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Eva Mendes’ New Strawberry Blonde Highlights Are So Perfect For Brunettes

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It may just be spring, but Eva Mendes is already channeling summer with her latest hair transformation. The actor took to Instagram to debut her freshly dyed hue, unveiling a subtle (albeit fun) change everyone's going to want to copy this season. Prepare to see Mendes' new strawberry blonde highlights on every brunette come June.

Mendes has sported her signature reddish-brown hue for quite some time now, but she has switched it up quite drastically in the past (she even had a short stint as a blonde in 2006). In recent years, though, Mendes has opted for more subtle changes in lieu of bold — and her fresh highlights demonstrate that a soft, understated wash of color can go a long way.

On April 13, Mendes shared a full-on hair selfie with her 1.4 million followers. "Strawberry feels forever by @mikelorenzano. No filter," she wrote. Per the caption, the actor's subtle hair makeover was courtesy of L.A.-based hairstylist Mikey Lorenzano, who told Allure that he wanted to create "something bright and fresh for summer."

As for the influence behind Mendes' new look? "The inspiration was sort of a '90s supermodel feel, and also something that just pops in the sunlight," Lorenzano shared with Allure. In case you had any doubts the '90s impact is just as strong today as it was last season (both in beauty and in fashion), Mendes' new dye job is here to set the record straight.

If you're looking for an easy, low-effort way to freshen up brown hair ahead of the new season, Mendes' strawberry-hued highlights are a surefire way to do so. The warm yet subtle shade couldn't be more perfect for summer — and it offers up an easy way to rock bright highlights that aren't quite as bold as blonde. The upkeep is much easier, too.

So, book an appointment with your most-trusted hairstylist and ask for golden-toned strawberry highlights à la Mendes. Then, scoop up The Zoe Report's favorite color-preserving products to ensure your dye job stays vibrant for months.

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Power Drops Color Preservation Booster

$58

Oribe

Protect the color of your hair with just a few drops of this preservation booster.

Phytocitrus Color Protect Radiance Shampoo

$24

PHYTO

A good color-protecting shampoo is key to keeping a dye job fresh and vibrant post salon visit. This one, by PHYTO, locks in pigment while delivering incredible hydration and shine.

Mask No.3: La Couleur

$75

David Mallett

With this hair mask, you won't have to make quite as many trips to the salon post dye job. Formulated with 90 percent natural ingredients, it seals cuticles for longer-lasting color.

Color Full™ Shampoo

$38

Rahua

This formula blasts hair with serious moisture (while preserving color), thanks to a unique blend of rahua and morete oils. If that's not enough to win you over, the dreamy floral scent certainly will.