Ask a Hairstylist: How to Tone Down Brassy Hair at Home

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Emma Stone's brassy brown hair.

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Q: I need to slightly tone down the brassy colour in my brown hair, which has a few soft golden highlights. I love my colour, however I do not want to be blonde or a redhead! 

Who makes a great product for brassiness in brown hair that is available from the drugstores or beauty supply stores? — Jean

A: Jean,I believe Goldwell Colorance will be your best bet. 

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Goldwell Colorance

This is a five minute express toner (demi-permanent colour) that deposits colour only. You can find it at beauty supply stores.

Get it in a cool tone to neutralize the warmth.

Be careful though! Do NOT use the cool-toned dye on the gold blonde highlights. Only put it on the brassy brown.

Tony Chaar is one of Canada's top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Tony Chaar Salon at 140 Avenue Road in Toronto. Call 416-920-9965 to book an appointment.

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