Trendy Tuesday: Hair Pastels

Hi all,

This weeks trend may appeal to your rock star alter ego or your inner bad chick persona… but I am here to (excitedly) report that Easter pastels are one of Springs 2014 hair trends. Crazy, right? Even Elle magazine reported it one of Spring’s 15 “must try” hair colors! If you were ever tempted before, now is the time to go for it!  Pastel hair colors doesn’t exactly come to mind when most think chic, BUT here is some serious  inspo for those doubters…

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Those beautiful, feminine colors made these lovely ladies look soft, while insanely cool! I love this trend, however, like many of you… this might be a little too big of a risk for everyday life and the pressure of the professional world. Luckily, I am going to share with you a easy and very temporary way to achieve the essence of this look with the help of a little water and soft pastels!

This Soft Pastel Hair Dye DIY is so much fun and looks just like real dye… and the best part is it can last just for the day! Before beginning… please read below, there are some necessary tips to follow to achieve the desired result!

Water, paper towels, and 36 soft pastels!

Water, paper towels, and 36 soft pastels!

Blondies: No water is necessary! If you are looking for just a day look, using water will stain your hair and may take several washes to remove it, but if that is what you are going for… rock it! This also applies to those of you with blonde tips.

Brunettes: This also applies to any girlies with darker hair… you will need water for the pigment to stick! Just a little water will do!

Red heads: it depends on tone, but I would first start with no water and if the color is not sticking then just add some water!

Need:

-Glass of water or spray bottle to wet hair

– Paper towels for the mess

– And of course Soft Pastels (any local or major art supply store)

*Note: It is a must you look for “soft pastels” and not “oil pastels”! You can find these at any art store… I purchased mine at Michaels for $4.99! This little project can get messy so I advice wearing an old shirt and laying a sheet or newspaper on the ground!

Now, lets get started!

Step 1: Wet hair (as much as you want "dyed")

Step 1: Wet hair (as much as you want “dyed”)

I have dark red hair (naturally brown) so I wet mine before applying color!

Step 2: Pick a color or two... or three or four! :)

Step 2: Pick a color or two… or three or four! :)

I went with a turquoise and purple!

Step 3: Apply! Color best sticks to hair when twisted... Apply in an up and down motion

Step 3: Apply! Color best sticks to hair when twisted… Apply in an up and down motion

Step 4: Let air dry and run your fin gores or comb through your hair to remove excess chalk

Step 4: Let air dry and run your fin gores or comb through your hair to remove excess chalk

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And voilà!

Soft pastel dye is very temporary so it likes to rub its color onto clothes, therefore, it is best and (also looks amazing) if these dyed hair pieces get thrown up into a messy bun or a fish tail. It shows off the colors in a great way, while keeping your clothes safe!

When you decide to shed the color, make sure both shampoo and both conditioner is used to get your luscious locks back intact!

*Note: Please do not chalk dye often, it will deplete your hair’s natural moisture, that is why conditioning is key!

Enjoy pastel-ing!

xx Brittany

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