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I Tried the Smoky-Blond Hair-Color Trend

I Got Hailey Bieber's "Smoky Blond" Hair Color For Winter — and I'm Never Looking Back

I Tried the Smoky-Blond Hair-Color Trend
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  • The "smoky blond" hair color mixes cool blond tones with a brunette base.
  • The color has recently been seen on celebs like Hailey Bieber and Beyoncé.
  • This shade of blond is great for transitioning from summer to winter.

Being blond has been a major part of my identity my entire life. I was one of those children who was a true "toehead" — totally platinum, white-blond — and I stayed that way until about the age of 14. As I got older, more dirty blond and brunette shades started to take over and I found myself in the salon every few weeks trying to highlight the brown away. Talk about high maintenance (for me and my wallet).

As I've gotten older and hopefully wiser, I've started to see the beauty in a more low-maintenance style — one that embraces my warm brunette base. So when I saw the smoky-blond hair color trend starting to pop up on celebs — an ashy, monotone shade that was most recently seen on Hailey Bieber — I immediately gravitated toward the lived-in, natural-looking style.

So what is smoky blond, and what sets it apart from other blond shades? I turned to celebrity colorist Johnny Ramirez, owner of Ramirez-Tran Salon in Beverly Hills as well as the newly-opened Ollin Salon in Miami, to break it down and give me a revamped look for winter.

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