I don’t know if it’s the anticipation of Capitol fashion in the Hunger Games, the pastel color runway trends, or just a general rainbow bright zeitgeist a blowin…but everywhere I turn now, tresses are showing up sherbet. The haircolor current first started flowing with celebrities like Lauren Conrad (first peach, now rainbow tips) and Kate Bosworth, who debuted her bluish green tips at a Coldplay concert last summer. Would you try this boldy locks statement?
There are several different ways to pull this off. Firstly, it helps to already be some variant of platinum blonde…a very light canvas makes the color stain and pop best. But most shades of blonde will work. Brunettes and Reds will need to bleach it out a bit (and please, for your own safety, leave this to a professional). If you don’t want to commit to a full on blonde head, you could get by with applying the ombre effect at first and then going in with the crayola dye later. As far as what color to go, the possibilities are endless. The most prevalent color we’ve seen has been pink….even on the catwalk. Fashion’s hottest new model, Charlotte Free really got this swing in motion with hot pink strands showing all up and down the runways of Jeremy Scott, Vivienne Westwood, and Marchesa this season.
If you aren’t quite ready to permanently plunge in to a kaleidoscopic head, there are cheats that will let you try out the look. One way is to spray yourself vibrant. Try Manic Panic’s Temporary Hair Color or Streaks N Tips Temporary Highlight Spray. Or if you want to try Lauren Conrad’s version of this, you can head straight for the chalk bucket. No joke, she actually suggests chalking your hair any color you want. It’s easy to do, less messy than dyes or sprays and washes right out. Find the tutorial here, on Lauren’s fab beauty blog – The Beauty Department. It’s ‘chalk’ full of hot ideas for anything cosmetic.