QUESTION: I love Amy Adam’s red hair! What drugstore permanent colors can I mix to get her hair color and do I need to do anything special to prevent the roots of my hair from being noticeably warmer than my tips, also known as “hot roots.” My hair is currently a light golden blonde.  Thank you!  Jenna


ANSWER: By: Rona O’Conner: Hi Jenna! If you’re a light golden blonde, you’re going to want to look for a level 8 or 9, a light natural golden copper. Opt for a product like L’Oreal Couleur Experte Express Easy 2-in-1 Color + Highlights, Light Golden Copper Brown Ginger Twist 6.4.

If you have had the “hot roots” experience in the past, it could be the result of choosing a color that may not have enough natural tones to keep it grounded on lighter hair. Without getting complicated, the first half inch (root area) of the hair absorbs color differently than the mid-lengths through the ends. If you have any hesitations or concerns, it might be best, if this is your first time going red, to schedule an appointment with a colorist.



  • Paige Dale

    Hi I’m a brunette and I really love Amy Adams hair colour could you advise me on what products to use to get her hair look Thankyou x

  • Valeria

    Hi, my hair is high-lift blond, I’ve been using a box color of high lift blond by Féria, extreme platinum so while it’s not bleached, it’s very light (level 9-10) I think it washes me out a bit now so would love to go more like an Amy Adams color. Could you recommend a “filler” that would work to fill the hair before applying color? The one at Sally’s is a red filler but it’s bright red, wouldn’t that cause issue or would it work? Also, after filler, what color/s would I use to achieve that light coppery red? Thinkfor now is like to stay at level 7-9 and not go too dark off the bat, I like lightness around my face, but just need some warmth for my skin and some contrast.
    Thank you!