No matter how broke Kat Dennings may be in her new show Two Broke Girls, she'll never have to sacrifice her beauty regimen. Who says you can't be broke and beautiful? God knows I've eaten cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner some weeks, but still managed to get a mani! The life of a freelancer! Want Kat's hair color for under $10? No problem! I spoke with Celebrity Colorist, Kelly Van Gogh, for some at-home hair coloring tips and got the scoop on what to use on a budget. I love Kat's single process, neutral brown hue and it can be achieved in your very own bathroom with L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference in Shade 5, Medium Brown. It's only $9.49 per box and fool proof!
"When choosing your perfect shade, you should always stay within two levels of your current all over hair colour," Kelly Van Gogh claims is one of her universal rules of hair coloring. Also remember that color does not lift color. So if you plan on going from black to Kat's shade of brown, it's not going to work with one box dye.
However, if you want more of a multi-dimensional neutral brown hue (picture Kat's with highlights), it's going to cost you a little more, but is still much less expensive than heading to the salon. Try Kelly Van Gogh's own line, specifically her Master Blend Multi-Dimensional Luxury Hair Colour Kit in 4G, $49. The same rules apply and it only takes 10 minutes! You can find this hair color kit at kellyvangogh.com.