At the MTV VMA’s, Katy Perry vamped down the red carpet in totally dramatic, seriously glamorous inky black tresses. Swept to one side and falling in loose, Veronica Lake-esque waves over one eye, the so-dark-its-almost-navy shade popped against her alabaster skin and aqua eyes.
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We hate to say it, but ombre has kind of jumped the shark. Right now, the sexiest new way to brighten up brunette locks is by weaving in tone-on-tone, golden-based highlights. Take cues from Nicole Richie’s honey and amber-swirled, sun-drenched shade – at once show-stopping and natural-looking (thanks to a couple of inches of roots up top).
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