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Monday, 19 March 2012

Color Crazy: Hair Chalking Video Tutorial & EOTD

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So, today's post is something a little bit different for me because I don't normally post about hair (but no worries, I did a makeup look too!). Over the past week I had some extra free time, so I put together a quick video tutorial on one of the latest crazes to hit the beauty world: Hair Chalking.


If you're not familiar with the technique, it's a simple, cheap and temporary way to dye your hair an assortment of crazy colors without committing to permanent dyes. Originally inspired by Lauren Conrad's to die for dip-dye do, bloggers and beauty enthusiasts everywhere have been desperately trying to recreate her colorful coif.

Lauren Conrad's Dip-Dye Hair
One of the preferred methods for recreating this look without the permanence of dye is by using artists pastels, which I tried out for myself and filmed for your viewing pleasure. Please excuse my painful awkwardness and general hot messness. Filmed the first 6 minutes before I realized I had hot pink lipstick on my chompers. o_O Embarassing. I hope you can still enjoy and learn!


I didn't use water because I have to go back to school this week as a teacher, so I couldn't have crazy cotton candy hair - so this faded from bright neon to soft pastel in about an hour. After that the color stayed put for over 24 hours before I washed it out with shampoo. The pink stained my hair a TINY bit, but nothing too noticeable. All in all it was fun to feel like a Unicorn for the day!


My colorful hair also inspired me to try out a tutorial from one of my favorite artist's; Cora of Vintage or Tacky. I've been dying to try her Raspberries & Lime look for myself for the longest time now, so I figured why not? I already look like I stumbled into an episode of My Little Pony, what's a little lime green EOTD gonna do? The hair and the eyes aren't meant to match, I just wanted to go totally color crazy that day. Here's a close up of my take on Cora's look. 




This look is a lot 'draggier' on me than it does on her, but I think that's partially because a) I have much bigger and more prominent lids and b) I can be a bit heavy handed when it comes to hot pinks and neon colors. I just can't help myself. 


Anyways, I hope you guys found something in this post to inspire you to play with color! Send me your hair chalking pictures if you decide to try this out for yourself.

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  1. I want unicorn hair!! Too bad this wouldn't work for dark hair like mine!

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