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Hairstyling/Boy; Change hair color to blonde / get highlights?

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Hello, I'm wondering whether or not to get highlights in my hair, I'm 16, I've got (dark-)brown hair, and I've never done anything like this before!
(This is me: http://i.imgur.com/vaLT3wK.jpg?2 )

So, should I do it? I'd like to have it similar to the hair in these pictures:
http://i.imgur.com/AmTVqPx.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/X9P2Dns.jpg?1

Any and all advice is appreciated!

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Hi Glenn,

I have quite a few male clients who color their hair and I think what you have chosen would work great. It's an easy process. I wouldn't do it at home. Go to a salon. You probably will only get hilights in the longest part of your hair and it will be gone in a cut or two but it's a great look for summer. I say go for it.  

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Dana Sear

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I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.

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I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)

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I have been actively licensed for 31 years. I actively participate in and teach cutting, perming, coloring, and business building classes. I am a REDKEN Certified Haircolorist, and REDKEN Specialist. I also have extensive training in Structure in Motion Cutting Techniques and Tigi Cutting.

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