Yes, colorist Sharon Dorram, head colorist at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger in NYC, used drugstore boxed dye to get glorious results on the four women here. Tap her insider knowledge for guaranteed dye-it-yourself success. No PTCD (post-traumatic color-disaster disorder), just an instantly younger, fresher look.More
This harsh blonde was washing out Emma's fair skin. She'd drifted way too far from her natural light brunette. Dorram's advice for all of us: "Stick to two to three shades lighter or darker than your natural color for a hue that always works." For Emma, she blended a half-and-half mixture of Clairol Natural Instincts Crema Keratina in Golden Blonde and Light Brown ($9 each, drugstores) to create this gorgeous reddish brown.
Keep color off skin: Apply petroleum jelly around your hairline before you dye so the shade doesn't tint your skin. Missed a spot? Use warm water with soap if there are any telltale stains.