09/26/2012 08:23 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

How A Professional Hair Color Makeover Can Take 5 Years Off Your Face (VIDEO)

We've all borrowed (or flat out stolen) hair products from family and friends. Why pay for it when you can find something to get the job done? That is if you're actually using what's designed for your hair type.

In the video above, we are introduced to Divya. She was raised in an ethnic household and spent many years styling with black hair care products that may have been hurting and not helping (a revelation made after closer inspection by celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright). Factor in her experimenting with various hair colors, including purple, bleach blonde and black, and she's left with dry, lifeless locks.

Wright and hair color specialist Renee Taglia team up to bring a sense of calm to Divya's chaotic beauty routine. Stripping her strands of the bad at-home hair color, Taglia strategically adds professional highlights around her face for a sun-kissed look. Then Wright trims off a few inches, bringing the length up to her shoulders with soft layers and sharper bangs. A large barrel curling iron helps to create loose curls, take years off of Divya's appearance and put a smile on her hubby's face.

What do you think about Divya's more youthful cut and color? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

Meanwhile, check out this female pilot's high-flying makeover.

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