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Get Heather Graham's sexy beach hair

Heather Graham's stylist shares how he crafted her new "sexy, beachy" hair.

The 43-year-old actress has been seen sporting newly lightened blonde hair while on her publicity rounds for The Hangover III.

The star's hairstylist Nelson Chan, who owns Beverly Hills salon Nelson J, shared how he gave her hair a light sandy golden colour by using soft Ombre, baby blonde highlights.

"I wanted to give her a sexy, beachy look, as if she had spent some nice hours in the sun and achieved her highlights naturally," Nelson told OK! USA. "While Ombre continues to reign supreme this year, it is a much less dramatic look than last year. It's best to keep hair light on the ends but avoid going too dark at the roots."

Nelson's star clients also include actresses Sarah Michelle Gellar and Naomi Watts. He advised that before you head for your colourist, it's best to get a firm idea of what you want to achieve with your hue.

"This summer, I prefer golden medium blonde, and warmer tones, which are great for helping women look younger because they make complexions look alive and youthful," he explained. "I suggest going for a blonde shade with warm, golden undertones like Naomi Watts. Or else using Ombre to achieve a more natural look."

Nelson added that if like Heather you are over 40, then it's best to avoid ash blonde shades. He says very light colour can age the face, which is a big no-no for Hollywood stars.

"They looked amazing when you were 20 but now that you're a little older and wiser, it's time to move on. The problem is ash colour has cool undertones, which can look almost gray, and very unappealing when you're already old enough to have gray hair," he admitted. "Going too light ages the face more because it makes a woman look too pale and unnatural. Plus, there's so much damage caused by bleaching. Women can keep their blonde ambition in check by applying a medium golden blonde gloss, which tones it down and restores youthfulness to the face... and it only takes ten minutes."

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