How to Dye Your Hair at Home Like a Pro

Jene J. Long

Few things are as trying—and rewarding—as learning how to dye your hair at home. But as anyone who’s done it knows, there’s a reason salon appointments are so expensive. Coloring your own hair requires skill, dexterity, and a basic familiarity with science. To help, we’ve compiled advice from our favorite hair pros about every DIY hair decision, from allover color to subtle highlights.

Whether you’re going platinum blond or pixie-dust purple, there’s one hair color rule that remains the same: Always follow the directions on the dye box. Experts say not doing so is a top reason women wind up back at the salon for pricey fixes. So read the back of the box, and study up on our additional tips for how to color your hair at home in the following mistake-proof guide. But first, you might be wondering….

Is it safe to use hair dye?

It’s generally safe

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The 7 Best All-In-One Printers for Home Offices

Jene J. Long
Photo credit: Staff
Photo credit: Staff

From Popular Mechanics

Everybody who’s ever owned a printer has likely experienced a time when it jams, runs out of ink, or completely fails to turn on just when it’s needed most. Especially when many are still working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, reliability from your home printer is a must. We found the most reliable and versatile printers for your home office so you can print, scan, and copy pages without feeling the urge to throw the machine out the window.

Check out the quick reviews below of our top five printers, or scroll deeper for more helpful buying info and full reviews of those models.

Why Ink Runs Out So Fast & How to Preserve It

If you’ve owned a printer, or several, in your life, you may have wondered with frustration why some seem to guzzle ink more when not used frequently. It’s

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Elle King Talks Isolation, Sobriety and Self-Repair: ‘I Was Really Struggling’

Jene J. Long

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When Elle King and Variety last met, the Los Angeles-born-and-bred singing, songwriting, banjo-playing shouter had just commenced a 2018 tour for the (then) recently released “Shake the Spirit” album.

While King’s rough, poppy debut album, 2015’s “Love Stuff” and its top 10 single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” earned her two Grammy nominations, her ragged voice and raging spirit, by 2018, was much like that of Janis Joplin — explosive, outspoken, life-sponging. By the time of “Shake the Spirit,” King’s music was filled with elements of punkish country, rough soul and deep blues, with lyrics confessional, caustic and something of a cautionary tale-waiting-to-happen.

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To hear King tell it now, she was at the frazzled and frayed end of a very long burning-at-both-ends candle. With that, “Elle King: In Isolation” — out July 10, her first new music release since 2018 — finds

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iPadOS 14 hands-on: Design updates galore

Jene J. Long

That really shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Apple has been encouraging developers to build iPad apps with Mac Catalyst, which ensures that the same code runs on Mac computers as well as tablets. In other words, some iPad apps are essentially Mac apps, so a little cultural crossover was inevitable. What makes this particular situation more interesting, though, is the fact that none of the redesigned apps I mentioned are built on Catalyst — Apple just felt that merging some historically desktop-y elements into its mobile software was the right way forward. Now, the company may just be applying best practices from one platform to another, and I have to admit that these sidebars make using a trackpad or mouse with these apps easier. Still, when you consider these design changes and the fact that some parts of macOS Big Sur took clear inspiration from iOS, it’s hard

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