How to Get Hair Color like Julia Roberts

Learn how to get hair color like Julia Roberts from Pierre Michel Salon colorist AJ Lordet in this Howcast hair tutorial.


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Thinking of dyeing your hair? Before spending money at the salon, check out these videos on how to color your hair at home. Top Pierre Michel Salon colorist AJ Lordet can help you find a hair color that suits your skin tone; give you hair color ideas for thinning hair; teach you how to add your own highlights; give you the do's and don'ts of blonde, brown, and dark hair dye; and even tell you how to achieve the hair color and highlights of stars like Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, and Gwyneth Paltrow.




One of the most famous redheads of our time right now is definitely Julia Roberts. Julia Roberts has come out with so many different red shades. She's done lighter, coppery blond. She's done rich, light coppery auburn shades. Right now, most recently, I see her with deep, rich, rich auburn shades, a little darker than maybe she's been in the past. This is such a great Julia Roberts look for you to try at home. First what you do is determine if you have a warm skin tone or a cool skin tone. Once you've determined if your skin is warm or cool, you can go shopping for your best red shade. Cooler skin tones stick with cooler reds. Warmer skin tones stick with warmer reds. In order to get a Julia Roberts current red auburn hair, I would choose a red in the levels 5 or 6. For the first time, if you have natural hair, why not try a semi-permanent shade? A semi-permanent shade will give you the deepness and the richness of the auburn that Julia Roberts has, without all of the maintenance and without all of the regret. By going with a semi-permanent shade, it gives you the chance to try out a shade just like Julia Roberts, without all of the commitment. It will last for a month or two to let you see if you like it. If you're looking for a look like Julia Roberts to try at home, I think you should try a semi-permanent. And remember to always check your skin tone against the color box that you buy.


  • AJ Lordet

    One of the foremost colorists in New York City, AJ specializes in the art of Balayage, a hair painting technique that started in France. She takes an artistic approach to highlights through this unique hair technique, creating the perfect, personalized tresses piece by piece to fit each client’s needs.