How low can you go?
- For brown or black hair, it's all about lowlights. "[You'll still] have dimension and different tones in the hair, so that it's not solidly one-color dark," he advises. Tip: ask your colorist for a few brighter, lighter pieces around the face to give your skin a healthy glow.
Something else to keep in mind:
- Regardless of your color, if you're not sure just how intense you want to go, do what Johnathan does with new clients. "I'll use temporary, demipermanent colors so that they [my clients] have the experience of [saying], 'OK, I'm going to be bold, but it's only going to really be with me for about six weeks.' They're coming back in and going, 'Make it more permanent now, I love it. I got so much attention.'"