Your best cut and color

FIRST sent six read­ers to the James Cor­bett Stu­dio in New York City to turn back the clock with star-in­spired looks. Here, the pros re­veal their se­crets so you can get the age-eras­ing perks of a new hair­style and hue too!

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Amaz­ing makeovers: One will make you look younger!

“I want Emma Stone’s

auburn sweep!”

HOW IT FLATTERS: “The con­trast of deep auburn hair against fair skin cre­ates a ra­di­ant, lit-from-within ef­fect,” says Clairol color director James Cor­bett, who trans­formed our read­ers’ tresses. Plus, the rich color’s di­men­sion paired with the bounce of a lay­ered bob im­parts mega-move­ment to finer strands.

GET THE CUT: Ask your stylist for a “lob” (a long bob) with an­gled ends and light, face-fram­ing lay­ers. GET THE COLOR AT HOME: When go­ing darker, opt for a demi-per­ma­nent dye (like AGEbeau­ti­ful Demi Per­ma­nent Liqui-Crème Hair Color in #5R-Medium Red, $7, Sal­lyBeauty.com), which fades grad­u­ally over time to pre­vent a harsh de­mar­ca­tion of re­growth. Ap­ply from roots to ends and brush through with a wide-tooth comb for even dis­tri­bu­tion; rinse after 20 min­utes.

“I want Emma Thomp­son’s

cham­pagne chop!”

HOW IT FLATTERS: A plat­inum hue casts a light on the face to off­set any dark un­der-eye bags or sal­low tinge in skin for an in­stantly younger ap­pear­ance over­all, says Cor­bett. And a stacked-layer pixie cre­ates vol­ume at the crown that pulls the eye up for a sub­tle face-lift ef­fect.

GET THE CUT: Ask your stylist for a pixie that’s ta­pered in back with sideswept stacked bangs in front.

GET THE COLOR AT HOME: Brush a light­ener

(like Clairol Nice ’n Easy Born Blonde Maxi, $10, Tar­get.com) onto 1" sec­tions of hair from 2 inches away from the scalp down to ends. “This cre­ates a ‘shadow root’ that softly blends in as hair grows,” says Cor­bett.

Let sit 1 hour; rinse. Next, ap­ply an ash-blond dye (like

Wella Color Charm Light Ash Blonde Demi-Per­ma­nent Hair­color, $7, Ama­zon.com) over bleached sec­tions to neu­tral­ize any yel­low. Let sit 30 min­utes; rinse.

Ni­cole Ro­manik, 42 Emma Stone

Be­fore

Margo Felt­man, 59 Emma Thomp­son

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