As you can see, Fergie 's hair is the perfect shade of golden brown on the cover of August's Marie Claire. Luckily enough, the colorist who made it happen, Tracey Cunningham, has shared her formula and tips for making it work on those of us who aren't Mrs. Josh Duhamel . To find out how to get this honeyed hue, read more.
“Fergie wanted a soft brunette shade with warm highlights throughout to give that sun-kissed look," says Tracey, so she used several shades to create movement and dimensionality. If you have a colorist, here's a guide to share with her. Tracey began by applying a natural medium brown, Redken Shimmer One 4N, as a base. Then, she mixed equal parts Shimmer One 4N and another shade, 6N (a light brown/dark blonde), around Fergie's hairline. To tone the color and give it more shine, she finished with an all-over dark natural ash blond glaze, Redken Shine EQ 6N Moroccan Sand.
"This color would look great on almost anyone," says Tracey. "It's a very common shade that my clients ask for. But I would say that it looks best on women with olive skin tones and light eyes."