When Mary-Kate Olsen recently accepted a CFDA Award for the outstanding womenswear label The Row, she wore a dress of her own design. As for her newly-brown hair, that was created by somebody else: John Frieda International creative consultant Harry Josh. And while MK and her sister Ashley create precious clothes with prices to match (witness the much-discussed $35k backpack...),
Josh insists you can recreate Olsen's hair hue for under $15.
“It’s difficult to recommend at-home hair color to replicate a professional color job at-home," he explains, "But John Frieda’s Precision Foam Colour in 4BG truly delivers professional results. Plus, this dark, chocolate brown shade is incredibly gorgeous... It’s fun to experiment with a new hair color and deep, rich brunette shades tend to leave hair looking healthy and shiny.”
But don't think Mary-Kate simply lathered-up in her kitchen sink - a no-no if you're going from blonde to brown, like the 26-year-old style star. "As a general rule, blonde to brunette and brunette to blonde is a tricky change," says Josh. "It's easier to go darker, as going blonde again involves lifting color. If you take care of your hair, get regular cuts, keep it hydrated, and go to a pro, it can be done. Don't try and flip flop colors on your own!"
So whose idea was the new color? "It was hers. Mary-Kate was simply ready for a change," Josh says. Mission accomplished.