, or even bonded extensions, are a great alternative for those of us with African-American hair, since it tends to get damaged when colored (something I learned the hard way years ago). Will you be lightening up with clip-in streaks this season?