Dip-dyes, chalking and pastels, oh my! Pastel tresses are one of the hottest hair trends of the season—I’ve been seeing cotton candy-colored coifs on everyone from Katy Perry to Kelly Osbourne to Kate Bosworth, and now it’s got me wanting some hot pinks and prominent purples to liven up these boring ol’ locks! From dip-dying to colorful chalking, I’ve got the 411 on how to take those tresses from bland ‘n’ boring to bright ‘n’ beautiful!
As seen on Mad Men beauty January Jones, chalking is one of the easiest forms of temporary color, as your strands are colored with actual chalk, not dye. The bright hue’s guaranteed to wash out after shampooing, plus chalking is very inexpensive and easy to apply. Regular store-bought coloring chalk can be used on hair, but those who prefer an actual hair chalking product can say hello to Color.Bug by Kevin Murphy. Offering fantastic coverage with playful colors like oranges, purples and pinks, Color.Bug was inspired by the vibrant pigmented wigs of one Ms. Marie Antoinette. This one-of-a kind shadow color chalks stick to your hair, adding extra texture and body to your tresses!
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-Courtney Leiva of The Doll House
Courtney Leiva first dived into the beauty world at the age of 6 when she give her dog lipstick makeovers and bleached more Barbie’s hair than she can count. Now with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Courtney eats, sleeps and breathes beauty journalism whenever possible.
Courtney has contributed to online magazines such as Feather Magazine and The Beauty Bean. She also serves as the active beauty editor at Love Twenty Magazine. More recently, Courtney has journeyed into the world of beauty blogging with The Doll House. Love Twitter? Courtney does too! Follow her on Twitter @CourtneyLeiva.