Type "hair color tips" into Google, and you will be faced with a deluge of listicles, nifty hacks and techniques all promising to give you a flawless tint or the dreamiest balayage. However, as Tracey Cunningham, hair colorist to the Kardashians, told Into The Gloss, there's only one piece of advice that every dye enthusiast should be following.
When ITG asked Cunningham to decode Karmen Pedaru's very particular blend of blonde hues, the hair expert's response was—in a word—straightforward. It's also wisdom that, if you go to the salon for your color, you probably do already. "Bring a picture," she simply said.
You can head to your colorist armed with all the hair jargon and knowledge available, but nothing is clearer than a picture of the 'do that you desire. No more feeling like a bit of an idiot for thrusting snaps of Blake Lively in your hairdresser's face—turns out, that's exactly what you're supposed to be doing.
Stuck for inspiration? We've rounded up a roster of the best hair color ideas, complete with beautiful pictures you can print and tuck in your handbag:
Bold Hair Colors
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.