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01/31/2013 07:23 am ET | Updated Jan 31, 2013

CK Karkhanis, Colorist, Reveals Secret To Long-Lasting Red Hair Color

When we passed by CK Karkhanis in Williamsburg recently, we knew we had to flag her down. Her reddish-orange hair and bright lipstick is admittedly one of of our favorite beauty pairings. Unsurprisingly, Karkhanis is a colorist at Sharon Dorram at Sally Hershberger Salon.

"I balayage very subtle highlights in my own hair for dimension and movement," she told us. "I use Sally Hershberger's keratin spray, then I glaze it with a reddish gloss. People often think balayage is just for blondes like Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Jessica Parker, but anyone can use this technique!"

To prolong her red hair color (which is notoriously difficult to maintain), she relies on Kerastase's Chroma Riche line: "I love the booster serum -- they're better than any conditioner on the market! It keeps your hair super shiny and restores it after highlights." And to get a little more mileage out of her other red, lip color that is, she swipes on Fresh's coral tinted balm. "I layer this on top of the lipstick to keep the moisture in."

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Photo/Art: Raydene Salinas

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