Marie Robinson is also behind the locks of Natalie Portman and Liv Tyler. Oh, and remember when Emma Stone walked the red carpet at the Golden Globes this year with a new blonde ‘do? (And that killer Calvin Klein dress.) Guess who made that happen? It’s all Marie Robinson, celebrity stylist, serious hair color expert, and owner of super exclusive NYC salon, Marie Robinson Salon. She’s chosen to pair up with Salon Lucien as the go-to salon in Dallas for hair color, and I had the chance to sit down with her yesterday during her recent visit to pitch a few reader questions.
Can I be any hair color I want? Or are there rules? –Bored Blondie
Marie says she’s part of the “anything goes” school of thought. According to her, anyone can be almost any color.
“There’s a way to make it work,” she says.
The requirements are dedication (commitment to caring for the hair and keeping up with the color touch-ups) and willingness to work with the new look (changing makeup and playing with clothing colors). Marie also suggests “going halfway.” Rather than diving head first into a head full of jet black hair, try going a little darker first. Want to be a redhead? Go redder first.
“You can always amp it up,” she points out.
– Listen to the professional. If your hair dresser is concerned about a color selection or style, pay attention. There’s a reason you’re in the chair and the stylist has the scissors.
–Bring a picture. You might say “auburn,” but that can mean different things to different people. A photo with the color in mind can help you and your stylist get on the same page.
–Don’t change your hair color more than twice a year. It’ll prevent too much damage and keep the hair healthy.
Head in to Salon Lucien to get a consultation with a Marie Robinson-trained hair colorist.