Clairol’s Try It On Studio – Find Your Hair Color Alter-Ego!

Clairol’s Try It On Studio. Ever wonder what you’d look like with a different hair color? Maybe you’re blonde and want to be brunette. Maybe you’re gray and want to be blonde. or maybe you want to go for something daring like pink or purple or something like that.

Clairol’s Try It On Studio

Clairol's Try It On Studio

Now you can see what you’d look like with ANY shade of hair color with this incredible online (and user friendly) program from Clairol!


I’m 50% Portuguese, but you probably wouldn’t guess that by looking at me. I am fair-skinned with blue eyes and blonde hair. Okay, the blonde thing is something I’ve had help with over the years, but I was born a blonde.

I always wondered what I’d look like with darker hair, but never had the guts to stray from my tried-and-true color until last year. I only went a little darker, though. I think I could still technically call myself a blonde even at my “darkest”.

Clairol's Try It On Studio

So I loved using Clairol’s Try It On Studio to find my Hair Color Altar-Ego!

Clairol’s Try It On Studio

The Try It On Studio is a virtual makeover tool that allows you to “try on” different hair colors and styles, and find out which Clairol product is best for you, simply by uploading a picture of yourself to the site!

It was super easy and fun. I used two different photos of me: one with my hair down to just try out different colors, and one with my hair in a ponytail so I could try different colors and hairstyles.

easy messy bun with long hair

Once I uploaded the pictures, I just answered a few questions so Clairol could see what I was looking for in a hair color, sort through over 100 Clairol shades, and then match me to my hair color alter ego.

How cool is this Clairol’s Try It On Studio?

Here’s my original picture:

Clairol's Try It On StudioAnd then with a little preparation…

Clairol's Try It On Studio

I was able to see what various hair color shades looked like on me:

Clairol's Try It On Studio

Clairol's Try It On Studio

Totally fun, right!? I was surprised that I actually kind of liked the red!

Clairol’s Try It On Studio:

Clairol's Try It On Studio

Clairol's Try It On Studio

Clairol's Try It On Studio

I also had the chance to chat with Clairol Color Director Marie Robinson.

See What You Look Like With a Different Hair Colo

She did say that it’s probably not best to go with a drastic hair color change when you’re going to have a big event, like a wedding – a point with which I totally agree!

She said that given my light skin tone, I’m good candidate for cooler hair tones. But if but if I were to want to experiment a little, I could try something from the golden blonde or light brown family.

Hairstyles for Busy Moms

A good tip she suggested is to not go more than two shades darker than your current color. You can always go darker later if you want. The more subtle the change, the easier it is to go back to your original color. And the great thing about the Try It On Studio is that you can see what various shades look like before you take the leap.

There is tons more expert advice on Clairol’s Facebook wall, so be sure to check it out!

And there are also Clairol Studio apps for both the iPhone and Android smartphones, so you can play with your hair color choices right on your mobile device!

Try it out and reveal your hair color alter-ego!

Clairon Try It On Studio

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 11.2.11
    Dad/Barry said:

    You look like a beautiful young “Portuguese” woman in every hair color. But, I gather that the “Red” hair comes from your 25% Irish side! Beautiful! Beautiful!

  2. 11.2.11
    Dawn said:

    I vote for pink!

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