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Michelle Tractenberg Dyed Her Own Hair

By Wendy Rodewald-Sulz / November 18, 2011

Usually we're skeptical when celebrities claim their hair color comes from a box - really? your colorist lets you do this? - but we're taking Michelle Tractenberg's word for it this time. In fact, there are pictures that prove she took her color into her own hands - on a photo shoot for Us Weekly, no less.

The newly dark chocolate-haired actress answered a few of our questions about the process.


What was your inspiration for this hair color transformation?

I always love the contrast between dark hair and light eyes. With my pale skin, it's very Snow White. I wanted to tone down some of the natural red I have in my hair and be a deeper brunette.

Have you ever dyed your own hair before? What did you think of the process and product you used?

I started dying my hair when I was 17, but have always gone to a salon to dye my hair. I was afraid to mess it up. John Frieda's Precision Foam Colour takes the worry away - it's super easy and I'm very happy with the results. [For the record, her current shade is Brilliant Brunette Deep Brown-Black.]

How often do you typically color your hair? Who's your colorist?

I have a colorist in LA, Tracey Cunningham, and I usually have to get my roots done every 6 weeks. My hair grows quickly, and I'm a natural dirty blonde so you notice it right away.

What other DIY beauty treatments have you tried?

I've tried DIY face masks, the ones where you mash up kitchen ingredients. I don't know if they work, but they usually just make me hungry!