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Perfect Color: Get Sun-Kissed Highlights

Get vibrant, healthy-looking hair at home (and save money!) with our hue-can-do-it guide. We've got tricks and reader-tested product picks to help you get bright, sun-kissed highlights.
woman with blond wavy hair Your Goal: Brighter Highlights

DIY Trick: Don't go overboard. The smaller the chunks of hair you highlight, the more diffuse the finished look will be. Kelly Van Gogh, a celebrity colorist based in Miami, suggests sections of about 10 hairs spaced at least a half inch apart. A kit that makes sun-smooched streaks a cinch: L'Oreal Paris Touch-On Highlights ($12.99, drugstores), which comes with a brush that fits on your finger and glides the product through strands.